Woke Up After 4 Hours Sleep. Feel Great!
So, I've been playing around with the BP diet for months now, but went back to eating anything after some recent holidays.
However I started being strictly BP since Sunday, and I mean very strictly.
When I was on BP diet before, I became very fatigued and eventually had to take a sick day off work just to sleep. I actually started a topic here about it. After doing some reading I believe I was suffering from keto-flu or the effects of my body trying to flush toxins out. I realised that you need plenty of water to help this along, and I wasn't drinking nearly enough last time I was trying to be BP.
Well...since Sunday I've been drinking lots of water, even in the mornings as I believe coffee dehydrates me. I've also been very strict with my sleeping habits. I used to lay in bed on my phone looking at Facebook or txting people. Since last weekend I've been strict with myself. When I go to bed I put the phone on charge, switch it to silent and go straight to sleep. I'm usually asleep between 9.30pm and 10.30pm now.
I've been doing it nearly a week now and my body feels really good, very rested and generally less stressed.
Anyway, last night I tried the raw honey sleep hack. I went to sleep at 10.30pm and woke up naturally at 2.30am!!!
This is the first time on the BP diet where I am beginning to see the claims from Dave about reduced sleep actually happening to me. It's actually quite amazing.
I will see how tired I feel at the end of today and post back here, but at the moment I feel great. I have literally had 5 hours to kill before I go to work. Imagine what you can do with all that extra time!!!
To summarise, I have achieved this by a few small changes to my day:
- Go to bed when you're tired. Don't put it off.
- When you're in bed, go to sleep. Don't play with your phone or go on your laptop.
- Drink plenty of water, preferably with lemon.
- Eat strictly BP. Plan ahead, make your lunches for the week. No excuse.
This sounds simple, but you'd be surprised how many people can't manage these.