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How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull.
You are tempted to stick your hand into the ubiquitous bowl of office candy, grab a soda or a cup of coffee or even hit the vending machines, aren’t you? Candy, cookies, chips, oh my!
These are “empty calorie foods”. Foods that contain few or no nutrients, but still have calories. They’re laden with sugar, salt and fat! At best, you’ll get a temporary jolt.
What to do?
Instead … choose a snack that is designed to get your blood sugar on track and send you happily into high gear once again. Remember, snacks aren’t meant to “fill you up,” but rather to help you to be “not hungry.”
Peanut butter on a rice cake – YUM! Measure out one tablespoon of peanut butter and carefully and evenly spread it over two rice cakes. If possible, toast the rice cakes. They are transformed from Styrofoam to an exotic, crunchy treat.
Whole grain cereal with low-fat milk – Buy some miniboxes of healthy cereals to keep on hand with a half cup of low-fat milk.
Baby carrots and hummus – Measure out two tablespoons of hummus on a pretty, small plate. Then artistically arrange some carrots around it and dip away. Double dip if you like!
Here’s a list of other snacks that travel well:
Air-popped popcorn
Applesauce (individual containers)
Apple slices
Baby carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Dried fruit
Fresh fruit
String cheese
Veggie Sticks
How to you pull yourself out of your afternoon slump?
Please share your secrets!
More healthy tips, recipes and secrets:
Eat More: Weigh Less
Sinful Summer Recipes
Recession proof foods!
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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  • Pamela

    Carbs have the effect of making us sleepy. This is a chemical action and you can find out about this. I read a whole book once on some research that explains the chemistry of it. Stick to protein foods, and no carbs whatsoever if you want to be alert in the afternoon. Best to have a good breakfast. Keep carbs of any kind, (including sugar, and foods like fruit that contain sugar) for the evening (unless you have to study).

  • Connie

    Green tea! Hot or cold … it works great!!

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