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Get more nutrients into your diet with the crash course in nutrition provided by these videos.
You Will Need
- Complex carbohydrates
- Good fat and protein
- Frequent small meals
- Fresh fruit (optional)
Don't skip breakfast
Eat breakfast every day. You need to put fuel in to get energy out, and after a full night's sleep you're running on empty.
Skip the low-carb diet
Make complex carbohydrates the centerpiece of your diet. Carbs supply energy; you should get about half your calories from them.
Eat good fat and high-quality protein
Include unsaturated fat and high-quality protein in your diet. Good fats from such sources as olive oil and nuts are a healthy concentrated energy source. Protein helps the body regulate energy use.
Eat more often
Eat more often. Frequent small meals -- five or six a day -- keep your metabolism up, your blood sugar stable, and your energy level constant.
Don't eat too much. Overeating can literally weigh you down and start a negative energy spiral. Weight gain from overeating can make you feel sluggish and less like exercising, contributing to even lower energy.
Drink plenty of water because dehydration leads to fatigue.
Cut back on alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol disrupts sleep, leaving you tired the next day and the temporary boost from caffeine eventually leads to an energy letdown.