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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
A new study on the connection between weight loss and lack of sleep shows that limiting your amount of sleep also reduces the amount of fat loss from dieting.



In the study, getting enough sleep (about 8.5 hours) helped control the dieters' hunger by keeping ghrelin levels at bay.


When dieters got adequate sleep, more than half of the weight they lost was fat. But when they cut back on their sleep, only one-fourth of their weight loss came from fat.

This seems backwards in my head. I think I always believed that if I stayed awake my body had to use more calories because I was active, rather than resting.


What do you think? Have you ever noticed a change in weight loss efforts with more or less sleep?
Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. - Irish Proverb
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