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Best Foods to Eat Before Sleep

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Best Foods to Eat Before Sleep

Did you know that sleep is one of the most important factors in losing weight? Besides the obvious brain fog and overall fatigue, inadequate sleep can lead to food cravings and hormonal shifts. Here are some recommended foods to eat before bed.

Best Food to Eat at Night to Lose Weight

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Leading off today’s show our first guest is a registered dietitian for all of the colors back again she joins us to get to give us a take on the foods that keep you up later keep you up at night yes we we have to talk about sleep because it’s really important. foods before sleep      Tell me about it i’m just know it’s such luxury isn’t it you know the thing is is that when you don’t get your sleep you’re a physiological and biological and mental hot mess so you know it really does really disrupt everything you know so one of the things that we know is that when you don’t sleep you know your body can treat sore itself the immune system can’t you know you kick up its defenses we tend to be more depressed or hunger and satiety hormones are leptin and our adrenaline levels are completely out of whack we start munching more in order to stay up. A great study on eating before sleep. During the day we started drinking more caffeine in order to stay up during a day which simultaneously keeps us up at night so it’s kind of it starts to cycle I’m ecology I agree and sometimes it makes you feel like a zombie oh it’s it’s really really really yes it really just wreaks havoc on your you know cognition you know so so one of the things that you really need to do is besides you know talking about food and we’ll get to food is to just make sure that your environment is very soothing and it becomes the place where you’re sleeping rather than in place that you’re watching TV or checking your phone because what the lights you know the artificial lights now that we have culturally at different times of the day via our phone or the TV it throws off our circadian rhythms right so we don’t we can’t we disrupt those rhythms and we find ourselves waking up in the middle of the night or not being able to go to sleep because we think it’s daylight so what do you recommend it shut the TV off yes love a cell phone off turn the cell phone off yeah you have to give yourself you know the first thing don’t do too much activity you know right before bed because that’s definitely gonna wake you up right a lot of the things don’t things it could put you to sleep yeah okay yeah sure true definitely definitely and so and so but with that you know you want to make sure that you don’t mind yourself up too much you know then you can’t go to sleep. depression sucks You want to make sure that the temperature in your room is a comfortable not too hot these are the horse you up no so it might as well be a little cool rather than being hot and then making sure the lights are down right so that you have some time to kind of gather yourself into the sleep mode when you’re in your best late night snacks for weight loss in the bedroom you know and then of course there are things you can do via food and consumption that could keep you up in some things you can do that can actually help you put you to sleep right yes over the first thing is we’re going to talk a little bit about caffeine today now where is caffeine found obviously its founding coffees and found in some teas but it’s also found in some chocolate and is also found in dark colas yes okay so that is all caffeinated so you what we know is that it takes about 10 hours for caffeine to be oxidized out of the body.  satiety hormones Okay to completely come out of your body so the you know the later you drink caffeine in the day you know the more tendency you have the you know stay up some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others I I’m particularly sensitive to caffeine but some can you know a drank and go to sleep I some caffeine is stronger than others Ice Princess around six o’clock I had some café Bustelo oh right yes oh very soon it gave me a little kick you know I didn’t think it would keep me up all night though right right exactly exactly and so you know in of itself coffee it’s not bad for you my clients asked me that all the time is in attacks and it’s of being the caffeine is stimulative so in a good way but you know you want to make sure don’t do anything after 12 you know make sure it’s out of your system by the evening you know and so that what is for coffee now the other culprit is alcohol right and why alcohol is so tricky. hunger and satiety levels  If the reason it’s so tricky is because it actually initially makes you feel like it’s calming you and it makes you feel like it’s putting you to sleep but in fact just as that begins to oxidize out of the body as well