As a business owner, you are probably always working and always on the run. But no matter how hard you work, you cannot neglect your health and diet. It is import for business owners or entrepreneurs to eat good, nourishing food and never go hungry at any point of time. The brain required energy which means it needs to be constantly nourished and fed.
Sherri Sue Fisher, who has written the book “Timer™DIET” for busy business owners and entrepreneurs, provides come useful tips for them to stay healthy and productive at work. Let’s find out what they are!
As soon as you get up, go for an early morning run or brisk walk for no more than 30 minutes. That will clear up the mind and keep you fresh and energetic for the rest of the day.
Essentially, business owners or entrepreneurs should always begin the day with good, solid breakfast which has protein, fats and carbohydrates – with protein being most important here. That’s why eggs should be a part of every breakfast. You should add oatmeal, fruits or nuts, to this – but a perfect breakfast is always one that has eggs.
The breakfast should be your biggest meal of the day and should be fulfilling. You should have as much as possible. Remember the adage – have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper!
Now, after a sumptuous breakfast, once you get to the office, ensure that you have the following foods available to you at regular intervals of 2 hours:
Nuts. This includes walnuts, pistachios, cashews, pumpkin seeds, mixed nuts, and most importantly, almonds which is good for the brain.
Cottage Cheese with 4% milk-fat
Cheese sticks along with some fruit
Plenty of fruits. You can have blueberries, grapes, cherries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
Lots of water – water is an absolute essential. Have as much of it as possible, and never use soft drinks such as Coca Cola or Pepsi as a substitute for water. That only serves to dehydrate you and the sugar content in them and adds on to your weight over the long run. Water is safe, pure and healthy. It keeps you constantly hydrated, fresh and energetic. It gets rid of your exhaustion and tiredness. It removes all the harmful toxins from your body.
You should eat every 2 to 4 hours. This could be something as simple as the snacks mentioned by us above or a more wholesome meal. You don’t have to wait to finish a project to eat something. Have food on hand, and take a minute or two away from work to eat something. If you have scheduled a meeting, ensure that you eat something an hour before it. You don’t want to be hungry during the meeting.
Be sure to have done your research on a restaurant before you go visiting. You should, for example know what is served at the restaurant, especially one you visit regularly. You should have an idea of the proteins, carbohydrates and fats contained in each of the menu items.
You should definitely avoid anything that is crusted, fried or breaded, and you should avoid sauces. Always go for food that is sautéed, grilled, blackened, seasoned, baked, and broiled… whatever you choose has to be simple.
Finally, ensure that you get at least 8 good hours of sleep each night. You should never stay up all night on a project, it is a far better idea to get a good night’s sleep and wake up as early in the morning as possible and complete the work required to be done on the project.