Understanding the Balanced Oxidizer
A balanced oxidizer breaks down carbohydrates and foods at a normal rate so they are put on Bear Diet Type plan of balance between protein/fats and carbohydrates.
I am so TIRED
Our energy levels can vary greatly from person to person, day to day, or even hour to hour. Often we blame this on lack of sleep or stress, and although those two factors can play a role in energy level, the food we eat can also play a big role in feeling fatigued.
Foods that will make a Bear tired are ALL Foods in overabundance! If you eat too much food, you will feel tired.
Energy robbing food – Simple Carbohydrates
Simple Carbs are carbohydrates which a Bear will break down very quickly into sugar. If you eat too much, they will give you the sugar high and the sugar low and not only make you feel tired when the sugar wears off, but make you feel grumpy too.
Simple carbohydrates to avoid
Sugar laden foods – candies, sweets, soda, cereals, et al.
Hidden sugars – such as those found in condiments and dressings
Most prepackaged breakfast foods, breakfast bars, and breakfast shakes contain too much sugar for the average Bear – take a look at those labels before choosing.
Food and Energy Management
If you are having a hard time getting up in the morning then it’s time to look at your diet.
As a Bear your diet is composed of a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, and fat at every meal.
Bears need to pay attention to how they feel through out the day on different foods, and how long they can go between meals. Some Bears have no problem going 6 hours before eating their next meal, while others may have to eat a little something every 3-4 hours. You can determine this by paying attention to how you feel and how often you get hungry.
If you realize that eating more often keeps your energy level up, then make sure you don’t go to bed hungry. Have a snack between the time you eat dinner and the time you go to sleep. For some Bears this helps keep the blood sugar stable until breakfast. Otherwise, you may wake up with that exhausted feeling in the morning before your day even begins! If this sounds like you, try to have a balanced snack 1-2 hours before bed. By balanced we mean having some whole grain crackers with peanut butter (complex carb and fat), lunchmeat/cucumber rolls (protein and vegetable), or veggie sticks with hummus (vegetable and fat). Basically you need to stay away from sugar at this time of night, so a big bowl of sweet cereal is not the best option.
The next time you have trouble getting out of bed after having a good amount of rest, it’s time to get a Diet Typing!