Night Cravings

cravings food health nutrition Nov 20, 2019

When talking to my clients about when they screw up their eating plan guess what the answer is...

Night cravings.

Yup.

They wake up in the morning, have a smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch and at bedtime they eat a package of cookies and go to bed.

Or something like that.

I know for me personally it was after late night at work I would cave and want fries and a soda so bad!

 Why?

Well, there is an actual science behind why you want to eat sugars and fats at night.  Sometimes it's as simple as you are actually just tired and need to go to bed.  Sometimes it's that you haven't had enough protein throughout the day and you are misreading what your body needs.

 

Night cravings can do a lot of damage if handled poorly.  Your metabolism slows at night because your body simply needs less calories while you sleep.  So, if you stuff your body with sugar and fats and then go to bed, you body will simply store it as body fat while you sleep.  It then...

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Healthy Skin From the Inside

health nutrition skincare Mar 20, 2019

A couple of weeks ago after I spoke at a Women's Forum, I was surprised when a woman came up to me after and asked about my skin care regimen.  I wasn't presenting or selling anything related to skin care.  It took me back for a second.  You see, I don't have one.  I wash my face with soap and water and put on lotion and go.

I rarely ever wear any makeup other than a little eyeliner and eyebrow pencil and that's it.

I am not even brand loyal.  Technically I am a NUSKIN rep.  BUT, I just use their awesome whitening toothpaste and am not currently using their skincare line that I hear is amazing.

I don't know what kind of soap I use.  It's probably something I brought home from a hotel.  My lotion I use currently, I got at Walmart - Neutrogena oil-free SPF 15.  Sometimes I use Oil of Olay.  Seriously.  It changes sometimes.

The question comes back, why then is my skin blemish free and looking radiant most of the time?

Truth is, I...

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Sleep Better

health recovery rest sleep Mar 01, 2019

A good night's rest is crucial to your health.

Your body repairs and heals at night.  Lack of proper rest ages you and effects weight loss and metabolism.

Get your sleep!

How much sleep do you need?  Well the studies are all different.  This depends on your age and your resting metabolic rate.  For most of us, around 8 hours is ideal.  As we get older it seems to be less and less.  

Getting to sleep is the tricky part for many of us.

Here are a few tips to make bed time easier.

1 - Turn off the electronics at least an hour or 2 before bed.  Don't fall asleep with the TV or Cell phone going.  This disrupts sleep patterns and effects you quality of sleep at night.

2 - Don't eat before bed time.  I recommend you haven't eaten for 2 hours before bed.  If you do HAVE to eat something,  try drinking a warm herbal tea first.  If you are still starving, have a SMALL or 1/2 portion of a lean protein and another cup of an herbal...

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