Is Your Weight Affected By Your Lack of Sleep?

Joy Allison, a nutritionist in NJ and creator of the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ, warns of the dangers of inadequate sleep and how it can affect weight gain and ultimately cause obesity.

Joy Allison cites a recent study released by the University of Chicago that suggests too little sleep impacts appetite regulation, impairs glucose metabolism and can increase blood pressure leading to obesity.

Lack of sleep causes the body to secrete more of the hormone ghrelin, which increases appetite. This can lead to hunger and overeating without compensating with physical activity.

The best way to fight obesity is through diet and exercise. However, adequate sleep is also important to maintain a healthy weight. “Aim to get at least 6 hours of sleep per night or more if your body requires,” says Joy. “Shorts power naps during the day can help fight fatigue as well as fain off hunger. And if faced with feelings of hunger due to lack of sleep, drink plenty of water and start a good routine the next night by getting to bed early.”

As a nutritionist in NJ, Joy Allison helps clients lose weight through the FOODFIT comprehensive weight loss program that combines exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.

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