Is a lack of sleep halting your weight loss progress?

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Are you getting enough Sleep?

You are super busy. Check?

You are trying to lose body fat. Check?
You are doing your HIIT workouts. Check?
Cooking from scratch?
Buying high quality food and locally sourced products?

YEP. YEP & Double YEP.

But talk to me about your sleep?

It;s A MASSIVE component in your quest for fat loss, health, energy & to STOP pesky cravings.
Good quality sleep can be one of the first things to disappear when you’re stressed out, but if you get more sleep, you’ll be happier, healthier, and smarter.If you sleep less than 7-9 hours a night, you’re not firing on all cylinders.

You’ll find it harder to concentrate & remember stuff.

And….
Your body CRAVES carbs & sugar to keep you propped up though the day.
You wake up tired & stressed skyrocketing your cortisol & insulin (fat storing hormones) levels before you have even got out of bed!

My advice…?

Transform sleep into a spiritual practice.

Take it seriously.

Try to get as many hours between the sheets as possible.

There are a lot of ways to increase the satisfaction
of your sleep.

Ways To Hack Sleep

1: Turn OF everything electric, phones, stand by mode, EVERYTHING has to be of. Electronic devices transmit signals & your brain will pick up on these.

2: SLEEP in pitch black. This is a hard one for me as I love to wake up with the light streaming  in through my window but recent bouts of intense insomnia has put paid to this practice for me.

3: Leave a good 3 / 4 hours after eating

before you go to bed. You really need to have all the food in your system digested well before you retire for the night.

4:If you can’t stop your brain going over ideas and conversations & events etc then try & read fiction before you go to sleep.

5: Eliminate screen time an hour before bed, so no looking at iPhones ipads which keep the brain alert & active.

Have you used the SLEEP APP?

You put your phone on airplane mode then under your sheets or mattress and it measures your sleep patterns.

It’s really interesting.

Remember your body is resting, restoring, resetting & repairing while asleep and if you are not getting the results you want from you fat loss  programme have a look at your sleep hygiene

It could be the missing link.

 

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