Low energy, even when you are already eating healthy. This is why.

Written by:

Jorn Kirkels

Peak performance coach

As a busy entrepreneur like you, you want to stay on top of your game daily to be productive, make an impact and force yourself to grow. How would a day of you be if your energy is stable throughout the day, there is no need for taking naps anymore, and you feel intense mental clarity? You’ve read our past posts about intermittent fasting, good sleeping habits and optimising your work for massive performance. You implemented it and felt a big difference, but;

Even after eating ‘healthy’, falling asleep fast and even fasting, you don’t feel energised daily? Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs, including me in the past, discovered the following.

Eating cottage cheese, whey protein and whole grain crackers with fruit was what a primary day of eating looked like for me two years ago. For the general public, this looks healthy. I have even already discovered the powerful benefits of intermittent fasting. So how come my energy was so unstable that I needed to nap in the afternoons? Why was it the cause that I had such trouble focusing on my tasks for my fitness business at the time? Nothing changed until I felt more profound into the rabbit hole of health and discovered the following;

Had our ancestors the ability to eat it?

The fun thing is; that it’s exciting to see patterns after coaching over 200 entrepreneurs on their health and focus. I discovered that there are different phases of nutrition most humans go through. Before we dive deeper into practical action points with this topic, first check where you are on the ‘Nutrition Discovery Chart’;

Phase 1: unaware of the effects on food

Phase 2: aware but overwhelmed with knowledge 

Phase 3: competent, but only for body composition (protein, carbs etc.)

Phase 4: Expert, understanding body composition is a side result.

If you are in phase 1 or 2, I recommend reading our other posts before diving into this. Most of you are in phase 3: you’ve tracked your nutrition in the past, maybe even had a fitness coach. You eat relatively healthy foods containing grains, dairy, and some supplements. But still, you feel fatigued and have trouble concentrating because of this low productivity. You’re in the right spot; let’s discover what needs to move to phase 4: becoming an expert.

The first quick hack is to ask the question in the heading: Had our ancestors the ability to eat it? This is why that matters;

Everything of discomfort (= low energy, focus etc.) you experience in your biology is because your biology is not in balance balanced: your body is being attacked. Humans do not have the necessary enzymes to digest some foods, including gluten and dairy. This will cause your body to give an inflammatory response: it thinks it is attacked, so it will send ‘energy’ to fix this, in simple words.

We don’t die eating gluten or dairy once. But it becomes a problem when we eat it daily: you live in a constant state of attack. On top of that, I realised the following with our clients:

Whey protein contains a lot of many things we don’t want: unnatural sweeteners and lactose. Swapping this for a natural animal protein powder or egg white protein and adding stevia or monk fruit for the taste will do the trick. You can implement the above with a ‘diet’ called Paleo. Or, eat what nature wants you to eat, so your biology is balanced, and you can impact your business. 

Check the ‘Food Spectrum Document’ we provide our clients within the course to understand what to eat and what to avoid. 

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Do you want to know more about how we can implement this for you, so you can save time and focus on what matters? Send me a personal message to see if we are a fit, and I can give you some unique value. But first, let’s check our;

Microbiome: keep the organisms happy

The health of your gut is the health of your reality and, for most of us, the health of our business. In our body, we have a vital connection called the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’, GBA for short. This connection shows us that we are what we eat. But, we can’t do this all alone. So nature decided to place millions of micro-organisms in our digestive system to help us digest our food. Here’s where your low energy comes in: 

You’ve checked if you eat paleo, non-processed foods. But still, brain fog, low energy etc. Then there is a big chance that you are eating, even enormously healthy, foods that will cause your specific body to think it is attacked: based on genes and your past diets. I will keep it simple and practical for you;

You can test your microbiome as a shortcut and see which foods to eat and which to avoid. And implement it in your already paleo diet for more energy and focus. For most of you, this will do the trick. Check out Viome or Ombrelabs for this.

Blood markers: supplement based on needs

Do you take a multivitamin? I did in the past until I discovered my blood markers. I was overdosing and underdosing at the same time. So the last step in optimising your energy through diet and biology is ensuring that your blood markers are in check. Based on this, you can test your;

  1. Minerals
  2. Vitamins
  3. Blood glucose (essential for stable energy)
  4. Trace elements

If you’ve implemented all the above, you have played the game of nutrition to an end;

  1. You eat organic, paleo foods.
  2. You fast for a minimum of 12 hours daily.
  3. You only break your fast with fats and eat quality carb sources later in the day.
  4. You’ve tested your microbiome and implemented the results
  5. You supplement based on your blood markers
  6. And where Peakclub comes in: delegated all the above so you can focus on what matters, love your food and be productive.

All of the above will help you optimise your energy, focus and productivity to impact the world you want. If you’re reading this, you are already very health aware, but please know; that there’s another phase. And the beautiful thing; is it doesn’t have to take any extra time.

Peakclub specialises in optimising busy professionals’ energy, focus and productivity so they can make the impact they want and are not held back by fatigue and brain fog. Everything we do is based on ROI; we track your data based on accuracy and importance and give you simple to implement feedback based on this data.

This is so you can focus on the things that matter, your business and relationships, and have the most impressive monk mode in your career.

Over the last three years, we’ve watched what over 200+ 7-figure business owners with a solid business and crazy amounts of focus are doing in their lifestyles to maintain this success.

And we found some exciting things that you won’t have thought of;

We’ve structured them in a sheet with the ten biggest quick wins with instant results for focus and concentration and decided to give this away for free. 

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