Tip 1: Eat a High Protein Snack Before Starting to Write
Many writes wake up and make a cup of coffee and run into their offices to write. This scheme may help you get some writing done initially, but it won’t keep you writing for long without reaching for something that you should not have.
The best way to avoid that is to have something with protein before you sit down to write. Some high protein foods are peanut butter, fruit, Greek yogurt with some mixed nuts, cheese, eggs, or steal cut oatmeal.
If you are really in a hurry, you may want to try making some protein or granola bars ahead of time. Just make sure that you don’t load them up with sugar.
We have to remember that food is fuel. So, make sure that you have the right kind of fuel so that you could do your best writing, one hour at a time.
Not only that, but if you’re not hungry, you will be able to work for longer and you the quality of your manuscripts will be much better too.
Food helps you to Improve your productivity! One of the most fascinating things about eating is how various ingredients enter your brain through your blood stream. Whichever elements make it through to power your brain will help to either focus or to lose focus.
Most of what you eat will be broken down into one thing: glucose. Glucose is our fuel, keeping our brains awake and alert. So, at all times, we have a certain amount of glucose in our blood stream, kind of like gasoline in a car.
The most important thing to remember is that we are in full control of how we release glucose to our blood and brains. Certain foods release glucose quickly, while others do so more slowly, yet sustainably.
The brain works best with 25 grams of glucose circulating in the blood stream—about the amount found in a banana.
The tricky part is that you can get those 25 grams of glucose from a banana or a donut. Or you can eat a small bowl of oats. There is little or no difference in the short-term for your brain activity.
However, the story is very different over the stretch of a few hours—which is the typical writing time for a writer.
The donut will release glucose into your blood very quickly; therefore, it won’t be able to sustain you over 2 to 3 hours. So, within an hour or so, you will start feeling unfocused and easy to distract.
However, the banana and oats will sustain you for a lot longer. This means you will be able to write and focus for a lot longer.
So, make sure that you snack on something really healthy and loaded with healthy glucose before you sit down to write to be at your best.
Irene S. Roth