Good quality sleep is absolutely ESSENTIAL to fat loss

You can thank a triple threat of hormones that go haywire with too little sleep:

  • Ghrelin which makes you crave fatty and sugary foods
  • Leptin which regulates how much you eat
  • Cortisol which tells your body to hold on to visceral fatty tissue around the abdominals.

 

Until doing our 12 Weeks to a New You programme, I never really focused on sleep. I was always too busy with work, kids, housework etc that I just HAD to stay up late to get it all done. BAD idea!! I would soldier on for as long as possible until I finally crashed and burned. This happened quite a lot!

I now focus on sleep and manage stress and feel FANTASTIC!

Top Tips to Sleep Well

  1. Create your own sleep cavern. Make your bedroom dark and calm and switch the TV off and remove electronics!
  2. Create a solid night time routine. Your body’s physiological and psychological repair and re-build happens between the hours of 10pm and 6am – so these are the best hours to be asleep.
  3. Write down 3 things that you were grateful for about that day, and then the 3 most important things you must do the following day. It helps you feel more positive and will rest your subconscious and allow you to fall asleep easier.
  4. Invest in some Magnesium. It is an antidote to stress, the most powerful relaxation mineral available, and it can help improve your sleep. Take 200 milligrams each day.
  5. Do something that you enjoy/makes you laugh/relaxes you before bed. Read a relaxing book.
  6. Start to manage your stress wisely, look at where your sources of stress are and assess what you can do to ease these from your life.

 

Within a few weeks, you should see noticeable positive changes to the quality of your sleep which, in turn, will aid your weight loss mission!

Good luck and  sleep well!

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