Do you sleep enough ?
Getting enough sleep will put you in a better mood. When you are feeling relaxed and happy you may be less likely to indulge in sweets or snacks. Feeling rested will also give you greater energy and motivation to follow through with your exercise regimen
One study looked at nine healthy overweight adults. These volunteers were asked to undergo observation for a two-week period that was repeated three months later. During the two weeks, these study subjects were asked to spend specific amounts of time in bed. One group spent 5.5 hours. The other slept for 8.5 hours each night.
The diets of these two groups were identical. They consisted of balanced nutrition and a caloric level that was intended to encourage weight loss. The result of the study was that both groups lost a similar amount of weight. However, the group that was sleep deprived lost more muscle than did the group that slept enough. The group with adequate sleep experienced a 57 percent fat loss when compared to the sleep deprived group where the fat loss made up only 26 percent of the weight lost. In another study, sleep-restricted individuals in an 11-day study gained an average of nearly 3 pounds as compared with the control group.
So , it was proved that When you do get enough sleep, your body will lose more fat than muscle as compared with when you are sleep deprived. Plus, getting enough sleep feels good and makes you look good too. It gives your skin a glow from much needed rest. It also enlivens your eyes and your overall demeanor.