Caffeine-free Mid-day Slump Solutions

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Lunch has passed, dinner is still some time away, but your energy is on a fast downhill spiral and coffee is not an option. How are you going to get through the mid-day slump without that extra cup of java?

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CHALLENGE: MID-DAY SLUMP

There are many theories and reasons for the post-lunch blahs, including but not limited to:

•Itis after a big lunch
•Caffeine crash
•Bordom
•Dehydration

SOLUTION: RE-ENERGIZE 

Try these three healthy habits to help yourself skip the slump:

  1. Move it! Stand up during phone calls, walk to deliver messages instead of emailing, or do a few stretches at your desk.
  2. Grab a small snack. If you’re hungry, have a snack with carbs to fuel your brain and protein for longer lasting energy. Dip carrot sticks in nut butter or enjoy cottage cheese with fruit.
  3. Drink water. Staying hydrated helps you avoid that sleepy feeling. Add cucumber, lemon, and mint to perk up your cup. Replenish often so you can keep on sipping before a slump sets in.

Come back tomorrow for more nutrition tips! 

Remember to eat health & live happy,

Anna Gofeld, RD

*this month's tips inspirations come from the Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign Resources Manual for Dietitians

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