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#ProdChat – 06/15/2016 – Food and Productivity

On June 15, 2016, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Food and Productivity. We all know it’s so important to eat well to stay well, but frequently we overlook the impact of our nutrition on our personal productivity. In this chat, we deep-dive into our own struggles/challenges, lessons learned, and resources to turn to when trying to determine the best about our food and productivity. Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about “Food and Productivity.” Enjoy!

Questions:

Q1: How well do you manage your eating habits? Does your nutrition affects your productivity? #prodchat

 

Q2: Are you more a grazer or 3-squares-a-day person? How does your energy ebb and flow during the day? #prodchat

 

Q3: How do you make eating decisions before you get hungry and low-energy (which leads to poorer food choices)? #prodchat

 

Q4: What can you do to lessen poor food choices when you already feel low-energy or stressed out? #prodchat

 

Q5: What are some healthy snacks to have around you at work to boost your productivity? #prodchat

 

Q6: How does caffeine, sugar, and carbohydrates affect your productivity? How does that inform your consumption habits of those items? #prodchat

 

Q7: What do you drink during the day? How do you stay hydrated throughout the workday? #prodchat

 

Q8: How can you make gradual changes to your nutrition while not losing sight of the goal? #prodchat

 

Q9: How do you decipher all the (mis)information out there about food? What’re your go-to resources? #prodchat

 

Q10: If you do plan your meals, how do you do so? Tools/apps you can recommend? #prodchat

Q11: What’s one new productivity nutrition practice you’re going to start after this #ProdChat?

Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time
prodchat Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/1GKZkdjMgw https://t.co/hj2nqYn17j Wed Jun 15 23:59:06 +0000 2016
prodchat Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/1GKZkdjMgw https://t.co/hj2nqYn17j Wed Jun 15 23:59:06 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth Hello. Shereese tweeting in #Prodchat https://t.co/cOHYplP6z2 Thu Jun 16 00:00:09 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @rsidneysmith I’m good and you? #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:00:24 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @ShereesePubHlth @rsidneysmith good evening. I’ve eaten dinner so I’m OK to talk #food ! Hope everyone is well! #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:02:16 +0000 2016
JKatzaman Joining #prodchat from Maryland. Thu Jun 16 00:03:29 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Started The Focus Course from @shawnblanc now on Day 8 (finishing up Day 7 today). Finished dinner – it was great. Late for you! #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:04:10 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth I’m enjoying street tacos as we chat #prodchat. https://t.co/MpCSOPAoUN Thu Jun 16 00:04:20 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @ShereesePubHlth yum!!!!! #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:05:04 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Frank Buck from Alabama. I write and speak on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:05:17 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth A1 When I eat poorly, I tend to have less productivity and feel more fatigue at day’s end #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:06:00 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: Frank Buck from Alabama. I write and speak on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:06:15 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @ShereesePubHlth: A1 When I eat poorly, I tend to have less productivity and feel more fatigue at day’s end #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:06:25 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A1 If I said I controlled my eating habits, my doctor would step back so he wouldn’t be hit by lightning. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:07:17 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A1 I have to avoid the large lunch. Tends to impact #productivity in the afternoon. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:07:59 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A1 I become non-functional if I don’t eat well, so I make sure that happens regardless of what is going on. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:08:06 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck I don’t buy that. I need solid breakfast. But I need my lunch and dinner, too. Too much lunch -&gt; nap. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:10:30 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A1 Studies say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Other studies say, eh, not so much. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:10:45 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A1: It depends on the week. This week I’m doing well &amp; resisting urges for sugar &amp; chips :) If I eat the wrong foods I slow down #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:11:40 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A2 I am a 3 meal. I do have a weakness for chocolate, so on days when I am at home, I tend to snack. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:11:55 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A2 I’ll graze throughout the day. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:11:56 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a2 definitely 3 squares type. Depends on how well I keep focus and engagement. If not in gear, I get slow mid to late afternoon. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:11:58 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck I think the key is that each person’s body is different. #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:12:43 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck You’d better never visit Chocolate World at Hershey, Pa. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:14:20 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A2: 3 squares plus a few snacks in the afternoon. My energy starts declining around 2/3 #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:14:43 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @JKatzaman @rsidneysmith Adding that one to my list even as we speak #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:15:16 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith The first time there you’ll swoon. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:16:08 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A3: I typically eat on a schedule to avoid getting hungry. My day is pretty structured #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:16:36 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A3 I have the same thing almost everyday for breakfast and lunch. Choices start with the grocery shopping. Don’t buy wrong stuff. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:16:46 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @macbikegeek: A3 I have the same thing almost everyday for breakfast and lunch. Choices start with the grocery shopping. Don’t buy wrong… Thu Jun 16 00:17:08 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @michelle1908: A3: I typically eat on a schedule to avoid getting hungry. My day is pretty structured #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:17:16 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Q3 My meals tend to be planned ahead of time if I am at home. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:17:24 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @michelle1908 my work day is not structured for me but I eat on a schedule regardless. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:17:30 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: Q3 My meals tend to be planned ahead of time if I am at home. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:18:07 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A3 If I am on the road, the decisions are usually driven by what restaurant I haven’t visited with in a while. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:18:34 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A3 Weekdays I’ll take sandwiches, yoguet, apple with me to work. I might eat later at home or stop by Subway. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:19:33 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @macbikegeek I’m the same way. It’s not boring for me. It’s easy and effective. #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:19:39 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a4 don’t have poor choices available. And develop a habit of picking *good* things that reliably get your blood sugar back up. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:21:12 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: Q3 My meals tend to be planned ahead of time if I am at home. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:21:21 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A4 I think that goes back to planning where you want to eat and figuring out location. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:21:58 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a4b it takes well-ingrained habits and motivation to make those choices stick when low energy/stressed esp. if on the road. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:22:01 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4: Keep good choices handy &amp; try to talk yourself out of it. Actually getting distracted helped me yesterday when I wanted chips #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:22:23 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A4: Keep good choices handy &amp; try to talk yourself out of it. Actually getting distracted helped me yesterday when I wanted chips #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:22:23 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A4 Less likely to wind up selling for fast food. