Why you may not be losing weight

We all want to be healthy and feel more amazing, right?   The truth is, it can be confusing to know where to begin.   When we feel overwhelmed, it’s easy to give up even before we’ve started.

 

The top 3 goals I hear most often from my clients are:

 feeling better

losing weight

having more energy

 

If you felt better, had more energy and reached your ideal weight, you would probably feel more amazing, right?

Let’s start with our first strategy:

Get enough sleep.

wake up

Have you ever considered that the amount of sleep you get can affect your health and your weight?

Let’s face it, when we’re tired we tend to make fewer healthy choices throughout the day and we reach for the quick-fix energy boost we need, often in the form of sugar-filled options and processed snacks.   When we’re tired, we also tend to skip the workout we had planned for the day.

For many people, this is an ongoing cycle that’s tough to break.

Adequate sleep sets the stage for everything else.

“When it comes to body weight, it may be that if you snooze, you lose. Lack of sleep seems to be related to an increase in hunger and appetite, and possibly to obesity. According to a 2004 study, people who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours.

Recent research has focused on the link between sleep and the peptides that regulate appetite. “Ghrelin stimulates hunger and leptin signals satiety to the brain and suppresses appetite. Shortened sleep time is associated with decreases in leptin and elevations in ghrelin.

Not only does sleep loss appear to stimulate appetite. It also stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods. Ongoing studies are considering whether adequate sleep should be a standard part of weight loss programs”  – WebMD

Sleep can also affect your immune function, aging process, memory, learning and metabolism.  Yes, adequate sleep is a big deal!

To get more sleep, set a goal of what time you need to be in bed each night to get the 7-9 hours you need.   Try it this week and see if you notice a difference, both in how you feel and your appetite.

 

I’m committing to getting _______ hours of sleep each night this week.

Sleep Tight,

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About Sharon Holistic Living

Hello! I’m Sharon, I show you how to cultivate a lifestyle of health wellness using a proven system to get you results. Are you ready to feel and look amazing? Contact me at SharonHolisticLiving@gmail.com

Posted on September 19, 2014, in LOVE Your Body and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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