When’s your energy peak? Do you wake up raring to go, only to find your energy level flagging by the middle of the afternoon? Is it slow going for you in the morning, but you’re fired up after lunch? Or do you come alive after 5pm?
We all have our natural rhythms, so it may be asking a lot to expect to have boundless energy all day long – but if you feel like you would prefer to have more energy throughout the day, then read on. What you eat, and when, can have a big influence on your physical and mental energy.
Now that we’re a month into the New Year, it’s a good time to assess how those New Year’s resolutions are going. Are your old eating habits sneaking back up on you? Maybe you tried to take on too many changes at once, or you set unrealistic goals or the scale isn’t moving as quickly as you’d like. Maybe a shift in focus is in order. Rather than trying to tackle everything at once, think about a few small changes that you’re confident you can make right away, even today. That way, you’ll build on each small success – and rebuild a healthier diet step by step.
A few small changes over the course of the day really can make a huge difference in the overall quality of your diet. Think about your typical diet – the foods you eat day in and day out – and target just one change. Just ditching soda in favor of water at one meal, for example, can cut at least 150 calories and about 10 teaspoons of sugar out of your day.
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