Trying to slim down and healthy up? Good for you! I’d love to support you in your healthy weight loss goals! Here are 4 bedtime habits to help you lose weight!
A study published in the journal Diabetes reports that when subjects slept in rooms with a temperature of 66°F, they actually doubled their volume of what’s called “brown fat” (which is the good calorie-burning fat). However, when subjects slept in rooms with a temperature of 75°, they did not double their “brown fat” volume.
The Journal of Biological Rhythms reports that a completely dark room at bedtime helps increase your metabolism while you sleep. Plus according to this same research, even having a dim light on while you sleep can interfere with your “molecular circadian rhythms” and thereby slow down your metabolism while asleep.
Researchers at Florida State University report that people who enjoyed a small 150-calorie protein shake in the evening experienced lower blood pressure, better metabolic function, and a quicker metabolism. Plus, the Journal of Nutrition also reports that athletes who had a protein shake in the evenings wound up increasing their muscle mass and strength “more significantly” than those who didn’t.
Researchers at Brigham Young University report that women who wake up around the same time every day weighed less than those who wake up at various times. Your mission: Figure out how much sleep time you require so you feel awake and not run down – then try to stay with that bedtime and wake up rituals as a regular habit.
The calories just sit there. Plus feeling full before bed can mess with your sleep. Try reading, writing in a journal, calling a friend, or taking a bubble bath. If you need extra support to stop stress eating, check out my video course: Stop Emotional Eating!
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.