We’re all tired, and likely putting our own fitness and health secondary to our families. Here will talk about the best foods to achieve both improved strength and energy, so we can get through our busy lives with less fatigue, and find the motivation to exercise more.
When our energy levels we tend to reach for a sugary hit or cup of coffee to provide a quick energy boost. Unfortunately, this just provides a short energy boost, followed by a crash. There are plenty of meals and snacks which can provide long sustained energy, full of dense nutrients, and keep you full for longer.
The key to eating for energy is in meals with a mixture of good carbs (sustained energy), protein (feeling of fullness), healthy fats (energy dense food) and fibre (slows the release of carbs/ sugar into the bloodstream for longer release energy) in each meal.
1. Start your day with a great breakfast
2. Eat the right foods for ongoing energy
3. Frequent small meals provides ongoing energy
4. Reach for healthy energy snacks with long release energy and protein.
5. Remember the importance of protein – especially in the first 45 minutes after exercise
6. Avoid dehydration, it results in fatigue and brain fog
7. Watch your coffee consumption
8. Avoid sugary foods that provide a quick energy hit followed by a crash.
9. Don’t forget you also need good quality sleep to stop you feeling tired, especially if you’re working out a lot ..