In your rush to shrink down to a slimmer size and to eliminate your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other health conditions you’ve started making changes to the way you eat. Whether you consider yourself to be actively dieting or not, you’ve started to lose some weight and feel better in the process. Before you start bragging to all of your family and friends about yourself, use these suggestions to double check your diet.
Fatigue and Insomnia
If you still find yourself waking up, feeling tired and fatigued, chances are you are either staying up and partying too late the night before or your evening and bedtime habits need some tweaking. If you are not much of a partier, then the latter is probably more accurate to assume. To improve the quality and amount of sleep you get at night, you need to establish a routine. You need to start the winding down process at least two hours before you plan to go to sleep. Avoid exercising, eating heavy meals, and drinking large amounts of liquids.
Try not to consume any alcohol or smoke either. If you must exercise, try to do so no more than five to six hours before you hit the sheets. The closer it gets to bedtime, soothe your mind by listening to some relaxing music or by relaxing in the tub.
Greasy Complexion and Digestion Issues
If you notice that your skin is starting to look greasy and you have blemishes appearing all over no matter what you use to keep a clear complexion, you may want to take a look at your digestive system. Everything you consume can affect your outward appearance. If you are eating foods that are hard for your body to digest or are maintaining a diet that is high in certain nutrients and void of others, you’ll need to work on improving your digestive system’s health to improve nutrient absorption to help clear up your skin. Drink lots of water to help your kidneys to flush toxins from your body and make sure you are getting enough fiber and probiotics to help your digestive system to process foods and nutrients properly and to prevent constipation. [Read more…]