Find Out Why You Need Brain Food To Be Productive
Brain food is the fuel your body needs to be productive. Discover how to get the most out of your meals for focus and efficiency.
We all need to eat!
But not all food is the same.
If you want to be healthy and improve your productivity, you must focus on brain food.
What’s brain food?
Brain food is a term used for all nutritious and healthy food that helps you focus, gives you energy to stay alert, and supports memory.
In other words, it’s food that boosts your body’s functions in a way you get more done on a regular basis.
What happens when you don’t eat brain food
When you don’t include brain enhancing foods in your diet, you’re jeopardizing not only your productivity but mainly your health.
The first side-effect of not eating food for the brain is STRESS.
But that’s not all…
There’s also addiction!
Processed food is designed in a way that gives you pleasure when you eat it and triggers craves.
This constant “coming back for more” of what isn’t good for you is a recipe for destruction.
Not only you aren’t fueling your brain with the nutrients it needs to work well, but you’re also pretty much poisoning it.
If you feel that your intake is causing you more damage than good, it’s time to start adding some brain food to your diet.
Why you aren’t eating enough brain food
The answer is generally TIME.
Who has time?
If I ask you this question, you’ll probably say you don’t.
Nobody has time these days.
We’re all rushing against the clock from the moment we wake up until we pass out in bed at night (that for those lucky ones who don’t have sleeping problems).
Even though you aren’t helping your productivity by skipping meals, many people are:
- Not having breakfast.
- Just grabbing “something” instead of having proper lunch.
- Eating chips or other high-glycemic foods for dinner.
And the reason for that is mostly because…
Unfortunately, when such habits are repeated over and over again, you’re just shortening your efficiency window even more.
It’s a snowball effect: you don’t eat well because you don’t have the time, but you don’t have the time because you aren’t eating well.
Examples of brain food
There’s brain food for all tastes and preferences.
You can have them in all meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Adding them to your regular intake will help you improve productivity and health while giving you energy for all your personal and professional responsibilities.
My personal favorite brain foods are:
- Coconut oil
- Dark chocolate
- Egg yolks
For more ideas, please check these articles on healthy eating:
- The Best Brain Food You Should Be Eating
- 16 Brain Foods You Should Eat To Boost Productivity
- 15 Productivity-Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating
Also, check this awesome infographic from Hubspot about the relation between food and productivity:
And if you’re looking for support and accountability to stay on track with your new eating habits, join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today!
52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my Facebook Group #PlanWithDebbie.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list 52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity .
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join the Facebook group #PlanWithDebbie.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- Become more efficient
- Save time
- Manage stress
- Achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!
Originally published at Debbie Rodrigues.