Remember when you were a kid and you had a set bedtime each night? Your parents would look at the clock and let you know that you were done for the day and that it was time for you to power down and get some rest.
Turns out that your parents were on to something by enforcing a set sleep schedule.
By going to sleep at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning you enforce a healthy sleep pattern. Healthy sleep patterns have wide-reaching benefits, including deeper, uninterrupted sleep of the most restorative nature.
Take the next 30 days to try getting to bed and waking up at the same time and see how you feel. You will likely see an increase in your results!
If your sweet tooth is acting up again right before bed then consider trying this crunchy, sweet, creamy salad.
While any type of apple will work in this salad, I find that honey crisp, pink lady or sweet tango to taste the best.
What you need Serves 4
2 cups pink lady or honey crisp apples, cored and chopped ¼ cup thinly sliced celery 1 Tablespoon raisins 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt ¼ cup vanilla protein powder ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Combine the chopped apples, sliced celery and raisins in a medium bowl. Toss with the lemon juice.
2. In another medium bowl combine the yogurt, protein powder and cinnamon. Mix until fully combined. Add the apple mixture and mix well. Chill for 10 minutes and then serve. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 224 calories, 1g fat, 66mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 7g fibre, 33g sugar and 14g protein.