How Lack of Sleep Can Keep You From Your Weight Loss Goals
Not getting enough sleep? It might be affecting your fitness goals.
Try as we might, many of us end up not getting an adequate night’s sleep. You may think the only outcome of sleep deprivation is feeling tired throughout the day, but you’d be wrong
The quality of your sleep has a great effect on your health and weight, here are some examples:
- Poor sleep can cause your body to increase more Ghrelin, the hormone that makes you feel hungry.
- Sleep deprivation can increase your appetite for foods that are high in fat and carbs.
- Your resting metabolic rate can be negatively affected by a lack of sleep.
The FDA recommends adults get between 7-8 hours of sleep each night, think about that the next time you want to pull an all-nighter over the weekend.
Getting enough sleep should be as important as your fitness and dietary goals when working towards weight loss.