Crashing Before Noon? Here Are 13 Ways to Boost Your Energy

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  • Eat a Mid-Morning Snack

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    "If you are up very early, you will likely have a significant amount of time between breakfast and lunch," says Jaime Mass, Florida-based virtual RDN and founder of JMN supplements. "If you are up at five, but don't have lunch until one, this could contribute to a serious mid-morning crash if you aren't careful."

  • Avoid Candy at all Costs

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    "Steer clear of that office candy bowl," adds Mass. "I know it sounds silly, but that candy bowl is a sugar crash waiting to happen. Not only is it packing in extra calories in small little packs, but it is creating a sugar high that will ultimately lead to a crash."

  • Limit Your Coffee Intake

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    "Caffeine can contribute to morning crashes if you are consistently drinking multiple cups before noon," states Jaime Mass. "Also, be mindful of what you put into your morning cup of coffee or tea. Don't forget moderation on the sugar front here to avoid those crashes."

  • Cut Back on the Processed Fruit Juices

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    "Drinking orange juice or apple juice is not a healthy habit," adds Mass. "Juice has the nutritional equivalency of soda. Yes, you read that right. Soda."

  • Eat Every Three to Five Hours

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    "When you get that hungry feeling and your blood sugar dips, you feel like you're crashing," says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, New Jersey. "Prevent this by eating every three to five hours. That means if you had breakfast early, you shouldn't wait till lunch for your next eating occasion." 

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