Eating for Energy

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Eating for Energy

Contributors to lack of energy:

Dehydration. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.

Anemia. See your doctor determine whether you have anemia and how to treat it.

Skipping breakfast. Skipping meals lowers your metabolism.

Large lunches. Large meals force your body to use energy stores for digestion. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to keep your energy level consistent.

Poor meal composition. A good mix of complex carbs, protein, and fat ensures slower digestion with an even distribution of blood sugar levels and a constant supply of energy.

Severe caloric restriction. A good rule of thumb is to maintain 10 times your body weight in calories.

Caffeine dependence. Limit caffeine consumption to two drinks a day.