Eat small meals The key to keeping your energy up is to eat little and often
An ideal menu Have three meals a day and a couple of snacks. You should always eat breakfast as soon as you wake up, because you've been in a fasting state overnight.You can have carbohydrates at dinner, but, if you do, eat your dinner earlier – you won't wake up feeling sluggish and you'll be hungry, so will want breakfast.
It's good for non-vegetarians to eat vegetarian proteins, especially soya – it's an amazing source of protein, which will help give you energy. Apart from meat, it's the only complete protein, with all the amino acids.
A quick fix When you hit that 4pm slump at your desk, there are lots of snacks that will give you a boost of energy – a fruit smoothie or a banana are ideal, as the sugars are released straight into the bloodstream, unlike fat, which takes a long time to digest.The key is to prepare and plan in advance.