Eating for energy

I know I have already mentioned the Outlaw event the other weekend, but it was my first 22 hour shift so I am going to milk it for as long as I can!!

I am still feeling incredibly tired and lethargic from it so have started to created my weekly food plan around the foods that I know will help give me a boost. The main ingredients for this plan are: 

Lentils

Lentils are high in fibre and are great at stabilising blood sugar levels, making sure you don’t have an energy crash during the day.

Quinoa 

Not only is this little grain filled with more protein than any other grain, it is also packed with amino acids, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese, making it a great nutrient-packed source of carbohydrates for long-lasting energy levels.

Eggs

Eggs contain one of the highest complete forms of protein in any food, our bodies can absorb 97% of it!! They give 30% of the recommended daily value of protein all of the essential amino acids that your body uses to rebuild muscle. No matter how you cook them, eggs are a great option to repair and replace your needs! 

Yogurt

Yogurt is another great source of high quality protein that helps to keep you full. 

There has also been a lot of evidence to show that dairy fat has a neutral or even a slightly positive effect on preventing heart disease and type 2 diabetes! 

Water

Being dehydrated has been linked with why we feel tired so much. Drinking plenty of water each day will help keep energy levels up and also stop us thinking we are hungry, when we aren’t! 

I will be sharing the individual recipes and how they have helped! 

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