Eating for Energy
If you're like me, you can never have enough energy for the day! Between kids, work and a spouse, it's a constant cycle of go-go-go! What can you do to help boost your energy? Let's take a look at the most popular culprits below...
Contributors to lack of energy:
*Dehydration ~ Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.
*Anemia ~ See your doctor to determine whether you have anemia and how to treat it.
*Skipping breakfast ~ Skipping meals lowers your metabolism.
*Large lunches ~ Large meals force your body to use energy stores for digestion. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to keep your energy level consistent.
*Poor meal composition ~ A good mix of complex carbs, protein and fat ensures slower digestion with an even distribution of blood sugar levels and a constant supply of energy.
*Severe caloric restriction ~ A good rule of thumb is to maintain 10 times your body weight in calories.
*Caffeine dependence ~ Limit caffeine consumption to two drinks a day.
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