Are you reclined on the couch right now? Or maybe slouched forward in your comfiest chair?
Does the thought of getting back up seem like the hardest thing in the world at the moment? Maybe the afternoon slump is hitting, and your limbs feel heavy. You got enough sleep last night, you didn’t do anything tiring today…and yet you’re exhausted.
Here’s a question that might help: How much protein did you eat today?
If you don’t get enough protein—and especially if you load up on carbs and saturated fats instead—your energy will lag.
We take protein for granted sometimes. But it’s so much more powerful than we give it credit for. Eating more protein can boost your energy levels in days, but that’s not the only reason to add more of it to your diet.
In fact, if you want to improve your health, protein is one of the very first things you should add to your life. Protein is a cornerstone: When you’re eating enough of it, the rest of your wellness habits improve with it.