I need you to do something for me.
Put down that energy drink!
Put down that coffee!
Put down that chocolate bar!
I know you’re consuming it because you need energy…
But that’s the problem!
You shouldn’t need to borrow energy from a stimulant.
Because that’s all that’s happening with those types of consumables.
You are being stimulated…
You are borrowing fake energy.
The stimulant in the form of caffeine and sugar is forcing your body into a state of over-stimulation.
Because of adrenaline.
These stimulants force your adrenal glands to go into fight or flight mode.
They produce adrenaline in response to the fake energy source you have put into your body.
It’s the adrenaline that gives you the energy but this is borrowed!
After the initial surge you will hit a peak and then come crashing down!
From here, because you borrowed that adrenaline, you will now be in deficit.
That deficit will need to be repaid through sleep and effective recovery and regeneration.
But most of us don’t get effective sleep, recovery and regeneration…
So we are always in a deficit!
Because we are always in a deficit…
We continue to borrow false energy from stimulating consumables and consequently…
We go round and round in a circle.
Constantly borrowing energy we don’t have…
Forcing the adrenals to work.
Sinking deeper and deeper into an energetic deficit until one day…
The body has enough!
The adrenal glands are burnt out…
They are fatigued.
There is no more adrenaline!
If you become adrenally insufficient then the entire endocrine system suffers and an array of negative physical symptoms start to occur.
So as you can see…
Borrowing energy in the form of stimulants such as coffee, energy drinks and sugary snacks is not the way to go.
So how do we energise our bodies?
You may remember I mentioned at the beginning that you shouldn’t need to borrow energy…
Why did I say that?