5 Reasons You May Be Low On Energy
Long days at work combined with trying to maintain a social life or family time can require much more energy than you know. Having consistent energy to do your daily activities is always the goal, but it may not always be the reality for you. If your energy is consistently on ‘E’, check out the following things that may be stealing your energy and how you can snatch it back.
1. You Aren’t Eating Enough Protein
Whether you’re a bodybuilder, or an accountant sitting at your desk all day, you need adequate amounts of protein to support your body and your energy levels. People who feel extra tired in the afternoon may feel that way due to skipping out on their protein. Protein helps to slow down your body’s rate of absorption of sugar, which if absorbed too quickly, can cause that dreaded midday crash.
If you want to have sustained levels of energy all day long without downing multiple cups of coffee, red bulls, or other caffeinated drinks, you should do a makeover of your breakfast and lunch. Look to balance your portions of protein and carbs in the same meal so you get the immediate energy of the carbs, with the sustaining power from protein.
A perfect breakfast, for example, would be a cup of greek yogurt (protein) with a cup of berries (carbs). And for lunch, you can have 1 serving of