"Sleep is like nutrition for the brain" [WebMD]
While you're up worrying about tomorrow's meeting your body is busy initiating a cycle of damage and stress that sets you up for weight gain.
If you are not getting enough quality sleep - giving your brain a chance to fully rest and repair, it is easy to slip into an avalanche of poor choices like that extra shot of espresso, skipping the gym or grabbing food on the go.
These lapses in judgement are actually linked to a dulling of the frontal lobe when your brain is sleep-deprived! Choosing unhealthy options, eating larger portions and snacking more frequently are all associated with symptoms of an overtired brain.
Additionally, quality sleep allows the body to regulate production of hormones - including leptin & ghrelin which control appetite. [Mayo Clinic]
Sleep deprivation creates a cycle of fatigue.
Sleep deprivation creates a cycle of fatigue. First, your metabolism slows way down (attempting to conserve resources). Then, your sympathetic nervous system raises cortisol (reverts to survival mode - trying to "hunt for food"). Then, feelings of fatigue lead to reduced activity levels.
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