You probably think your productivity at work has a lot to do with a number of factors. You might be surprised to find one factor will make all the difference in the world. Healthy clean eating can make vast improvements in your work life.
Take, for example, the night of sleep you had. Too little, and you’re groggy and unable to focus. Or what about deadlines? If you have too many of them, you might feel as though you can’t get anything done. But what about what you’ve eaten? Do your meal choices matter for the amount of work you get done and the kind of work you can accomplish? Turns out, clean eating does a world of wonder for your brain.
Say clean eating, though, and people might assume that it involves some complicated approach to food and lots of extra cooking. That’s not the case. Clean eating is simply trying to eat food in its natural state, as much as possible. Because when you eat processed food, you’re eating a lot of synthetic and unnatural materials that are not good for you. Here’s how to get started.
Related: What Is Clean Eating?
How Healthy Clean Eating Can Improve Your Work
What would happen if you could start your day feeling organized and energetic? For a minute – let’s take whether your job is like-able off the list of contributing factors (I know that can be a huge weight – We’re going to talk about that another day sometime soon)
So much of what we do has a massive chain reaction, some of which we are’t even aware of. However, energy is a very direct one! Take holiday meals for example. A lot of people blame that Thanksgiving turkey for their post meal nap. BUT, it might be all the other stuff that is really the culprit.
Refined sugars and carbohydrates are a big drag for your energy levels. Try cutting them in half or out completely, substituting with fruit instead and see what happens. I double dog dare you!! Seriously.
Meal Planning and a Successful Prep Day
Meal planning really is the key to success here. We all need to get back to some basics and get ourselves organized. For many, especially those that are very busy, we tend to eat out more than we should, or buy the ready-made stuff from the store. But what if getting really well organized in one are, such as food, inspired you to get organized in other areas too. I don’t know about you, but for me, being organized feels amazing and helps me tackle other areas that need it such as work or housework.
Saves You Money and Lowers Stress
Let me tell you something. Restaurants and stores only really care about one thing. Making the food taste and look good in a way that they can make a profit. Ok, ok, some care about health and quality too, but that’s maybe 10% of what’s out there, and it costs extra moolah for that.
It costs infinitely less to make friends with your kitchen and DIY a lot of that at home instead of buying it preprocessed and ready made. For breakfast make a big batch of healthy muffins instead of buying one at the coffee shop that literally has 20x more sugar and fat.
I know very few people who don’t stress about money, even those that very comfortable in that department. Why not take some of that stress off? When you’re less stressed at home, there’s a chance of being less stressed at work, and vice versa.
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Who at some point hasn’t wished for a magic time fairy to grant us a couple extra hours in the day? I know I have.
Believe it or not, making that batch of healthy muffins at home will actually take 1/3 of the time or less, collectively, than it would going to your coffee shop and waiting in line for that coffee and pastry.
Some days, bring your lunch to work, and take 30 minutes instead of 1 hr and go home a bit earlier, thereby missing some traffic, and spending more time with the people you love. Boom! The gift of time. Cool right?
Next time work is stressing you out and your feel like energy is low and you need more organization and time in your life, try making just a few small changes, especially to your diet and see what can happen for you.
What is your favorite go to for boosting your energy at work?