11/02/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 3. November 2014 05:27

 

One very important factor that is often overlooked is the importance of sleep. Our schedules with our families and jobs and schools can be overwhelming. Adding in workout seems impossible at times. When is there time to sleep?

 

A lack of sleep actually creates a series of metabolic changes that may lead to weight gain. Sleep affects two important hormones (leptin and ghrelin) that control appetite and whether you feel fullhttp://www.cincinnati.md/articlepage_cn.aspx?cn-documentid=653804&query=nutrition problem with no sleep&s=1&cat=con

 

According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, people who slept four hours per night for two nights had 18% decrease in leptin (it tells your brain when you've had enough to eat), and a 28% increase in ghrelin (it triggers hunger).

 

The lesson to learn here, is that a healthy body system that works efficiently requires health

 

y food choices (I utilize clean eating), plenty of water, cardio and weight training and sleep!

 

 

 

 

 

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