Did you know high stress levels can make you crave fatty foods? This is why after a long work day you're more likely to want convenient foods for dinner - such as take away. Unfortunately, these 'convenience' foods are far more likely to be high in sugar and fat, with very little nutritional value.
Important announcement: The food you eat is your body's source of energy and nutrition.
Put the right fuel in.
To feel top of your game, able to fight off disease and perform well, your body needs to be well balanced with good nutrition. Eating too much of any one food, particularly those high in fats, can leave you feeling exhausted and preventing you from being as productive as you can be. Cue: increased stress levels because you can't accomplish everything you want to!
If you've hit that 3pm slump and are about to indulge in some sweets - try some fruit or yoghurt instead! It is a much healthier, nutritious energy booster.
When you're stressed and busy, the best thing you can do is fuel your body with good nutrition. This means high fibre, low fat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Here are some simple ways you can make an effort to fuel your body with good nutrition to beat stress:
- Eat a variety of foods, including plenty of grains, fruits and vegetables
- Choose a diet low in fat and cholesterol
- Limit simple sugars (eg. sweets) in your diet
- Limit sodium (salt) intake
- Drink alcohol in moderation
At the end of the day, If you simply eat what you know to be healthy, and cut out the fast foods, you’ll have better energy levels, increased focus and be better able to manage stress.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you raise the importance of good nutrition and/or reduced stress at your workplace.