Some people seem to have boundless energy, while others can be low on energy on a daily basis. So if you want to boost your energy, try these healthy eating tips! They are from my new Stop The Clock Nutrition Plan, a downloadable, printable guide to help YOU stay fit and fab after forty though what you eat!!
If you ever feel consistently low energy, consult your doctor – she can help you discover if there are any underlying medical causes and prescribe treatment. But if you are experiencing minor energy slumps here and there, try looking at your diet. What you eat – and how you eat – can have a big impact on your energy levels. Try the following healthy eating tips to help naturally boost your energy!
Eat less food, more often! If you tend to eat large meals in one sitting, then feel your energy wane, consider smaller meals throughout the day. Large meals eaten at one time can cause your body to release insulin, which can lead to blood sugar levels dropping; this can leave you with low energy. And skipping meals is no better: it can lead to overeating at your next meal. Try to eat smaller meals as well as healthy snacks to help keep your blood sugar levels from dropping too low. My Stop The Clock Nutrition Plan has a 7-day meal plan with healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and two snacks per day – all to help keep your energy levels up!
Choose healthy snacks. Don’t think of snacks as a way to fill cravings, think of snacks as a way to fuel your body’s energy! By choosing healthy snacks such as whole fruits and vegetables, nuts or a piece of cheese with a whole grain cracker, you will be providing your body with healthy nutrients to help keep energy levels up. Two snacks you will have access to in my Stop The Clock Nutrition Plan include Hummus Stuffed Egg Whites and Avocado Toast with Tomato and Feta. Delicious and energy-boosting!
Sip, sip, sip… water that is! Dehydration can lead not only to fatigue, but to feelings of hunger as well. The best way to combat this is to drink water. While 6 to 8 glasses a day is a good baseline, keep in mind that if you are working out, you will likely need more. And if you have trouble remembering how much water you have drank, try following the rule of drinking a glass of water every time you use the bathroom – keeps you hydrated and helps keeps your body working smoothly! I also like to start the day with a glass of warm lemon water – give it a try!
Find out the rest of my energy-boosting tips in my new Stop The Clock Nutrition Plan. It’s all about looking and feeling great no matter what your age. What you eat CAN and WILL make a difference in your energy levels, your weight, your skin and more. So make the commitment to eating healthy – with me!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,