With busy and often stressful schedules, it is easy to feel like you’re dragging. Energy comes from food, so here are some tips for eating to feel more energized throughout the day!
It is recommended to eat every three to four hours for a more efficient metabolism and to keep you from making poor food choices.
Be Mindful of Your Hunger and Fullness
It is important to listen to your body and feed it when you feel hungry, but try not to eat to feel super full. Rather, simply eat until you’re no longer hungry by consuming smaller portions.
Balance Your Plate
When putting together a meal, include a variety of foods such as whole grains, lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. And don’t leave out the more beneficial fats like olive oil!
Snacks can be used as a source of energy between meals. When choosing a snack, grab protein and fiber pairs, such as a piece of fruit with a handful of nuts.
Skip the Energy “Zappers”
Sugary drinks and energy drinks may have you feeling full of energy for a short period of time, but often leave you crashing. Do your best to keep your thirst quenched with water.
For more information, go to http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/healthy-eating/eating-to-boost-energy .