We’ve all been there—it’s 3 p.m. and you start to crash. The lethargy starts to kick in, and the hangry beast is about to erupt. You may be used to meandering over to the office candy dish and grabbing as many sugary morsels as possible accompanied by an extra-large iced coffee.
The sugar and caffeine high may have you flying for some time, but then you start to crash and burn, and the cycle continues until you face-plant into your bed.
To avoid these ups and downs and to keep the hangry beast at bay, you have to set yourself up for success. No need to tote around a cooler everywhere you go and constantly fortify yourself every 30 minutes. But you need to have a game plan to allow yourself access to clean and real foods that provide you with the energy and nutrients to keep you going all day long.
When I know I have a full day ahead of me that involves running around the city, bopping in and out of meetings, and trying to fit in a workout, I always set myself up for success and pop some portable snacks into my bag. To keep my blood sugar stable, I try to eat a little something every two to three hours.
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