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  • on 27.04.2011
  • at 01:58 PM
  • by Jessy Troy

Eat Your Way to Energy

Apr27

The main reason people changed their eating habits during the past years was to get more energy. Often times, people would usually wake up, work for a few hours and then grab a breakfast between 8 or 9 am.

When lunch came, anywhere between 2 and 4, they would be already tired and exhausted. And of course, they would always opt for a big dinner. It’s no wonder they were always dragging.

Eat Five Times A Day

Your weight may be perfect but in order to keep your energy up you’ll need to eat more often. Five times a day is a great way to stay in shape, increase brainpower and boast with energy throughput the day.

Breakfast

Start with a big breakfast of eggs with a small piece of bread and tofu, baked salmon and a tomato. Instead of coffee, drink green tea with honey. Including fat is also important for the body to function properly. Your best choices include monounsaturated fats, such as nuts, peanuts, almonds, olive oil, avocados, pumpkin seeds etc.

Don’t forget about the oatmeal, another great choice for breakfast. It makes digestion easier and also balances the blood glucose level. The rich fiber content in the oatmeal gives you a steady stream of energy and the Vitamin B helps turn carbohydrates into usable energy.

Snacks

Have some dried cranberries, an apple and 12 almonds for midmorning energy boost. Make yourself a low-fat turkey bologna sandwich and cucumbers and tomatoes for lunch, or sushi rolls if you’re out.  Other snacks may include chocolate with cheese or nuts.

Dinner

Dinner should consist of fish, veal or chicken. Although it may seem like you’re always eating, you won’t gain weight. Also, try to eat your last meal before 8:30. You’ll stay productive all day, important for a busy person.

Meat Lowers The Energy

Most of us were raised eating meat and most of us have beef, pork or bacon couple of times a day and not knowing why our energy levels were always low. Meat takes a lot of energy to process and it needs 3 days to leave your body. Get your protein from fish, beans, tofu, veggie burgers and you’ll need less sleep and become more productive.

Stay Hydrated

Without water, your system cannot pump up the energy. Water helps your body to digest, intake and transport all the nutrients and also regulate the body heat. When you’re dehydrated, your cells receive less energy and your body can’t properly eliminate the heat through sweating, which leads to fatigue. Make it a habit to drink 8 -10 glasses of water a day and mix it up with flavored waters such as Propel, sports drinks like Gatorade, herbal teas and whole-fruit juices.

Go Green

A lot of people swear that organic is the only way to eat, so try out berries, nuts, tofu, whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa, fruits and veggies. Eat as often as you can, preferably every 2 hours and mix things up. It may sound geeky, but serving fresh fruits versus processed snacks and eating regularly will do wonders for your energy.

This article has been contributed by Aishwarya Vohra from Offshore Ally, a company offering the best virtual assistant and link builders online. She is nature lover and a fitness freak. Connect with her via Twitter.

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  • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

    Great Tips, except I would recommend eating 6 times a day, and if you are extremely active then 8 times.

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