The brain and body are highly complicated machines, which require the right fuel to run correctly. It is simple. The kind of food that you put in your mouth directly impacts and affects how your brain functions, which impacts how you feel about yourself as well as others.
Food and drink is often something that men use to seek comfort and relief. Demolishing a double cheeseburger with fries and onion rings feels good, but it’s a temporary solution. What’s important is that as you focus on making little choices throughout the day about what you eat or drink. Take a second to stop and ask yourself if it’s worth it. That tasty donut is full of fat and is packed with sugar. That won’t help you get your work assignment done that afternoon, but a handful of almonds will.
- Eat breakfast – Eating a healthy breakfast (oatmeal, whole grain cereal or granola bars, a banana or an egg) will give you a burst of energy that energizes the start of your day. Plus, it gets your metabolism going, which helps the whole body.
- Stay hydrated – Not drinking enough water can make you feel tired, sluggish and cranky. Nutritionists say that you need to drink eight oz. of water, eight times a day. Bring a water bottle to work, fill it up first thing in the morning and make sure it’s empty by the end of the day. Work a quick cup of water it into your routine, when you wake up, with your coffee, and with each meal.
- Say yes to carbs – You’ve been taught that carbohydrates are bad, but the truth is, your body needs them. Eating carbs helps our bodies produce serotonin which is a chemical in the brain that helps put us in a relaxed and happy mood. So, don’t pass on the carbs and try to buy whole grain bread and pastas.
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