What’s With the Weight Gain?
If you started taking in more calories than usual or cutting back on exercise, you wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers on the scale crept higher But what if you’re doing everything the same as you always do, and your weight still goes up? It’s time to delve a little deeper into what else might be going on
You’re not sleeping enough
There are two issues at work with sleep and weight gain First, if you’re up late, the odds are greater that you’re doing some late-night snacking, which means more calories The other reason involves what’s going on in your body when you’re sleep-deprived Changes in hormone levels increase hunger and appetite and also make you feel not as full after eating
Weight loss Rx: Focus on setting a regular sleep schedule, and aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day so your body gets into a regular circadian cycle, Dr Bennett says Be sure to practice good sleep hygiene by turning off electronic devices two hours before bedtime and avoid eating too close to the time you hit the hay Limit your caffeine intake towards the end of the day if you have trouble falling asleepRead More »»