facebook pixel

5 Reasons You Need Sleep

Health, Non-Negotiable Health Habits | 0 comments

Metabolism, Mood, and Memory – What healthy habit is a keystone for all of these?

It is also one of my top tips for FAT LOSS! As an integrative health coach, I teach my clients and The Fit Soul Tribe members the importance of sleep.  I consider it a non-negotiable healthy habit and encourage my clients to create a healthy sleep routine.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Christina P. Parker – a clinical psychology Ph.D. student, specializing in aging and health – on this topic. You can check out my interview with her, “Why Weight? Go to Sleep!” in the video below.

 

Here are 5 reasons you should go to SLEEP! Because when you snooze, you really do lose – weight!

TIP 1. MORE TIME AWAKE MEANS MORE TIME TO EAT

The longer you stay up, the more opportunities you have to eat. Those who sleep 2 hours less per day consumed almost 600 additional calories per day. Those who sleep 7-9 hours per day eat 120 calories less per day.

TIP 2. We make poor food choices, particularly with processed foods and sweets. 

The energy your body doesn’t get from sleeping, it seeks in eating calorically-dense, highly palatable foods. (saturated fats, processed food  and sweets)

TIP 3. Hormone Regulation. Reduces leptin (satiety hormone). Increases Grehlin (the hunger hormone). Increases cortisol levels (stress hormones).

Under-sleeping may deregulate two key opposing hormones in appetite regulation: leptin, an appetite-suppressant (anorexogenic), and ghrelin, an appetite-simulant (orexigenic).  Sleep deprivation may also drive hypercortisolemia and other forms of systemic inflammation implicated in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and impulsive behaviors, such as emotional eating.

TIP 4. We behave more impulsively with insufficient sleep and leads to poor food choices. 

Impulsivity can lead to poor food choices, and thus, weight gain.

TIP 5. Fatigue depletes our motivation to exercise hard and to cook.

Daytime fatigue secondary to insufficient or poor sleep can hijack our motivation to engage in healthy behaviors, including preparing our own meals, initiating, and/or maintaining physical activities. 

 

Click Here to read Christina’s full blog post on sleep and your health.


Christina Pierpaoli Parker, MA, is a fifth-year graduate student in the Clinical Geropsychology doctoral program at the University of Alabama.  Her work has been published in the Journals of Aging & Health, Sex & Marital Therapy, and The Clinical Gerontologist and presented at international conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi ! I'm Amy!

I am on a mission to empower women to believe in their own capacity to feel amazing, to be at home in their body and one with their purpose without dieting, deprivation and hours of exercise.

FREE- 5 TOP HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS HACKS

Get immediate access to my top tips and hacks so you can finally lose those stubborn pounds, have more energy and GET TONED… QUICK!

 

Get Yours Now!

The Fit Soul Tribe

Your All-In-One TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM. EXPRESS FITNESS+SIMPLE NUTRITION PLAN+ ACCOUNTABILITY + AMAZING SUPPORT- ON AN APP.

 

Join us now!

“I am down 9.9lbs and a bunch of inches in 30 days. I didn’t measure before because I didn’t know if I was gonna stick to it (bad move on my part), but I didn’t realize how much wheat I was eating until I cut it out during this slimdown.

Thank you, Amy. I feel so energized and not only that – my mind is clearer and more focused.”

Amy S.

Latest on the blog

Christmas Booty Blast (4-Day Reset)

click here>> Get your Holiday Detox for $19! This 4- DAY Holiday Reset Plan is designed to:  Remove Toxins  Assist your body in burning fat like a machine  Reduce inflammation…YES PLEASE!!! Get you nourished on all levels as your body becomes toxin-free...

Tone It Up

  click here>> Get your Holiday Detox for $19! This 4- DAY Holiday Reset Plan is designed to:  Remove Toxins  Assist your body in burning fat like a machine  Reduce inflammation…YES PLEASE!!! Get you nourished on all levels as your body becomes toxin-free...

Full Body HIIT (4-Day Reset)

Benefits of HIIT TrainingHIIT training has been one of the top trending forms of exercise for many years now, as it currently sits at the #1 trend (not fad). There is a good reason for this and many people have experienced many benefits. HIIT is efficient and...

Full Body Workout

CLICK HERE>> GET YOUR HOLIDAY DETOX FOR $19! THIS 4- DAY HOLIDAY RESET PLAN IS DESIGNED TO:      Remove Toxins  Assist your body in burning fat like a machine  Reduce inflammation…YES PLEASE!!! Get you nourished on all levels as your body becomes...

Running from Limiting Beliefs

You can’t do it. You’re Too old. It just runs in the family... These “limiting beliefs” almost stopped me from some pretty incredible experiences and physical accomplishments in my life. My family has terrible knees. My Papa, mom, brother, etc... we just have bad...

5 Healthy Weight-loss Hacks

Get immediate access to my top tips and hacks so you can finally lose those stubborn pounds, have more energy and GET TONED… QUICK!

Thank you! Your freebie is on its way to your inbox!

Pin It on Pinterest