Being full and staying up late

  • I don’t need as much sleep as I used to. When I first started working out with Joel, I would walk into the occasional 6am sessions absolutely bleary-eyed. He’d pretty much be jumping up and down and running up the escalator stairs, which I thought were definitely there to ride. (Yes, an escalator at the gym, but they would be pretty steep stairs…okay I didn’t convince myself either ;)) “How much sleep did you get??” I’d always ask. Inevitably, it was always less than me. And he usually works wicked long days — 6am to 9 or 10pm. But the healthier I get, the less sleep I seem to need. (I used to be in bed by 11 sharp every night that I was home.) I think it’s a combo of the superfoods I eat, the exercise I get and the supplements (fish oil and B complex) that I take. [And sleeping less makes me relish getting a little extra on weekends.
  • I read about some people that are on Weight Watchers or counting calories and not losing the weight they want. Both methods can be great — but you still need to make sure you’re eating the right foods.

    Are you having enough fruits and vegetables? Is the protein you eat lean (and not overly processed — turkey bacon, etc. don’t really count)? Are the grains you’re eating whole grain? (With lots o’fiber?) Not only will you lose weight faster, but you’ll also feel fuller. Most diets I failed on were because I didn’t feel satisfied enough with what I’m eating. Fill up on the healthy stuff and I promise you won’t be hungry!

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