Feeling sluggish, lethargic, like sitting around? Often, when we are already feeling slow and tired, we compensate by eating more than should, or worse than we should (e.g., eating unhealthy, high-calorie, high-sugar, high-fat foods).
Although we may think that eating more might bring us more energy, the opposite is generally more apt to happen. We get sleepier, more lethargic, and less likely to be more active through the rest of our day. You may feel like a triple baconator, but a less heavy option will probably help you get through the rest of your day with more pep.
As it is, Americans are eating much more than they should be (there are numerous studies that illustrate this fact as being one of the contributors to rising obesity rates), and a simple shift in portion sizes could go a long way to help curb the tendency for weight gain as well as the resulting loss of energy.
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