The mid-afternoon crash affects a handful of us, and can prevent a healthy beginning to the new year. As a matter of fact, a study conducted by GfK’s KnowledgePanel® discovered that one-third of Americans report feeling way less productive and worn out in the afternoon, generally averaging a time of 2:58 pm.
As a result, California Almonds and a team of specialist, including accomplished entrepreneur and co-founder of Away Jen Rubio, registered dietitian Jim White and productivity expert Julie Morgenstern have recently partnered up to make sure that busy individuals with goals for the new year can “Carpe PM” – or “seize the afternoon.”
“As a business owner who travels for a living, I can’t afford to be less productive when the clock hits 2:58 pm, no matter what time zone I’m in,” says Rubio. “I carry almonds in my purse as a quick pick-me-up so I can power through my busiest days.”
Registered dietitian and personal trainer Jim White agrees, “To maintain energy, I always recommend a smart and easy snack like a handful of healthy almonds. Their strong nutrition profile – including fiber, protein and good fat – will help anyone power through their daily to-do’s.”
For instant, nutritious and tasty ways to fuel a busy day, White suggest snack pairings, which can seamlessly be created and consumed on-the-go. His flavorful Fruit, Almonds & Cottage Cheese Bowl will give you the sustained energy needed to power through your to-do list. In addition, the added protein, fiber and crunch of almonds make this a great snack choice to remain satisfied until the next meal.
For an easy and delectable snack that’s effortless to prepare and eat on-the-go, try his Sliced Almonds & Yogurt Bowl. For customized snack options, check out White’s crunch time generator quiz, which provides snack recommendations based on personality type.
In addition to snack combinations, productivity expert Julie Morgenstern provides incredible inspiration on how to stay productive during life’s biggest moments, including:
- What you eat impacts your productivity. The ‘afternoon crash’ generally happens to a handful of us, but a simple solution is to consume nutrient-rich foods and snacks that keep you energized throughout the day. As an example, place a container of almonds by your computer, near your line of vision and reach for a handful to avoid the 2:58 pm slump.
- Properly recharge on your off days. When it comes to days off from the daily grind, prioritize PEP (physical activity, escapes, people) to take care of the body. Recharging both the body and the mind is essential to overall self-care.
- Streamline your workload. There always seems to be more work to do than time to do it. The main goal is to ensure that the most crucial tasks are completed first, so that every day can end with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
About California Almonds
Almonds from California are a healthy, natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,500 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations.
Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.