We all know that feeling after a deep workout or a rough day at work. Your current mood can only be described as “drained” and regardless of how you feel about it, your energy levels are at an all time low. It can be hard to get yourself loaded up to do something with the rest of your day.
Thankfully, food fixes pretty much every problem except obesity. Let’s take a look at some high energy foods that can get your backside off the ground when you’re completely drained.
Low-Fat Chocolate Milk
Sometimes, all you need is something cold and fresh. Sadly, you also need to cut down on the fats so you may want to check that. It has chocolate in it already, don’t go too crazy or you’ll ruin your entire diet.
Peanut Butter Crackers
Ideally you’d mix the peanut butter with some yogurt first but nobody will ever know that you enjoyed that undiluted peanut butter cracker all by your lonesome. No one will know if you eat a second or a third, either.
Baked Sweet Potato
They’re an excellent combination with some almond or peanut butter, but you’d be fine just eating one without anything else. They’re filled with lovely nutrients, they have a nice flavor and they’re easy to make – just chuck them in the microwave!
Yogurt And Berries
The ideal yogurt would be the Greek variant because like pretty much anything else here, it’s low on fats. It can be a bit sugary so if you’re not into that (read: if you secretly are into that but you’re not supposed to be) you can always check for a low sugar variant. Berries are lovely superfoods so just eat a handful of them whenever you feel like it.
String Cheese and Pears
If this sounds like a weird combination to you, it’s because it is. The pear’s fiber combined with the cheese’s protein is bound to give you a huge energy boost, however. Don’t judge it until you’ve tried it, I always say.
Protein bars are always a good option when you need a pick-me-up. These days, they come in dozens of sizes, shapes and flavours, so just pick whatever you feel like. It’s hard to go wrong with these!
Naturally, we’re looking for the low fat variants here. If you want to add milk or yogurt to it, stick to low fat variants too. Granola is going to be your best possible source of whole grains, which does all kinds of lovely things for your body and energy level.
That’s right, popcorn is an option too. I put it last because why bother looking at everything else when you can have popcorn instead, right? It has a bunch of fiber in it that’ll make sure there’s some energy flowing through your body. It’s also a fine snack to combine with a laid-back evening on the sofa.