And rock your day!
It’s Monday morning, and it’s still dark night. Right now, I am looking at today’s schedule, and I see I am going to have a busy day ahead full of challenging situations that will require me to be at my best. I know I won’t have much time for lunch or snacks, but I also know that I will need to be energetic and vibrant until late in the evening. So, I can’t help but wonder, what should I have today for breakfast and snacks? Let’s talk about How to boost your energy!
If any of these resonates with you, keep reading, I am going to share some tips to keep your energy flowing throughout the day.
So, here is the critical point, we need to keep our blood sugar levels stable, and to do so, we need to be aware of the Glycemic Index of what we eat. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measurement of how rapidly a given food converts into the most basic form of energy: sugar. The higher the GI value, the more dramatically that food item can increase your blood sugar levels, which in turn can affect your mood and body’s energy. Some of the Benefits of a Low Glycemic Eating beside the balance blood sugar (no lulls) could be Reduced Cravings, More Energy, Weight Management, and Stable Moods & Emotional Eating.
Ok, I hear you, up to here the nerdy information, now, let’s go to what we really want, how do we translate this into our breakfast?
- 1 cup of non-dairy yogurt
- 1/2 cup of fruit. Try to choose low GI fruits like cherries, pears, apples, any berry, peaches, or grapes.
- 1/3 cup of nuts
Why this combination? Because the mixing a higher GI food as the fruit, that also has fiber in it, with a fat as the one we find on the yogurt and the nuts can dramatically lower the GI of our breakfast, giving us more sustained levels of energy and mental capacity.
Another good option would be the Protein Choco-Smoothie, check the smoothie section for the recipe!
Great snacks choices could be:
- Apple with almond butter
- Berries & Nuts blend
The only thing left it’s to rock your day! Learn How to boost your energy!