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:22:33 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A4 If I stay occupied, I can go a while and not even remember I haven’t munched. Obviously not starving. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:23:11 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith that’s where habit and motivation become critical – have to be in the mode of automatically choosing to avoid junk #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:24:50 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith the method from one of the #Productivity Book Group books on change was to message yourself “I don’t eat junk food” #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:25:39 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @rsidneysmith @macbikegeek My husband and I do that. It allows us to make better choices. #Prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:26:14 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A5 I like to keep almonds around. Those are healthy, aren’t they?? #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:26:21 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A5: For me – fruit, nuts, pre-portioned pretzels, peanut butter. Of course healthy is a subjective term :) #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:26:33 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A5: For me – fruit, nuts, pre-portioned pretzels, peanut butter. Of course healthy is a subjective term :) #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:26:33 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @DrFrankBuck Almonds and dried cranberries. I love it for a snack #prodchat https://t.co/M1nemkj8lu Thu Jun 16 00:27:34 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith I know, I get in those situations sometimes myself. Wait where I can, deal with it when I have to. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:27:36 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @michelle1908 LOL. Sometimes when I am watching TV, healthy gets very subjective. #RockyRoadIceCream #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:27:58 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @DrFrankBuck I love it :) Lol! #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:28:53 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A5 nuts are good for when I’m out an about. As a 3 squares guy, I’m not snacking much through the day. Fruit or cheese if I do. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:29:00 +0000 2016
rogue_crayon99 wait, can I plead the fifth on junk food?…lol #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:30:06 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Is it just me, or is this chat making anybody else hungry? #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:30:36 +0000 2016
prodbookgrp Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV7N1Ys #prodchat https://t.co/AOfuwNPgJs Thu Jun 16 00:31:02 +0000 2016
prodchat Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/zCZaWW0P7X #prodchat https://t.co/sTQbNagKJu Thu Jun 16 00:31:03 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth RT @prodchat: Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/zCZaWW0P7X #prodchat https://t.co/sTQbN… Thu Jun 16 00:31:25 +0000 2016
idiotsnassholes RT @prodchat: Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/zCZaWW0P7X #prodchat https://t.co/sTQbN… Thu Jun 16 00:31:25 +0000 2016
idiotsnassholes RT @prodbookgrp: Did you miss our last #productivity book club discussion? Catch up here: https://t.co/RzMPV7N1Ys #prodchat https://t.co/AO… Thu Jun 16 00:31:30 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a6 Caffeine in the morning gets me going (1 black coffee, 1 green tea), then decaf rest of day. Sugar/carbs are bad &amp; I’m diabetic #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:31:47 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A5 I try to have yogurt and an apple with me every day. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:31:59 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A6 Caffeine doesn’t tend the same keep me up at night. I still sleep well. Lots of carbs tend to make me sluggish in afternoon. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:32:15 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith I was really glad to have eaten when I saw the topic. Poor Ray! :-( #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:32:49 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A6: I don’t do caffeine other than black tea – no effect. Carbs &amp; sugar – a little I’m fine. Too much, I crash #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:33:12 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A6 I must be immune to caffine. I’ll drop off just as easily after having a soda or coffee as not. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:33:36 +0000 2016
rogue_crayon99 @rsidneysmith old school rule for photogs: NO eating at gigs. I try to stick to this so that’s donuts + caffeine before going in #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:34:29 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A7 At the office I’ll have cups of water from the kitchen sink. At home I usually have ice water by my side. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:36:36 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A7: Green tea and water in the morning, water most of the day and some black tea in the afternoon. Mostly water though #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:36:42 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A7 When I am at home, I usually have a tumbler full if water at my desk. When I am away from home, no real hydration plan #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:37:35 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @rsidneysmith Me too. That also helps me stay away from bad snacking #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:38:21 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A7 large lemon water in AM, water rest of day. Reg coffee &amp; green tea in AM, then decaf coffee and green tea in PM, herb tea later #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:38:25 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a7b sometimes stevia soda, wine from time to time #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:39:22 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A7 When I am at home, I usually have a tumbler full if water at my desk. When I am away from home, no real hydration plan… Thu Jun 16 00:41:05 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A3 Weekdays I’ll take sandwiches, yoguet, apple with me to work. I might eat later at home or stop by Subway. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:25 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A7 At the office I’ll have cups of water from the kitchen sink. At home I usually have ice water by my side. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:32 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A6 I must be immune to caffine. I’ll drop off just as easily after having a soda or coffee as not. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:34 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A5 I try to have yogurt and an apple with me every day. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:36 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A4 If I stay occupied, I can go a while and not even remember I haven’t munched. Obviously not starving. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:38 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: @DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith The first time there you’ll swoon. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:42 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: @rsidneysmith @DrFrankBuck You’d better never visit Chocolate World at Hershey, Pa. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:45 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A2 I’ll graze throughout the day. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:48 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A1 Studies say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Other studies say, eh, not so much. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:49 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: A1 If I said I controlled my eating habits, my doctor would step back so he wouldn’t be hit by lightning. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:41:52 +0000 2016
