Fueling your work day

We have all experienced the mid- morning, mid-afternoon energy slump when blood sugar levels plummet, leaving our brains and bodies starved for energy and lowering our productivity.

Some experts suggest that a constant supply of food energy is just the beginning, that what you eat and when you eat is the key to evening out these slumps and raising your overall productivity.

It turns out that the old sayings, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and ‘Eat like a king in the morning, a prince at mid-day and a pauper in the evening’ have stood the test of time for a reason. We know that our bodies need food energy the most in the morning and the least at night, so if you picture a pyramid when planning your meals, with breakfast at the base and your evening snack at the tip, you will be on track to improving your daily energy level. However, if you really want to see change is this area, it is essential that you consider what you are eating too. For example – Are you getting enough protein in the morning? Are your breakfast and snack foods low or high glycemic index foods? Are you providing your body with a regular supply of food energy and water throughout the day?

Finding the right combination for your body will require some time spent in observing diet and corresponding energy levels and making adjustments, but it will be time well spent! For more information on the subject, click on the following link  http://lifehacker.com/5664322/eat-your-way-to-a-high-energy-workday

You can also find a simple logging tool to help you discover what works for your body at     http://www.fitday.com/