As a health coach, I am often surprised to learn how many women my age do not get a good night's sleep. Many do not know that poor sleep can be a factor in sabotoging their weight loss goals. How? Well, have you ever noticed that you are much hungrier when you are tired? Research clearly shows that appetites increase by a whopping 25 per cent when we are tired. As a result, we often crave sugar, dense carbs, or caffeine for that quick "pick me up." When we are tired, ghrelin, a hormone in our body that signals hunger, is increased. When we have a good night's sleep, we increase leptin, a hormone that lets us know we are full, happy, and satisfied.
So, as you can see, getting a good night's sleep is a very important part of your journey to better health. Click here to read some tips on how to sleep better.
Remember, BeeFitters, food (NOT just what's on a plate) determines how we feel and heal!