I am fortunate and grateful that I have been given an opportunity to attend a 3 hours Heath Booster talk by Wong Ju Jin. Below are what I learned from him:
- How to counter after lunch sleepy effect.
The reason why most of us feel sleepy after lunch is due to the sugar level in our body. If we eat a lot of carbs, something sweet (sugar), etc then that will increase the sugar level in our body. And once it exceeded the maximum level which the body will see as a danger, then it will produce insulin to reduce the sugar. It is the sudden drop in sugar level that caused us to feel sleepy.
- Diet: Maybe half an hour before lunch, eat an apple. This will make us a little filling, so during lunch, we can eat less. And eat till you feel 70% full, then can stop. But then, as we eat less and it will make us feel hungry after a few hours. Then can eat other healthier snacks like fruits, nuts and etc to replenish the energy.
- Non-Diet: It is actually the patterns that we have formed in our non-conscious mind, once we get back to the office with nice air-conditioning blowing to us, then we will start to feel sleepy. Thus, we need to break the pattern, one of the ways is to stand up, do some stretching or walk around. Then if feel sleepy again, then do it again. Another way is to go to somewhere where got sun, this will tell the body that it is day time not yet a sleeping time.