A few weeks ago, Nutri Advanced kindly sent me their 30 Day Mini Energy Boost Programme to try out.
I’d been feeling low in energy for quite some time so it came at an opportune moment.
My 30 days is now up and it’s a good point at which to reflect on how things have gone.
Uh-oh It’s Christmas
I finished the programme on Christmas Day.
The end of the year’s not always the easiest time to keep on the straight and narrow when it comes to healthy eating.
I must admit I failed on the final day with Christmas dinner on the table.
Along with that the raft of chocolates and other tempting treats were hard to resist.
I don’t want to sound pessimistic when I say it’s inevitable that I’ll gain weight around this time of year.
But I know I will.
I did manage to keep away from alcohol as much as I could.
I had planned to go for a 10 mile run on Christmas Day.
The weather was lousy though and I stayed in the warmth and played with the kids instead.
The Second Half Of The Programme
Having struggled with a heavy cold in the first half of the programme, I had a much better final 15 days.
I’m not great fan of fish but I’ve tried many of the other recipes provided by Nutri Advanced.
They’re, of course, only a starting point.
I like the fact that they’ve provided an extensive food list to try and include in your diet.
I’m very concious that much of the time I don’t eat meat.
It’s a consequence of my wife being a vegetarian.
It means I’m not getting as much protein in my diet as I would with lean meat and poultry.
I’ve been experimenting with ways I can improve that.
Things like plant proteins, nuts, low fat yoghurts and cottage cheese are a good source of protein.
I do have chicken with the kids at least once a week so that also helps.
I’m still finding staying hydrated to be more difficult than I thought.
I’ve decided to go ahead and invest in an Ozmo Smart Water Bottle to help with this.
It’s a bit of a gimmick but if it means I’m hitting the right spot with hydration I’m onboard.
The 30 Day Mini Energy Boost Programme encourages you to increase your intake.
It makes sense when even mild dehydration can lead to a lack of energy.
I’ve been recording my water intake for the last few days.
It still surprises me how much water you should drink each day.
I like the fact that the Ozmo app keeps an eye on my coffee intake too and warns me if I’ve had too much!
Reducing my caffeine intake has been a goal during the programme so that comes in handy.
Nutri Advanced MegaMag Energen Plus
During the Energy Boost Programme, I’ve been taking the MegaMag Energen Plus supplement.
It’s a magnesium powder formula with supportive nutrients.
It helps contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.
I’ve tried food supplements in the past and haven’t seen any significant benefit.
Now I’m drinking more water, getting more exercise and more sleep, I do have better energy levels.
That, along with a healthier diet and less caffeine, has contributed somewhat.
The MegaMag Energen Plus does compliment the life changes I’ve made well.
Health Symptoms Questionnaire
At the beginning and the end of the Nutri Advanced 30-Day Programme I completed a health questionnaire.
It asked about various symptoms I may have on:
- pace of life
- brain function
- nervous system
and I had to score them from 0-4.
Having gone through the process it was good to see I’ve made progress through the 30 days.
My score has come down a lot since I started.
And I plan to carry on where the 30-Day Programme left off.
It’s been a good experience taking part in the 30-Day Mini Energy Boost Programme.
I’ve managed to eat more healthy, cut down on caffeine, exercise more and feel more energised.
Now all I have to do is carry on where the programme left off.
I plan to buy some of the raspberry flavoured MegaMag Energen Plus as a starting point.
How about you? Do you have low energy levels?
Would you gain from changing your lifestyle and would you follow a programme to help you do that?
Do you already take food supplements and how are they working for you?