Weight Management Tips: Know-How Resting Will Aid Better Weight Loss

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Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Aug 19, 2020 17:16 IST
Weight Management Tips: Know-How Resting Will Aid Better Weight Loss

Nowadays, we are so occupied in ourselves that we do not even get the time for a good night’s sleep. Do you know that there is so much to do? But having a good night’s sleep can increase your possibilities of shedding the extra flab. At the same time, are you conscious of the fact that your hormones are affected by sleep? The hormones ghrelin and leptin can influence our appetite. On the other hand,  the production of these 2 hormones is determined by the time of rest. Also, you must comprehend that if you are sleep deprived, this will pile up weights on you and your metabolism will not work correctly.

You must rest to lose weight

‘Sleep to lose weight’ does it sound unconvincing? But there have been several medical testimonies to establish the relationship. Research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal implies that lack of rest adds to obesity. The Canadian analysts looked out sleep-privation to be one of the causes for the failure in the weight-loss regimen. According to the researchers, the fat burning process is slow in sleep-deprived individuals; and they gain weight as a result.

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How Does Resting Affects Weight?

  • Quality and Duration of Sleep – The quality and length of sleep are intimately linked to hormonal action. Sleeping after dinner, sleeping late at night (i.e. having unhealthy sleeping habits) harm body weight. You should not stay up two hours next than having dinner (it leads to fat gain), as most people end up snacking then. But, if inescapable, what to have? The best food includes walnuts, almonds, roasted black chana, a few groundnuts and a glass of skimmed (low-fat) milk. Avoid fruits as they will make you more hungry.


  • Hormonal Movement – Two pieces of research led by the Stanford University in California and the University of Chicago in Illinois proposed that change in ghrelin and leptin hormone levels sets the tone for weight gain and overeating. Do you know that the reduction in leptin levels is due to lack of sleep? It makes you feel unsatisfied after consuming and thereby settling up binging. Ghrelin levels also increase with an inadequate amount of rest, which reduces the metabolism significantly and arouses hunger.
  • Obesity and Poor Sleep – A research by the analyst from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, United States, has associated with poor sleep and obesity. After assessing approx 500 overweight grown-ups in a 6-month intense weight-loss mediation programme, they decided that the people who slept for 6 to 8 hours a night had an excellent probability of reaching their weight-loss goal associated with those resting less than 6 hours per day.

Conclusion: Relaxing to lose weight does not mean that you have to decrease or increase your sleep, but make sure that you are getting a sound sleep daily. Besides assuring that you are resting well, you must develop a proper dietary routine and involve in physical exercise to sustain average body mass. So, what is the primary purpose? The main idea is to provide rest to the body and thus have a good sleep. It is an indispensable and integral part of your life. Just have a long and sound sleep every day!

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