Do you find yourself looking for an energy boost around 3 or 4 in the afternoon?
Do you feel tired or even head-achy?
Have you considered whether your blood sugar is low? And from our last blog post, how is your water intake?
Two main causes of an energy slump are low blood sugar and a low body water percentage. In order to keep your blood sugar regulated – pay attention to the fuel you give your body. FOOD = FUEL Also, to keep your body water percentage up, count your water intake each day.
Try to eat a balanced lunch each day that consists of lean proteins and a complex carb. Adding in just a small bit of butter or olive oil will also help to keep your blood sugar stable for several hours.
Lunch Ideas: Chicken with beans
Seafood with rice
Tofu with potatoes
*Try to avoid eating turkey for lunch. Turkey contains tryptophan which causes drowsiness!
Do you actively keep track of how much water you provide for your body each day?
Are you giving your body one of the most important and vital components of overall health!?
If you’re not sure about your hydration level, look at your urine.
If it’s clear, you’re in good shape. If it’s dark or has an odor, you’re probably dehydrated.
Check out this simple formula as a guide:
Give it a try!
Did you know the DIG Wellness Center has a body composition scale?
After just two minutes, this full body scan provides important information about your health.
Body Fat Percentage
Visceral Fat Level
Basal Metabolic Rate
Body Water Percentage
Body Mass Index
If you are beginning a new fitness journey this year, I encourage you to use the body composition scale on a quarterly rotation. This will allow you a starting point to begin the journey, measurements after a couple of months to help you see progress, and an opportunity to increase or update your routine to see better results by the next quarter.
Reach out to me via email to schedule your 1st quarter body composition scan soon!