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We all have been there – 3 pm slump. If I am at home, I might get incredible sleepy and try to keep myself awake by eating (so smart, right?). When I am at work, I just want to crawl under my desk and take a short nap. I especially enjoy 3 pm meeting. Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a business meeting with nothing, but a huge desire for a pillow and just 5 minutes of sleep? I have.
Take a look at your lunch. Does it usually include fatty, sugary, and processed foods? This might be the reason for such difficult afternoons. Even big amounts of meat will cause your body to work extra hard digesting it. And if your body works hard on processing a burger, deep fried fries, and a donut, guess which parts of your body get neglected? Your brain, maybe? Eating balanced lunch with the right amount of fiber, protein, starches, and fats will help you make it though the hardest time of the day. Experiment and see what works best for you, but I believe you’d be able to find ways of dealing with pm coma and should be able to remain productive.
Instead of eating another empty food at 3 pm, go for a fuel food, something that is not high on fat and sugar. One of your options might be a protein bar (just watch out for the fat content). One of the options to consider is SlimGenics bars. As am looking at the label, I am noticing 10-15 grams of sugar, which might not be ideal for those concerned about sugar content, but it is still a much better alternative to anything you find in the vending machine and will totally satisfy your sweet tooth. Couple days ago, I realized I was annoyingly hungry and mentally unwrapping a candy bar. Immediately stopped the rotten thought with one of the SlimGenics chocolate mint bars. 5 minutes I was back in the happy mood and giving 100% to the project I was working on.
Increased amount of water helps to to deal with overeating as well. Please do your best to avoid sodas and sugary drinks. They do give you quick energy shot as your blood sugar level spikes up, but only to crush and hit you with another slump (Urgh!)
Energy drink? Educate yourself as some of the drinks are designed for high endurance workouts or help college students to be up and running after a night out. As we hit 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s energy drinks like Monster, Red Bull, and so many might get our heart racing for no reason and get us all jittery while all we really wanted to achieve is being alert and responsive when our boss or client explains us details of the next project.
Coming back to SlimGenics products, they have energy drinks as well: one of these is only 15 calories and tastes pretty good. The box I had included a variety of flavors and it tasted pretty flavorful. The first time I tried grape, for example, I actually stopped and said “WOW! That’s very flavorful”.
I am not familiar with any other product by Slimgenics, but these two I tried are pretty good. Want to know more? Check out Slimgenics on their website, follow them on Twitter, and become their fan on Facebook.