you wake up so you have a more wakeful and you know restless sleep because of that you know so you wake yourself plus it causes all kinds of different GI stuff you know so the next day you feel more bloated you feel more disrupted and exhausted because both caffeine and alcohol are dehydrated as well this is the alcohol yes it’s like gin did one little wine no I’m not gonna drink it so yes you want to be careful a little bit with that you know you want to make sure that you’re drinking a lot of water with it you’re curbing your alcohol intake and you want to make sure that the next day you get enough sleep because it will be cumulative effects of not sleeping right and then for some people okay so now you know there’s some people are a little bit more prone and more sensitive to acidic foods and or spicy food now if you don’t have acid reflux you don’t have to worry about this but if you do you want to stay away from things like tomato citrus things right before bed not inject a bit of the night yeah if you have acid reflux evident please don’t misunderstand me that you can’t have tomatoes before bed if you’re don’t have acid reflux but if you do it tends to keep you up as well and the other thing that is recommended not to do is to have a desert type refined sugar snack before bed because that is definitely going to give you a kick to wake up how many of these should we have you should have none of those as a matter of fact where you should probably have instead you should probably have a nice glass of milk that is filled with tryptophan your grandma was right to warm that up no warm it up it enhances a tryptophan and drink some warm milk and even have a banana you mean you can’t dip this is no dipping counter counter productive and so now with the bananas where you can have with a banana here is banana has plenty of b6 in it as well as potassium but the b6 is actually the vitamin that produces melatonin in our body. sleep is really important for a good day We know the melatonin you know can keep us a little drowsy and more relaxed right so here that you want to have some protein before sleep you don’t want to have really carbohydrates a bananas ok because it’s b6 tryptophan and yogurt or milk is great protein you don’t want to have too many fibrous vegetables right before bed because the breakdown of that could keep you up as well yeah you have to get up best food to eat at night to lose weight thing yes and that goes to say also don’t drink your leader of water right before bed as well as because that can also keep you up as well but if you see you know stay away from some of these things or reduce them at least I think that your sleep could get much much better so if you need to stay up you’re gonna eat what if you need to stay up if you need to stay up well I some of those things that keep you up a little bit of coffee yes I mean honestly personally I’d rather you get your energy from food if it’s late at night and you’re pulling an all-nighter because the ramifications of having caffeine at eleven o’clock at night I mean you’re just going to be spiraling four days after that you know so you might as well just kind of keep go take a walk you know breathe some air you know do something that’s that’s stimulating to your mind you can exercise for five minutes you know something rather than caffeine that late at night if you want to stay up you know well I’m on the radio so i can put on a long run and it just take a walk that’s true they won’t know that you’re you ain’t gon just hit on up so if you want to go to sleep then you do totally the opposite some of the things that you mentioned right exactly look with the tryptophan mm-hmm that’s a real of a little bit yeah it relaxes you and you know something like chamomile tea and herbal chamomile tea my mother always recommends chemical to t to me because it’s calming I don’t know what she’s trying to say exactly perfect ending that to me I communist try to calm me down she’s a little excitable but so it really works you know and it’s warm and if you add the milk to it as well so you have the component of tryptophan and the relaxing feeling. You can adjust. leptin is a key hormone Get yourself to bed you know how to take a hot shower lower your body temperature get into bed turn it everything off and come down yes that way right now such luxury I think it did it for me yes where can we get more information on what you’re doing now you can look at some of my videos on watch and you’ll have a lot of recipes and a lot more tips for nutrition and foodie exploration in New York City i love it get free role of the call a big round of applause everybody got it going on maybe be nice and comfortable I’ve got to take a quick break right here but coming up well take a good look at an event with the goal to build community but first let’s take a good look at a recap of the subway series check this out. Best Foods to Eat Before Sleep best late night snacks for weight loss

