“A little food gives you a lot of energy; too much food and your energy crashes. When you fill your stomach without overfilling it, you’ll stop gaining weight and start gaining energy. Both undereating and overeating will prevent you from experiencing the energizing effects of food. But how much is too little and how much is too much?…a handful. Less than a handful and you’re not filling your food tank enough; more than a handful and you’re filling it too much. A good-size handful is all you need to fill your stomach without overfilling it, to fuel your energy without fueling your fat cells, and to lift your energy without making you lethargic.” (p. 55)
Waterhouse, D. 2001. Outsmarting Female Fatigue: The 8 Energizing Strategies for Lifelong Vitality. New York, N.Y.: Hyperion.