I don’t know about you, but by mid-afternoon I frequently find tiredness suddenly hits, my energy levels dip, I lose concentration, and even the simplest of tasks defeats me, to the point where I’m falling asleep at my computer.  I need a break and some fuel, so I reach for something fast – and usually something sugary.

Not a good idea! 

Tip 1:  Ditch the Sugar!  We have some tips for healthy snacks, and a nutrient-rich smoothie recipe at the end.

Tip 2:  According to Dr Sally Norton at MailOnline, the best way to beat the mid-afternoon slump is to avoid a heavy lunch, opting instead for …

… a nutrient-rich light snack, packed with energy to help you feel fuller for longer …

Nutrient-rich foods deliver these powerful perks:

  • stabilized blood sugar levels
  • appetite control and fewer cravings
  • increased focus and energy
  • greater productivity

Tips for healthy snacks include:

  • Fresh or dried fruit
  • Humus
  • Non-fat yogurt
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Peanut butter

Remember, if you are following a diet plan you should include these extra calories in your total for the day.

Dr Norton has a couple of other tips – take a break, have a cuppa – (see the Source link below), but I’ve added my own favorite tip:

Tip 5: You really can’t beat a super healthy Green Smoothie, so we have super energy-boosting recipe (nutrient-rich, of course!) for you on the Next Page …