Secret to Lose More Weight, Have More Energy and Sleep Better

Secret to Lose More Weight, Have More Energy and Sleep Better-image

Want the secret to lose more weight, have more energy and sleep better? You eat all your colors every day. Your fiber consumption is right where it should be. You never eat anything white or anything with sugar. You do cardio three times a week and weight training twice. Yet, you cannot drop those 15 pounds and you do not have the energy level promised by your trainer. By 3:00 p.m., you just want a doughnut and coffee plus a nap if possible. You do not give in to that temptation though. You substitute a bottle of water and a brisk walk. That gets you through to dinner, night classes and some quick grocery shopping or laundry before bed.

You love your memory foam mattress and pillows and the six hours a night you are in bed, you sleep soundly. Six hours may be your clue to why, although disciplined, you are still low on energy and high on belly fat. Researchers have found a connection between poor sleep habits and obesity. Thirty percent of the population reports sleeping six hours or less each night and thirty percent of the population is obese. Sleep study researchers do not think that is a coincidence. Six hours of sleep each night is partial sleep deprivation.

Research suggests fewer than 7 hours of sleep may cause you to eat a little more than you need, even of the good foods. As your body goes through the sleep cycles, it releases appetite hormones that adjust your need for food and your energy expenditure. You do not want to short- change the body on sleep cycles, disrupting the hormones. When we feel a little tired, our body tends to protect us by storing a little more fat. You are doing all the right things with food and exercise. Add just one more hour or two to your regular sleep schedule and you will feel the difference. In addition, you will likely get past the little hump keeping your weight a little high and your energy a little low.

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