No#1 Culprit Behind Bad Food Choices

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If you want to know why the numbers on the scale refuse to budge, it could be due to this, says researchers


If your kitchen is packed with chocolate and crisps, a lack of sleep could be to blame. Researchers in Sweden found that sleep loss makes you buy more food. People who were deprived on one night’s sleep purchased more calories and grams of food at the supermarket the next day. While a lack of sleep was found to increase the blood levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger, researchers believed that it was due to the impulsive decision making, as the ability to think clearly had also been impaired. If you have concerns about calorie intake, maintain a healthy sleep schedule say the team.

More ways that lack of sleep can cause you havoc

  • It makes you look older – when you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases the hormone cortisol that breaks down collagen in your skin. This is what gives your skin is elasticity and makes it look picture perfect.
  • It increases your chances of diabetes – reported that when you cut back on sleep it increases insulin resistance in your body.
  • It affects your passion rations – when the zzzs plummet, so does your interest in anything romantic. This could be due to lack of energy and increased stress say experts.

To increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep, power down your laptop 30 minutes before bedtime, avoid any coffee or stimulants and take a shower – this will make your body temperature drop and encourage your body to slow down.


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