The food you put into your body has a direct impact on your performance and how you feel. Eating the wrong stuff can slow you down and make you feel sluggish.
On the other side of the fence, eliminating those foods will help you feel more energized and contribute to a higher performance level. Some people just put anything in their body, as long as it’s convenient, but that is the wrong approach.
If you dedicate to eliminating these foods from your diet you will feel much better and you will have more energy throughout the day.
Soda and Fruit Juice
Soda is quite possibly one of the worst beverages you can drink, and many people have several a day. One of the biggest misconceptions is that the diet and zero calorie versions are fine, but they have a lot of artificial ingredients that cause you to bog down.
“It’s amazing how much your body and energy levels change from just quitting soda for a month,” says Chris Rush of inbound call center Staff Outsourcing. “Challenge yourself to giving it up for 30 days and watch what happens.”
Candy and Donuts
Candy and donuts are very easy to eat simply because of their availability. You can get candy at and store and it’s cheap, and donuts are the unofficial office food, and if you work in an office environment you probably have access to eat them multiple days every week.
Candy is hard to resist sometimes. You get to the airport and you are hungry. All you have is your check in luggage and you are starving. Do you get the $50 cold Applebees or a $8 candy bar at the newsstand? Most people opt for the candy bar and accompanied sugar high.
You have to be disciplined and just avoid these types of foods. Your body craves them if you eat them on a regular basis. Quit for a month and you will no longer crave sugar.
“Many people think that energy drinks are just caffeine, but they are loaded with sugar and other junk,” says Chris Dziak of Pure Nootropics. “They are horrible for you.”
If you need a boost of energy consider something like green tea or black coffee instead. You get the caffeine without the sugar, artificial junk and the other ingredients that nobody knows what they are.
Even the sugar free and zero calorie ones are loaded with sodium and other stuff. The three smartest beverages to drink are water, coffee and green tea. If you are craving something else try a naturally flavored seltzer.
One of the most popular breakfast foods is cereal because it’s so simple. Poor it into a bowl and top with milk. Done. But most cereals (even the ones labeled as healthy) are loaded with sugar and junk.
“Instead, reach for oatmeal. It can be made in a short period of time in the microwave and it’s free of all the sugar and junk in most breakfast cereals,” suggests HVAC installation specialist Josh Williams. It’s also a source of good healthy carbs.