It may seem incredible, but according to doctors, it is quite possible to lose weight during sleep. We do not promise you that you will lose a few kilos overnight, but a proper and sound sleep will help you normalize your metabolism and thus help you lose weight.
Experts say that there is no magic night diet, but the right attitude to the regime and menu. During sleep, we burn 50 to 60 calories every hour. But in order for this process to occur, we need to sleep soundly and at least 8 hours each day. It is advisable to go to bed before midnight – that’s when our body metabolism goes well.
In less than 5 hours sleep begins to synthesize the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, and at the same time significantly reduces the production of the hormone leptime, which is responsible for metabolic processes.
What sleep deprivation leads to
Sleep deprivation causes delayed reactions not only in mental processes but also in satiety signals – as a result of which the brain later realizes that hunger is quenched. When we fall asleep, we get tired faster, which is why we “feed” more often with food.
If you want to lose weight while you sleep, do not forget about enough oxygen. The room temperature should not be higher than 20 degrees Celsius. Do not drink hard alcohol before bedtime and do not smoke – in the presence of alcohol and nicotine the brain is more difficult to saturate with oxygen. In addition, alcohol and cigarettes are strong stimulants, just like coffee, black tea, chocolate and ginger.
Dinner should be light and the last meal should be 2-3 hours before bedtime. But keep in mind that this restriction does not apply to patients with diabetes.
In the evening, avoid foods high in calories and carbohydrates. Spaghetti carbonara or fried meat is not the best choice for dinner. Cook and consume fast-digesting products: salads, fish, yogurt. Light protein foods and fiber are good choices. Leave the fruit for breakfast because of the increased glucose content. A glass of yogurt at bedtime will provide you with restful sleep and good metabolism.