A recent study published in the journal Obesity investigated the effect of sleep on weight loss and adherence to diet and physical activity recommendations during an 18-month behavioral weight loss intervention and weight management. The study found that those who slept less than 7 hours per night were more likely to regain weight and were less likely to adhere to diet and physical activity recommendations.
These findings suggest that adequate sleep is important for successful weight loss and weight management. If you are trying to lose weight, make sure to get enough sleep every night.
Many people are looking for ways to lose weight and get in shape. One popular way to do this is by following a diet and exercise plan. However, there is another factor that can affect weight loss: sleep. A new study has found that people who sleep less are more likely to be overweight and have a harder time sticking to their diet and exercise plans.
The study followed overweight and obese adults for 18 months. The participants were divided into two groups: those who slept less than 6 hours per night and those who slept more than 6 hours per night. The researchers found that the group who slept less had a harder time losing weight and sticking to their diet and exercise plans. In fact, they were more likely to regain any weight they did lose.
The researchers believe that sleep plays a role in weight loss because it helps to regulate hunger hormones. When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies produce more of the hormone ghrelin, which increases hunger. This can lead to overeating and weight gain.
So, if you’re trying to lose weight, make sure you’re getting enough sleep. It may seem difficult to get enough sleep when you’re trying to juggle work, family, and other commitments, but it’s important to make it a priority. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, and create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you wind down from the day. You may also want to limit screen time before bed, as the blue light from screens can make it harder to fall asleep.