1. Did you know that simply eating a protein and carbohydrate every three hours will help you stabilize your blood sugar levels, thereby boosting your metabolism, increasing energy levels and reducing stress? Try one of these quick snacks in between meals: rice crackers and hummus, gluten free toast and nut butter or trail mix.
You can find more examples of healthy and delicious snacks at my Website.
2. One of the best things you can do for your health is to get a good night’s sleep. On these cold winter nights, consider creating a bedtime ritual. Light a candle, take a warm bath with epson salts and add some lavender essential oil for relaxation. Be in bed before 11PM, if you can. and sleep in a dark room. Melatonin is essential for all processes of ovulation.
3. Did you know that coffee is dehydrating and drains your adrenals? Be sure to drink half your body weight in ounces of room temperature water or herbal teas per day to keep you hydrated and feeling energized.
Try these three simple tips for 21 days — remember, that is how long it takes to form a habit — and see what happens. I’ll bet you’ll feel better both physically and emotionally.
Kathryn Flynn is the author of Cooking for Fertility: Foods to Nourish Your Fertile Soul and founder of Fertile Foods. She offers nutrition and lifestyle consultations to support your fertility and healthy pregnancy. Kathryn is also the creator of an organic tea for fertility: Moontime Tea’s fertility blend.
(Originally Published January 21, 2013)