It’s almost the end of the workday…you just gotta power through the last hour. But it can be a struggle, and keeping up a consistent energy level can be hard especially if you’re not snacking on the right foods during the day.
While coffee is usually everyone’s go-to, actual food is usually a better option.
Experts say eating something every 3-to-5 hours is optimal so you don’t crash. You want to try for a combination of protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you going.
Try to keep these 5 foods in your desk drawer – Black Beans will give you protein and fiber; Bananas – they digest easily and have good carbs; Eggs – good for protein; same with Pistachios, and, of course, what everyone good always probably have more of – Water.
And the foods to avoid – caffeine or energy drinks – they can actually keep you up at night if you have them late in the day; candy – the energy boost is short-lived; steak – there’s a reason you feel sleepy after having a steak dinner, because you can’t process too much protein at once; smoothies – they may seem convenient, but if the balance is wrong your blood sugar levels will spike; and low-calorie frozen meals – usually way too much sodium.
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