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I have been so without any energy lately. What type of foods help to keep your energy on a steady stream during the day so you don't feel as if you have to crash at lunch and again by 7. I do drink plenty of water and I workout 4-5 times a week. I thought I have been eating right but some opinions on what others are eating to maintain their energy levels would be greatly appreicated.

Thu. Jan 31, 12:41pm

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Do you take a vitamin? I found a one-a-day helps my energy level.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:50 PM

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i gave up wheat and that helped considerably. I also take two tablets daily of apple cidar vinegar to help the ph balance stay level. if you're body is too acid or to much alkaline, that will have major effects on your muscles and blood. you can pick up testing kits for about $5.00 at your local pharmacy.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:57 PM

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I take a multivitamin and an extra B6 vitamin. (it's supposed to help convert your food into energy)

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 3:23 PM

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protein protein protein! Every meal and every snack has protein!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 3:39 PM

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Protein and LOTS of water

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 5:46 PM

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More caffeine.

Friday, February 01, 2008, 12:34 AM

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It is ideas.

Friday, February 01, 2008, 9:26 AM

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I used to think protein was hard to slip into my diet, but all it takes is an egg or cottage cheese or some meat. It works much better than my old standby: toast!

Friday, February 08, 2008, 1:46 PM

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Actually, animal products contain less protein than veggies..... and have negative consequences. Vegetables are nutrient dense. Vegetables pack a lot of nutrition into a minimum of calories. For a measly 35 calories (the amount in one little teaspoon of butter), you can get a half cup of vegetables that contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and health-building substances, called phytonutrients - not to mention a lot of flavor. Load up on legumes (the family of beans, peas, and lentils). Second only to soy, legumes are the best plant source of proteins, fiber, and iron, in addition to being high in folic acid.
Try quinoa instead of rice or pasta, too.

Friday, February 08, 2008, 7:35 PM

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I have had so much more energy since eating "healthy". I eat a good breakfast around 8:30am (steel cut oatmeal, berries and soy milk), a snack of fruit at 10:30am, a lunch with protein, veggie, fruit and whole grain around Noon, a snack with some protein at 2:30pm and a good dinner again with lean protein, veggie, fruit and whole grain. I always have a bag of raw almonds on hand to grab a few if I'm feeling like a need a little something.I work out after dinner during the weekdays and in the morning on the weekends. I used to want to nap as soon as I got home from work, or would be zonked on the couch by 8pm. Not anymore. So, this works for me! (I've lost 40 lbs. and have kept it off for almost 3 years.)

Friday, February 08, 2008, 8:30 PM

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