Get Some Shut Eye!

It may be hard to believe, but sleep is one of the best things you can do for weight loss. Sleep deprivation lowers leptin, a blood protein that suppresses appetite and seems to affect how the brain senses when the body has had enough food. Sleep deprivation also raises levels of grehlin, a substance that makes people want to eat. Most Americans do not get the "normal nights sleep" of 7-9 hours and this could be linked to the obesity epidemic we have today.

  • People who sleep two to four hours a night are 73% more likely to be obese than normal sleepers.

  • People who get five hours of sleep are 50% more likely to be obese.People who get six hours were 23% more likely to be obese.

  • People who get ten or more hours are 11% LESS likely to be obese.

Another good thing about sleep and weight loss is that even though sleeping burns the fewest calories for any activity; When you are sleeping, you can't eat!!