CONQUER THE MIDDAY SLUMP
Lowered energy and lost focus is normal for most people during a busy day. Instead of that fifth cup of coffee or sugary treat, try a natural energy boost like a smoothie to keep your energy levelled throughout the day.
You should only eat when you’re hungry – but sometimes there is just a little too long between your regular meals to keep your energy up all day. Energy levels drop, and your body starts to call out for some fuel. That’s when it is useful to supplement your regular meals with a little extra boost, like a wholesome snack, to improve energy and productivity levels.
ENERGY, MOOD AND BRAIN BOOSTER
Eating a healthy in-between meal can help you feel your best and maintain your energy during the day. If you’re always tired by the time the afternoon rolls around, you could consider eating a small meal in-between your three main meals to maintain your energy throughout the day.
Instead of caffeine or sugar, try a glass of water and a healthy snack like a smoothie or yogurt between your main meals. A snack that includes oats and low-fat dairy – a natural source of protein – is both tasty and satisfying and can help you maintain energy all day long.
BE PREPARED FOR THE HUNGER PANGS
If that midday slump hits you at the same time every day, why not plan ahead and bring a wholesome snack instead of reaching for a sugary treat? If you need to perform, it’s better to keep your energy level balanced throughout the day.
KEEP IT LIGHT
A snack is still a small meal, so keep it light. If you reach for that pack of crisps - chances are you won’t stop until the bag is empty. Go for a nutrient dense and healthy snack in a small portion to make sure you get all the nutrients you need.
NATURAL WAYS TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY
Eating habits directly affect your energy levels throughout the day. A few healthy choices during the day can help you maintain your energy naturally, helping avoid energy spikes and crashes. Food is your best source of fuel and three wholesome meals a day is always a good choice – especially breakfast.
Keep hydrated throughout the day with water and don’t let yourself get too hungry between meals. A healthy snack can satiate the small hunger between meals and provide protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – all of which are incredibly important for your health.