If I could tell you that I had access an incredibly effective performance enhancer that couldn’t be picked up on any drug test and is completely and utterly free, I’m fairly sure you accuse me of lying. What about if I then said that you had unlimited access to it too? You’d probably just shake your head and walk away. Well it’s all true. What is this wonder drug? Sleep.
Do you get cravings at night? Are they often for alcohol, or for sugar? Do you have trouble getting to sleep without at least one of them? This post covers a simple plan for handling night cravings. Foods change brain chemistry (and more, but let’s stick with brain chemistry for now). Both alcohol and sugar can change brain chem in a big way – and in almost the same way.
Sleep difficulties can take several different forms. Let’s look at one. If you have trouble falling asleep at night, one easy solution is to eat a small portion of carbohydrate, preferably starch, about an hour or so before bed. Starch examples include quinoa, potato, rice, sweet potato, pumpkin, oats, even pasta. What Starches Do ————————————————————————————- Note from John: Last Thursday a participant asked me; “John, where do you find all
Ask my family, of the three components of fitness (Training – Nutrition – Rest) which is most important to me and without hesitation they will say Rest! Or in my case Sleep! I’m habitual in my sleep habits because a good night’s sleep is paramount to my effectiveness the following day. So when I heard that today is Sleep Apnea Day here in the USA, I though I should do my part to help