Oh, glorious sleep. It’s one of the most integral parts of a healthy routine, yet it evades so many of us! There are so many problems that arise.
Some folks have trouble getting to sleep while others primarily struggle to stay asleep. Others simply wake up after what should have been a good night’s rest only to feel sort of foggy and exhausted in the morning.
Any which way, a sleep problem is a sleep problem, and it deserves your undivided attention.
Here at Happy Body Formula, we’re always seeking ways to address problems with a little tweaking to the diet. Food is an amazing tool for healing, supplementation, and problem-solving, so we asked: what are the best foods to eat before bed?
We found a few easy answers here. Our rationale? Well, sleep isn’t only good for your health, but it’s incredibly important for overall energy levels, focus, and weight loss.
Fatigue can set in and cause our hormones to get kinda wacky, leading us to those pesky and compulsive sugar cravings. We know that maintaining stable energy throughout the day also leads to more mindful food choices and less of a tendency to overeat.
Plus, even without extra food, sleep deprivation can still mess with hormones involved with weight loss and weight maintenance, making it easy to put on fat and retain water.
Many people are under the impression that eating before bed is inherently bad for weight loss, but that’s where things get tricky.
It’s not black and white. In fact, many foods provide nutrients, vitamins, and compounds that aid in deep sleep and melatonin production – and they won’t cause you to pack on any extra pounds!
Going to bed hungry isn’t always the answer. If you’re looking to revamp your bedtime snack, here are your best bets for weight loss and better zzz’s.