So you've got a good nutritional diet plan!
There is one way you can sabotage it and wonder why it's not working as well as "hers".
Lack of good sound sleep will affect a good diet every time.
Even if you're not on a weight loss diet - if you start to gain weight or feel a big appetite increase, reflect on how you've been sleeping lately.
Lack of sleep creates a hormone imbalance that results in hunger, and lack of satisfaction with the meals we're used to.
It also creates other havoc - exhaustion will increase our stress hormone cortisol - which then in turn decreases the quality of our sleep even more.
There is so much for a teen dancer to keep track of!
- school work
- extra stretching
- extra foot exercises
- sewing pointe shoes
- clean ballet wear ready
- social time (what is that again? lol)
And you may lie at wake worrying about all these things, the competition, family arguments and much more!
I totally love sound machines for sleeping!
Without sound sleep that diet plan will not work so well.
Here's one that comes with a sound card pre-loadedwith soothing sleep sounds - and you can stream your own favorites from a Bluetooth enabled device.
There is a variety of these white noise type of machines for sleep.
Get a good night's sleep every night - and get the most out of your good nutritional diet plan.