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How to get a better nights sleep while dieting

Sleep is important, right? You know that already. But do you know just how much your sleep is affecting your diet plan and fitness goals? Even with the very best diet and fitness routine, if sleep is off, your goals will not be reached.

If you’re like us, sometimes life gets in the way of those uninterrupted hours of bliss. Thankfully, LEAN Active offers their expert tips for a good nights sleep whilst training.

Eat more protein

Studies have found that while consuming a lower calorie diet, having a higher amount of protein can improve sleep quality for middle age adults. This sleep quality is better compared to those who lost the same amount of weight while consuming a normal amount of protein.

Drink more in the morning

Whilst dieting many people increase their water intake but drinking a lot before bedtime can lead to disturbed sleep. To combat this, do make sure you are drinking your additional liquids first thing in the morning.

Exercise early or opt for yoga

Exercise plays a huge part in weight loss, but intense exercise before bedtime can interrupt sleep. It is best to exercise in the morning or choose exercises which de–stress the body such as yoga if you have more time in the evening.

Drink herbal teas

Before bed, have a cup of chamomile tea. The plant its made from acts as a mild sedative. This helps to calm your body and allows you to peacefully drift off.

Choose the right pre workout

Choose LEAN Actives Pre–Workout Energy Powder to help take your workout to another dimension. The futuristic pre–workout supplement contains delayed release caffeine called Infinergy, which provides a much longer, smoother and more sustained release of energy than regular caffeine. These effects are enhanced by the inclusion of TeaCrine, a natural plant extract that boosts energy without increasing heart rate or blood pressure, meaning that users can return to a state of rest and relaxation immediately after their workout has ended.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.