Before I go any further, I must warn you that this topic may be considered a bit contentious if one does not approach it with an open mind. That said; let me say that prior to you entertaining the idea of imbibing another energy drink hoping for that surge of power, you should know the not so positive effects that these well promoted drinks can have on your body.
A major selling point many manufacturers of energy drinks promote is that use of these drinks can significantly boost a person’s performance and stamina, in a bid to subconsciously program one’s mind to accept the hype surrounding these drinks. However this remains questionable to many health experts.
One of the strategies a lot of the manufacturers of energy drinks use, include advertising the main ingredients as vitamins and caffeine with the intention of making them more appealing. However in most cases this is a matter of false advertising because energy drinks contain a lot of supplementary stimulants, such as L-carnitine l-tartrate (LCLT), Gingko, Guarana, Ginseng, Synephrine, St John’s Wort and Taurine. These stimulants by themselves are not bad but when combined with caffeine they can trigger a number of health complications that include, anxiety, chest pains, insomnia, weight gain, heart palpitations, high blood pressure and seizures.
The truth is having an energy drink or two ever so often is not a bad thing, however, consuming them with too much frequency, hoping to bypass the requisite “hard work” for that “banging body” and healthy lifestyle will NOT do! This is where the power of the mind comes in.
Before you do anything, you must first be open to the world of your mind and see the immense power it has. In order to do this, one must first tap into one’s subconscious. You only have to look around the world today and throughout the corridors of history to see the myriad examples of people who achieved much and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles just by using the power of their mind.
To follow suit, you must learn how to focus the mind and intentionally plant thoughts that are in alignment with your goals and purpose. Change your thinking! There is no need to depend on placeboic substances like energy drinks to achieve your fitness / health goals! Root out your negative thoughts whether they are about how difficult an exercise routine might be or how challenging it is to eliminate foods that you love but don’t serve your health/ fitness goals and substitute them with positive thoughts simply like, I can... that impact your core belief system since this is key to your success or failure at anything. Create a paradigm shift!
A number of people try to alter external conditions by working directly on them but this almost always prove futile or temporary unless it is accompanied by a change of mindset.
Replace the energy drinks with a healthy diet, natural supplements, regular sleep and exercise to encourage the establishment and maintenance of natural energy. Most importantly, reprogramme your mind! Remember “whatsoever you accept becomes the engineer of your life.”