I am not joking; you can burn calories while sleeping!
Sleep is underrated when it comes to weight loss.
Maybe you are already on a diet, and you are eating healthy, but the scale is not moving.
Before you make adjustments to your meal or workout plan, have you tried tracking your sleep?
If you are getting less than 7 hours of sleep, you make your weight loss journey difficult.
Sleep is essential because it helps bring down your cortisol levels which are your stress hormones.
It also helps with the recovery of muscles and the transportation of nutrients.
According to the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, sleep patterns affect the hormones responsible for appetite.
The amount of sleep you want to get is around 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.
It will help with athletic performance, energy, coordination, mental functioning, and speed.
My student Amiee Theresa from West Chester, PA, lost 15 lbs (7kg) in 11 weeks!
Amiee got into a plateau on week four within the program. I asked about her sleep and realized that she was only getting 5 – 6 hours per day.
She was following my program, but I could tell she was stress and tired. I talked to her about her sleep and told her she needs to start going to bed early and make time for herself to sleep.
She started to use her Fitbit, which connects to my program, and we began to track her sleeping patterns.
Now her weight is dropping again, and she is getting on average of 7 hours of sleep and trying to get it to 8 hours.
I already see an improvement in her physique and her face; she’s happier and less stressed!
She has a better mindset now, and this is what my program is about.
To improve lifestyle changes!