It seems like every day there is something new that is making us tired. For me I feel it is my trips down I-40. I mean this construction is exhausting. Wouldn't you agree? Ok maybe that is really not what I should be talking about.

I know I have a hard time sleeping at night. Or at least I have a hard time staying asleep. I find myself wide awake at around 2 am every morning. That is crazy. So that may lead to why I am so tired too.

It could actually also be the food we eat that makes us feel like we can't make it through the day. There are actually foods that deplete are energy.

Did you know that having an energy drink or coffee can be one of those things making us tired? You think there is no way because those are the drinks you have to get you going in the morning. It's good for a short time fix but then you just crash later in the day. Or you can just continue to drink them throughout the day but then you could be hurting at bed time.

Candy is another culprit. Yes you get that sugar high. You also get that sugar crash. You see how kids are on Halloween.  They are bouncing off the walls and then again the crash hits. So candy is another item you need to avoid.

If you are going to have those smoothies you need to check on the sugar content. If it has a lot of added sugars you need to stick away from it or you will have no energy later in the day. If the sugar is natural from fruits you are not in as much danger.

I know if you are trying to lose some weight you look for foods that are low in calorie. You need to check the label carefully because a lot of those meals won't give you enough energy to make it to your next meal. So go ahead and make sure there is enough protein. Protein can help with the energy you need.

Another thing you need to avoid are those chips. Yes, they are good. They have little to no nutritional value and can definitely weigh you down. You may be ready for an afternoon nap after a serving or two.

So look for those foods that can actually help you with your energy levels. Drink more water. Grab an afternoon snack of some pistachios or even a banana. Your body will thank you for it.


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