You know that sluggish feeling you sometimes get after you eat? Where you just want to stop everything you're doing and... lay down for a nap? Feels.
But a decrease in your energy levels after eating is actually a very real thing, and according to experts, it's got nothing to do with how tired you are. In fact, it's all about what you're putting in your body.
Apparently, portions and timing are key when it comes to how even healthy foods can influence our energy levels. Yep, really!
Meaning? If you're constantly finding yourself feeling like you've hit a wall halfway through the day, it might come down to what kind of food you're throwing back — and how much of it.
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As nutritionist and sports dietician, Chloe McLeod from Verde Nutrition Co told Mamamia, "Whilst making great food choices is the crux of eating well, there are certain foods or food groups that – while they have incredible health benefits – can also fall into the negative in some instances."