When you cut back on sleep, research is starting to show that it can affect your weight loss. Studies are also showing that you lose less fat stores then if you got a good nights sleep.
Studies show when weight loss participants got a full nights sleep they lost the same amount of weight as when they didn’t get a full nights sleep. The big difference though is that when they got a good nights sleep more than half the weight they lost was fat.
When their sleep was cut back then only 25% of their weight loss came from fat. Participants also felt hungrier when lacking sleep.
What’s believed to have happened here was that when their sleep was reduced their body produced greater levels of gherkin, which is a hormone that triggers hunger and also slows down your metabolism or the rate at which you burn calories.
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