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Low Carb Meals Video Guide- Eggs and Tuna

Low Carb Meals Video Guide

A low carb diet can be great way to lose weight. For most people, it allows you to eat some tasty foods, while keeping you full so you can keep calories low and in the fat burning zone. I’m going to show you how to make some egg salad and some tuna salad in a more healthy and delicious way. Here’s a super high protein recipe.

Video Transcript

So what we’re going to do is I’m going to show you how to get chicken salad egg salad and tuna salad and just amp it up a little bit and change the variety of the flavor profiles every time you have it so one of the examples I’m going to show you is making a different egg salad so you just classically boil your eggs together and you chop them up now i’m going to leave your yolks in because of you sir were all the vitamins and minerals and are so there’s literally no reason for you to take out the yolks at all and the egg itself is super high in protein has all the 11 essential amino acids which makes it a great complete protein so here they are some hard-boiled eggs you’re going to have to go ahead and just put it in a little plate for yourself and by the way this is really great you can do this make this for your lunch you can make this for dinner it keeps in the refrigerator for for about three days so that you could make it ahead of time as you can look at my meals for one videos and you can get some more recipes for that and you can go ahead and just eat it and put it off the top of it of salad as well I’m also going to show you how to do it for a dinner party too in case you want to make some appetizers using these egg salads so possibly you would put mayonnaise in here but what I’m going to do is I’m going to kick it up a little bit and I’m going to use some hummus now the beauty of the hummus is is that first of all it’s high in five minutes on google and its really good for you it’s much better for you than the mayonnaise and actually it’s it stimulates your palate because you can get a different flavor pumas every time you make one of these things you can get a classic guard look like I have right here I’m going to go ahead and just get about scoop of it here and I’m just going to go ahead and make my egg salad with it and you just going to go ahead and put them in just the way good for our traditional mayonnaise egg salad what i would do here too is I can add some raisins I can ask some cranberries and I can also add some seeds in this just to make it a bit more savoring a little bit more interesting so also you can get any flavor like I said and it will increase the amounts that you will be eating because it’s going to be so delicious so this is done here you just keep the senior fridge like I said for about three days then what you can do is you can get some tuna tuna fish now I’m going to tell you to do this with Italian Sicilian tuna fish because Italian is assuming to efficient the best in the world and the quality you have you really shouldn’t put anything on at all you should just eat it as is to keep its integrity in its flavor but a key tuna like this which is also very high in protein and you know what use the canned tuna that’s packed in olive oil what’s the point of doing in the water the olive oil adds so much more flavor to it and here i’m going to pick more of a spicy hummus to blend my tuna salad with okay you can also get salmon in a can two which is also underestimated quite frankly also quite tastier than the tuna too so you can do the same with the salmon that has a lot of omega-3s in it as well and you can go ahead and also you know mix this as usual here and you can also chop up some scallions or some also some seeds in this too and or something sweet like cranberries now so here we are and we are and we have a nice rustic thing now we can make a sandwich here okay on this life baguette you are okay and this is chock full of protein added fiber the fiber is going to grab onto any excess strap that is in the meal and digestive out with the fiber the fiber will keep you regulated and full so when you have a snack or an item like this you’ll be full of for much longer so you most likely won’t even have to snack before your next meal so these is our healthy ways to make tuna and egg salad. Low Carb Meals
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Best Foods For Weight Loss- Summer Video Guide

Summer Party Diet Survival Video Guide

Summertime parties are a big part of your social life- but how do you avoid losing all the progress you’ve made on your diet while still eating some of the foods you enjoy? Here are some great tips on smarter meals at parties.

