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Our 40-30-30 Nutrition Principle is designed to help your body keep up with your on-the-go life.

It promotes slow glycemic response, supports muscle recovery, and helps satisfy your hunger with steady, sustained energy.

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May 15, 2014 | Posted by: Gene & Joyce Daoust | Posted in: Health & Fitness
A Natural Way To Better Sleep

Are you one of the millions of people who struggle to get a good night’s sleep?  Many people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or simply making time for enough sleep.  Unfortunately, the lack of quality sleep can weaken your immune system, impair your memory, focus, and concentration and increase stress levels.  When trying to improve sleep naturally, experts recommend establishing a regular sleep routine, avoiding caffeine and alcohol several hours before bedtime, removing all electronic devices and distractions that can harm sleep cycles, keeping a dark, cool and comfortable room and getting regular exercise early in the day. 
 
But did you know that hormonal imbalances can also cause sleep disruptions and the food choices you make at dinner and throughout the evening may impact your sleep and contribute to a good or bad night sleep?  One reason some individuals wake up throughout the night is due to a sudden drop in blood sugar levels.  When blood sugar drops, it can cause the release of the hormones that regulate glucose levels, alerting the brain and waking you up.  A high carbohydrate evening meal can cause elevated blood sugar levels, releasing the hormone insulin to lower it.  Low blood sugar can compromise quality sleep, causing blood sugar related insomnia.  
 
Hundreds of people through the years have commented that following a balanced 40-30-30 diet has seemed to dramatically help improve their sleep patterns as well as their quality of sleep.   When you eat a balanced dinner, with approximately 40% low-glycemic carbohydrates from primarily fruits and vegetables, 30% from high quality, easy to digest protein, and 30% from healthy fat, you can help stabilize blood sugar levels already within the normal range for the rest of the evening.  Well-balanced meals digest slowly to help maintain steady blood sugar levels.  If you eat dinner early and stay up past 10:00 p.m., you may want to have a small balanced snack before bed to help keep blood sugar steady throughout the night. 
So if you have been looking for all natural solutions to improve the quality of your sleep, pay closer attention to your evening meals.  It may just be the missing link to a better night’s sleep.
 
Joyce Daoust is a Certified Nutritionist and national best selling co-author of THE FORMULA, A Personalized 40-30-30 Weight Loss Program.

Tags: Rest, Energy, 40-30-30 Nutrition.

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