One thing I struggle with most is just having high energy all day long. Energy to get it all done without feeling exhausted or beat down by the end of the day. Before I made some serious lifestyle changes, I was seriously tired ALL THE TIME! I feel like I had that, ugh I don’t feel like doing that, feeling all the time and that’s seriously the worst. As soon as I started fueling my body better, I came to the realization that it’s not me, it’s my eating habits. The foods and drinks I was putting in my body were affecting my mood, my productivity and ultimately my success! When you think of it that way, it really makes you second guess the foods you’re feeding yourself, right?!
While I’m by no means perfect in my eating or drinking habits, I have found a few things that help me make it through my day full of energy and fight through that common afternoon slump! Keep reading to see how ZonePerfect® High Protein Bars are playing a KEY role in those long, tiring days. Sometimes even after a long day, I have plenty of energy to get home and get things done around the house! #score! So here are a few of my tips…
Tips for Having High Energy All Day Long
- Work Out in the Morning – I don’t know why I love to talk myself out of working out in the mornings, but I do. I love sleeping in past my alarm and I love making excuses to not get that workout in. (Insert eye roll) But when I force myself to get up and get it in, that morning coffee afterwards tastes so much better! It totally fuels me up and makes me feel like I can tackle my day!
- Drink More Water – Shocker that drinking water makes you feel good, I know, but when I really make a point to up my water intake, I see it more in my energy levels than anything!! When I feel tired or like crap, I force myself to drink 2 cups of water before anything else!
- Don’t Give in to Those Afternoon Cravings – You’ve had lunch, you’ve had plenty of water, you need something, ahh, yes, a treat! No! You’ve gotta get through the rest of your afternoon, not take a nap! The worst thing is thinking you need a treat or a snack in the afternoon, having one, then realizing you’re worse off than you were before! I love having a healthy, uplifting snack ready for me when that afternoon slump comes up. ZonePerfect High Protein Bars are perfect for that because they’re packed with protein (I’m talking 20 grams!) with only 5g of sugar and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners! Avoiding that 3:00 p.m. sugar crash is what this girl needs! I can have a snack, it can fuel me up and I’m ready to finish my work day. I’m ready to then get home and start my blogging work day. See, there really is NO time for any slacking, that’s why I love ZonePerfect Bars! And Amazon’s stock of all three flavors (Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. Banana Nut Crunch and Blueberry Crumble) make this snack-time favorite easy and accessible to get!
Having higher energy throughout my afternoon is truly something I’ve been working on and I really feel it’s 99% what we put in our bodies! If you’re feeling extra tired today, take a look at what you’ve eaten in the past 24 hours. Change what you eat tomorrow and see how you feel. It’s all trial and error but if you try out some new things, some new ways of eating and drinking, it really could change your everyday life!
And if anyone has any tips on how to become a morning person, I’m all ears! That’s some advice I need! 😉
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