11 Ways to Boost Your Energy With Food

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Eat the right food combos

Sass says the right formula for maximum energy is: fruit or veggie + a whole grain + lean protein + plant-based fat + herb/spice.

She calls it the '5 piece puzzle' and it's the premise of her book S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim ($12-13; amazon.com). "Balance is key; your body loves to be in balance," says Sass. "Giving it less of something it needs throws things off, as does giving it more than it needs."

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