Afterlunch dip, how do I counter this?
About half an hour after lunch you already start to feel it, you can barely keep your eyes open and you feel energy-free. But how does an after-lunch dip arise? The answer is very surprising, because your body temperature drops between 14:00 and 16:00 pm. When your body temperature drops, your body produces the hormone melatonin, which makes you feel a little sleepy. So that siesta in Southern Europe is not so bad.
But how can you prevent this after-lunch dip?
- Make sure you have enough exercise in the fresh air.
- Do not eat too large portions, but divide your eating moments during the day. Then your energy intake will remain on arrow instead of large spikes.
- Replace sugars and fast sugars (such as white bread, white rice, candies and soft drinks) with slow sugars (such as rice doubts, wholemeal bread, oatmeal and sweet potatoes)
- Add healthy fats and proteins to every meal, these ensure a saturated feeling and are absorbed into your body more slowly.
So eat several small portions during the day and make sure that you mainly get healthy proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Only in this way will you counteract that after lunch dip!