How to stay on track when you’re feeling tired
It’s Monday, and the Monday after Halloween weekend—I think I’m not alone in saying I’m feeling tired today…Zzzz…
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.