It may sound like a fairy tale, but it’s all too true – healthy sleep helps you to lose weight. That doesn’t mean you stop going to the gym, but it does shed light on the importance of a good night’s sleep. After all, you’ve got to have the energy and stamina to go to the gym, not to mention to work and all the household errands.
If you’re serious about staying in great shape or losing a few of those unwanted pounds, then make sleep a priority, not an afterthought.
Research proves it
Studies show that sleep-deprived people eat hundreds more calories simply because they’re awake longer. But that’s not the only reason. Sleep affects levels of hunger-regulating hormones, so if you’re getting by on too little sleep, you’re causing your body to crave even more food that it needs.
Quality sleep escapes you
Even if you go to sleep early, but you’re waking up countless times due to stress or other distraction, you’re not getting quality sleep. That could mean your body is holding onto more belly fat. To stay asleep, you need a comfortable sleep environment. Turn off electronics at least 20 minutes before you go to sleep. And instead of alcohol, try some chamomile tea.
Forget the late evening snack
Sure, cookies and milk sound good or even ice cream, but you’re adding hundreds of extra calories as the days add up. But nobody can go to sleep hungry either. Be selective about your midnight snacks and you’ll feel good about it.
The snooze button can be habit-forming
If you’re trying to make your gym workouts fit into your early morning, hitting that snooze button is self-defeating. Try reading or something with calming effects to do in the evening, so you will be better prepared for that 6:00 a.m. wake-up call.
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