Life is not complicated, it’s very simple. The first step to losing weight is to start getting a good night sleep, which means giving rest to your body for at least 7-8 hours. You can eat clean and exercise regularly, but if you don’t sleep for at least 7 hours every night, then you might find it difficult to lose weight to begin with, and even if you lose weight by some miracle, you wont able to maintain it. Lets see how lack of sleep messes up with your body and weight.
1. Bye! Metabolism – The energy source of our body is Glucose. When it is not used up(or metabolised) by the body (which happens when you don’t sleep properly) it is converted into filth known as…..FAT!!
2. Low on Energy – A good night sleep fills up the energy store of your body. So if you don’s sleep enough, you feel low on energy, which can be presented as inability to do work, irritability, mood swings etc. Low energy = Low stamina which will result in not so effective workouts or any kind of fitness activity you are involved in.
3. Hormones – Glucagon like peptide is a hormone (that’s all the biology you need to know about it). This hormone gives us the satiety feeling. But, when we are sleep deprived, this hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity and hence you feel more hungry that what you normal would feel. Also, we all know about Growth Hormone (self-explanatory). GH is also produced in less quantity when we are sleep deprived, this GH eats up the FAT, so less GH = More FAT.
4. Awake for long hours = More time = More eating…!!!!
So, starting today, get into the routine of sleeping a minimum of 7 hours if not more and LOSE WEIGHT. Yes, losing weight is going to be very easy..!!