Job Stickiness #4
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I couldn’t even write this post until I ate. I was looking for a food photo and could feel the hypoglycemic response building in me. Irritability, anger… crabbiness, wow, is that all food-related? For me, it is!
The doctor I saw last agreed that the symptoms I have fit the diagnosis of reactive hypoglycemia. If I don’t eat regularly, I end up first feeling very irritable, then I get a headache, and then I feel ill. To avoid all of that, I need to eat within an hour or so from when I get up, eat high fiber, minimal sugar especially on an empty stomach, and eat frequently.
Whether you deal with reactive hypoglycemia or not, nutrition is still critical to your success and your Job Stickiness. Many people skip breakfast, some people find it hard to eat first thing in the morning, others simply don’t make the time. WebMD’s link states that: “”When people skip meals, especially breakfast, changes in brain activity in response to food may hinder weight loss and even promote weight gain.” Not a good thing!
I find that I do better with frequent meals, my metabolism works better, I think better, and I am more productive. When I stall off eating, all kinds of bad side effects happen and for those around me, I am not fun to be around.
In this busy work world where we are often glued to the computer, we may find that it is hard to go get the nutrition we need. We make excuses… “I skipped lunch, I had too much work.” In reality, we may be jeopardizing our jobs because we are not working at our peak energy levels and we are not feeding our brains.
What about you? Do you see a relationship between what you eat and your productivity? My goal is to help you in your job and to help you find career paths you love. If you struggle with nutritional chaos, you might be hurting your career.
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