Prepare for Battle

By Somoca Latest Reply 2012-09-18 19:22:25 -0500
Started 2012-09-15 14:06:09 -0500

I have 4 grades that I teach and I have to change classes to do so( I go to them instead of them coming to me). My question to the DC family is this; is there a trail mix or vitamin I can take that will help my energy levels. I am so exhausted by 12noon and my kids can tell. When 3pm comes I run home and I MUST take a nap and have a real dinner or else I can't function. So does anyone have any ideas that work for them? BTW, the moving around so much has helped. I slipped into an old pair of capris without holding my breath.

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Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-18 06:22:15 -0500 Report

I get like this sometimes, and pm naps don't fit into my schedule. Make sure you're having your iron checked. Last visit to Endo found out what was the culprit of my fatigue, was whacky thyroid, low iron, and vitamin D deficient, :-(. That's why I say if our bodies are lacking we can push all we want, but they won't budge!

Somoca 2012-09-18 19:22:25 -0500 Report

If my body doesn't get with the program, I may have to check into that. I thought it was age, because I don't normally need a nap but I do now.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-15 20:24:15 -0500 Report

You can make your own trail mix and add what you like as long as it is low carb. Try mini boxes of raisins and nuts, dry cereal, soy nuts etc. Find a snack that you don't have to refrigerate.

Harlen 2012-09-15 19:30:06 -0500 Report

Kids will suck the life out of you big time lol lol lol
I too use nuts to help me get thrue the low times as well as seeds I need to let go of the fruit makes me go high.
A high fiber snak seams to work the bust .
Best wishes

Nick1962 2012-09-15 18:52:01 -0500 Report

If nuts don't agree with you, how about sunflower seeds or corn nuts? I've often done just sunflower and raisins mixed (light on the raisins), and I try not to have big meals either. Congrats on the weight loss!

Somoca 2012-09-15 20:55:37 -0500 Report

Thanks Nicki. I will try the sunflowers. I am making a list of the suggestions and going to the store tomorrow so I can make a batch for the week ahead.

Nick1962 2012-09-16 15:16:12 -0500 Report

Don't know where you are, but most stores around me have bulk containers of all sorts of crunchies. Sure they're carbs, but sometimes you need a shot of carbs to keep going. I tend to crash about 3 hours after a large meal, so I tend to spread out a typical lunch all afternoon.

MAYS 2012-09-15 14:46:58 -0500 Report

Vitamins B-12 and B-6 help provide the body with a burst of energy, especially B-12.
Vitamins must work in unison with one another (for example B Complex Vitamins) as well as with minerals because the complex functions of the body are all dependant on vitamins and minerals for proper metabolism and bodily functions.

You may also consider one of the 5 or 6 hour energy drinks, they are effective, although many of them contain large doses of caffiene:

Trail mixes are great if you make your own, you can decide on what ingredients that you would like to put in it, try adding more nuts, and dried soy beans instead of large amounts of dried fruit which can cause your blood glucose level to spike.
By making your own, you have a greater level of control concerning the carbohydrates.

This list of vitamins and minerals (and what foods contain them) should interset you:

As well as this video: