Monday, March 15, 2010
Ok so... this is probably my biggest issue... I can eat great all day work out and feel on top of the world but when 10-11pm rolls around I am in snack mode... Now over the past few months I have began to have much healthier snack (ie: air popped corn, high fiber cereal, and thos pop chips) Ok Ok OK I know still not the best thing... then I read Jillian Micheals book : "master your metabolism" in which she says NO EATING AFTER 9:30pm... IF YOU MUST, MUST EAT -- NO CARBS!!! so... I thought well lets see if I can do that.. I have often heard many people preaching not to eat in the evening... But, Jillian actually explains why, first she explains to GET YOUR REST (something else I been working on) Because I often feel I am snacking because I am tired but up and should be sleeping (you know what I mean?)
Jillian Says that research shows that slow-wave sleep (deep dreamless sleep) which should be about three to four hours a night which begins about an hour after you fall asleep this is when your body releases your greatest pulse of growth hormone (to help you heal, and look younger and prompts your body to burned stored fat) she says just two nights of bad sleep can throw your hormones completely off!! so you need atleast seven hours of good sleep a night to hit this point!
About Eating Late ~
so.. with the sleeping explained she also explains ghrelin (the hunger hormone) neesd to be high for you to actually slip into thost needed stages of sleep.. which means you need to remotely hungry... meaning you should not eat food at night because you will be busy digesting it this growth hormone will only realease when you ar ein a semin fasting state while in these stages of sleep hence the work (break-fast) the meal you eat to break your semi fast. so ... if you eat late your insulin will spike and this will interfere with the release of the growth hormone. This hormone is one of the most important release for your body for the entire day but can only happen perfectly under the terms. no eating go to bed sort of hungry and sleep well. . .
so i just wanted to share...
I let myself have a bowl of cereal last night because I swear I was starved but I really should have been alseep by then and i woke up all night long.. never had good rest... so tonight (I ate good today, I worked out for an hour) I will be turning in around 10-11pm to SLEEP and no eating after 9:30 and see how I sleep tonight... I will post back tomorrow!!!
also woohoo!! did day 23 of the 30 day shred I am on day 3 of the level 3!!
Take care Happy Sparking!