5. Avoid High-Glycaemic or sugary foods early in the day
Everyone who is always advising that you eat a well-balanced breakfast in the morning, isn’t just saying that because they like to hear themselves talk.
Breakfast is the meal that sets you up for the rest of the day and if you overload your system with a high sugar cereal first thing in the morning, you will very quickly feel the rise and fall of your energy levels.
Eating a high sugar breakfast will immediately spike your sugar levels and raise your glycaemic index which will ultimately lead to a hard crash later in the day, resulting in craving more sugary foods as the day goes on.
Picking a hearty breakfast such as Oily Fish or Scrambled Eggs will be the favour your body needs one that 3pm drowsiness hits.
6. Get into a regular sleeping pattern
If you do not sleep on more or less the same schedule every night, your body will not know when to start making you tired for the day, therefore, you will spend most of the day feeling incredibly sleepy.
This is called your circadian rhythm. This is the part of your brain that winds you up in the morning and winds you down at night based on your schedule and your needs. If you are not on a schedule, your brain will not know when to provide you with this service.
This also makes it harder to fall asleep when you want to and wake up when you need to. Getting yourself on a regular sleep pattern will improve your schedule and your energy levels throughout the day.
7. Track your daily movement
A simple movement tracker like this one, is a great way to figure out if you are not moving enough or if you are moving too much. Over exercising can lead to fatigue as well so it is important to make sure you are giving your body adequate time to rest and recover as well as work out for your over-all health.