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Lack Of Sleep Will Affect Your Weight Loss

Lack Of Sleep Will Affect Your Weight Loss

Can’t figure out why you are gaining weight? Or why it is so difficult to erase those extra kilograms? You might be suffering from sleep deprivation, even if you swear you are getting enough sleep at night. Getting just 30 fewer minutes sleep than you should per weekday, can increase your risk of obesity and diabetes.

How does lack of sleep affect your weight?

  • Affects hunger and fullness hormones
  • Affects stress hormone Cortisol increasing appetite
  • Disrupts fat cells and ability to use insulin – altering metabolism
  • Lowers production of Human Growth Hormone
  • Increases cravings

Tricks and Tips for a Better Night Sleep

  • Shut down your computer, mobile phone and TV at least an hour before you hit the sack
  • Save your bedroom for sleep. Think relaxation and release, rather than work or entertainment
  • Create a bedtime ritual. It is not the time to tackle big issues. Instead, take a warm bath, meditate or read
  • Stick to a schedule, waking up and retiring at the same times every day, even on weekends
  • Watch what and when you eat. Steer clear of soft drinks, tea and coffee after 2pm. Caffeine can stay in your system for 5 to 6 hours
  • Turn out the lights. Darkness cues your body to release the natural sleep hormone melatonin, while light suppresses i

Your health is important, being at a healthy weight is important, so your sleep is important. Put yourself first and make some changes. 

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