Believe it or not, inadequate sleep and obesity has a close relationship in between. A report published by the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) states that enough sleep should be a main part of your regular weight loss plan along with diet and workout.
Although cutting back on the calories and indulging yourself more in any sort of physical activity are the common recommendation of a physician when it comes to loss weight, but recently it has been found that inadequate sleep is also a chief contributor to obesity issue. Sleep deprivation causes the increased production of appetite-regulating hormones which in turn make you overeat so as to satisfy your hunger.
“an accumulating body of evidence suggests that sleeping habits should not be overlooked when prescribing a weight-reduction program to a patient with obesity. Sleep should be included as part of the lifestyle package that traditionally has focused on diet and physical activity,” reads the report.
In addition, the study has also found that a sound and peaceful sleep of about 6-8 hours facilitates the reduction of belly weight by reducing stress and anxiety, two main contributors to increased belly fat.
And last but certainly not the least, a sound full night snooze reenergizes your body, enabling you to tackle your routine workouts and thus loss weight immediately.