Want to Lose Weight? Do these things before Bed
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the easiest ways to lose weight. And it is one of the most effective ways aswell.
Here are some tips that you should try before going to sleep to lose weight, as reported by Al-Arabiya.
1. Change your diet or your exercise workout
Physical activity simulates stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which remains high for several hours after you exercise.
Having a high stress hormone at night could make it difficult to sleep, and can even disrupt sleep patterns.
Consider changing exercise session in the evening to the morning or even during your lunch break.
2. Getting to bed early.
Circadian rhythm (your body clock) is a natural internal systems, which are designed to regulate feelings of sleepiness and wakefulness for 24 hours. They are controlled by the brain that responds to light.
This is why humans are most alert during the day and ready to sleep when it is dark. During sleep or wake cycle there is no specific time frame for improvement of mental and physical.
Physical improvement cycle occurs at 10 pm until 2 am and at any time after 2 am that lead to mental improvement.
Sleeping at these hours is important for physical improvements, because it supports muscle growth and help you maintain a healthy metabolism.
If you find it difficult to fall asleep, try to reduce your exposure to all electrical devices, such as TVs, laptops, cell phones at least two hours before bedtime.
3. Eating a snack before bedtime.
You are always told that you should’nt eat before bed. This part is true, but it depends on what you eat.
Weight protein such as red meat, chicken and fish are not ideal because they require a very long time to digest.
Actually, there are also health benefits to eating a balanced snack before bed instead of sleeping on an empty stomach.
The body still needs fuel even when you’re sleeping and when there is no food in your system, which then the stress hormones will be released.
This disrupt sleep patterns and cause emergency hormones, such as cortisol that breaks down muscle tissue for the fuel needed.
Stress hormones can also affect insulin sensitivity and cause increased storage of fat in the waist and abdomen.
Amino acids found in proteins needed to build and repair muscle tissue throughout the night.
Therefore, there is no harm in considering or taking a well-balanced snack 30 minutes before bed, which consists of a protein such as a cup of milk with a teaspoon of honey.
Or three tablespoons of cottage cheese and strawberries or three tablespoons of plain yogurt with a teaspoon of honey