Eat less sleep less; a simple concept to follow.
If you were to eat less, then you would require less sleep. Doing a fast or a whole-body cleanse gives people a boost of energy where they find sleeping less happens naturally. Eating in volume and eating often will wear your body down.
The body has to process what it consumes and if it is always busy doing this, it has no time to clean or cleanse. Someone who eats a lot impacts the amount of sleep they need. The hours of sleep someone needs are relative to how much they eat.
The more someone eats the longer they will need to sleep. The saying, “you have to sleep it off” would apply here. The less a person eats, the less a person will have to go through the dance they put their body through.
When you eat once a day, you won’t have to sleep as much which will give you more energy. By eating less, you will find yourself waking up much earlier than you normally do.
Try and focus on these three things upon waking up and in the order given.
Start your morning off with your meditation prayer.
Secondly, you need to read. Reading in the morning is far more beneficial than reading at night. The reason for this is because at the end of the day your mind has been on all day and you’re going to have to re-read things two to three times to retain what it is you’re reading.
When someone says they are not a good reader what they’re really saying is they are not a good listener. Reading is listening with your eyes.
You must just listen; a person can’t be talking. A bad reader is someone who is talking, that’s the only difference. You stop talking and you read.
Eating Less Requires Less Sleep and Provides More Natural Energy
When Dr. Lodi went to medical school, he consistently went to bed at 7:00 or 8:00 pm. He would wake up at 3:00 am and then study. When it was time to take a test, I walked right into class in the morning and was finished the test before everyone else.
They were all drinking coffee and scrambling because they stayed up late last night studying and went to bed at 3:00 am. I woke up at 3:00 am, I was fresh and remembered everything as I studied right before taking the test.
Night time reading is just entertainment. I use it to fall asleep not for retention.
Exercise is the third thing you should do in the morning after meditation and reading. Allow for a window of 60-90 minutes for exercise. Make sure you work up a sweat. Do both cardiovascular and resistance work as both as equally important.
Then, and only after these three things, go ahead and have something to eat if you think you need to. You really don’t have to eat at this time of the day. However, if you are going to eat in the morning, then this would be a good time to eat following meditation, reading, and workout out.
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