Watch your sugar intake throughout the day
Consuming sweets may provide a sugar-high, which will only lead to a sugar crash that will make you sleepier.
Sugary drinks usually provide empty calories, contain little nutrients, and are a source of unnecessary sugar. A can of soft drink contains between 4-7 teaspoons of sugar, while kopi from the kopitiam can contain as much as 5 teaspoons of sugar.
Bear in mind that eight to 11 teaspoons of added sugar a day is about all you should consume.
Apart from the usual suspects like soft drinks and desserts, there may also be sugar hidden in your favourite hawker food such as carbohydrate heavy dishes like mee siam or chee cheong fun than you realise! Keep in mind that a savoury dish does not mean that it does not have sugar in it.
Tip: You can add in vegetables and protein in your meals, as these food types would help slow/steady the rise in sugar levels after a meal.