TV Tuesday #21: How To Get Energy Series – 3 Ways To Eat For Energy

There are a few reasons that people turn to whole foods.

Some people just know that eating real food is better for them and they make the switch. If you are this person, you probably weren’t that far away from real foods anyway. Maybe you strayed for a while but in general you were brought up on good natural food.

Others are suffering from allergies or are healing themselves from illnesses such as diabetes. Some are trying to get off of medications such as blood pressure meds or cholesterol meds.

And then there’s always weight loss. After trying a million and one diets that don’t really work, some choose to turn to whole foods.

I’m of the belief that all reasons that lead you to whole foods are good ones.

Enter Cheer Leading Squad.

“We love whole food, yes we do. To whole foods, we stay true. Yeahhhh real food!”

Right, where was I?


The last one is energy. Some people turn to whole foods because they are so over feeling sluggish, tired, dealing with huge energy crashes mid day, or an overall lack of get up and go.

I turned to whole foods for all of the above. I had all kinds of gut issues, I had weight I wanted to loose, I new I wanted to eat better since we grew up eating healthy, flavorful, natural foods and I knew it was a better way to live. At the time I didn’t realize that the biggest thing I was going to gain was ENERGY. Butt loads of energy.

Yeahhhh, whole foods.

So we’re doing a little series on How To Get Energy. This is part one of that series, focusing on 3 great ways to eat for energy. As I said, this first video is on eating for energy (not specific foods). Next, we’ll talk about getting natural energy and ways to harness more energy that doesn’t directly relate to food, and lastly we’ll touch on the actual foods we should eat for energy.

I hope you’ll enjoy the series and let me know which energy boosting strategies you’re going to implement in your life (or let me know what you’re already doing).

I also wanted to let you in on some super exciting news. On September 10th, we’ve got a super cool new program coming out that will help you get 2-3 times more energy than you now have and fast track your whole food transformation. So stay tuned! Can’t wait to share this with you!


I’m sharing this with Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday and Freaky Friday.

14 Responses to TV Tuesday #21: How To Get Energy Series – 3 Ways To Eat For Energy

  1. Ann Blackwell August 28, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I eat whole natural foods and eat 34 times a day. I plan to try smaller portions and 5 times a day!

    • France Morissette August 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      Hahaha Ann, Love it. Let me know how it goes.

  2. Joanne @ Eats Well With Others August 28, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I always feel like I could use more energy even though I eat whole natural foods all the time! Great post!

    • France Morissette August 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      You seem super energetic to me. I would never be able to keep up. :)

  3. Linda August 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    This is a great post France. So often I see my coworkers running for COFFEE! What they need is whole real food!! I need to send them your link!

    • France Morissette August 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      It’s so true. Real food and water! Funny how in our society we’re often just looking for a quick fix.

  4. Mary@One Perfect Bite August 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    This is really a great post and I plan to try your smaller but more often approach to eating. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  5. Shelley Alexander August 29, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Hi France, Good post! I love eating for energy and feature many recipes on my blog to help people get more energy naturally with healing whole foods so this series is in line with what I believe in. I look forward to your suggestions.

    • France Morissette August 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi Shelley, That’s great. Maybe we could link some of those up when we do the “What to Eat for Energy” part.

  6. The Café Sucré Farine August 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Great video, France! Love all your tips!

  7. D September 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Hiya for some reason this is linking to part 2…is there a link to the first video? X

    • beyondthepeel September 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      Thanks for catching that D! I’ve fixed it now. For some reason it was looping all of our videos. Thanks!

  8. Amber H September 11, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    First off, LOVE the hair lady – fabulous.

    I have to comment really quick on portions (point 3). It’s amazing how much weight people lose when the just cut their portions. Seriously. We have a few family members that were very over weight did just this – cut the portions, cut the calories. They mentioned how much more energy they had too!!

    My husband and I are so guilty of overeating. We are little piggies and it’s so exhausting on our bodies. I can feel it.

    You bring up 3 great points EASY, doable points, France. I laugh because now that I’m a mommy I eat with my kids (which is 5 times each day). I notice my energy stays pretty stable. But I’m not a coffee drinker, so I really really on these 3 steps you mentioned to keep my energy going.

    Hope you’re having a great week,



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