Hi my name is Clemmie Pellew- Harvey, I’m nutritional therapist. Here are my top tips on how to improve nutrition for busy moms.
So one of the most common things that I experienced with my clients are in the afternoon around 2:00 to 3:00 you get that 3:00 PM slump.
So the 3:00 PM slumps actually really natural, it’s something that happens after around 12 hours of deep sleep. So that can be kind of 2:00 to 3:00 AM. So around 2:00 to 3:00 PM, you get that slump.
And also your cortisol levels kind of decrease at that time as well. So it’s really important to be prepared for that.
One of the easiest things to do is just to get out in the fresh air, get some sunlight in, and especially during the summer, it’s going to really rejuvenate you and give you energy.
Another thing is to try and hold off on the caffeine because caffeine will give you that kind of instant hit, but you are going to then crash after and then it’s going to affect your sleep. So it becomes a bit of a vicious cycle.
So I would recommend getting outdoors, drinking enough water, just having like a big pint of water maybe with some lemon or some peppermint oil in as well and that’s going to really boost your energy levels.
Also preparing a snack. So that can be in the form of maybe, um, some chopped up vegetables or an apple. Apple has something called pectin in it as well, which is really good for balancing blood sugar levels, which are going to stop you from craving sweet foods and going on that kind of energy roller coaster.