Being a girl boss is one big adventure; it’s exhilarating, exciting, and rewarding, but it can also be quite tough, especially on your health. Finding that perfect balance between building your company and taking care of your health can be quite challenging, and it can lead to burn out if you fail to find that happy medium. Knowing how to take care of your health is vital because you are your business’ best asset; keeping yourself in tip-top condition is so important so that you can always put your best foot forward in your brand.
Your health starts with your diet.
Think about it, what you eat is fuel for your body; For example, if you had a car and you always filled it with poor quality fuel, and you never changed the oil, or maintained the engine, it would not last long. Sooner or later, it will stop performing properly and then eventually break down in the middle of your journey. Well, your body is the same; if you are not mindful of what you fill it with, eventually your organs and biological systems will start to malfunction as a result. So, to help you keep your body in good health, this blog post contains 5 diet tips that every girl boss needs to know when trying to stay healthy.
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1. Eat for Energy
The first tip that every girl boss needs to know about is energy; energy is the fuel that your body needs to carry out multiple functions such as breathing and moving. You need to ensure that you are supplying your body with enough energy, especially when you are running around all day. One of the best sources of energy is complex carbohydrates; these are carbohydrates that are broken down slowly when they are being digested, this means that it provides your body with a gradual release of energy throughout the day, which keeps you going for longer. Some great sources of complex carbohydrates include; whole grains such as brown rice and oats, whole fruits, and vegetables. In addition, you want to avoid simple carbohydrates; these are carbohydrates that are broken down much faster when they are being digested., This gives you a quick spike of energy, and then before you know it, you are feeling burnt out. These simple carbohydrates come from foods such as white rice, white pasta, and refined sugars such as soda and candy.
2. Watch the caffiene
I know, I know, with the festive season in full swing, it would be against girl code to not drink pumpkin spiced and gingerbread lattes nonstop until the new year. For many people, a morning coffee is a staple; the caffeine wakes them up and makes the Monday morning meeting a bit more bearable, but did you know that too much caffeine can actually be bad for you?
Having too much caffeine can actually increase your risk of developing insomnia, anxiety, and not to mention, it can become addictive. Adults are encouraged to limit their caffeine intake to 400 mg per day, that’s around 4 regular sized cups of coffee. There are many other great beverage options available that do not contain caffeine but still perk you up such as decaf peppermint tea, ginger, lemon, and green tea.
3. Get enough iron
This one is probably one of the most important tips that every girl boss must know, and that is making sure that you have enough iron. Due to female menstrual cycles, ladies are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anaemia. Meaning women are more likely to feel fatigued, which is NOT what you want when you have a busy week of vlogging, planning, and meetings. The best way to ensure that you are getting enough iron is by eating lots of iron-rich foods such as; spinach, nuts, soy/tofu, and even dark chocolate.
4. Don’t be afraid of healthy fats
Many women are afraid of the word fat, but healthy fats are actually good for you. Healthy fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats; these types of fats are wholesome foods that can leave you feeling satisfied for longer, they support your heart health, and even help to maintain your brain function. You can find these types of fats in foods such as olive oil, avocados, nuts, and oily fish.
5. Meal prep
The 5th and final tip that every girl boss should know about is meal prep. Meal prepping is probably one of the best time-saving hacks ever because you spend less time in the kitchen and more time being productive. All you need to do is grab a notepad and pen or open the note app on your smartphone and brainstorm what meals you want to eat for the week. Set aside about an hour or so on your Sunday afternoon and cook those meals in advance, store it in plastic containers and they will be fresh for the week. A pro tip is to use versatile ingredients for example; pasta and rice compliment a lot of meals, you can grill some seasoned chicken breasts, and that will go great with the pasta or the rice, this gives you more variety for the week.
I hope that this blog post provided you with some useful tips!
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