Tired of Being Overweight?
Yeah you are! I’ve said it before, but now it’s being reported to fight obesity as well, sleep is GOOD! Today in the Boston Globe there is an article on a study that states that getting more sleep hinders the effect of the “obesity gene”.
One of the other studies mentioned in the article was a 2010 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study had volunteers put on a calorie-reduced diet and allowed to sleep only 5 1/2 hours a night This groiup lost about 55 percent less fat compared with those put on the same low-calorie diet and allowed to sleep 8 1/2 hours a night. Hmmm…While these results don’t prove that sleeping makes you lose weight it does show that if you’re willing to do whatever it takes to drop the lbs, then putting yourself to bed is just one more thing you can do to help yourself.
It’s a good idea to make a plan. Figure out what time you need to wake up and then count back 8 hours. Make sure that you hop into bed at that hour. It’s not a punishment to “go to your room’ it’s a gift.
I can see you GETTING FIERCE!