What we eat has a large effect on our mood, energy level, and even stress. Here are some tips on what to eat to keep you feeling centered:
- Vegetables and fruits are full of nutrients, and the natural sugar in fruit can create a good feeling and boost energy. Opt for fruit when you want something sweet.
- Pair your fruit or veggies with a protein, but stick to a fist-size serving when eating meat or beans, or a handful of nuts. This will help keep your energy levels steady even after the natural sugar from the fruit wears off.
- Finally, avoid foods with artificial sweeteners, such as pastries, candy, and packaged foods, as they will alter your energy levels, as well as affect your mood.
Stephanie Mansour, CEO of Step It Up with Steph, is a Health & Fitness Expert and Body Image & Confidence Coach. As a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, and life coach, Stephanie has been featured on CNN, AOL, and more for her realistic and holistic approach to health & fitness. She coaches women through her virtual 30 Day Jumpstart Program, and recently trained her client to lose 83 lbs in 12 weeks on NBC Chicago!