Everyone sometimes is having a hard time getting energized in the morning. There are some simple start-of-day energy tips that you can use to feel more alert and keep your weight in check.
It’s important to find healthy ways to boost your energy levels.
1. Pound Protein
Proteins are the workhorses of our bodies. They help persuade your brain and stomach that they’re well nourished and satisfied; skimp on it and your hunger might lead you right to a bag of potato chips. In a recent study, volunteers whose daily protein consumption fell below 15 percent of their total calories were far hungrier after breakfast and ate more snacks throughout the day than those whose protein levels exceeded that amount. The extra nibbling put them on track to gain more than two pounds a month had they kept it up. Some great potein-packed breakfasts are hard boiled eggs and greek yogurt.
A square of dark chocolate has just the right amount of theobromine (a cousin to caffeine) to wake you up but not enough to cause a crash later, says chronic-fatigue specialist Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. It’s also chock-full of antioxidants, may decrease heart attack risk, lifts mood-and tastes delicious.
3. Early bird
Michael Breus,PhD – sleep expert says that being a night owl may be bad for your waistline. People who stay up late and sleep late-specifically, they get more than half their sleep after 5:30 a.m.-also tend to eat more fast food and consume more of their calories after 8 p.m. than do normal sleepers. In one study, the more that subjects ate after 8 p.m., the higher their body-mass index, even after controlling for other factors. One of the easiest things you can do to improve your weight loss is go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. (even on weekends)
Something crunchy make your jaw work hard, which can wake up your facial muscles, helping you feel more alert. Munch on an apple with breakfast for an energizing dose of extra fiber. Apples are loaded with soluble fibre, the key to blunting blood sugar swings.
5.Make the Bed
Shaking out the sheets gets your arms moving above your heart, boosting your heart rate and invigorating your body. Also you avoid the temptation to jump again in already made bed.