When we were kids, we adored our pre-bed routine. However, our parents didn’t develop this routine for fun, they understood its necessity for getting us ready for bed, both mentally and physically.
We’ve all read about how the most successful people in the world start their days, and how much this impacts their day, yet what they fail to tell you is that we ALL a routine, some are just more effective than others.
During a perfect night’s sleep, we’d go through roughly five cycles of 5 stages while asleep.
Humans haven’t always been monophasic sleepers - we used to divide our sleep into two-phases over a 24-hour period (biphasic sleeping). History describes periods of wakefulness during the late night or twilight, where people would wake for a few hours to study the bible, socialise or make love, before returning to sleep for the second phase.
I didn’t really focus on my first ever client’s sleep to be honest, well not outside of telling to “try to get enough sleep” so they’d have more energy to train with me.
I had the perfect training and nutritional plan all lined up for them but NOTHING on sleep, other lifestyle factors or general habits – even though I was training them between 6-7 am 3 days a week.
Our environment is geared to stimulate excess energy consumption and decrease our incidental exercise. Both of which promote unhealthy weight-gain, which is associated with poorer health-related quality of life, shorter life-span and chronic disease.
I recently watched a BBC documentary called ‘Big in The Valleys’, which documented the struggles of obese individuals living in the Welsh Valleys, who were trying to lose weight and improve their physical and mental health markers (like cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety levels).
My clients and I manage to achieve our goals without counting calories, and so can you.
For years, health and fitness professionals have told us we need to count calories in order to lose weight, but they’re wrong. Not only are they wrong, but they’re blind to their error —they just keep feeding us a weight-loss dogma that clearly doesn’t work, and it diminishes people’s hope of ever finding the lifestyle they desperately crave.
CBD, short for Cannabidiol is a naturally-occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis. CBD isn’t psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have hallucinogenic properties. CBD is not addictive, and studies show no dependence potential.
Is it legal?
At the time of writing, CBD is legal in the UK and US, along with many other countries but not in Australia. However, with the increasing amount of evidence building, many people see this changing in coming years.
According to recent reports, 3 out of 4 people aren’t getting the 7-9 hours required. In this blog, I explain sleep deprivation and deficiency, why they matter to your fat-loss results, what you can do to improve your sleep, and where you can start…. tonight!
JC and The Nutri-Team