The New Year = a new opportunity to get healthier, lose those extra pounds, and overcome the holiday hangover. The first step to having more energy, getting active and shedding those few extra pounds? Giving your body the proper nutrition. Really! Keep reading for a quick rundown of some of the best snacks and supplements that can help you boost your energy levels and get ready to shed those pounds.
Why it Matters:
When it comes to getting that energy boost, it’s all about eating the right foods at the right time. Try to plan small meals and incorporate snacks into your daily routine to keep your body fueled and your energy levels high.
- Eat for energy by consuming foods packed with healthy sources of protein, fats, carbs, and more like blueberries, strawberries, salmon, lean meats, nuts, whole grains, and vegetables.
- Maintain your energy level upgrade by avoiding processed snacks that are high in sugar.
- Consider adding daily supplements such as fish oil and/or probiotics which may help to reduce inflammation and improve digestion.
Try it. Focus on eating those 2-3 small meals per day and aim for a snack every few hours in-between. Adjusting what you eat and when will help you keep your energy up throughout the day so you can feel better, think better, and be more motivated to stick to those resolutions. If you have questions or just want some help coming up with a plan, give us a call or stop in and see us today!
Science Source: Harvard Health Publishing. 2017 Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function. Nat Rev NeuroSci. 2008