How can affect sleep deprivation and weight loss? Certainly, the reverse is true! If we’re tossing and turning all night, we not burn a few more kilojoules?
Maybe, but it’s more complicated than that. When we don’t have enough sleep, we have very low energy. This can trick the brain into thinking that it takes more than food to replenish our energy stores.
So we tend to eat more. Not only that we tend to crave high energy foods such as ice cream or cupcakes or sugar-laden sodas.
To make matters worse, the effects of sleep deprivation can reduce the body’s ability to process glucose efficiently, leading to an increasing tendency to put on weight. This can also lead to increased risk of diabetes.
Lack of sleep also produce higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol and low metabolic rate which means we burn less kJ.
A simple way to increase the metabolic rate to exercise every day. But we don’t feel like exercising when we’re tired can we? No, much more than a seat in front of the telly attractive, preferably with your favorite comfort food!
So if we want to lose weight or simply maintain our weight, the amount of sleep we have super important. Sometimes all we need to do to increase our awareness.
First, here’s what not to do. No NAP for long periods during the day. This is your natural circadian rhythm upset leads to stay up at night.
Light meals late at night? The body simply cannot absorb these fats will be! If you must eat it too late make it a Lite yogurt or herbal tea or drink my milk. Forgotten black tea and coffee as these contain steroids.
Here are some tips:
Increase your exercise. It can be done without registration in the gym! Just walk over. Get a bus earlier and walk the remaining distance. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
If the above is not for you, go shopping! Large shopping centres are wonderful walking paths. Have a look at the stores and you sail in the past (stay away from food stores though!)
Taking more exercise increased metabolic rate significantly and can have better sleep at night. Also has proven to reduce stress which is the enemy of restful sleep.
Plan your day better. Start the downsizing in the evening and use every morning to active tasks. This will enable you to relax better and you will fall asleep faster.
If you have trouble sleeping, get help. There are Web sites and books that will increase your knowledge on safe and natural ways to get a good night’s sleep.
So does not help the body to put on weight by bad sleep habits. Eat healthy foods and get rid of stress, exercise more and sleep your weight away!