It appears as if those who are more active feel really good about themselves and tend to reward themselves by eating poorly! If one of your goals for increasing physical activity is weight management, Houston, we have a problem.
Think you can encourage your child to eat well while you do not? A Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics article says “share and share alike” holds true with food. If you have a questionable diet, your child will too – regardless of your words.
This last bite comes from a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. While it had few participants, the randomized crossover study (that’s a good one) suggested more fiber in your diet improves the quality of sleep.
While many of us recognize the effects caffeine and alcohol have on sleep patterns and some realize eating too close to bedtime can disrupt sleep, the actual content of the food you eat may influence how well you sleep. The authors specifically looked at saturated fat and sugar and recommend additional research in the area.
So it’s no use hiding that hot fudge sundae from your kids before bed with which you were rewarding yourself for walking around the block. Be smart to be well,