The Afternoon Blahs

The afternoon blahs, that tired feeling somewhere around 3 p.m. Most of us have experienced at least mild fatigue in the afternoon. Most people just seem to think it is just part of the modern life. We justify the mid-afternoon run to Starbucks because we just didn’t get enough sleep, or we have had way too many late nights.

But in reality, the answer is to take better care of your diet and adrenals. We have talked about it a lot in the past but one of the most telltale signs of blood sugar imbalance and adrenal fatigue that cause those horrible afternoon blahs. So, how can you quickly get rid of those afternoons where all you want to do is crawl under your desk and take a nap? Here are the top 5 things you can do to help fight the afternoon fatigue:

  1. Don’t skip breakfast! You have to eat protein and fat to keep your blood sugar up throughout the day
  2. Don’t have a starchy lunch! Bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, candies, rice, potatoes, soda, doughnuts or any other starchy sugary food will cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Consequently causing a quick drop, making you lethargic and sleepy.
  3. Plan on getting some exercise about that time. If you know, you are always sleepy at 245 in the afternoon. Plan a break from work and go for a 15-minute walk, you will be amazed at the amount of productivity you have once you sit back down.
  4. Drink 2/3 rds of your body weight in ounces of water. You will be amazed at how much more your brain will remain focused when you are hydrated.
  5. Get adjusted by a qualified applied kinesiologist who can help you balance your adrenals and your nervous system.

I know I make a big deal about keeping hydrated and balancing your blood sugar, but I can't stress enough how important they are for every aspect of your health. So, if you are having any symptoms including afternoon fatigue you have to put your diet on lockdown and balance your blood sugar.

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