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Food for energy in morning
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:47 am
Do any of you know the best foods to eat to make you wake up with energy? and wake-up without feeling like you just took a sleeping pill?
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:12 am
I don't think there are any foods that make you wake up with energy. It depends on your overall daily nutrition. Make sure you are getting a good balance of the macronutrients, and lots of the micronutrients through vegetables and fruit.
There are many discussions on the web about what to eat in the evening- take in complex carbs, don't take in carbs, have lots of protein, have a balanced snack/meal. I feel best when I eat a lunch-type snack in the evening; example, tuna mixed with chopped onion, red pepper and zucchini, lightly seasoned with no-fat salad dressing and stuffed into half a pita, with some fruit on the side. This is something that would be eaten for lunch, but also provides a balanced meal for the evening.
As you fast overnight, your glycogen stores and glucose supply are depleted. I don't know of any food that will last a full 8-10 hours. Much of how you wake up depends on your genetics. My husband has learned not to speak to me first thing in the morning.
Hope this helps...
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:57 am
If you're waking up feeling that bad, it might be an issue with your sleeping habits, not breakfast.
I find drinking lots of fluids (other than coffee) in the morning makes a lot of difference to my energy levels during the day.
Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:22 am