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Healthy Habits That Zap Your Energy

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3. You never snack between meals.

It may seem like a smart weight-control technique, but if you go more than four hours without food, your blood sugar may drop, which drains your energy and leaves you cranky and ravenous. Munching on a portion-controlled snack that's a combo of protein, carbs, and fat can help stabilize your blood sugar, mood, and energy levels. Smart choices include one ounce of string cheese with one-quarter cup of soy nuts, one-fourth cup of dried fruit and 20 almonds, or a mini whole wheat pita pocket stuffed with one-quarter cup of low-fat cottage cheese and carrots. If you're worried about consuming extra calories in your meals, include foods with a high water content, such as soup, salad, and veggies, so you'll feel full faster and eat less.

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kristenr_916377 wrote:

Good advice but how do you hydrate 1 to 2 hours before your workout when, like me, you work out at 5:30 am? I try to drink water on my way down to the gym and during and after my workout..unfortunately that's all I can do.

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