What you put into your body determines how well you perform. That’s true when it comes to taking tests, playing sports, and yes — even searching for a job.
If you skip meals, eat junk, overload on caffeine, and don’t hydrate (basically, all the things your mother ever told you not to do), you’re more likely to feel fatigued and lack focus. And unfortunately, that can translate into not landing your dream job.
Here’s why and how to form eating habits that will make you happier, healthier, and less stressed during your job hunt:
So much of the dieting industry focuses on how foods will make you look, but let’s shift and look at the way foods (and drinks) make us feel:
In contrast, experts from the National Institutes of Health highlight that a healthy diet can help you:
Eating healthier is similar to searching for a job — they’re both much easier said than done. Not to mention, they can be tedious and frustrating.
So why put yourself through the challenge of changing your eating habits? Same reason you’re committed to finding the role that’s right for you — the payoff is well worth it.
Eating better = feeling better = improving your job search stamina.
Most people know the basics of a balanced diet: Eat lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy, and lean protein foods. Also, limit salt, added sugars, and saturated and trans fats.
But knowing the “what” is much different from understanding the “how” of healthy eating.
Here are 10 starter tips that will help you make real improvements in your everyday eating and drinking habits:
Change can be overwhelming, so don’t feel like you need to try all these tips right away. Maybe just pick one to work on every day. And if that still feels like too much, switch to focusing on one per week.
Remember: It’s not a race to see who can eat the healthiest the fastest. What matters most when changing your diet is creating meaningful habits that will last a lifetime.