Are you a victim of the afternoon slump? Do you find it hard to get from 3pm to 4pm without a chocolate bar or coffee fix?
Nutritionist, Hazel Pelham has some tips for boosting your afternoon energy.
Energy highs and lows are so common that many of us accept them as a normal part of life. But feeling sluggish every afternoon might not be something you just have to live with. Some simple changes to diet and habits can really help. Here are my top 5 suggestions.
Focus on fuel
Blood sugar peaks and troughs are a common cause of us ‘running out of steam’. My clients find that eating regular meals with good amounts of protein and fibre really helps.
Switch from carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts of cereal or toast and replace with eggs, nuts or even fish. If this sounds a bit extreme, boost up your protein by adding nuts and seeds to cereal or yoghurt, or spreading some nut butter on your toast. Every little...