Eating for Energy
Contributors to lack of energy:
l Dehydration. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. l Anemia. See your doctor to determine whether you have anemia and how to treat it. l Skipping breakfast. Skipping meals lowers your metabolism. l Large lunches. Large meals force your body to use energy stores for digestion. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to keep your energy level consistent. l Poor meal composition. A good mix of complex carbs, protein and fat ensures slower digestion with an even distribution of blood sugar levels and a constant supply of energy. l Severe caloric restriction. A good rule of thumb is to maintain 10 times your body weight in calories. l Caffeine dependence. Limit caffeine consumption to two drinks a day.