Losing weight is the the most popular new years resolution there is. However, not everyone gets to actually pull it off. There are so many factors to losing weight that a simple list of what to do doesn’t always cut it.
If you’re one of these folks who want to lose weight this year, all you really need is to actually exercise, eat better, and sleep more. Yes, sleeping more can actually help you shed some pounds off. How? Here are the top reasons:
1. The rest sleep provides helps your body heal and recuperate.
This helps you have more energy for the next day, letting you exercise more and harder the next day.
2. You can reduce your cravings.
When you’re overtired, your body’s reward center kicks in hard. This causes cravings, which can lead to eating more or pigging out on unhealthy food items.
3. You eat more when you’re tired.
Not sleeping enough and doing strenuous physical activities will require your body to compensate. This means that you’re hungrier and will be able to eat more. More food can cause a strain to a slow metabolism (which is very likely to be present in someone who needs to lose weight) and cause weight gain.
While more sleep alone won’t let you lose weight, doing so can trigger your body to function better and boost the effects of your diet and exercise. It’s often the missing ingredient in most weight loss regimens, so if you really want to slim down, you really should sleep more.