Here’s why mid-afternoon is such a struggle

Sugar rush or sugar crash? A meta-analysis of carbohydrate effects on mood

Highlights
•Carbohydrates do not have a beneficial effect on any aspect of mood.
•Carbohydrate consumption lowers alertness within 60 min after consumption.
•Carbohydrates increase fatigue within 30 min post-consumption.

Anyone who has had a carby lunch knows the mid-afternoon crash all too well.

Evidence here that it’s not your fault, per se, it’s an inescapable biological reaction.

Solution – change what you eat to avoid the reaction to what you’ve been eating.

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