My opinion is it was ok. Not horrible, but not great. A huge reason I may not have loved it is because I much prefer espresso to Colombia coffee. A fresh brewed espresso with milk, in other words a latte, is by far my favorite. The VIA didn’t compare to that, however I don’t drink Colombia coffee regularly enough to be able to really compare.
Speaking of coffee I was thinking about energy levels. When 3pm rolls around I am always in search of an energy fix. That is when the sugar is most appealing to me. Lots of times that is when I go for a chai tea latte. They are another favorite of mine. The mix I buy does contain a lot of sugar which is probably why I desire one that time of day. I am ok with some sugar but that is the one part of my diet I try to pay attention to. I find if I pay attention to how much sugar I take in, the rest seems to fall in line. Being that a lot of the junk food I crave has a lot of sugar.
When I am motivated enough to avoid the chai tea latte mix, which I prefer myself to have in moderation. I sometimes make a sugar free version. I steep half a mug of water and a chai tea bag. Then I fill the mug the rest of the way with skim milk, and put it in the microwave for a minute to heat it up a little bit further.
The real reason for the afternoon lack of energy is recognising if you are refuelling your body the way it needs. Evaluating if you are getting the nutrition your body needs to stay energized, and well as enough rest. My opinion is your body is not meant to do non-stop all day. You need to give yourself breaks to refuel. This is important whether you are at home or in the office.
Feeding your body well, getting enough sleep, and taking those breaks throughout the day can do wonders for increasing your energy levels. For me this is something I need to keep reminding myself when I am feeling exhausted. What can I do to feed my body energy in a healthy way, and am I giving myself the mini-breaks I need to re-energize? The night time rest is a combination of making bedtime a priority, and whether the kids wake up J.
Do you find you have a lack of energy in the afternoon? If so, what do you do to combat it?