A Doc’s Secrets to Eating for Energy

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Updated Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:33 am

By Dr. Taz Bhatia

There are different ways to eat for energy, some healthy, others not so much. When I first became a doctor and spent many hours working in the emergency room, I used to turn to candy and multiple cups of coffee. Not only did this strategy backfire—I still felt fatigued all day long—I also had cystic acne, mood swings, and sleepless nights.

Today I know better. I still eat for energy, but now I know how to use the right foods to fuel my body for energy all day long. Foods packed with protein and healthy fats are key, as they help maintain high energy levels throughout the day.

These lessons inspired me to write my new book, Super Woman Rx. Here are three recipes from the book that my family loves because they satisfy and energize without the negative impact of too much caffeine and sugar.

Chia Chocolates

Chia chocolates

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut chia seed pudding

Nut Butter Dream Bars

Nut butter dream bars

 

BIO: Dr. Taz Bhatia is a nationally recognized physician specializing in integrative and functional medicine. Founder of CentreSpringMD, she is also an acupuncturist and nutrition specialist. She is the author of Super Woman Rx, What Doctors Eat, and The 21 Day Belly Fix, and host of The Dr. Taz Show and Kitchen Cures.