Eating to Increase Productivity


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Last Monday, I discussed one method of increasing productivity as we ramp up into Q2; using your morning wisely and effectively to get the most out of your day.

Another way to really boost your productivity, and really to improve the quality of your life overall, is to look at your diet.

I’ve been extremely open about how changing my diet reshaped numerous facets of my life. Mine and Beth’s diet is documented by the Misner Plan, which is the name we have given to this lifestyle that has truly reshaped our lives.

That said, food not only impacts your health, but can directly affect your performance at work and productivity. The key to eating a healthy, productivity-inducing diet is to avoid foods that release glucose quickly, like pastas and sweets.

Other options include eating more frequent, smaller meals. We all know those people who are “grazers,” but doing this can actually have a positive impact on your brain functionality. Studies have shown that the brain works best when 25 grams of glucose are circulating in the blood stream at any given time. This is about the amount in a banana.

While it may be easier to eat junk while you work in an attempt to speed up productivity, it really is counter productive. And the mid-day sugar crash will really bring you down.

How does your diet impact your work? Let me know in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “Eating to Increase Productivity

  1. Hello, Dr. Misner.

    I’m from BNI in Brasil. Love reading your blog. Big change in my business.
    My mom always say that we have to eat good and quality food. It’s not always that simple, but I try.
    Realy cause a big change in my day, not only in my performance, but in my humor. Not only the diet should be taken care, but our sleep time and mouning routine, too.
    I just started changing like you said in the last post.

    Thank you for teaching every day more tips!

  2. Thank you Dr. Misner. I’m a member of BNI – Island Business Alliances in Hilton Head, GA. I completely agree. About 5 years ago I made significant changes to my eating habits and it made a tremendous difference in my energy levels throughout the day as well as my cognitive abilities (focus, problem solve, etc.). Losing weight became a side benefit of the changes rather than the goal. Feeling healthy and whole became my primary goals.

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