Lack Of Sleep Makes You HUNGRY For Junk Food
- have trouble sticking to your diet
- are always hungry, craving for junk food
hit a plateau with your diet or exercise program
...then ONE thing might make all the difference: how you sleep.
Sleep plays a crucial role in regulating your appetite (and how much you eat).
Your appetite is regulated by two hormones:
Leptin (which makes you feel full and satiated)
Ghrelin (which stimulates your appetite and makes you hungry.)
The levels of these hormones in your blood are both regulated during sleep.
The LONGER you sleep, the more leptin you produce, which tells your body you’re full, and makes it easy for you to resist eating too much the next day.
The SHORTER you sleep, the more ghrelin your body produces, which makes you hungry and hard to resist unhealthy, fattening snacks the next day.
In short, scientific studies have shown that if you don't sleep well:
- you're hungrier.
- you especially crave the most unhealthy foods that make you gain weight the MOST.
- you don't even enjoy it as much when you do eat it!
So: make sure you sleep at least 7 hours per night.
You will feel better, be less hungry and find it easier to lose weight and stay fit.