Culture will have you believe you need to be “ON” all the time, and that “team no sleep” is the way to success, but truth is, all of our body’s systems & functions need adequate sleep to work properly and efficiently.
Most people struggle with getting adequate sleep and a lot of it has to do with, what they eat, their gut health & overall digestion system.
Is this you? If so, here’s my 411 with Fits L Tips for, eating your way to better sleep!
1.) Limit Caffeine: Caffeine is a great way to boost your energy levels through the day but avoid drinking caffeinated drinks after 3-4pm. Drink herbal teas or hot lemon water later on in the day.
411 with Fits L Tip: Ask yourself why you need more energy, especially when it’s late in the day. Swap out that cup of coffee for fruit, protein, fats or a healthy carb!
2.) Stay Hydrated: Water flushes your system and is the most natural and cheapest detox keeping your organs digestion system and bowels clean and functioning.
411 with Fits L Tip: Drink half your body weight in ounces. If you are 120 pounds aim to drink 60 ounces of water a day.
3.) Skip sugar: Sugar like caffeine will stimulate your brain and give you a boost of energy you don’t need before bed.
411 with Fits L Tip: Have low sugar fruit, yogurt or a protein shake to curve those sweet cravings.
4.) Focus on filling fats: Magnesium and zinc can help you sleep better. Fatty nuts like walnuts and cashews have high levels of both and have been known to combat insomnia.
411 with Fits L Tip: Eat nutrient-rich fats foods like salmon, peanut butter and nuts later in the day to promote better sleep.
5.) Don’t eat too much too late: Food is fuel & eating raises our body’s temperature and “revs” us up to take on our busy day. You need less energy or fuel as the day slows down.
411 with Fits L Tip: Aim to have lower calorie foods at the end of the day. A protein shake as your last snack is just enough for most people.