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How to stay on track when you’re feeling tired

October 30 2017
By Kate Goodin

It’s Monday, and the Monday after Halloween weekend—I think I’m not alone in saying I’m feeling tired today…Zzzz…

How to stay on track when you’re feeling tired

Luckily, I found these tips on how to stick to plan on tired days—just what I wanted to see me through. There’s no need for a tired day to keep the weight loss away!

Go high-fiber for sustained energy. I’m starting the day with oatmeal, and then having a baked potato with turkey, bean and veggie-packed chili for lunch to keep me full and alert. Jacquie Lavin, RNutr., Slimming World’s Head of Nutrition and Research, explains why fiber-packed foods are a top choice for tired days: “Fiber helps slow the digestion of food, so you get a slower, prolonged release of carbohydrates from the food into the blood stream. Oats are particularly great for this; they give a sustained release of carbs to help you feel fuller for longer and have a steady release of energy.”

Stock up on easy-to-grab, on-plan snacks like fat-free plain yogurt, fresh berries, lean cooked deli meat, and chopped veggies. Pickles (no sugar added) are go-to for me, for something salty and crunchy.

For an energy boost, I’m planning to head outside for a 10-minute lunchtime walk—the brisk weather will be a great pick-me-up.

Plan ahead. This one I’m filing away for next time: batch-cooking healthy meals like chili and soup that are easy to heat up—perfect for when we’re too tired to cook.