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


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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