Power Pack Your Snack
Our body’s run like clock work. As the day begins to wind down, so does our metabolism and energy. The best way to combat this afternoon slump is to giver body’s run like clock work. As the day begins to wind down, so does our metabolism and energy. The best way to combat this afternoon slump is to give our bodies some more fuel in the form of a nutritious snack.
Too often we look to quick snacks with processed sugar such as sodas and candy. These items work fast, providing a quick charge by spiking your blood sugar. With such a quick dose of sugar, our bodies quickly retaliate with the hormone insulin, which drops our blood sugar back down resulting in fatigue and hunger. Your best bet it to power pack your snack with complex carbohydrates and a good source of protein. Look for this week’s article to see specific examples!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.