Weight and Sleep has an interesting link to each other:
Weight management! Do you think you really need to manage your weight?
If yes then start with the slightest of change in your routine: By changing your sleeping pattern.
It’s true that being short on sleep can really affect your weight. While you weren’t sleeping your body cooked up a recipe for weight gain. When you are short on sleep, its easy to lean on a large latte to get moving. Your body would not allow you to do any physical work and you would be tempted to skip exercise too. This lethargic body would hinder your routine chores, and so you would end up doing nothing in a day.
The story doesn’t end there. Moreover, cutting back on your sleep would construct your brain up to make bad decisions. Your brain would loose focus on making good decisions and it’s a little like being drunk. On days when you do not get proper sleep, your brain stops working according to your instructions. It gets inclined towards the high-calorie junk foods which is actually a negative consequence for you weight loss regime.
The research showed that people who were sleep-deprived and bleary-eyed, they strongly preferred the food choices that were highest in calories like chocolates, desserts. You felt hungrier and less satisfied after meals and your energy was destroyed. Then the poor dietary choices you made were in pursuit of gaining energy which you lacked because you did not have a sound sleep at night.
Sleep is like nutrition for the brain. Most of us need at least 7-9 hours of sleep at night. Get less than that and it might have an adverse impact on your weight. This is because insufficient sleep interferes with your hunger and fullness hormones. Thus, sleep-deprivation lead to overeating and extra kilos.
Considering all the negative consequences of inadequate sleep, that might deviate your focus away from fitness goals, you should rather have a sound sleep (7-9 hours) at night and save yourself from snacking on high-calorie foods at any time of a day or night.
Take care of yourself! 🙂