Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to Beat Mid-Afternoon Slumps

Do you experience a witching hour between 2-4 p.m. that sends you to the nearest vending machine or renders you nearly unconscious and nodding off at your desk? Mid-afternoon slumps are common and typically related to diet.  The most frequent causes are:
  • Food intolerance  
  • Consuming too many carbohydrates or the wrong types of carbs for your system
  • A blood sugar imbalance often triggered from processed foods, coffee and sugars
  • Not eating regularly to maintain blood sugar levels
In order to fully kick slumps and cravings, it is important to learn how to eat right for YOU by discovering food intolerances and the correct amount of carbs to proteins for your system to thrive.

In addition, a healthy mid afternoon snack with a good mix of both protein and carbs balances blood sugar and can help stave off slumps and cravings. With our increasingly busy schedules, healthy, tasty snacks on the go are essential!

The Love Cleanse is launching a new healthy snack section in each of our newsletters.  Click here to see our first choices when it comes to choosing snacks that really beat those mid-afternoon blues!

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