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11 Healthy Habits Nutritionists Always Do Before Bed

December 21, 2020

Experts know a good night’s sleep starts with a relaxing bedtime routine.

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Nutritionists’ Bedtime Routines

It’s pretty clear to most folks that diet and exercise go hand-in-hand when it comes to good health, but what’s often overlooked is the vital importance of sleep. Find out how these health experts spend their evenings and position themselves for a restful night’s slumber.

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Avoid Late-Night Eating

"My advice is to tune in to what your body is telling you and modify accordingly," suggests Rosanne Rust, registered dietitian and author of DASH Diet For Dummies. "I have found that as I get older, my sleep is interrupted if I eat too close to bedtime. I try to eat dinner no later than 7 p.m.," admits Rust. "If I do eat after seven, I choose a lighter meal."

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Include Meditation

Julie Lichtman RD, LDN finds several ways to unwind. "My healthy nighttime routine includes meditation (I use the Headspace app), sleepy time tea, a couple pieces of chocolate and some feel-good TV."

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Keep A Consistent Bedtime

"Having a consistent bedtime from night to night helps my body and mind to know when it's time for sleep," says Karman Meyer, RDN and author of Eat To Sleep: What To Eat & When To Eat It for a Good Night's Sleep. "It also helps set me up for my goal of getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night because I'm not sacrificing sleep time to stay up later to finish watching a show!"

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