Posted in Health and Wellness by Rogue Fitness on 09 September 2016

BACK OFF CAFFEINE

If your diet is heavy in coffee, its time for a major rethink. Too much caffeine can play havoc with anxiety and energy levels. Green tea or matcha contain way less caffeine but still provide a pleasant energy buzz, while ginseng and rooibos tea are 100% caffeine-free.

DITCH ALCOHOL

Packed with empty calories and loads of sugar, drinking alcohol can also have a negative effect on your mood, so try to keep alcohol to a minimum and choose red wine over spirits or beer - its a source of antioxidants. If you want to shrink your waistline you have to watch the alcohol!

READ LABELS

You might already look at labels for their calorie count, but its far more important to read the back of the packets to look out for ingredients you can't pronounce. These may include sweetners like aspartame, sucralose or saccharin, which activate the brain's pleasure centre without actually satisfying it - starting a chemical reaction of desire for sweet treats.

KEEP HYDRATED

Dehydration brings on fatigue, so make sure you keep your body hydrated with plenty of water. Your target should be a minimum of eight large glasses per day.

EAT REGULARLY

There's a good reason why at Rogue we encourage all our clients to eat 5 times a day. Eating at intervals throughout the day helps to keep blood sugar levels from dipping, sustaining energy levels and cutting the risk of cravings.