It's time to ban "quick fix" and "pick-me-up" from your vocabulary and your diet. The idea is to identify the right way to achieve that steady, slow release of energy that will get you through the day. If you've been relying on sugar, the harsh reality is that what goes up, always comes spiraling down. Sugars can actually zap you of your energy instead of helping to improve your stamina.
By making your own trail mix, you won't feel the need to reach for that sugary granola or candy bar.Stamina Sustaining Trail Mix:
- Hemp seeds, a complete source of protein, no carbohydrates and nutty in flavor
- Unsweetened coconut flakes, healthy fat and carbohydrates
- Dark chocolate chips
Make a large batch and store. Use a half-cup scoop and pack to-go. When 3:00 p.m. comes, you'll have the perfect snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth, give you the crunch you crave, keep you energized, and most importantly, help you steer clear of the vending machine.
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