Drain, Drain, Go Away — Best Diet For More Energy

On my previous blog, we have talked about the different amounts of energy that food gives. On today’s blog, we’ll be talking about what food you should be staying away from so that you can have the best diet for more energy.

Stay Away From Food That Contains Any Of These Power Drains:

  • Toxic herbicides and pesticides 
  • Unnatural Preservatives & Additives
  • GMO’s
  • Artificial sweeteners 
  • Hydrogenated oils (trans fats)
  • Over processed and refined foods
  • Toxic lectins found primarily in grains and legumes (some exceptions can be pressure cooked, sprouted or fermented)
  • Highly acidic foods
  • Overcooked foods (fried, grilled, broiled, etc.) 

Take Action – Eliminate Low Quality Food

Again, repetition is the mother of all skill, so let’s go ahead and repeat the action steps for eliminating power draining food but this time we’ll add in our two additional power drains. Take note and remember that there are 4 critical power drains that you need to pay special attention to and begin eliminating from your diet.   

Limit or Eliminate The 4 Power Drains

  1. Limit or Eliminate Processed Foods – Packaged, canned and processed foods drain your power. Eat organic whole foods whenever possible. 
  1. Read Labels – If you do buy something that was modified or processed from its original state read the label. If you can’t understand an ingredient it’s most likely toxic and you should avoid it.  If it doesn’t have a label ask the vendor, “What’s in it?”  
  1. Limit or Remove Toxic Antinutrients – Start limiting toxic antinutrients like oxalates and tannins and removing power draining lectins out of your diet for 30 days and notice if you feel a power boost. 
  1. Eat More Raw Food & Stop Overcooking – Boost your alkalinity and megahertz energy by cutting back on cooked food and eating more raw foods. Stick to the 3:1 ratio of 3 alkaline (high megahertz) foods to 1 acidic (low megahertz) food. 

    Buy A Steamer
    To stop overcooking make sure you buy a steamer if you don’t already own one. This will help you immensely in avoiding overcooking food as well as breaking down hard to digest foods like cruciferous vegetables (see Resources for recommendations). 

    Beverage Boost Twice A Day
    Make sure you boost your alkalinity immediately when you wake up in the morning by drinking a glass of clean water with ½ to 1 whole fresh squeezed lemon or lime. Then when you start to hit the skids and feel tired in the afternoon do the same thing or add a scoop of antioxidant powder (see “Power Supplements” for recommendations). This will boost your energy so you don’t need coffee or a nap, (unless you’re sleeping less than 7 hours a day, in which case you may need a short nap).

Test Your Alkalinity
To test your alkalinity, buy some alkalinity strips. These only cost a few dollars and can reveal some startling truths about the darkness of too much dead food in your diet. For affordable recommendations on all these items check our resources page at:


Pillar 2 – Quantity

Once you’re eating clean and toxin free foods, the next most obvious trap people fall prey to is simply eating too much.

Arguably the most obvious occasion that highlights this challenge occurs during the Holidays. Typically, there are plenty of parties to go to, lots of treats to eat, and no shortage of comfort food, which makes overeating difficult to avoid. 

For most of my life, I followed this pattern. I would fill up my plate until there wasn’t any room on it. I would cover everything with acrylamide laden gravy, slap on a heap of Grandma’s famous green beans loaded with gut bulging lectins on top of an overcooked acidic turkey and stuffing made of corn and wheat loaded with acid forming antinutrients. 

And let’s not forget about dessert. I had to try every dessert, including the apple pie topped with pasteurized A1 casein ice cream and some chocolate pecan pie loaded with so much sugar it made my insulin spike through the roof and my gut bulge like I was pregnant.  

I would eat until I simply couldn’t eat anymore, which taxed my digestive system to the point of bloating, gas, reflux (heartburn) and stomach pain.  

Of course, I made attempts to temper the inner explosions of inflammation with antacids and enzyme supplements but it made very little difference. I would then go to bed, have crazy disturbing dreams, wake up and do it all over again until the damn holidays were finally over.

Low and behold, around one week later I would find myself hacking my brains out with the flu or a nasty cold that made me miserable and useless for another week or two. Despite the pain and discomfort I, like so many others, continued to overeat every year regardless of the price.

While this may or may not be a typical Holiday scenario for you, it proves a point – overeating drains your power and puts you back on the couch. Fortunately, by mindfully manipulating macronutrient ratios we can remove the power drains, stop overeating and feel like a million bucks, even in the aftermath of the holidays. And if it’s any consolation, I’ve been faithfully following The Power Diet for the last seven years now and haven’t had to suffer from the flu since.

Did this blog pique your interest? If you’re looking for for more information about boosting your energy up and feeling better with a new diet, kindly check out “The Power Diet‘ by Chad Scott.

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