3. Stop Alcohol 3 hours Before Bedtime: It takes about four hours for an average person to metabolize the average alcoholic beverage. Once metabolized, your body needs to urinate and this can disrupt sleep. Alcohol can certainly make you drowsy, but keeps you out of the deep stages of sleep you need for weight loss.
Sleep Tip: Try the “glass for a glass method.” Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage you drink. And stop all alcohol 3 hours before your bedtime alarm goes off (Sleep Tip #1).
4. Stop Exercise 4 Hours Before Bed: Research shows that raising your core body temperature a few hours before bed can help you fall asleep, and regular exercisers get more deep sleep where growth hormone is produced, which tells your body to burn fat.
Sleep Tip: Work out earlier in the evening and consider yoga, deep breathing, or stretching before bed.
5. Give the Sun a High Five Every Morning: Light resets your biological clock every day and sunlight is the best type of light there is! Getting 15 minutes of sunlight each morning keeps your sleep rhythm regular and works well to help burn those calories at night.
Sleep Tip: Have your breakfast outside in the morning, and get plenty of sunlight to help reset your internal biological clock.
Sleep loss affects weight loss, from your ability to burn calories to the food choices you make. Start with a commitment to sleeping better – and you may find yourself a few pounds lighter without changing anything else. Your body can naturally start making better food choices and wanting to get up and move, because you will be refreshed and energized every morning.
Understanding your sleep, and feeling empowered to be able to get the rest you know you need is amazing. You could find that sleep is the missing link to make any diet plan successful for you!
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