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The science behind sleep & weight loss

Weight loss can be a tricky thing. There are so many factors that can affect your success or failure. Among the various factors at play, did you know sleep plays a very large role?!

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The science behind sleep & weight loss

  • Sleeping fewer than the recommended 7 hours each night may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity.

  • A lack of sleep may increase your desire to eat more high calorie foods and decrease your ability to resist them.

  • When you’re sleep-deprived, the body responds by making more ghrelin and less leptin (your appetite hormones), causing you to overeat.

  • Inadequate sleep is associated with an increased risk of obesity, and obesity may lead to reduced sleep quality.

Here are a few tips for better sleep!

  • Follow a nightly routine.

  • Reduce stress levels through mindfulness meditation, deep breathing, and other relaxation exercise.

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and large meals in the evening hours.

  • Turn off electronics at least 60 mins before bedtime.

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