How many of you ladies actually wake up day-in and day-out feeling 100 percent refreshed? Only one of you? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I, myself, am perpetually tired… yup, including right now.
Studies, however, have shown that women who sleep for four hours a night consume to 330 more calories and 31 more grams of fat the next day!
Ladies, we know its summer time, so you’re lookin’ to show off that great bikini bod to all the fellas on the beach. You cannot do that if you’re eating like it is Thanksgiving Day.
Medical research has shown that inadequate amounts of sleep can lead to significant amounts of weight gain. This is because when you do not get enough sleep, your brain produces more ghrelin (a hormone that stimulates your hunger). Makes sense. If you only sleep four hours before school or work, you need energy from food to stay awake throughout the day since you don’t always have time to nap. Conversely, your body produces less leptin (the hormone that says SOMEONE PLEASE STOP ME FROM EATING!) when sleep deprived.
Additionally, when we are sleep deprived, we don’t always make the healthiest of food choices. Studies show that the go to food when drowsy is ICE CREAM, which is YUMMY (team mint chocolate chip over here!), but terrible for you.
Basically ladies, in order to tuck that tummy tight, like Kanye said in “The New Workout Plan,” you gotta get at least eight hours of sleep. This way you’ll go for healthy food options, like Subway as opposed to Burger King.
…who am I kidding BK all day, everyday!
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