Expert Tip On Weight Management #4--Sleep More--Jim Karas

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I came across this article that had well-known experts commenting on what they see as an important tip to controlling our weight. Thought the advice given made a lot of sense . Read on:

 Sleep More: Cardio-Free Trainer Jim Karas

“If you snooze, you lose weight,” the celebrity fitness coach and author of the New York Times bestseller The Petite Advantage Diet says. “If you are sleep deprived, you are going to be obese. Your hormones are affected by sleep. The most important one is leptin, the hormone that says, ‘I’m feeling full.’ The minute you are sleep deprived, your leptin levels go down. Ghrelin is the hormone that says ‘feed me.’ When you’re sleep-deprived, your ghrelin levels go up. But people wear sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. They think it’s cool, and they don’t even know what it’s like to be awake and lean. New moms are the worst culprits — they say, ‘My baby comes first,’ but when you are sleep deprived, you are not making great decisions.”

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