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Nutrition2020-02-28T11:52:24+00:00

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Topping up a declining energy level with sugar may perk you up momentarily but equally, it results in a blood sugar spike, one that is soon followed by a blood sugar crash. Complex carbohydrates have a greater glycaemic index, meaning they take longer for the body to break down, resulting in energy being released more slowly. So next time you want to re-energise with a snack, think about reducing the sugar and increasing the glycaemic index.

Try not to think of food as a mindless chore. Think about what you are eating, how it is helping you. Occasionally write down everything you have eaten over a 24 hour period, give yourself a score out of 10 for ‘nutritional magnificence’ and ask yourself whether food is your friend or your foe.

Alcohol may send many people to sleep but it does not always lead to good quality rest. When looking at the restorative quality of sleep, we typically see that every unit of alcohol will negatively impact an hours worth of sleep. Two large glasses of wine when you get home………..well, that could reduce the effectiveness of your sleep by 50%.

Drinking milk can help reduce the rate of digestion of carbohydrates. If you combine milk with another protein, such as whey, research has shown that blood sugar levels reduce, do not spike and hunger is diminished.

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When people think about their diet they nearly always focus on the food that they eat, and typically there is very little attention paid to the fluids they

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
On positive psychology – Martin Seligman | Ted Talk
Wellbeing and positive thinking | Mental Health Foundation Podcast

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