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.