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?
CHALLENGE: MID-DAY SLUMP
There are many theories and reasons for the post-lunch blahs, including but not limited to:
Try these three healthy habits to help yourself skip the slump:
- Move it! Stand up during phone calls, walk to deliver messages instead of emailing, or do a few stretches at your desk.
- 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.
- 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