Avoid the Christmas holiday slump with these top tips for avoiding fatigue.
Don’t skip breakfast
I know intermittent fasting is all the rage but if you like to exercise in the morning you will need some carbohydrate to boost your blood sugar levels to allow you to train optimally Typically 30-60g for every hour you train is a good rule of thumb or 1g/kg Bodyweight/hour.
Check your urine colour and volume
Dark or infrequent urination means you are probably dehydrated and this can lead to tiredness, headaches and fatigue. Pale and plentiful urine is the key to good hydration.
Swapping out some high glycemic index carbohydrate foods for low glycemic index carbohydrate foods may help curb that ‘afternoon slump’.
Avoid caffeine in the afternoon
Caffeine may disturb your sleep later on in the evening, meaning you don’t get the deep, relaxing sleep you need.
Temporarily cut out alcohol
Aim for 3 – 4 days a week as this eliminates extra kilojoules/kilocalories and takes pressure off the liver and kidneys.
Eat a rainbow every day across all the fruit and vegetables
The polyphenolic compounds that give fruit and vegetables their glorious colours are there to enhance your health and wellbeing.