"How to focus more in the morning?"
I get a lot of questions asking for advice on focus. We all need it for our lives, whether it be work life, home life or let's be honest, usually a mix of both and everything else that comes with life.
Why do we wake up sluggish, tired, unmotivated? Well that's a discussion for another day.
Today we are focusing on improving your focus without reaching high GI, sugars and other foods that we think may help us momentarily.
So here we go...
This is a controversial topic but if I really want to focus in the morning, I’ll intermittently fast, so that means I drink Lola Coffee on an EMPTY stomach, do my emails, exercise all fist thing (exercising has been shown to be more effected after fasting).
Then I’ll usually have a second coffee which will carry me through to midday when I break the fast. The trick is to keep the coffee black, if you add milk or sugar it will break the fast. So I have 2 Lola Coffees then I’ll make a smoothie or eggs to break my fast at midday. I don’t do it everyday but I’ve found it really helpful while I need to focus really heavily on writing or shoot days.
There’s also loads of other health benefits links to I.F (intermittent fasting) aside from the lack of brain fog, its linked to increased metabolism, less inflammation, weight loss and more recently it’s seen as an anti-aging tool. I’m 35 years old, so I’ll take all the anti-aging help I can get my hands on!
How do you get started with Intermittent Fasting?
Start by extending the period of eating between dinner and breakfast the next day. The aim is to get to round 16 hours of fast or the 16/8 method (16 hours fasting, 8 eating)
Always listen to your body and decide whats right for you! And if you have any concerns speak to your health professional before giving it a go!
Give it a try, the first time can be tough, also if you feel faint at anytime, of course eat something. This is also not a doctor advice; this is just my own personal experience as a nutritionist.