Hey Angels and Alphas,
One of the biggest barriers to weight loss success is the nighttime, and the reasons behind it are pretty clear. If you’re eating while you watch TV or using your phone as a distraction, chances are you’re not paying attention to what you’re putting in your mouth.
If you fall asleep right after dinner, your body has no time to burn the food that it took in, which can lead to weight gain over time. To change this pattern and start losing weight faster, try incorporating these seven nighttime habits into your routine. You may be surprised by how much they change your life!
1) Go to bed on time
A good night’s sleep is essential for weight loss. When you’re well-rested, you have more energy to exercise and you’re less likely to make unhealthy food choices. So aim to go to bed at the same time each night and get seven to eight hours of sleep.
2) Stay active during the day
Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. But if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to keep in mind that not all activity is created equal. In fact, some types of exercise are better for weight loss than others.
3) Have a healthy diet at night
Eating a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to lose weight and keep it off. When you eat a healthy diet, your body gets the fiber it needs, the vitamins it needs, and the minerals it needs. Eating a healthy diet also helps your body to burn more calories.
One thing you also have to keep in mind is to not eat a big meal before bed: It takes about six hours for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s full, so eating a large meal late in the evening will leave you feeling hungry when you wake up in the morning. Eat earlier in the day so that your stomach can process everything and give you a chance to feel satisfied without snacking throughout the night.
4) Get plenty of water
Staying hydrated is key for weight loss, but it can be tough to get in enough water during the day. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough water at night. Drinking a glass of water before bed can help you stay hydrated and lose weight.
5) Relax before going to bed
After a long day of work, you may be tempted to plop down on the couch and veg out in front of the TV. But if you’re trying to lose weight, that’s not the best idea. Relaxing before bedtime can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly, but it won’t help you shed any pounds. In fact, research has shown that people who watch TV before bed are more likely to be overweight or obese than those who don’t.
6) Minimize sugar consumption after dinner
One of the main reasons people struggle with weight loss is because they consume too much sugar. When you eat sugar, your body releases insulin to process it. However, insulin also stores fat. So, if you eat sugary foods at night, your body will have a harder time processing it and you’ll end up storing more fat. To lose weight fast, cut out sugar after dinner.
7) Get plenty of sleep every night
Getting enough sleep is crucial when you’re trying to lose weight. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body doesn’t have time to recover from the day’s activities and repair itself. This can lead to weight gain, as well as other health problems. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.