Video Transcript

My first guest is registered dietician and host of the webseries fiorella eats today she’ll give us tips and how you can make healthier carb choices at summer parties we welcome back fiorella DeCarlo hi good morning oh thanks so you’re gonna give us some tips about summer parties and yes make it healthy yes yes because you know it can kind of go sideways you know I mean my clients are always saying to me like after the weekend is over is like Monday morning calms and they’re exhausted and they’re tired and they have no energy you know what’s going on it must be the Sun it must be the heat well it’s also what you do during the weekends that’s going to affect you yeah yeah and so I think that there are different ways to navigate these parties that sometimes people don’t take into a consideration right away because you know the temperature is hotter and so there’s a lot of stuff that goes on with that as well that you know creates a certain element in the body that one has to you know pay attention to right so in in the parties what I notice the most particularly if it’s a beach party or even an outside party those are the ones that you really have to pay attention to and you have to make sure that you’re staying hydrated absolutely through the whole event you know some people underestimate that and sometimes our signals for our thirst cues and our hunger cues get mixed up so when people feel thirsty they munch instead right you know and then when they end up munching on little snacks around in the party usually they’re salty snacks will make them worse right right so it kind of ends up becoming really really dehydrated you know so I say to everyone you need to take in at least two liters ish of water a day depending on if you’re doing activity or not in depending of course on your body size but at least to keep that consistent when you’re out in the Sun I would say you know drink water or flavored waters that you know don’t have a lot of sugar in it you know not having too many process juices you mean the beers not gonna get me through not gonna get you through I mean it’s gonna make you a little happy you bet you know it’s not good right you know it’s and a lot of people do drink these juices and colas and so forth and you fuck you know they’re packed with sugar and salt so what they’re doing is they’re also making you thirsty are as well so it’s better just take a drink water or you know like you know what you know my sister just made this great watermelon infused water with mint in it which I have on my website the recipe for it so that’s like pretty cool to keep you hydrated what a melon admit that sounds pretty you’re my friend of mine just started doing he has these little mason jars he’s putting like strawberries pineapples and different jars so now he has flavored waters to use beautiful himself but you can also use them for parties for absolutely you can make big jugs of it you know cut up the fruit have it infused sit there with ice for a couple of hours and you have this really refreshing drink for your guests you know so outside of staying hydrated and drinking in the Sun what how about our time in the Sun yeah so uh you know the Sun is you know can be very damaging it’s also very dehydrating so you know you definitely should be wearing sunscreen no matter what you know and also watch when you’re out in the Sun also the alcohol intake right because in of itself the alcohol is very dehydrated as well and what it does is as people become more dehydrated while drinking they get tipsy are quicker you know and so around the party time when they’re getting you know tips you’re quicker they start to mindlessly eat so they start munching on a lot of stuff before they even get to the main course and your end up sitting around a lot too yeah become lethargic underneath the Sun absolutely hydrated so you’d want to move around too much and then you’re eating right right and some people don’t you know it suddenly strikes them and they can pass out or faint in a sec oh my goodness I was feeling okay and then suddenly it hits them you know so it’s good to watch the alcohol in moderation nurse your drinks make sure that within each alcoholic beverage you have you follow it by water also you stay hydrated and there’s also curbed your mindless eating as like some of the snacks that are out that then it may not be the healthiest Varnadoe chaser I think so yeah yeah that would that would really help out I like that yeah oh so what about every year they are applying fruits and vegetables to these parties yes so you know you go to a party and most of the parties at BBQ that’s what we do in the summer right and what do the main the main stars of these barbecues rose in chicken that’s what I’m saying right ribs chicken I just spent the entire weekend at a ribs festival downtown actually spent dozen so and good though it was really good really good they were pitmasters from all over the country as it was great but so you know here are the main things right you have the burgers you have the ribs you have the chicken you have all this great stuff right so why you know fill up the rest of the party with like kind of riff raff and chips you know okay we’re looking at like parfaits I think over here yes that looks delicious yeah well you know my tip is is I keep that stuff there the barbecue stuff but for your appetizers grill some vegetables make vegetable skewers make bruschetta with you know vegetables over them that have been grilled like beautiful seasonal summer vegetables over there are some of the old chips and dips you know that people just munch on for no reason and then afterwards the other thing you could do is grab the parfaits or get the fruit so you can do mango you can do watermelon you can do pineapple peaches on the grill really I grill them they’re beautiful you know you just put a little honey on that little drizzle honey put them on the grill they’re delicious and then after you’re done with that you some whipped cream over it and you have a summer dessert so you have your vegetables your fruit and your ribs I wouldn’t have thought to put peaches hundred girl though that’s interesting yeah it’s really good you can do a lot of gerling without fruits of particularly in the summer people take advantage of that and you can just chop them up and put them and it creats uh if you add them to your other vegetables or salads it has a very very smoky flavor to it as well so it kind of a company’s all of the other proteins like the ribs and the stakes very very well is there a way though that we can keep our fruits and vegetables a little bit more crisp because you know that you have them out in the Sun in these barbecues yes the humidity kind of makes them well then you don’t want to eat them because they just don’t look appetizing absolutely absolutely so you know depending on what you do for example if you’re making a beautiful salad right don’t dress that salad until your guests are about to eat it right because if you dress it then it gets really will tee it takes on the moisture and it starts to collapse so keep everything nice and crisp in the refrigerator pull out the bowl then dress it just when the guests are about to have it you know and then all the other stuff to even the grilled vegetables you can grill all of that in advance and put them in you know in your refrigerator and tupperwares and pull them out the day of they keep very very well and grilling is a very quick cooking technique for vegetables which keeps all of the vitamins in much like steaming and sauteing you don’t want to overcook your vegetables because it loses the vitamins out of them also the consistency right a lot of people have problems with the consistency and vegetables and if you overcook it becomes wilty yes and it just unattractive unattractive loses flavor all of that absolutely I haven’t my information i was telling you off camera that i really like this last line get in touch with your food touch it smell it love it cook it yeah it’s a great weight is to say you know get involved with your food yeah yeah because you know my philosophy is is that there’s too many people disconnected from their food sources right you know nowadays you know with you brings their food to them to the delivery guy and that’s their first point of contact you know and so in and then within that there’s a lot of processed food so I say you know get back out to nature go to your farmers markets go out there you know I think we have an farmers market segment coming up right out there so that’s great right in the Bronx you know you go out there touch your food smell it feel it and you can be very creative with it I seasonal fruits are the highest and vitamins all season long and you can make great things with it you know and I say don’t make your vegetables boring right dress it like a salad you should not have steamed vegetables you cook your vegetables you dress it like a salad put some Parmesan cheese over it there you go you know you saw me with the cheese thank you so much for your time we’ll have to take a quick break but coming up we’ll get a preview of how community groups have come together for a cause but first borough president ruben diaz jr and community groups came together to induct the inaugural class of the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame correspondent gala de Barras was at the bronx museum and brings us the story. 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 We are here in New York City and we are fortunate enough to be able to taste BBQ from around the US. Every once in a while you need to have a cheat day to relax and enjoy yourself. BBQ in NYC is one […]