Earthangelfl RT @JKatzaman: Joining #prodchat from Maryland. Thu Jun 16 00:41:54 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth Replace historic bad choices w/ healthier options that you like, For me, I replaced morning muffins w/ melon &amp; burgers w/ salad #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:42:10 +0000 2016
rogue_crayon99 @mojowriting join #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:42:11 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A8 If I suddenly had a goal, I wouldn’t make gradual dietary changes because little of what I do works today. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:42:13 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A8: Adding one extra serving of fruit and/or vegetables to the day #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:42:43 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a8 planning is key so the stuff around or as @DrFrankBuck said, places u go support movement towards the goal. I do big changes. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:43:23 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith That’s my strategy in general. Don’t bring it in the house. I run into problems buying dessert outside of the house #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:43:42 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: A7 When I am at home, I usually have a tumbler full if water at my desk. When I am away from home, no real hydration plan… Thu Jun 16 00:44:28 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth A8 Its always easier for me to replace meals in the summer as I prefer lighter foods and clear beverages #prodchat https://t.co/HWb63owhPP Thu Jun 16 00:44:33 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A8b: Plan ahead to limit the number of choices you have to make throughout the day. Willpower is finite, right? #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:45:41 +0000 2016
prodbookgrp Join us for the next #productivity book club’s live discussion! https://t.co/n14akGjZH4 #prodchat https://t.co/Pcu7MrTv2I Thu Jun 16 00:46:03 +0000 2016
prodchat Join us for the next #productivity book club’s live discussion! https://t.co/hm4Ss8sLAT #prodchat https://t.co/UhUCgWr4sM Thu Jun 16 00:46:03 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth A9 I like to visit nutritionists pages on Youtube and Twitter. Straight forward advice from credible sources. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:46:28 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A9 I think moderation is usually the best idea. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:46:30 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A9 I think moderation is usually the best idea. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:46:35 +0000 2016
JKatzaman Q9 I don’t know how you sort the good food info from the bad or know one from the other. Mayonaise is bad. Oh, maybe not so bad. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:47:05 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A9a: I don’t pay much attn to it. No one has ever refuted the fact that eating lots of fruits &amp; vegetables is good for you #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:47:10 +0000 2016
ShereesePubHlth @rsidneysmith NIH is an excellent source. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:47:22 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A9b: I’m an ethical vegan too, so my filter is narrow #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:47:36 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a9 check a lot of sources, just starting w functional medicine doc and will have lots of talks w her #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:47:49 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A9 Of course, I am encouraged by the recently-deceased world’s oldest woman. When asked to what she attributed her longevity… #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:48:16 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A9… she replied she ate bacon every day. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:48:48 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @DrFrankBuck: A9 Of course, I am encouraged by the recently-deceased world’s oldest woman. When asked to what she attributed her longevi… Thu Jun 16 00:49:37 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @DrFrankBuck: A9… she replied she ate bacon every day. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:49:43 +0000 2016
JKatzaman @DrFrankBuck Didn’t she moonlight writing nutrition labels? #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:49:44 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Q10 That one’s easy. I eat what my wife tells me. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:51:19 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A10 I don’t think you can call “I plan to eat” planning my meals. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:51:21 +0000 2016
prodchat RT @DrFrankBuck: Q10 That one’s easy. I eat what my wife tells me. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:51:52 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A10: I used a spreadsheet to calculate daily cals when I was trying to lose weight. Ate the same thing ea. day a week at a time. #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:52:44 +0000 2016
macbikegeek A10 I do a lot in @paprikaapp especially for my nights to cook. Shopping @WholeFoods via @Instacart so my standard list is there. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:53:03 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a10b how could I forget I use @MyFitnessPal to track foods #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:55:16 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a11 just started reducing carbs a lot, will keep that up #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:56:00 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A 10 I have used MyFitnessPal on and off. It does help me realize what’s in what I am eating. Sort of a pain to log everything #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:56:05 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @DrFrankBuck mobile @MyFitnessPal app helps, and I eat standard things, so mostly picking stuff already in my list #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:57:16 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A11 I also am trying to lower carbs. Just wish bread didn’t taste so good. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:57:21 +0000 2016
michelle1908 A11: Drink more water and eat more fruit #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 00:57:23 +0000 2016
JKatzaman A11 Drinking more water will at least give me something to do rather than eating. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:58:17 +0000 2016
prodchat Next #ProdChat: June 22 – “All About Email” with @nmhouston hosting! Have a great week, all! https://t.co/skpQ0PskL3 Thu Jun 16 00:59:02 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @rsidneysmith @nmhouston That will be fun! Email is always a good topic. #prodchat Thu Jun 16 00:59:42 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @nmhouston that will be fun. I’m working on drastic email diet thanks to The Focus Course and @shawnblanc #prodchat Thu Jun 16 01:00:16 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith @nmhouston thanks, Ray, everyone, great chat tonight! #prodchat Thu Jun 16 01:01:23 +0000 2016
michelle1908 @rsidneysmith Looking forward to it! Thank you for leading us this evening! #ProdChat Thu Jun 16 01:02:01 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Join #ProdChat for our next #productivity topic! https://t.co/YfIH85vZ8N https://t.co/qrclPns8Mp Thu Jun 16 17:33:51 +0000 2016

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