Get a good night’s sleep is important to work and live better. If you eat smarter, you will sleep better. If you sleep better, you are in better shape. Start with these nutrition strategies for better, sounder sleep and a stronger tomorrow
Do not skimp, so splurge. Skipping midday meals may seem like an easy way to lose weight, but this can shift the body’s normal sleep pattern. Research has shown that people who fast from sunup to sundown lost an average of 40 minutes of sleep per night compared to people who ate regular meals. This is mainly because of changes in hormone levels when fasting. A big meal when you are very hungry causes the stomach to secrete more stomach acid and makes your muscles work harder. This stimulates the system instead of the sedative.
Eat early and often. The body uses up energy during sleep. It must be restored tomorrow. Eat a good mix of protein and carbohydrates for breakfast, and has six 250-300 calorie mini meals throughout the day. Eat something nutritious every few hours helps the body to maintain the proper balance of hormones, which is important for falling and staying asleep.
Do not eat too many party food at night. Say no to fries, cheese plate, mini meatballs and hamburgers. High fat and spicy foods late in the day can spark acid indigestion and reflux, and stay the night. It is preferable to eat carbohydrates at the end of the day to help with sleep.
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Working out at midday can help you with your overall sleep pattern