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How A Lack Of Sleep Can Impact Weight Gain

Our hectic daily schedules often mean that sleep falls to the bottom of the priority list, however, sacrificing quality sleep can be one of the worst things that you can do to your body. The body needs enough time to rest, rejuvenate and repair itself each day. A lack of sleep can not only have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing, but can also lead to weight gain, which is especially disruptive when you are trying to maintain your SculpSure results and new sculpted physique.

Hormone Imbalance

Even the slightest sleep deprivation can cause significant effects in the way that your body functions. One of the biggest affects from skipping sleep each night is change to the excretion of hormones that regulate hunger and appetite. Leptin is the hormone responsible for signalling to the body that it is no longer hungry and should instead focus on exerting energy. When the body is sleep deprived, the production of leptin is radically reduced, which will instead cause you to feel hungry. Further to this, changes in the level of the hormone ghrelin are also effected. As this hormone stimulates hunger and increases during times of shortened sleep, it can also impact how hungry you feel.

Brain Functioning

If your body hasn’t received the necessary rest that it needs to operate effectively, it can further impact the way that your brain functions. When tired, the brain is unable to make informed decisions and will also signal the body to crave sugary, high in carbohydrates or calorie dense food in order to compensate for the lack in energy. It has been shown that increasing sleep can reduce sugar intake by up to 10 grams, when the recommended daily intake is as little as 36 grams for men and 25 for women, this is a significant amount and would definitely aid in keeping those extra kilos off.

A Disrupted Routine

With a lack of sleep, you are more likely to become exhausted quicker throughout the day, which can lead to changes and adjustments in your usual daily routine. When reassessing a busy day for a tired body to cope, the first thing that many will drop from their priorities is exercise. Naturally when you are feeling more tired than usual you will want to avoid any activity that involves exerting extra energy, however this can negatively impact your efforts in avoiding excess weight gain. When trying to lose weight, it is important that the calories you exert are more than the calories that you consume. If the body doesn’t burn enough energy throughout the day this balance can sway the wrong way and can cause excess weight gain.

Whilst trying to maintain your SculpSure results, pay close attention to your sleeping pattern and ensure that you are getting enough rest in combination with your exercise program.

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