Trying to Lose Weight? Get More Sleep!

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Do you eat healthy, have a great diet and exercise consistently but still have a difficult time losing weight? Your problem may lie in your sleeping habits. Your Melbourne, Fl Internal medicine doctor would like to share some tips with you.

A new commentary in the Canadian Medical Journal found that fatigue influences levels of certain hormones involved in hunger. Specifically, people who don’t get enough sleep have a tendency to eat more at night. Consuming foods late at night will almost certainly destroy and diet or weight loss plan you may have.

Jean-Phillippe Chaput, lead author of the Canadian Press said “If people want to lose weight, of course at some point they will need to cut calories. But if they don’t take into account their sleeping patterns, they might fail. They have more chances to fail over the long term.”

The Mayo Clinic earlier this year mirrored this his statement. The Mayo researchers monitored 17 adults in a controlled lab environment for more than a week. Participants consumed 549 more calories if their sleep was reduced to two-thirds their normal amount. Even if they were awake longer, they didn’t burn much more calories.

Getting proper sleep (6-8 hours) does more than just manage your weight. Sleep helps improve concentration, boost your immune function and keeps you active and alert throughout the day. A lack of sleep raises the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and now, weight gain.

More sleep and less late night foods will go a long way in keeping those unwanted pounds off.

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