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How to Boost Your Energy Levels

By Ashley Chapman

Are you finding that your energy levels are low? It can be difficult to do your best work or to be present in your daily life without enough energy.

Whether you are having a hard time finishing your work or you do not have enough energy for usual workouts, what you are eating might be the reason.  Food is a vital component of not just your energy but also your overall health. The foods you choose to eat have a huge impact on how you are feeling daily. Below are some foods or habits to avoid, along with some healthy alternatives.

Avoid Skipping Meals

When it comes to having a busy day, it can be hard to find time to eat your lunch. If you know that your schedule is going to be busy and you will have a hard time eating, plan ahead and pack lighter snacks.

Some healthy snacks you can pack on the go:

  • Carrots and hummus
  • Pretzels
  • Apples
  • Cheese and crackers

Avoid Unnecessary Sweets

It can be hard to avoid snacks when it comes to working in an office or when someone is celebrating an event.  One option to help avoid eating extra sweets in the morning is to eat before you head into the office. If you have eaten, you will be less tempted to snack on unhealthy options. Healthy breakfast options can include oatmeal, eggs or a protein shake.

No Soda

Although very tasty, soda is loaded with sugar and lacks in basic nutrients. Instead of grabbing for a soda, try to drink water. To make water more desirable, you can add fruit such as lemon or strawberries or add drops of liquid stevia.

Eat a Balanced Diet 

What you choose to eat may have an impact on when and how much energy you feel throughout the day. Drinking energy drinks or large amounts of sugar will give you a quick energy rush, but you may find that you are tired faster than you expected.

Choosing to eat a combination of healthy foods throughout the day will ensure that you have balanced energy as well. Remember there are foods that are natural in sugar and will give you a boost without extra added sugar or preservatives.

Foods that can give you natural energy include:

  • Apples
  • Coffee (without sugar or creamer)
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Brown rice

Now use this information to make the most of your day without adding extra calories to your diet.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Citrus Heights, Calif.

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