Why does lack of sleep make you fat? - 3 minutes read
Not sleeping increases the secretion of cortisol (the stress hormone) and decreases the secretion of thyroid hormones.
Thyroid hormones work on the body to increase basal metabolism, influence protein biosynthesis, and make the body more receptive to catecholamines (such as adrenaline).
Lack of sleep therefore slows down your basal metabolic rate (the number of calories your body burns when it's inactive) and makes you more vulnerable to stress.
** Sleep well to lose weight: **
Well, now that you understand the importance of good quality sleep for effective weight loss, you may be wondering how to improve the quality of your sleep ...
And to start, how to fall asleep easily ...
Because let's face it:
If every night it takes two hours to fall asleep, that's not going to do it.
And a lot of times people can't fall asleep because they're following the wrong advice.
Falling asleep quickly for a good night's sleep is not that complicated as we would like us to believe.
In the article below, you will find a tip that will help you end your sleep problems once and for all:
*** Too much sleep makes you fat? ***
Well we saw that not enough sleep makes you fat, now what about TOO MUCH SLEEP?
*** Will too much sleep make you fat? ***
No, as long as you don't eat more calories than your body burns.
Because it's pretty obvious that if you sleep around the clock and eat three huge meals a day (I know it's impossible, but that's just to illustrate) your body will store most of this energy as fat, because it won't. need that.
Remember that sleeping too much won't make you fat, as long as you don't eat too much.
Because when it comes to weight gain, everything depends on the ratio between calories consumed and calories burned.
As we saw above, sleeping well will lead to eating less.
So the more you sleep, the less you will want to eat.
So, sleeping too much will not make you fat.
*** Did you know that your body continues to burn fat while you sleep? ***
For some people, fat oxidation is even higher during sleep than when their body is simply inactive (eg sitting or lying down, not sleeping).
I invite you to take a look at this short you tube video to find out more: