We keep reinstating the fact that sleep is key for weight loss and good health. There is a scientific reason behind our persistence. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain. Lack of sleep triggers certain hormones in blood that increase your hunger. That’s the reason why you are constantly craving food post a late night to help you stay awake.
But if you are one of those lucky ones that get a minimum of 7 straight hours of sleep at night then you can lose weight faster than those who don’t get enough sleep.
Here are some tips that you can include in your routine to keep your metabolism on fire while you sleep.
- Eating Pattern: Proper eating habit can help you in boosting your metabolism whole day and even while you sleep. The key point is to limit sugar and saturated fat, and eat plenty of high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Your body burns calories while digesting food, but your metabolism slows down when you’re hungry and don’t eat. Therefore, going to bed empty stomach can also slow down your metabolism while you sleep. To avoid this include fruits and vegetables in your diet that provide you dietary fiber and keeps you full for longer which in turn keeps your metabolism active.
- Don’t Skip Your Meals: Skipping your meal leads your body to starvation and if you don’t eat food when you feel hungry takes your body in conservation mode in which your metabolism get slows down to conserve the calories. Therefore, if you want to burn calories while you sleep never skip your meals and if you feel hungry in between the meals then instead of a fried snack go for healthy options such a whole fruit or a handful of nuts as it will help you in boosting your metabolism.
- Workout Routine: Regular exercise will not only help you burn more calories during your workouts, but will keep your metabolism high throughout the day and at night as well. Include resistance exercises like weightlifting, hand lifting etc. in your workout schedule to keep your metabolism high.
- Drink Plenty of Water: All of our body’s basic reactions, including our metabolism, depend on water. If you are dehydrated, you may be burning lesser calories, according to researchers. In the study, those who drank more glasses of water a day had higher metabolic rates than those who had fewer.
Include these tips in your routine to boost your metabolism and burn calories while you sleep.