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29th Nov 2013

Keep Your Energy Up During The Winter Months

There are many reasons for absence of energy, especially at this time of year.

Let’s assume we can identify the obvious ones, like partying after work and at the weekends, with a tough work schedule to boot. Poor dietary choices and poor digestion can leave you feeling tired and lethargic.

To ensure you have a great start to the morning, opt for a hearty breakfast, such as a bowl of Kellogg’s Special K Multi-Grain Porridge.

Starting the day the right way is crucial. Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day and dieticians recommend eating a good breakfast every day.

When consumed with low fat or slimline milk, Kellogg’s Special K Multi-Grain Porridge is a low calorie breakfast option.


 Porridge is a great start to the day

It is also tasty and convenient way of making an important contribution towards our daily vitamin, mineral, wholegrain and fibre needs.

Throughout the day, make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks on hand to help boost energy levels and to avoid temptation. Fresh fruit, seed mixes, low fat yoghurts and Kellogg’s Special K Mini Breaks (99 calories per bag) are great options.

With the 2013 party season almost upon us, Kellogg’s Special K nutritionist Dr Alexa Hoyland recommends having a healthy meal, yet filling, meal before you hit the tiles.

“Drinking on an empty stomach will lead to a quick rise in blood alcohol level and its consequent effects. So be sure to eat something before heading out with the girls. Include wholemeal or wholegrain varieties of carbohydrates, like whole wheat pasta, cous cous or brown rice to keep you going all evening”

Alexa also advises that it’s all about “damage limitation” as we gear up for the 2013 party season.

“Drink a glass of water now and then during the evening and plenty before you go to bed. If you haven’t made that cocktail yourself, you have no idea of its alcohol content! Assume that each glass has at least two units, which equals double the hangover! “