Losing weight during sleep is not simply a saying. When you are sleeping longer your body takes the needed energy from the stored fat pad.
Studies showed that too less sleep favors weight gain. Here, not the night-time eating is paramount. Because, long sleepers also remain more slim with a constant calorie intake. During night, important regeneration processes need more energy than a light lunch provides. During these regeneration processes cells are cleaned, repaired and newly created. Toxins are filtered out and removed. The lymphatic flow is enhanced and the tissue tightened. The body takes the necessary energy out of existing fat cells. And, to be actually able to fulfill these tasks, our body needs sufficient sleep. The optimal sleep duration is between six and eight hours.
Too less sleep resp. sleep disturbances not only influence performance but also our weight. The hormones ghrelin (shows hunger) and leptin (responsible for feeling of fullness) form a balance which gets disturbed by waking phases during the night. Appetite and even ravenous appetite arise –- and this might impair plans to lose weight.
It also is important to relieve digestion during night. Only when the body is not busy with digestion of food fat burning and detoxification will perfectly work. That’s how it is possible to become slim during sleep.
But of course, the day-time nutrition is playing a decisive role as well. When you are eating a lot of culinary delights during day you can’t count on losing the accumulated fat pads during night. When you are considering your biorhythm, care for healthy nutrition, are active, have exercise in fresh air and regularly work out you actually are able to lose weight during sleep.
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