Cheap Snacks for Strength
Want to build a little more energy into your work day? Of course you could take longer breaks, nap at lunch, sneak out a little early? (OK, these may sound like good ideas, but let?s get real.) You work hard all day and sometimes hit a slump in the morning and afternoon.
There are better ways to prevent fatigue. Just changing your break habits can make a big difference in your energy level. Getting outside for some fresh air, moving around a bit, and eating a healthy snack are three ways to recharge.
So, let?s talk about snacks. Let’s say
you eat a bag of chips and drink a soda every day. You’ve just loaded up on processed carbs and sugar. They don’t stay with you very long. So you wind up with a spike in energy, followed by a crash a short time later. The best way to eliminate the spikes is to add a little protein and fat into the mix. (Yes, fat is good.)
Look for a combination of foods in every snack and meal. Try pairing an apple (carbs) with peanut butter (protein and fat). How about popcorn (carbs) with string cheese (protein and fat)? Graham crackers (carbs) and milk (protein and fat).
The good news is these foods don?t cost a lot. Apples, bananas, rice cakes, pretzels, peanut butter, and crackers all cost less per serving than soda and fast food.
So, you save money and get energized at the same time. What could be simpler?