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The Impact of Sleep on Appetite and Food Cravings

The Impact of Sleep on Appetite and Food Cravings

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Decrease Food Cravings with Better Sleep

According to recent research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, not getting enough sleep, spending the night tossing and turning can do more than lead to grogginess, irritability, and a short attention span. It can also alert the hormones that regulate the appetite, thereby increasing a person’s desire to consume more calories, which can lead to weight gain and even obesity.

If you find that you are experiencing an insatiable hunger for high-calorie foods after you get a bad sleep, don’t be surprised when you reach for that easy-to-grab bag of chips instead of putting the energy into whipping up something healthy. Your increased desire for those salty chips is actually being prompted by your lack of sleep.

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Stress Weight Gain: Damn you cortisol

Stress Weight Gain: Damn you cortisol

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Stress Weight Gain… it’s been one Hell of a day.

You barely got the kids to school, you got a workload a mile high, you have to get kid #1 to a recital practice by 7pm, swing by and pick up some groceries, take the dog for a walk, get supper ready, do the laundry, help both kids with their homework, and TRY to catch the season finale of NCIS – what a day! It’s no wonder why you are stressed!
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