How Insomnia Can Prevent Weight Loss
Ever wonder why your weight loss pill is not taking effect? Or why your exercise does not seem to be enough for you to shed off those unwanted fats? Ever wonder why you always gain weight?
Well, this may be because you are suffering from insomnia or lack of sleep. See, if you are sleep deprived, chances are in the morning at work or school, you will prevent yourself from sleeping; thus you will seek the help of your favorite cup of Joe and will drink may be not just one but multiple cups during the day. Then, since the coffee will not serve, you order a donut or two to get the short energy fix you mostly need. After work, instead of going to the gym you usually head home and because you are tired, you order your take-out food (because you would rather rest than prepare a healthy meal). And when you are finally in bed, you stay awake too wound up to sleep! Now, do you still have to ask yourself why you are gaining weight?
If the scenario above is something that you catch yourself doing almost every day, then it is time to fix your sleeping disorder. First off, tame down your coffee intake during the afternoon until the evening as studies show coffee’s effect can last up to 8 hours! That after 6PM diet everyone is talking about? Consider trying that as well, since protein-rich foods make your body think it should stay awake and active. As much as you can, try not to take those precious nap times during the day so you can sleep early in the evening. If you feel agitated, get out of bed and try to do something relaxing: a warm bath, light reading, listening to light music, etc.
At the end of the day, discipline is the key. Try to discipline yourself and do that exercise and diet. If you think nothing is happening after doing the techniques in combatting insomnia, try to reach out your doctor as this may be due to other factors.