You could be hitting the gym hard, and eating right in the hopes of attaining a perfect beach body, but a lack of sleep could keep you from hitting your goal. Getting proper sleep every night is essential to any weight loss program. It’ll help keep your waistline in check and give you the energy you need to make your fitness dreams come true. To maintain a healthy weight or to get a boost with your current fitness program, avoid making these common mistakes:
You don’t view sleep isn’t a priority: There is plenty of research that shows that sleep-deprived people eat hundreds of calories more than those who are well-rested. Skipping sleep affects hunger-regulating hormones, causing you to crave more calories than you need and save more for storage.
Your sleep isn’t high-quality: Quality is just as important to sleep as the amount you get. Poor sleep quality with frequent awakenings could cause your body to hang on to more belly fat. Electronics are a big culprit for sleep quality, turn off your electronics at least an hour before your bedtime for a big boost in your snooze.
You need a big snack before bed: An ice cream nightcap does sound tasty, but those calories add up in the thousands by the end of the week. You don’t have to go to bed starving, but be smart about your nighttime snack.
You choice the snooze button over an early workout: Not only does the snooze button mess up your sleep cycle, its precious time that you could be working out and gaining energy.
Take advantage of the benefits that sleep provides, including the magic it works on your waistline. Getting 7-9 hours of high-quality sleep every night will help you make better food choices, keep your energize enough to get through a work out and keep you motivated our your fitness journey!
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