Foodist with Darya Rose, Ph.D

Too Tired to Maintain Your Healthy Habits? What to Do When You Are Not Sleeping Well

July 24, 2017

Despite enjoying her healthy habits, Chrissy often finds herself exhausted in the evenings and not motivated to cook dinner, even when she has ingredients already prepped. She reached out asking for strategies to curb this habit, since it can lead to a downward spiral of ordering takeout for weeks at a time. Sometimes an issue like this is a result of failing strategies, but for Chrissy it runs deeper. Her problem is that she doesn’t sleep well at night, and as a result is too tired to maintain her healthy habits later in the day. There is no amount of strategy or experimentation that will fix this for her. She needs to focus on getting enough rest. Together Chrissy and I discuss why it’s essential that she refocus her efforts on getting enough sleep, since it is foundational for the rest of her habits. This requires addressing some of her fears and limiting beliefs around sleep, as well as some practical sleep hygiene habits. For complete show notes visit http://summertomato.com/category/podcast

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