The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

SleepSo you’re eating right and exercising regularly as part of your weight-loss plan — but are you getting your ZZs?

A recent study presented at a meeting of the American Heart ]Association earlier this year showed that sleep deprivation impairs weight loss efforts.

Sleeping less than 7 1/2 – 8 hours caused people to eat more overall calories, have increased cravings, and burn less fat.

Lack of sleep lowers levels of leptin, the hormone that says, “I’m full; put the fork down.” and raises the levels of ghrelin, the hormone that tells you to eat. Since ghrelin also promotes the retention of fat, researchers theorize that a lack of sleep explains why the nonsleepers held on to more body fat.

Get your sleep so that your weight loss goals are supported!

Sweet Dreams! Namaste, Daisy

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About Daisy

My passion is to inspire women to realize their potential and get the body they really want through fitness, yoga and nutrition.
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