Sleeping is more important to your weight loss journey than you may even realize, in fact, it’s just as important as exercise and eating right! The Aspen Clinic of Louisiana is here to explain all of the amazing benefits that come with getting a good night’s sleep!
How Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?
Sleep is like nutrition for the brain. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours each night, and according to WebMD, too little sleep triggers a cortisol spike. This stress hormone signals your body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. Translation: You’re more apt to hang on to fat.
Research tells the story. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Found that when people were starved of sleep, late-night snacking increased, and they were more likely to choose high-carb snacks. In another study done at the University of Chicago, sleep-deprived participants chose snacks with twice as much fat as those who slept at least 8 hours.
When you stick to a consistent, quality sleep schedule, not only will your body perform better, but so will your mind! Your mind and your body will thank you for fueling them both with a good night of sleep, and will even reward you with some weight loss!
Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana
The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass.
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!