Skipping protein at breakfast
If your breakfast consists of toast or cereal, you might be feeling jittery a few hours later. “A lot of people eat carbohydrates at breakfast without a source of protein,” says Nielsen. “A carb-only meal will spike your blood sugars and lead to a crash. Adding 20 to 25 g of protein to your breakfast, such as eggs, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or protein powder in a smoothie, will keep your energy, hormones and blood sugar levels stable.” Protein takes longer for your stomach to digest so you’ll feel fuller for longer, helping your body to avoid blood sugar crashes that can ramp up anxious feelings.