40 days of Fitness – Day 15

Do your one thing!
Did you know that sleep can affect your quest for healthy living? I just figured that when I didn’t sleep enough or I was woken in the middle of the night by one of two little girls that it would be a tough day the next day. Being an emotional eater a tough day meant unhealthy eating and even just eating to stay awake. It turns out that is not the only way it affects you. SO get some sleep tonight!

Hormones Out Of Whack Missing out on your Zzz’s effects more than your ability to stay focused during board meetings. Studies show that the hormonal activity related to quality sleep has a tremendous affect on your appetite. For instance, when you don’t get enough sleep a hormone known as leptin can decrease. When these levels are low you don’t feel as satisfied after eating. Another hormone affected by lack of sleep is ghrelin. Too little sleep can cause these babies to rise, and guess what? When they are up, so is your appetite. The result: Low leptin plus high ghrelin=Constant unsatisfied hunger. And where does this imbalance lead? To the land of the overeaters! – hellobeautiful


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One Response to “40 days of Fitness – Day 15”

  1. Kerin January 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm # Reply

    totally agree! which is why I have to make myself go to bed so early:(

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