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B vitamins, caffeine, a lot of protein (ideally, all together in one sitting). For me, I seem to do better with more protein and fat relative to carbs. I don't really buy into the paleo stuff, but just feel that it's so easy to overdo carbs, and I feel kinda crappy if I try to fill up on a lot of them.

If you are physically active, add some electrolytes in there too.

I've also found that energy drinks with ginseng are better for me (I either drink the sugar-free ones, or this lightly sweetened one that's around locally).
 

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An 8 ball of cocaine as substitute for sugar monthly.


Or.. there was this one sensei's secret.. but what type of dragon scroll secret would it be if it was given away so easily?
 

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Calorie surplus, sleep, caffeine, adequate recovery from regular exercise.

Now that I list them out, I realize I'm pretty much running off caffeine. RIP.

Also, dehydration can cause fatigue. If you drink a lot of water and still feel thirsty (or need to drink a gallon a day just to stay hydrated) and tired all the time, try upping your fat intake. Shit you not, it helped me tons.

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I have trouble with energy as well. I've learned that these things are all essential:

1. sleep
2. eating well
3. exercise
4. taking care of your emotions and your needs and wants
 

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Eat appropriately. Carbs are the enemy in modern culture, and that does make sense when you consider how disproportionately available they are and how unhealthy they tend to be-

but as someone who has tried every nutritional profile and dieting strategy under the sun in search of fitness and health goals- carbs are the best source of energy bar none. I've done intermittent fasting, it works, I've done keto, I've fasted for 20 days- at the end of the day balanced carbs with protein gives you the most energy.

You just have to understand how to regulate them, balance them, and how to time them. Don't eat a huge amount of ramen for dinner, a big bowl of sugary cereal for breakfast and then a load of pasta for lunch, unless you live an athelete's lifestyle. Eat a lot of protein and a balanced amount of healthy carbs for each. Chicken pasta for dinner light on the fatty additions, a small amount of oatmeal with eggs for breakfast, and a wholemeal beef sandwich for lunch, or some other similar combination.

I remember I used to eat sausage rolls and chicken nugget sandwiches on white bread for lunch as a kid and crash in the afternoon lessons- that's obviously not the way, but healthy carbs with plenty of protein, relatively low fat, and with a good amount of veg- it's absolutely the best way to have energy.

Going low carb IS a legitimate way to lose weight, but you won't be at 100% that way, I've tried, for months.. and even when you do adapt it's more like 80-90%.

Anything that involves carbs and is still considered "light". When people use the word "light" to describe a meal- you want to be eating that for energy.
 

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I think you're totally spot on with the carbs thing. I've really cut down on my carb intake, and I can really notice the difference in energy levels. Also I usually sleep a lot longer when eating carbs or unhealthy foods (junk food); whereas with really strictly healthy vegetarian / light meat diets I don't sleep as long. The negative of sleeping less being that during the day I usually have a lot less energy, but on the other hand it's also a much more mellow day, but it's difficult to get things done like that. I think it's as you mentioned a balance between the ratio of carbs to other food, but it's hard to figure out the right amount
 

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Fermented foods (benefits of both probiotics and B12)

Eating fermented foods after a meal (kimchi, saurkraut) helps to further break down the food consumed throughout the day providing extra energy.

Also, idioine.
 

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I am not good at having high energy, but some things that help me not being supertired are:
allergymedicine, if needed
following your own circadian rhythm
feeling exited about something
light (main problem in the winter)
good food
not being in exhausting environments
walking in the forest
music
 

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I think you're totally spot on with the carbs thing. I've really cut down on my carb intake, and I can really notice the difference in energy levels. Also I usually sleep a lot longer when eating carbs or unhealthy foods (junk food); whereas with really strictly healthy vegetarian / light meat diets I don't sleep as long. The negative of sleeping less being that during the day I usually have a lot less energy, but on the other hand it's also a much more mellow day, but it's difficult to get things done like that. I think it's as you mentioned a balance between the ratio of carbs to other food, but it's hard to figure out the right amount
You might want to check if you have leaky-gut syndrome. It can occur as a result of taking antibiotics over a long period of time, including exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment. I tried a vegan/vegetarian diet before, also going 100% raw at one point-- it made me even more tired. I didn't realize how leaky-cut (lacerations) in your intestinal system can create so much damage-- it wreaks havok on your ENTIRE internal body system.

Try to see if you can repair that, if that's what you have it, and I suspect a lot of people do too. Antibiotics are grown from fungus and mold (think bread mold). Having that in our system for too long is highly toxic. Correct that first. And, sometimes, if you reheat carbs twice, it practically makes it so that carbs are indigestible fiber (if you love pasta- that's GREAT NEWS!!), and add probiotics to break down food even further (probiotics love indigestable fiber) so you can super-charge your body!
 
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