Weight Loss: 15 Things You Should Do Few Minutes Before Bed
Drink A Cup of Tea
There are several weight loss tea you can drink before going to bed, a good example is the Roobos tea. Naturally decaffeinated, rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the “red bush” plant, grown exclusively in South Africa. What makes rooibos tea particularly good for your belly is a unique and powerful flavonoid called Aspalathin. Research shows this compound can reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage.
Eat Some Cottage Cheese
Not eating before going to bed might not totally help your weight loss goal. First, going to bed with a rumbling tummy makes falling asleep difficult. Second, people who wake up feeling hungry are far more likely to pig out on a big breakfast. Eat some cottage cheese few minutes before you go to bed. Not only is it rich in casein protein, it also contains the amino acid tryptophan.
Take A Bath
A UCLA study of some of the world’s last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes noted that temperature drops were an important sleep cue for our paleolithic forebears. We no longer sleep under the stars that much, but you but you can recreate a sunset-like temperature drop by taking a hot bath or shower. The dip might make your pound-shedding shuteye deeper and make you fall asleep faster.
Have a Good Routine
By doing the same thing every night, for at least an hour before bedtime you’re actually programming sleep triggers. These triggers could include writing in your sleep diary, having a cottage cheese snack or indeed any other items from this list. Over time, your brain will begin to associate those things with bedtime and fast track you into fat-burning slumber.
There’s nothing more frustrating than looking at the clock all night and cursing yourself for not being able to drift off at 1am, 2am, 3am. It certainly doesn’t help things. Take comfort in the fact that that merely relaxing your mind and body will help rejuvenate you in lieu of honest-to-goodness sleep. Once you’re not so excited about your inability to fall asleep, it’ll come more naturally.
Have Some Protein Shake
Having a protein shake before hitting the sack may boost your metabolism, according to one Florida State University study. Researchers found that men who consumed good snacks in the evening that included 30 grams of either whey or casein protein had a higher resting metabolic rate the next morning than when eating nothing. Protein is more thermogenic than carbs or fat, meaning your body burns more calories digesting it.
There are some simple exercise that’ll help your weight loss goal. According to Combat the Fat author Jeff Anderson, bodyweight exercises target muscle in a unique way due to the effect of fighting gravity. Examples of these exercises include push-ups, pull-ups, dips and bodyweight squats.
Make A To-Do List For The Next Day
Thoughts of a busy day whizzing around your head won’t help you get in the right condition for a relaxing 8-hour sleep shift. Try writing down everything you need to do the next day. It can make you life seem more manageable.