Posts by Jonah Larkin

Five Simple Ways to Avoid that Afternoon Energy Crash

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1. Eat a high fat, high protein breakfast Many people eat  carb heavy breakfasts like cereals and pastries or they skip breakfast altogether.  If you want to mess up your energy for the day eating a bunch of carbs or nothing at all is a perfect way to start.  A carbohydrate based meal with a high glycemic load will trigger the release of insulin (which lowers blood sugar).  After you eat a pastry the insulin can actually knock your blood sugar down lower than it was before.  As blood sugar levels drop, cortisol comes in to counter that action.  Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands...

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