SLEEP AND OVEREATING
One of the easiest adjustments you can make to loose weight is to get adequate sleep. Hormones that stimulate hunger and cravings are activated when the brain is tired, leading to overeating and weight gain. Insulin resistance also increases with less sleep. If you consistently wake up tired, yawn throughout the day, and go to sleep in less than 5 minutes, you are probably not getting enough sleep. To maximize health, make time for your body to rejuvenate through adequate sleep.
HIGH PRICED FOOD
Many people complain about the high cost of organic foods, but fail to account for the high cost of health care resulting from poor food consumption. Support organic and small farmers, and improve your own health by consuming more organic foods – those without chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones, and genetic modification.
WHY THE URGE TO SPLURGE
Eating just because if feels goods, which scientists have dubbed “hedonic hunger”, often leads to overeating. Why? Levels of certain chemicals rise when people eat their favorite foods, reports The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, indicating that the food may turn on the brain’s reward system, which overrides signals that you’ve had enough.
FERMENTED FOODS FOR BETTER HEALTH
Adding fermented foods in your daily diet increases the colony of “good” bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Foods like Kefir, Coconut Kefir Water, Kombucha, organic sauerkraut, and fermented vegetables are all excellent sources of good bacteria. Avoid pasteurized yogurts unless live cultures are guaranteed, as most of the useful bacteria are destroyed during the heating process. Cultured and fermented foods contain trillions of active bacteria, while probiotics contain a wide variety of strains. Using them together creates a strong immune system and optimal health.