Despite the wild ride of the past few years, you are happily adjusted to your new life in the skies. Yet, due to routine packing and unpacking, living in the crashpad, hotels and sometimes layover waiting in airports more than 32 minutes each time, constant commuting on the road, constantly working in high altitude high radiation mobile office cubicle in the sky, constant flying (probably be in more than four countries in a week), and constant jet lag has sapping your energy level and was affecting your health, your emotional state…
You might get no inspiration and passion sometimes, and you realise that your ability to function well in your job is not as good as you expected. Sometimes you just have forgotten what living in the same time zone is like. You had forgotten what feeling normal felt like, what eating regularly felt like, with no headaches or what having energy is like. You even constantly came to a 1000 forks and ask herself: do I quit flying? Why do I not feeling good or physically and mentally tired most of the time? This thought, willpower, and prospect had you in tears most of the time, but it was flying that changed your life.
Yet, you clearly understand that you still in love with the flight attendant life equally as much. Why? Because you have to. It is simply in your soul. And you love this job. How could you give it up? You are not ready to say goodbye, but you knew you couldn’t continue at the level you have been operating at. You were and are fatigued and exhausted.
Albeit, no worries… here is what you can do to fix your overwhelming, physically tired body…
The Reasons Why Energy Is All You Need To Kick Many Miseries Out Of Your Life
What’s the most important thing you can bring to your work in the sky? What’s the most important thing you can bring to your family and friends when you are not flying? What’s the most important thing you can bring to your gym, church or mosque or synagogue? It’s not your heart, it’s not your brain, it’s not your spirituality, it’s not your mind, it is your ENERGY,which is a complete combination of all those things.
In fact, energy is everything and everything is energy. As Albert Einstein said, nothing happens until something moves. Well, how do something move? With energy, right? If you don’t have energy, nothing works well in your life and you will not feel good either.
What is the number one thing that is driving and impacts your energy? Not exercise, that’s not number one. Not sleep, that’s not number one either. The number one biggest influence on your energy is the food you take in. And REAL FOOD is the most powerful drug on earth. In other words, you’re like energy plants, like an energy generation plant, like an engine. You’re a furnace, and your furnace is not running at full capacity if you’re not eating these foods. So, forget about supplements, forget everything else, let’s start with the number one energy generating food you could possibly have…
Amazing But True! – Top 5 Simple Energy-Generating Food Available At ANY Places & Supermarket – Eating According To A Simple Plan – Can Transform You From An “Ailer and Wailer” Into The Peppy Person You Have Always Wanted To Be!
Healing Food No.1
This food will make your digestion better, you’ll have more regular bowel movements, you’ll lose weight, look younger and better, you’ll look less puffy… and the number one energy-generating food on earth in no demand is WATER. Water is a food. You can go without solid food for days, weeks, and even months, but going without water within 24 to 28 hours you can die if you are labouring in the hot sun! But if a person is sedentary indoors, they may live up to 3 days, max. Why? Because water is predominant compound in the human body. Besides, dehydration presents unique risks for flight crew members.
“The effects of water loss can be pronounced for flight crew members operating in the dry environment of high altitudes; therefore, therefore crew members should ensure that they drink adequate amounts of water and should try to avoid situations that deplete the body’s supply of water.” – FlightSafety.org
Healing Food No.2
This food is the second most essential & sustainable energy-generating food that most people fear to take it or even fear to think about it! It is the saturated FAT! If you were still wandering why and how to eat your way out of fatigue? Never eliminate saturated fat out from your daily meal plans if you want to have more sustainable energy level throughout the day! Why? Because your body need this essential fat from foods. Fat is a major source of stable, densest source of energy as fat is a slow-burning fuel with 9 calories per gram, compares with carbohydrates and proteins that are 4 calories per gram.
In fact, fat is the preferred fuel for human metabolism and a preferred fuel for the heart and has been for most of human evolution because the heart receives twice the amount of fuel per gram from fat as it does from carbohydrates. This make fat a more reliable energy source and your body never wants to run out of heart fuel and which is why when you overeat on carbohydrates and don’t eat enough of saturated fat and protein, your body automatically converts any excess calories to triglycerides (fat) and stock piles that fat for later use, for when food isn’t available.
“Saturated fat from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in your diet, and they provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone like substances. When you eat fats as part of your meal, they slow down absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are also needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other biological processes.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola
Healing Food No.3
This food is the third most controversial energy-generating food in the human history of nutrition that most people afraid to eat and still think that it is carcinogenic. Animal Meat. Many people still believe that it can cause harm to our health. In fact, humans have been eating meat throughout human evolutionary history, ranging from the time of our ancestors learned to use stone tools about 2.6million years until 10,000BC, and our digestive systems are well equipped to handle it, to make full use of the healthy fats, proteins, and nutrients found in animal foods. We function best eating both animal and plants. Either side too much or too extreme will not work well for the body system to digest it. And you need the concentrated, nutrient-rich energy source of meat to support accelerated brain development.
