Recent studies indicate that the average Aussie gets almost 30% of their daily calories from snacking. That's almost 1 third of your daily intake of food coming from everything you eat between your regular meals!
And so often it's the snack foods we eat that let us down.
Over-fueling on coffee? Over-indulging on treats full of Added Sugars? Gobbling down nutrient-poor processed snacks with little food value?
Then you know that feeling come 3pm when everything seems harder, energy and motivation seem distant memories. The dreaded mid arvo slump!
It doesn't have to be like this! You should be enjoying sustained energy throughout the day! (Hint: The solution is NOT more coffee!)
Here are 5 EASY TIPS from Nutritionist Kate Johnston on how to avoid that mid arvo slump:
Balance your blood sugars by including protein and fat with each meal and snack
Hydrate throughout the day with water and herbal teas
Avoid excessive coffee – this can stimulate energy at first, but create slumps over time
Move your body – taking a break every hour to go for a quick walk around the office or outside can help to revitalise you
Get adequate sleep – if you are not sleeping well, you will be operating at a deficit the next day
Kate Johnston is a Naturopath, Clinical and Sports Nutritionist, Health Educator, Speaker and the founder of Kore Well-Being. She has immense passion for teaching people how to nurture and nourish their bodies on all levels. Find out more at korewellbeing.com.au