Tips for working mom: how to boost your energy

Working moms need a lot of stamina so we need to eat right on the job, something we often don’t do.
Let me share with you some tips to boost your energy at work.

  • For meals and snacks combine carbohydrates and protein. Carbs are the main source of energy for your brain and muscles, but if eaten alone they can bring on a sharp blood-sugar rise that’s quickly followed by a crash. Combining carbs with protein, which boosts alertness and a little fat, slows the sugar rise to help sustain energy.
  • Eat every three to four hours to constantly fuel your body. Going too long without food can cause fatigue.
  • Keep portions small. Very large meals (especially those high in fat) can leave you sluggish because they demand increased blood flow to the stomach for digestion. That means less blood to other areas, including the brain.
  • Cook from scratch more often. Limit processed foods because they can contain energy-robbing refined carbohydrates.

Stay hydrated. Sometimes fatigue is a sign of dehydration, so sip water throughout the day to get eight full glasses.

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