It’s 2:00 in the afternoon and your head is starting to droop and your eyes are starting to close and you’re feeling drained and depleted. Take a look at what you’ve eaten during the day and maybe this is why you’re tired so early in the day. Many people who get tired in the afternoon have not eaten breakfast – and I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day! When you eat a powerhouse breakfast full of protein and complex carbohydrates, you can go for a few hours bursting full of exciting energy to get things done, have some fun, get some exercise and still have more than enough energy to get you — UNTIL LUNCH! That’s right, you will have much more sustained energy if you keep eating all through the day – keeping your blood sugar constant, and keeping your energy levels at high level all day.
There are certain foods you can eat that will give you more energy than most -
- Chia seeds
- Low fat dairy products
- Whole grains
- Citrus fruit
- Sweet potatoes
By eating the right foods and not skipping meals (which will pull your energy levels and your eyelids right down to the ground), you will be vibrant and lively all day long. Carry nuts and fruits for a mid-meal pick me up when you can’t sit down and eat a whole and wholesome meal.
And for the most sustained and consistent energy, always remember to keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of pure, clean water or herbal tea.