3 Simple Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight
Many Americans do not get enough sleep. With our busy lifestyles, sleep seems to be a rare commodity, but getting adequate sleep is crucial to health and weight loss.
How you ask?
1. Getting more sleep gives you more energy to exercise.
Exercise is an important factor in the weight loss equation. If you are constantly fatigued and tired from lack of sleep, you won't want to exercise.
Sleep = Energy = Exercise= Weight loss
2. Getting more sleep reduces the number of hours you are awake and able to eat each day.
Someone who sleeps only 5 hours a day has the opportunity to eat during the other 19 hours. That is a lot of calorie input time! Try to get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and that will reduce your eating opportunities, reduce calorie intake, and help you lose weight.
Sleep = Not eating = Reduced calorie intake = Weight loss
3. Getting more sleep reduces cravings for sweets, high-carb snacks, and large portions.
Let's face it: a sleepy brain makes poor choices, and that includes food choices. Many research studies have shown that lack of sleep leads to cravings for energy-dense sweets, high-carb foods, late-night snacking, and eating larger portions. These poor choices can all lead to excess calorie intake and weight gain.
Sleep = Better food choices = Reduced calorie intake = Weight loss
If you want to lose weight and get healthy,
then get your ZZZZZZZs!