Sleep and Weight Loss

Ever find that even when you eat less and exercise regularly, you still canʻt get rid of that excess fat?  There could be a number of contributing factors, but one thing you may want to try thatʻs fairly easy is getting more sleep.  Studies show that lack of sleep can possibly contribute to difficulty in losing weight and worse, gaining more!

For myself, I know that if Iʻm sleep deprived, I tend have less will power, and I canʻt control my cravings.  Also, after a restless night and a full day of work, I feel like I need to take a nap, and then Iʻm too lazy to go to the gym or if I do push myself and go, I donʻt have the same strength and focus as usual.

What I didnʻt know is that ongoing sleep deprivation could result in insulin resistance (which results in fat storage).  Additionally, deep sleep is where you produce growth hormone, and not enough of it may cause loss of muscle.  Yuck!  All that lifting weights for nothing! (lol)

Luckily, we have Snooze!  Snooze is one of the micromists from Tavala, and it provides a little burst of melatonin via a delivery system that sends it straight to your bloodstream.  Within a few minutes youʻre….ZzzZzz.
Tavala Snooze MicromistTavala Snooze Flyer

Here are some tips that may help you to fall asleep:

  • Donʻt drink caffeine 6 hours before bedtime
  • Donʻt drink too much liquid right before bedtime
  • Turn your TV, phone and computer off
  • Sleep in a dark room
  • Spray some lavender on your pillow and sheets (I also have rose oil next to my bed)
  • Take a cold shower before sleeping
  • Take your SNOOZE!

Being Your Own Best Friend…

Being your own best friend sounds easy, but it’s something a lot of us struggle with.  Instead of using our experience to inspire ourselves, we often beat ourselves up, or dwell in the past, or have other non-empowering thoughts.  And most times our judgments of ourselves come from expectations from other people that have been engraved into our unconscious…and probably have nothing to do with what is going on in our present.  Easier said than done, but all you really need to do is to take your power back by living your life for YOU, not for anyone else.  The only time you can truly come from a place of power is by living in the present.

Easy Tabata Workout

A lot of us find losing weight with Tavala – ViiVa Trim so easy that we get lazy with our exercising. I had to force myself to start working out again for the health benefits, plus when you lose weight fast, especially if you’re older like I am, your muscle lose tone and skin sags!! We don’t want that! This easy and fun workout only takes a little more than 10 minutes. We made a boo boo toward the end but that’s ok just keep going. LOL.

Easy Tabata Workout Video