If you've ever skimped on your 7.5 hours of slumber , pushed yourself too hard during a midday workout, or spent the day camped out in a swivel chair with your eyes glued to a computer screen, you've surely encountered the infamous energy crash. And while reaching for Red Bull or scrounging for sugar may seem like the panacea, the effects of your quick fix may be short-lived. A better way to rally: Keep your body moving and filled with foods that help stabilize blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day. Here, experts share tips for staying alert from morning till night.
In the Morning
Jump-start your metabolism. "Breakfast kicks off your day and makes you feel better," says Denise Austin, author of Get Energy! Empower Your Body, Love Your Life, who suggests including a mix of protein and quality carbohydrates in your morning meal. "Some mornings I'll have wheat toast with natural peanut butter and a banana. Another morning I'll have oatmeal and berries with skim milk orRead More »from 22 Ways to Boost Energy Instantly