Never eat within 3 hours of bedtime. Eating too close to bedtime raises your body temperature, increases blood sugar and insulin, prevents the release of melatonin, and cuts down on growth hormone release. All these factors interfere with the quality of your sleep and the natural fat-burning benefits of a good night’s rest. Furthermore, sleep deprivation leads to more cravings and a greater likelihood of overeating the next day.If you must eat before bed, opt for a light meal or snack that’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat, such as a protein shake made with berries and water, salad with grilled chicken, or a shrimp and veggie stir-fry. – Natasha Turner, ND
It’s July 1st! That means we are officially half way through 2013. I can’t believe it how fast time flies by! I hope you manage to accomplish a few goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.
Happy Monday! Wishing you a rainbow and successful week ahead! 🙂