I try to eat as healthy as possible. A better way to phrase that would be I try to eat as reasonably as possible. I minimize how much fried food I eat, I eat vegetables every day, and start every morning with a spinach and fruit smoothie. I don’t drink caffeine and stick to as many whole, fresh foods as possible.
That being said, I’m currently in the process of kicking my sugar addiction. While that doesn’t mean never eating sweets (let’s get real) it does mean seriously getting a handle on the sugar I eat. Because I don’t drink caffeine I rely on sugar to get me through the afternoon slump. Juices, sodas, hot chocolate [read: anything chocolate] boost my energy and improve my mood (temporarily). However, sugar can be a toxic and highly addictive substance.
Sugar isn’t only bad for my health, it’s also bad for my business. When I eat too much sugar, I can’t concentrate or focus on a single task. My mind wanders and it’s difficult for me to complete projects. By reining in my reliance on sugar I’ve already seen an improvement in my focal ability and my overall health.
How does your diet affect the way you do work?