We only have 3 more Fat Loss Faux-pas left, I hope you’ve learn’t from the posts so far and started to avoid, or even rectify some that you were susceptible too.
Fat Loss Faux-pas #8 – Not Sleeping Enough.
All you need to do is sleep for 20hours of the day and you will no doubt achieve weight loss… Well that’s what a mattress company might tell you anyway. The truth of the matter is this; a lack of sleep will potentially lead to excessively high cortisol levels (lots of stress hormone), which eventually triggers some primal signals urger to find every dense sugary foods to 1 – keep you going and *2 – bring down your your cortisol levels.
*Foods high in carbohydrates will help increase your serotonin (the happy hormone) which will be lead in to a nice little cascade towards melatonin (the sleep hormone).
You will unknowingly be seeking foods of the described nature above. If you take a moment and think about it you will be able to remember times when you’ve done what I’ve just written because it’s in our nature.
Ideally you will want to try and get to bed by 10pm and wake up at 6am. I know this isn’t always the optimal way for some people to sleep because of that little thing that gets in the way called LIFE, but getting to sleep at or around these times is also very beneficial for your body to regulate/balance its natural hormone levels.
Tonight at 10pm turn off the TV, Playstation, I Pad or what ever technical gadget you have one and get some sleep because in the long run, you will be leaner for it.