Health-Boosting Secrets From The 4-Hour Chef Tim Ferriss

Innovator Tim Ferriss shares his secrets for how to supercharge your body and lose weight with unique habits, including simple cooking tips and recipes from his new book, The 4-Hour Chef.

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4-Hour Energy-Boosting Plan


Morning Energy Boosters

Ferriss advocates harnessing energy within the first hour of waking up in order to keep going throughout the day. Waking up tired is a common occurrence for many folks. To help boost your morning energy level, try:

Blue Light Therapy

Frequently offered in spas, blue light therapy can recharge your battery even if you have not gotten a good night’s sleep.  The blue light wavelength actually helps to set circadian rhythms and boost energy.  Blue light boxes can be purchased online for home use. Sit in front of the box for about 10-15 minutes in the morning – while eating breakfast or reading the newspaper – to help recapture energy.  Available online for about $60 and up.

Coffee With Grapefruit Juice

Drinking a shot of grapefruit juice before your cup of coffee can extend the mileage of caffeine. Studies have shown that naringin, a flavonoid in grapefruit, prolongs coffee’s energy effects.

Black Lentils

These wholesome legumes are an excellent breakfast choice since they create a sustained energy release. In addition, they contain anthocyanins, potent compounds that may boost memory and help fight cancer.  A half-cup of black lentils contains 12 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber to keep you full and energized all day long. Eat them on their own or fold them into an omelet.

Eating "Dirt"

Ferriss wants you to eat “dirt” for breakfast to increase energy. Not real dirt, but a tasty dish resembling dirt that contains almond milk, cocoa powder and coffee. Get the complete recipe now.

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Article written by Tim Ferriss
Innovator and author of The 4-Hour Chef.