Sunday, January 15, 2012

Avoid Energy Crashes and or Cravings!

Confused on what to eat to avoid energy crashes or cravings?

Constant energy can be obtained by eating a complex carbohydrate (a short term quick energy store), a protein (a medium energy store), and an unsaturated fat (a long term energy store) with every major meal.  This way of eating will keep you free of those crashes and cravings because your blood sugar will remain constant. 

For good sources of each type of energy check out the table below. 

Complex Carbs
Unsaturated Fats
Whole grains (oats, brown rice, buckwheat…)
Meat, poultry and Fish
Olive or Sunflower oil
Skim or soy milk
Dairy products (yogurt, cottage cheese…)
Fresh Tuna or Salmon
Egg Whites
Nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew…)
Fruit (oranges, plums, pears, grapefruits…)
Soy foods (edamame, tofu…)
Nuts (almonds, walnuts…)
Veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, spinach…)
Skim or soy milk
Avacado and olives


  1. I had a craving of chinese food last nite and ate an egg roll, wond ton soup and shrimp with mixed veges along with moo goo gai pan which consisted of chicken, alot of mushrooms and veges. I thought was good craving food.....right?

  2. Yes, those items are on the healthier side (minus the egg roll) compared to others on the menu. Dishes filled with veggies is the way to go but you still need to be careful with what you eat. Many if not most dishes are loaded with sodium. For example, that Moo Goo Gai Pan contains at least 1,800 mg of sodium. The recommended sodium intake for a day is 1,500mg.