The symptoms of low blood sugar last all the evening as well as the day. It is critical to keep a track of what is going on after having a sweet snack or having a cup of coffee. You can notice that the level of energy rises instantly. However this rise in energy does not last for more than one hour. This is the reason that we come across many people who hooked on to soda water after every hour or who drink about 10 cups of coffee daily.

You probably know already that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also a great opportunity for you to load up on fruits and vegetables. If you like eating eggs in the morning, one of the things that you can do is to make a vegetable omelet. Just add tomatoes, pepper, onions and some mushrooms with an egg and voila, you have a very healthy breakfast. Instead of drinking coffee, you can also drink fruit juice in the morning. Fresh juice is always better than canned of course.

#2: Consume more fiber. Fiber helps slow the rate at which your body digests food. That helps keep you feeling fuller longer and stabilizes your energy level. Start each day with a breakfast cereal high in fiber. Some packaged cereals are fiber-rich, and oatmeal or cream of wheat is good too. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also great sources of fiber.

A long term approach to eating consciously is to understand that there are two forms of eating: planned and unplanned. You should try to make most of your meals fit into the “planned” category. However, sometimes there will be meals out and treats that will fall into the unplanned category. The trick is to try to reduce those occurrences.

In a food processor or blender container, combine the ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup of the yogurt, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla, and espresso powder. Process the mixture just until smoooth. Divide evenly between 4 serving dishes. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Before serving, top each dish with 1 tablespoon of the remaining vanilla yogurt and 3 of the coffee beans, if desired.

I’ll be willing to bet you are overweight. Most of us are. Whether it’s a few extras pounds or a whole bunch, we’re fat. The fast food giants and junk-food manufacturers spend billions convincing us to eat their food. Even the so-called reduced fat kind are filled with calories. So we just eat more of those anyway, thinking we are cheating the scale. Restaurant portions are huge and my wife and I usually bring half home. But the rest of you don’t. So, what am I saying here? I’m saying that you have to stop whining and do something before you end up like my wife and mother. If not, you’ll get heart problems, cause liver or kidney damage, retain clogged arteries and as a result, produce a shortened lifespan.

Get help – The internet is full of information – Make use of your computer and the internet. Anything and everything you need to know is just a click away. Another way to get additional help is to talk to an online tutor or classmate or ask your online instructor for help or clarification if you are not sure about something. There are also several online discussion groups that you can join and get help that way.

Alcohol is an easy way of increasing your calorific intake DRASTICALLY. With over 200 calories in a large glass of wine you can easily double your day’s calories during a party night out. Plus, alcohol leads to hunger and when drunk you are far less likely to eat wisely. So, in between your alcoholic drinks drink a large glass of water. This will reduce the calories consumed and will help to flush out the toxins (meaning less of a hangover the morning after).