Sleep Away Your Weight

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Sleep Away Your Weight

Sleep away your weight and preserve your looks, simply by getting 7- 8 hours sleep every night. Now here’s a formula we all can comply with.  Trying to lose weight can be an incredibly frustrating experience for most people. Wouldn’t it be great if you could lose weight while catching a bit of shuteye?  Well, you can! You can burn fat in bed while you have your beauty sleep. What follows is a short list of why you should consider getting more sleep.

Sleep in

Great news, no need to sacrifice that wonderful morning sleep for a morning gym-sessions, the best time to work out is after work. Head straight from your office to gym and you can boost your metabolic rate for 16 hours, according to the International Journal of Sport Nutrition. No gym membership?  Yeah, it can get expensive, here are  four workouts that will spike your metabolism. Plus get you to have a great night sleep.

New protein

Feed your hungry muscles by trading whey for casein in your post-workout shake. This slow-release protein is gradually digested over eight hours and keeps your metabolic fires burning through the night. Maastricht University also found casein enhances protein synthesis, which helps you cut an extra 35 calories a day for every pound of new muscle gained.

Cold Showers

An icy shower does more than flush out lactic acid post-gym it helps you burn fat. A study published in PLOS ONE found that a 30 second freeze is all it takes to activate your body’s brown fat. Which, when fired up, melts up to an extra 400 calories in bed. Make sure you stick your head under; more brown fat is stored in the back of your neck and shoulders. Tough but well worth it.

Sip green

Warm up with a brew of tea. The flavonoids in green tea boost your metabolism and – if it’s your third cup of the day – you’ll burn 3.5% more calories overnight, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. And don’t worry about caffeine content; green will help keep you up for the news at 10 – not all night.

Turn the temperature down

Research conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes found turning down your thermostat by 4C is enough to cut 7% more calories, as your body burns fat to maintain its core temperature. Kick off those bed socks, catch some skinnier Zs and fatten your wallet up with the declining electricity bills.

Beauty Sleep

Lack of sleep will cost you your good looks and your slender frame. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found losing as little as 16 minutes sleep is enough to start your belt buckle straining. Extending your sleep reduces ghrelin and increases your leptin levels, which help to control your appetite for the rest of the day. Yet another recent beauty study released from BensonsforBeds, shows that lack of sleep has a dramatic effect on your appearance. Get you recommended seven to eight hours sleep people.

 

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