Sleep more to increase fat loss

June 2, 2014

Not getting adequate sleep may be making you fat. Sleep loss affects both how many calories we consume and burn off the next day. After sleep deprivation we are more likely to overeat as the hunger hormone ghrelin is released making us crave food - often sugary food which has a quick energy release. In addition to this, sleep deprivation alters our metabolism the following day, decreasing the amount of energy used while the body is at rest. Both of these combined may lead to an increase in body fat. Make sleep a priority! Read full article

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