Tips to manage stress and energy

Problem

Stress prevents to restore body’s energy reserve. (With energy reserve here is meant the glycogen reserve in liver and muscles.) Low energy reserve enforces stress reaction and leads to cognitive tunneling.

Things to keep in mind

  1. Focus on People and Environment around you to manage stress.
  2. Focus on Yourself to restore body energy reserve.

Over all

Look for social acceptance.  Most of the Stress is caused by disdainful attitude of people around you, especially the closest ones. Someone might insult, criticize, admonish, complain or ignore you. And they would dare to do that if you’ll not look big, balanced and powerful enough. Enough means more than the abuser. People expose disdainful attitude (contempt, disdain, scorn) to force others into humility. Just because this makes them feel better. When the victim obeys it, attacker might follow up with mercy and tolerance. From this perspective mother Theresa is a real beast. 🙂 Monitor constantly for respectful attitude from others. Good looking, high energy would prevent from being abused in this stressful way.

Remember to breath as this would use body’s fat for energy instead of precious glycogen. You need it to cover intense load of brain and anaerobic work of muscle.

Morning

Mange stress: Make other males stressed about things you care. Call them, write them, meet them. Ask what you want.

Manage energy: Eat the first meal after some job is done, physical exercising – cold bath – running is accomplished. After meal take warm bath and a nap for 0.5 hour or more.

Diet

Eat carbohydrates separate from protein. If mixed, it would lead to higher blood glucose level. Protein would increase insulin resistance, thus glucose will not get into cells to create glycogen. For example 2 day carbohydrates, one day protein.

Eat everything with fat – lard, butter, coconut oil.

After long exhausting activities eat carbohydrates first, protein next day.

After sprint activities eat protein and relax for couple of hours.

Evening

Take warm bath before sleep, no matter what a clock it is. Take it.

 

Carbs vs protein, Hays diet

While vegan works and has some productivity, predator sleeps after the meal and does nothing.  Accomplish more while eating carbs throughout the day. Have protein rich diet before going to sleep what will enhance body’s recovery during the night.

William Howard Hay (known for the ‘Hay diet‘, a food-combining dietary system) suggests that when starches and proteins are eaten together, the body is not able to digest the foods correctly.  It turns out that starches take 2 hours to digest, and proteins take about 4 hours, but when eaten together, it could take up to 13 hours for the food to digest.

Bread is mixture of carbs and protein.

Bread and any cereal food contains both carbs and protein – avoid it. There is a good book on it: David Perlmutter’s book “Grain Brain” explains why not to eat bred.


Dr. Vasant Lad (Executive director of Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico) warns against pairing protein-rich foods, such as eggs and meat, with carb-containing foods, such as fruit or starches. (www.livestrong.com)


Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens explains why balance and moderation is key… (bbcgoodfood.com)

  • Body prefers carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables) over the fat as source of energy. And our brains, in particular, need carbs to maintain alertness and concentration. If you loose carbs from your diet completely, it can be detrimental to health.
  • We all need some protein (whether from meat, fish, dairy or grains) for strong muscles and bones, hormonal health and immunity.

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High carb and Atkins diet faces problems.

  • High-protein diets put an extra load on the kidneys and may cause calcium to be lost from your bones.
  • A high-carb diet, meanwhile, can disrupt blood sugar levels, increase the risk of diabetes and lead to energy fluctuations and mood swings.

Kelly Forness points out some rules of Hay’s diet?

  • Don’t eat starches or sugars with proteins or other acids at the same meal.
  • Vegetables and fruits should be a major part of the diet.
  • Eat fruits alone and 30 minutes before any other food.
  • Don’t drink milk with any other food.
  • Wait 4 hours between starch and protein meals.
  • Concentrated proteins, such as nuts and meat, are not compatible at the same meal, don’t eat it together.
  • Vegetables can be combined with either a starch or a protein.