I know a lot of people who don’t like to think about what they eat. They eat what they want when they want. I’ve done it too. But, if you want to be productive, you must eat for energy.
Eat For Energy: It’s Super Important
If every day consists of a holiday meal for you, then crashing on the couch is going to be the only thing you are productive at.
But, you don’t have to overeat in order to lose energy and be unproductive. Eating a poor diet and not eating for energy are two things that will bring on the energy crashes and lack of productivity.
This isn’t going to be the longest productivity tip in the list, but it is one of the most important! The way you eat will have a huge influence on how much energy you have – both physical and mental energy – and how much you are able to get done. Stamina, focus, and creativity all stem from proper eating.
Unless I know that I’m going to be laying around doing nothing all day (holidays with the family, for example), I eat for energy because I want to make the most of my days.
We all need to eat different things depending on our diet, hormones, and activity level, but I’ve found that – for me, anyways, it’s just about eating whole foods in balance.
It’s also important not to overeat. It doesn’t matter how healthy the food is, if you overeat, you are going to feel tired. So, you need to focus on what you eat and how much of it you put down each meal.
Not An Expert…
I’m not an expert in nutrition, but I know how important eating right is for energy and what works for me. If you are tired after eating, following are some resources to check out so that you can develop your own eating routine that works for you.
Basic Tips To Eat For Energy
Don’t have the time right now to read a whole bunch of information on how diet impacts your body? Try the tips in the video to help you eat for energy. I can say that this is pretty much what I do, and it works really well for me.
Also, for all you breakfast skippers out there, start eating first thing. I used to skip breakfast, but I’ve found that breakfast is such an important part of my morning routine for productivity. It helps give my body energy and function properly for the day.
More Advanced Tips For Eating For Energy From Selfhacked
On Selfhacked, there is an article titled 13 Reasons You’re Tired After Eating, which is a comprehensive, well-written article that can help you start to understand what’s going on in your body and what you can do about it.
Warning, you need to be able to focus in order to absorb this information, and if you are focused, you could be stuck on Selfkacked for a while learning a lot about how food interacts with your body. It’s one of the best sites I’ve seen, run by experts who know what the heck they are talking about!