Eat for energy
We all get tired sometimes but arthritis can cause fatigue. Fatigue is extreme tiredness that doesn’t seem to go away, even after a full night of rest. So far on the Brilliant plan we’ve been building a team of helpers to manage arthritis naturally. We’ve used BRILLIANT JOINTS to address inflammation, completed a personal SLEEP STUDY, adjusted THOUGHT PATTERNS, and started MOVING more. All of these help with with fatigue. This week we add food to our team of helpers and look at how what we EAT affects our energy.
On the Brilliant EAT plan, we learn about what food takes our energy up and what takes it down. Some food energizes us for 5 minutes, other food powers us up for hours. This week let’s tune in and use the exercises below to notice how what we eat and drink affects our energy. Let’s update our 3-DAY FOOD DIARY and keep track of how food affects energy. Next week, we’ll begin to create a plan that works for us. Now. As we are.
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Tune in and do a 3-day food diary.
COMPLETE FOOD DIARY
- Tune in to you periodically throughout the day
- Notice your energy levels throughout the day
- Notice when and what you’ve been eating
YOUR BODY IS TALKING
- Pay attention to what you’ve been eating and drinking
- Look for patterns and identify how food affects you
- Rinse, repeat daily
"I know this. Why do I forget?"
Thanks for bringing my attention back to this stuff.
Toni, Chicago, IL
"I've got habits that take my energy down"
Tom, Phoenix, AZ
"This is going to be good for me and my family"
Dani, Tampa, FL
"I want a better relationship with food..."
Joy, Indianapolis, IN
"My wife is doing this with me"
She says that she could do with an energy boost too.
Ron, New Buffalo, MI
"The sleep study really improved my energy levels"
Carol, Milwaukee, WI
"I'm doing the food diary with friends"
Bill, St Joseph, MI
A VERY PERSONAL PLAN
Get to know you. One bite at a time.
Tune in, tune up
What we eat can cause inflammation and exacerbate arthritic pain. Let’s tune in to the power of food and learn how it affects our arthritic pain in FOOD POWER.
Good food, good mood
Food affects mood. Mood affects our ability to manage arthritis naturally. Let’s tune in to how food affects our mood and create a plan that works for us. Now. As we are. Read more in MOOD FOOD.
Fill your tank
Food can be used to increase our energy and vitality. Some food takes our energy up, other food takes it down. Let’s track how different food affects us in the 3-day food diary. Read more in FUEL YOU.