Here’s a common health hazard that virtually all e-commerce entrepreneurs are susceptible to encountering:
Not getting enough quality sleep.
It can be tough, especially when you’re beginning your journey to achieve the Dot Com lifestyle.
Adrenalin flows as you deploy your all-important plan. It seems like there’s so much to learn and then set up, and you want to get it all done yesterday.
You must take the long view, though, which includes this extremely vital goal:
Once you attain financial freedom and all that comes with it, you want to be healthy enough to enjoy it.
Here’s what’s supposed to happen when the sandman comes, so don’t ignore him:
One issue then, is getting to the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage so your mind can most efficiently replenish itself.
As the good doctor said, the other issue is deep sleep, which is when your body recharges.
There’s one other bedtime situation that we’ve all experienced:
There are actually effective foods to satisfy your craving that won’t hinder your sleep pattern. What’s more, they can even help you lose weight.
Here’s a good rule of thumb:
Avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting, high-quality protein.
Carbohydrate consumption causes a significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which also puts the brakes on fat burning. That’s a recipe for disaster in the late evening hours as your metabolism is winding down but slow-digesting protein isn’t.
Instead, slow-digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.
Here are four efficient pre-bedtime choices:
- White Meat Protein … Animal protein sources such as chicken and turkey are great pre-bed meal choices because they digest slowly and have a very low insulin release. These sources also promote the release of another hormone, glucagon, that assists the body with breaking down stored carbs and fat within your body to be burned for energy, which is a double win! Red meat has a significantly higher insulin response so it’s best to avoid in the evening.
- Cottage Cheese… This is very slow digesting and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body over many hours. As a protein, it also stimulates glucagon release; a solid pre-bedtime choice. Just make sure you’re using plain cottage cheese, not the flavored varieties with added sugars.
- Green Vegetables … While these aren’t considered a protein, they contain virtually no calories, are high in fiber, and are very filling. A big bowl of green veggies can completely kill those cravings! They’re a diet savior!
- A Slow-Digesting, Low-Carb Protein Shake … Feel free to use a slow-digesting protein shake before bed literally every day. Turn it into part of the bedtime ritual as a great, tasty way to end your day. Who wouldn’t love dessert before bed? Blend the shake with almond butter to get some healthy fats in there. It tastes good with the right protein powder.
Warning: Avoid taking a simple whey protein powder before bed. Research has shown that it causes more of an insulin release than white bread! Instead, you need a time-released blend that includes a blend of slow-digesting, high-quality proteins.
Get your day balanced and your routine sorted. You’ll realize success much more efficiently.
And pleasant dreams!