I need to become more productive throughout my day. I spend a lot of time looking at stuff and doing stuff that doesn’t contribute to my overall happiness. How about you?
My biggest issue is focus. I am so easily distracted by things that my mind literally jumps from one thought to another.
FINALLY! I joined The Academy For Optimal Living today. I say finally because even though it is only a few bucks a month to join, I’ve been putting it off forever.
“I don’t have time to watch those videos!” was my biggest reason, but I realized that I have time to do a lot of unimportant stuff during my day and those videos may just help me get more organized, make me happier, and improve my life in ways that I’m not even aware of yet.
So, on my to-do list, I finally checked off ‘sign up to the academy and start watching some videos’ as done – and I chose How To Double Your Productivity to watch first! I figured that was a pretty good one to choose considering I’ve been getting less and less done with my days lately.
There are many insights in the 1 hour long class, but because nutrition has been a big part of life for me lately, I took one of them to heart.
Eat More Fat For More Productivity
I have always had coffee with my cream in the morning. I’m kidding…a little. And I’ve always wondered if too much fat in the morning is a bad thing for my focus and ability to get things done.
But, Abel James actually says that including fat in your diet is important for good brain health, and when you eat a low fat diet, you steal nutrients from your brain.
Of course, this doesn’t give you a pass to eat McDonalds breakfast every morning. That is not the kind of fat he’s talking about. He’s talk about healthy fats like coconut, olive oil, avocados, nuts, etc.
One thing he said that stuck out in my mind was ‘real fat comes from real food‘. That is going to be something I remember quite often when I eat, shop, or think about health!
One thing I can say is that I have noticed that since my husband and I have included walnuts and flax as an everyday addition to our diet, I have been more focused in the morning (until I eat nachos or macaroni for lunch).
Your Brain Is 60% Fat?!
Convinced that fat is bad? I know many people in my mom’s generation adamantly believe that fat is bad and many people on diets like Weight Watchers, where high fat food consumes up all their daily points, probably don’t want to touch fat with a 10-foot pole.
If fat scares you, watch this quick video that gives some insight into fat.
Note: The link they had below the video was to here: http://www.nicabm.com/brain2014/post-info/
I don’t know about you, but Daniel Amen is an expert in brain health, and it is hard for me not to listen to him when he talks about anything to do with the brain!
So, add more healthy fat to your diet as one way to have better brain health and more productivity throughout your day.