Imagine this: You get seven hours of uninterrupted sleep a night, but you find that your energy continues to decrease as the 8-hour workday progresses further. You take vitamins and you exercise, but something just isn’t adding up. That 3:00 p.m. slump is now worsening and you find yourself struggling to make it to 5:00 p.m. Related: 10 Must-Have Desk Foods It’s a proven fact that what you put into your body can make you or break you. Changing up a few things in your diet can make a big difference.
Every year at Thanksgiving, many of us indulge in a delicious meal of turkey, stuffing, and pie. Related: 5 Ways To Recover From A Bad Job Interview Regardless of how much you eat, I'm sure you'll have plenty of leftovers for another meal. A turkey sandwich, perhaps? That might be a good idea on a regular day but on the day of your job interview-not so much. Turkey contains high levels of tryptophan, which can make you feel sleepy. You need to be on your "A game" during the interview, and drowsiness will drastically affect your mental alertness. Yawning frequently won't impress the interviewer, either. Although turkey is one of the most commonly known foods for causing sleepiness, there are many others that you should avoid on interview days to ensure that our eye lids are not getting heavy at an inopportune time. Here are other foods to avoid before an interview:
Did you start your workday right? If you’re like most busy professionals, most mornings you’re rushing to get out the door, and sitting down to breakfast is the last thing on your mind. The most important meal of the day suddenly takes a backseat to everything else that seems, well, more important. Related: 3 Healthy Eating Habits That Will Help Boost Your Productivity But whether you’re a teacher, attorney, or financial advisor, with a little planning you can have a healthy breakfast every morning that doesn’t come out of a package.
We all work hard, and while some of us may struggle through our working day, others find it a little easier. In most cases, this is probably primarily down to diet. If you eat the wrong things, you'll feel sluggish, tired, worn out, and will lack motivation. Simple changes to your diet could make your working day a whole different kettle of fish. Here are a few better eating habits that will help you power through your workday without the struggle:
Do you need a work boost? It can be extremely frustrating when you're at work and you can't even remember what you had for breakfast that morning. Unfortunately, this problem comes with age and we all have to deal with it. However, there's good news! You can slow the effects of memory loss by eating certain healthy foods. So, if you want to improve your memory to help you get the job done, start munching on these healthy, brain-boosting foods today!
Trying to eat better at work? Good for you! This is a challenging feat for many people (particularly me!). However, if you're having trouble holding back from certain cravings, your body could be suffering from deficiencies. In other words, if you crave any of the following on a regular basis, you're body is lacking something (no, it's probably not chocolate, sorry). So, before packing up your lunch, check out this healthy guide of alternatives:
If you’ve already had three cups of coffee or energy drinks just aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of options for boosting your energy. These high energy foods will help you plow through the toughest parts of your day whether you’re a morning person or a night owl. We’ve chosen foods that are easy to find (and pronounce: there’s no quinoa here). You can store many of these snacks at work in your desk, and they don’t require much prep work. Have one of them each day of the week to vary your diet and keep your tastebuds happy.
It's no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, when you're late for work, finding even five minutes to toast a bagel or fry some bacon can seem impossible. According to this infographic featured on Fast Company, only 44 percent of people eat breakfast each morning. This is a shame because eating breakfast in the morning can increase your productivity at work. Why? Because your brain actually has fuel to function (go figure). Not only that, but people who eat breakfast also tend to be skinnier than those who skip it. Studies show that people who skip breakfast eat more junk food during the day and are more likely to develop fat around the belly. Sounds like common sense, right? But what about you? Are you a breakfast eater or skipper? Please take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments section below! [poll id="45"] Photo Credit: Shutterstock