“Traditional populations like the Masai and Inuit have eaten lots of meat, much more than the average people, but still remained in excellent health. They all have in common is the absence of many modern diseases, such as obesity, acne, metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes and even cancers are unheard in these populations.” – AuthorityNutrition.com
Healing Food No.4
The fourth most forgotten and neglected energy-generating food to eat… Microbiome! … I mean Probiotics. 😉 Nearly 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms compose your body’s microflora, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that these tiny organisms play a major role in your health. In fact, you and your immune system wholly dependent on your gut flora. You might even say we’re more microbe than man. Why? Because gut flora outnumber the cells of our bodies by 10 to 1. From history perspective, clearly, humans evolved in a bacteria-rich environment. The food we ate, the ground upon which we slept, and even the water we drank sent a steady stream of microbial diversity into our bodies – and this went on for hundreds of thousands of years. People have been eating bacteria ridden foods for hundreds of thousands of years.
Besides, gut bacteria help improve your bone mineral density by increasing the solubility and absorption of minerals from the gut from the food that you eat. And when your gut bacteria consume the right food that you feed them, they help produce various metabolites, the most famous of which are the short chain fatty acids butyrate, acetate, and propionate which study claims to have anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition, gut represent your “second brain”, since gut flora produce a ton of neurotransmitters, about 95% of our serotonin—known to have a beneficial influence on your mood—than your brain does and it also produces half of your dopamine. Incredible. I don’t know about you… but most of the times I have “gut feelings” told me that I should rest, I should eat well, I am not feeling good after eating particular type of food, etc … and these “feelings” always makes me re-think that is it my “gut bacteria” communicating with me? Sometimes, we just need to listen to our body and act upon it.
“A substantial part of our immune system (over 70%) depends on healthy gut flora. Healthy gut flora populations helps protect against invading microbes by simply taking up space and generally being more proficient at obtaining nutrients than the intruders.” – PubMed.gov
Healing Food No.5
This food is the most consume energy food that wake up most of the people in the world every single day… Superfood Coffee! When it comes to coffee, there’s a lot of bad reputation, dissent and negative aspects among those who in some way due to the caffeine in the coffee is what they concerned about. Caffeine can cause anxiety, jitteriness, heart palpitations, stomach discomfort, it may also exacerbate panic attacks, and even disrupted your sleeping patterns. Yet, all these will ONLY happened IF you consuming too much of it, several times a day, and consuming in the wrong way! Besides, those effects that been mentioned above depends greatly on the individual.
If coffee reduces the quality of your sleep, then try avoiding coffee late in the day or during the day when you need to adjust your circadian rhythm and have a good night sleep! Although given that the many of the studies that says that coffee is bad for you, coffee itself in fact has fairly strong indicators that it does in fact play a role in your health and brain function ONLY IF you consume it in the right amount, the right time, the right way that are suggested in the next coming blog-cast article. The bottom line is, people respond to caffeine in different ways, so be sure to test its effect on yourself. If you consume reasonable amounts and good timing, it will likely improve your energy level and performance during your working day.
“Caffeine could improve short term memory recall. Help improve your mental skills and cognitive function of your brain, increases a brain growth hormone called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) which is very important chemical, that actually not only allows the brain to grow new brain cells and protects your brain cells, but also have the ability to make connections to other brain cells, a fundamental process to our ability to create more powerful brain!” – Dr. David Perlmutter
Looking for more?
The energy-generating food lists above was just a small portion of why you should eat them everyday. This will provide you with a foundation for further discussion on how to consume them right and what will happen to you when you take them in every single day.
About: Kay Chong is currently an energy-based food, constant jet-lag recovering & healing food researcher,blogger, healthy eating lifestyle strategist, and a community pharmacist. Kay shares healthy, healing & recovering food recipes, energy boosting food recipes for flight attendants who travel frequently across different time zones and combating with constant jet lag health issues every day. Every recipes that Kay choose, she will make sure that all the ingredients in each and every recipes that are being shared here is the best, healthiest, toxin-free and contain the most healing energy in it. Why? Because Kay believes that the REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS are the most powerful DRUG that can CURE and PREVENT ANY CHRONIC DISEASES on earth!
Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only.The author, Kay Chong is not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician. Kay Chong claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.
- The BulletProof Diet (Chapter 2,3) by Dave Asprey
- The Young For Life (Chapter 13, 14,17, 18, 19, 24) by Marilyn Diamond and Dr. Donald “Rock” Schnell
- The Grain Brain (Chapter 7) by Dr. David Perlmutter