The ketogenic diet is an effective way to drop pounds quickly. It is low-carb, but you fill up on plenty of high-fat, high-protein foods so you feel satisfied and energized. We can help you overcome your carb addiction to successfully lose weight.
Although diet and exercise are widely known as the keys to weight loss success, there is another, lesser known contributor to losing – or gaining – weight.
If you find yourself not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, or you wake up feeling unrested after a full night’s sleep, it could be contributing to weight gain. When your body is not well-rested, it’s less able to use calories efficiently, which is why you feel sluggish as you go about your day.
Compound that with the fact that you take in more calories when you are tired. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that sleep-deprived study volunteers ate more during the night and were more likely to choose carbohydrate-heavy foods than volunteers who got enough rest. Those late night cravings probably resulted from an increase in the hormones that tell the brain to eat more.
Women may be particularly susceptible to the connection between lack of rest and weight gain. One study found that women who reported less sleep over a 16-year period showed significantly more weight gain than their well-rested peers.
So How Do You Improve Your Sleep?
Once you feel more rested, you’ll have more energy to exercise and stay active throughout your day, as well as fewer hormones telling your brain to eat, eat, eat. The less compelled you feel to keep eating and the more you are able to exercise, the easier you weight loss journey will be.
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