That is all.
Except for this: Find all the energy you need here: a varied diet featuring many fresh and different–colored vegetables and fruits, whole grains, lean or plant-based proteins, and healthy fats while avoiding processed foods and added sugars. PLUS: sleep, plenty of sleep. Sleep is a crucial component of your health, brain function, and quality of life. It allows your brain to clean up loose ends from your busy day, and your body to regenerate.
The studies on sleep are fascinating: we still have no idea exactly what sleep IS, but we know without doubt that we need it, and in respectable quantities. The evidence even points to sleep deprivation contributing to overweight. I’ll share some of the most interesting study results here occasionally. Believe me, after a lifetime of being a questionable sleeper, I’m a convert.
Energy drinks are full of caffeine — a lot of caffeine — and many ingredients that sound as though they’re super-scientific: amino acids and those kinds of things. Really, they’re just a cocktail of a few electrolytes, a few meaningless supplements, and lots of caffeine. There’s been a significant uptick in health consequences in people who regularly consume multiple energy drinks per day.
To summarize, I’m a huge fan of Albert Einstein’s, but I’d like to offer an alternative formula for energy (I’m not comparing myself to one of the greatest physicists of all time, but we are talking about an aspect of physics, right?)
This doesn’t have the jazzy ring of E=mc², but I think it’s equally applicable to life on earth as we know it.
1) Eat real food.
2) Avoid processed foods and added sugars.