Tired and Wired

This morning, I read a post titled “Easy Ways to Stop Feeling so Tired!” that really got my attention. I’m not a parent (which is the target audience of MPMK), but c’mon, who couldn’t use a few tips to stop feeling tired? Nutritionists, Megan and Katie of Prescribe Nutrition, were invited to share a few tips on the subject. What I loved about their post was that I actually learned something new. They didn’t just say “Tip #1 – Stop drinking coffee. Caffeine is bad.” They briefly explained (in a very easy to understand way) the science behind it. How it affects our cortisol levels. What cortisol is. Why it’s our friend.

Of the three tips, #2 was the one that I really needed to hear. I am completely guilty of the late night electronic party and I can absolutely relate to the evening surge of energy. I’m usually on my laptop, iPad or iPhone right up until I go to bed. I had no idea this was such a big no-no. According to Megan and Katie…

Research has shown… “two hours of exposure to a bright tablet screen at night reduced melatonin levels by about 22%.” Suppression of melatonin has been directly linked to obesity and diabetes.

You better believe I’ll be changing that bad habit. Imagine, here I am eating vegan, trying to be healthy and then I acquire diabetes from my late night electronics parties? Great.

So, I took the bait and clicked the link to see what Megan and Katie’s online course, Get Balanced, was all about. In the video, Megan said excess cortisol (our stress hormone) can lead to belly fat. Here’s where I start thinking I really need to learn more about this hormone and how to balance it. Then they ask…

Any of these sound like you?
• You have the ability to feel tired yet wired at the same time.
• You hit the snooze button 6 times on your alarm.
• You have a ‘no speaking to me’ rule before your morning caffeine.
• You are eating well, exercising, and the scale will.not.budge.
• 4pm strikes and you need sugar. And there is no stopping you.
• 10pm strikes and you feel inexplicably motivated.
• 2am strikes and you are wide-eyed, yet exhausted.

Out of the seven, four are a yes for me. Now I’m REALLY curious about this online course. I started poking around on their website and found a long list of raving reviews from former course participants. The reviews sealed the deal. I want in on this. So I wrote to Megan and Katie to make sure it was suitable for vegans (yes, it is) and they said I could share this coupon code with you! For 20% off the cost of the Get Balanced course, enter the code getbalanced20 (which is case-sensitive, btw). Click here to see what this 15-day course is all about and to enroll, if you like.

The course starts on April 15 – just a few days away! Get ready, cortisol. I’m about to whip you into shape. Anyone care to join me?

Get Balanced

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9 thoughts on “Tired and Wired”

  1. Oh my gosh, Livvy. I read this post immediately after sending off my fiancé an email wondering why I was such an insomniac and lamenting that I would never sleep well again, after a night of tossing and turning and grinding my teeth.

    I feel like fate has hit me with a big giant fist. My culprit is #3 – I regularly drink two glasses of wine a night because I thought it helped me unwind. Now I realize the wine is part of the problem.

    I’m diving in to this program with you (thank you SO much for confirming it’s vegan-friendly, I was wondering too!).

    Seriously – THANK YOU. Here goes!


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