Hey New Mom! 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Energy Up
If that venti Americano never seems to get the job done, read on. These tips work just as well as that full night's sleep you're not going to get any time soon
Mom energy advice: Keep your metabolism ramped up all day long by eating something every three to four hours. Aldrich tells her mom clients to reach for snacks like apple slices slathered with a single-serving pouch of almond butter; chopped celery and carrots dipped in hummus; or high-fiber crackers topped with low-fat cheddar cheese slices. She also recommends no-cook oatmeal: Soak steel cut oats in a glass jar of water overnight (just enough water to cover the oats by 1/4 inch). "When you wake up, the oats are 'cooked,'" she says. "Just add cinnamon, Stevia, and nuts or raisins and you have an on-the-go complex carbohydrate snack. Your body will store the energy as glycogen and call upon it when needed throughout the day for a pick-me-up."
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