The Oomph Factor

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The Oomph Factor

Do you feel tired, fatigued and zestless all the time? Do you wake up after a good night’s sleep feeling groggy? Are you forever sleepy? Well, blame it on your diet. Not eating well can cause various health problems and one of them is low energy levels. This slump in the energy levels can lead to depression, insomnia and give you a permanent feeling of being unwell. So what do you do? Well get some oomph in your diet, zing it up a bit and get moving. Here’s what you should do to get those levels pacing up again.

Breakfast– Never ever skip the day starter. This marks the beginning of your glorious day. So make your breakfast fancy and smart. A few options are

  • Cereal/porridge/oats + milk
  • Stuffed roti with buttermilk( great for summers)
  • Sandwiches/poha/upma/cheela/pancake
  • Idlis/ dosa and sambhar
  • Eggs and bread( the classic!)

Avoid having too much sugar in the morning as it tampers with your blood sugar levels. The aim is to maintain good energy levels and sugary foods will just give you a sugar upsurge only to come crashing down.

Mini Meals– Eat every few hours! It could be as simple as a fruit, a handful of nuts, some air popped popcorn or some carrots.
Fiber– Load yourself on fiber as you will feel full for long. The more you feel fuller, the more consistent your energy levels will be. Fruits, veggies, salads, roti, whole wheat bread, idli, rice are all rich in fiber.
Water– The wonder drink is truly wonderous in practically everything you can imagine. It is a great feel good drink. Since it is body friendly and it is a great for flushing out toxins and clearing the system.
Tea Time– Cut down your tea or coffee a bit. Though rich in antioxidants, having too much of tea also leads to lethargy. However if you are a tea/coffee addict, then switch to green tea or infused tea. It’s heathier and keeps you on your feet.
Overall just keep a positive attitude and you’ll see the difference.

My name is Richa Bhatnagar and I am a dietician by profession. I have my own practice in India. I consult all those eager to get healthy and fit. The Chinese call it Zen, the soul, where you belong. I would say for me it's helping others to get healthy. Dedication and knowledge are the two tools I go by. I hope my blog clears out doubts, raises questions, and gives out helpful information.

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