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8 Principles

Sleep more, it helps to lose weight

Study shows that about 8 hours of sleep per night  might be beneficial for weight loss but it also:

  • Keep your heart healthy
  • May reduce the risk of cancer
  • Reduce stress
  • Make you more alert
  • Stimulate your memory
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce depression
  • Help the body to make repairs
  • Support skin condition

Lack of sleep is linked to:

  • Depression
  • Slow metabolism
  • Failure for weight loss
  • Weight gain, especially belly and hips, due to high cortisol and high insulin secretion
  • Headache
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Craving for sugar ( hormonal imbalance)

Leptin and ghrelin can influence your appetite.  But also their secretion may be influenced by how much or how little we sleep.

If  you do not sleep enough, leptin levels drop, which means you do not feel full after a meal. Also, ghrelin levels skyrockets, which means your appetite is stimulated, so you want to eat more.  Obviously, you will gain weight.

As a  lifestyle personal trainer, I am aware that lack of sleep is link to weight gain and hormonal imbalance.  For more information, email me.  I work in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.

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