It’s 3 o’clock…
We have been working our tails off all day, running around, haven’t even looked at the clock, let alone the fridge.
Our head has been down and we are moving all throughout are day.
At 3 o’clock, we rush to the car, scramble to go pick up the kids from school.
Take Suzy over to Soccer, Johnny over to band practice, run back over to Suzy because she forgot her cleats, we then have to take Bobby to his Doctors’ appointment by 4:30, and get back to Suzy by 5 to pick her up.
And so on and so forth… this becomes the norm.
We are so consumed in our day, that we start to feel sluggish, and just can’t understand what is going on.
The weight starts to creep up, our days are filled with anxiety, we find it harder and harder to exercise, and we just feel terrible!
Well this is a cause for a FOODMERGENCY!
A foodmergency is simply this; our body is requiring food for blood sugar purposes (think the Snickers commercials), and we are not stabilizing that blood sugar and the body with food and nutrients, so all of the above aforementioned symptoms can and will happen.
So, what does this mean?
It means you need to eat!
Your bodies blood sugar starts to dip (if eating correctly with proper portions of foods), after about 3-4 hours. Sometimes much sooner then that if we are eating a carbohydrate rich meal before, with out adequate protein/fat to stabilize the blood sugar effects of carbs by themselves.
What this does is it causes an up and down effect on blood sugar levels. High and low blood sugar through out the day. This is one of the most stressful things to the internal human body.
This will cause things like:
– Weight gain
– Mood Swings
– And much more
There is a study here done on NCBI website, that links the effects of high and low blood sugar levels on anxiety on a 15 year old girl:
So to fix this issue it is simple, always have, what we call “Foodmergency Food” with you at all times.
This could be something like:
– Apple and peanut butter (prefer almond butter)
– Greek yogurt
– Homemade beef jerky
– Homemade Trail mix
– Boar’s Head Lunch Meat
– Protein shake
– Quality Protein Bar
As you can see a lot of these options are grab and go. But most importantly, all of them contain healthy protein and fats to help keep that blood sugar stable, and give you that long lasting daily energy.
It is important to try and eat every 3-4 hours to keep that blood sugar stable.
Keep these items on you at all times, no matter what. Whether in your office, purse, car, backpack, just keep it somewhere where you know it will be easily accessible.
Here are a few homemade “Foodmergency Foods” you can have on hand:
or check out our friends over at 1 Step Prep for their local homemade protein bars!
Now, go and eat a snack!
Director, RAW Fitness
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