The struggle is real people. The struggle of burnout and exhaustion and Adrenal fatigue is so real. It’s so easy to slip into the burnout without really noticing until your body is screaming at you.
This is a condition where the adrenal glands, pituitary glands, and hypothalamus are functioning below their optimal levels. Usually resulting from emotional and chronic stress, this condition is more common than you think and can affect anyone.
Symptoms varying from low levels of energy – insert exhaustion, increased weight, weak immune system, and inability to properly handle stressful scenarios, as well as cravings for sugary and salty foods.
Those experiencing this burnout and adrenal fatigue also feel very weak; find it hard to concentrate on things and can even battle to string a sentence together; and become forgetful, easily confused, depressed, and stressed. They also have trouble sleeping at night, so they rely mostly on naps during the day.
The good news is - yes there is good news, there are ways to overcome this condition and support your health. Eating healthy and well-balanced meals at least every 90 minutes to 2 hours can help you effectively recover your health.
This amasing technique really works since frequent smaller meals keep blood sugar steady all throughout the day. As long as glucose levels are not dropping, your adrenal glands don’t have to interfere. This gives your adrenal glands some rest, allowing you more energy to focus on restoring and healing yourself.
Snacks can do wonders for your burnout and can give you amasing results. Your meal should ideally contain a balance of sodium, potassium, and natural sugar from fruit.
The perfect combination of plant-based snacks that promote ultimate adrenal health include the following:
Celery, dates, and apple
Spinach, avocado, orange
Kale, lemon juice, and sweet potato
Lime juice, avocado, and cucumber
Romaine lettuce, dates, and banana
Celery, dried apricots, and coconut water
Banana, spinach, coconut water
Nuts, berries, and pear
Celery, figs, nuts and mango
Celery/carrot, hummus or tahini dip
Butter lettuce, coriander, and oranges
Tangerines, green leaf lettuce, and raspberries
These are just a few of the many healthy snack combinations for adrenal support that you can try and incorporate into your eating plan.
Ok, I hear what you’re saying - I just want a piece of cake/chocolate/chips every now and again. And I say…..go for it - every now and again!
Treating Burnout and Fatigue with Healthy Snacks
Eating plant-based snacks such as vegetables, low-glycemic fruits, and leafy greens as well as drinking lots of water, can help you overcome adrenal fatigue.
Adding green, leafy foods like romaine lettuce, kale, and spinach plays a vital role in promoting an ideal balance both physically and emotionally. If you add more greens into your snacks, cravings for salty and sugary foods will be less.
You will actually see lots of different things suggested for adrenal health, and the success of these depends on your commitment tom get results, your doctor and your wellness specialist.
To start though, you need to get rid of processed foods and sugars, alcohol, and caffeine. Sugar is known to disrupt the insulin function of the body, resulting in problems with blood sugar that can affect your adrenals and kidneys.
Stick to the healthiest snacks for burnout and adrenal fatigue and you’ll feel better and your health will recover more naturally.
If any of this sounds like you or you’d like to discuss your health further, you can download my 3 ways to naturally get rid of Adrenal Fatigue booklet, book an appointment or your complimentary 30 minute call so that we get you feeling more of you again.