The science to eating isn't computer science, there is a pretty easy formula to follow that will help you stay energized throughout the day. Here is a handy dandy guide to help.

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  • 1

    Fresh Fruit and Almonds

    For a shot of energy that will stick around and not make you sleepy in an hour try a piece of fruit and a serving of almonds. Some suggest that banana's, grapes and oranges are best.

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    Black Bean Chips and Cheese

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    Low-fat Chocolate Milk

    Believe it or not this can be really satisfying and one of those things that make you feel like you are being naughty, but sometimes all you need is something cold and nourishing and this covers that. Don't go grabbing the king sized carton, an individual sized container should do the trick.

  • 4

    KIND bars

    These bars are sold almost anywhere and pack a lot of bang for the buck. They are loaded with nuts, some with chocolate, protein and minimal sugars.

  • 5

    Grapefruit wedges and cottage cheese

    Cottage cheese is a great source of everything happy and screams long lasting energy. And grapefruit, hello!!! Talk about an instant pick me up... maybe it's from the puckering goodness or the wonderful fruit itself, either way... energy is yours