We can all agree that regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. But do we exercise daily? No. Do we sleep every day? Yes. So what could be a better way to lose weight than doing it while you sleep?
HereWere wants to show you 6 awesome ways to actively lose weight while sleeping comfortably.
6. Drink a protein shake before going to sleep.
Drink a shake with about 30 grams of protein before going to bed. Research has proven that it helps increase the number of calories the body burns while resting. Protein also helps with muscle repair, and the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest.
5. Eat small dinners.
Avoid eating large meals at night and refrain from doing so before bed. During deep sleep, our brain emits a growth hormone. If you eat late at night, growth hormone stores the food in your system as fat instead of fuel.
4. Avoid exercising before bedtime.
Exercise wakes up our bodies, making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Schedule your workouts for the morning. It will wake up your body and keep you energized throughout the day. But if for some reason you cannot exercise in the morning, do it at least four hours before going to bed.
3. Shut down all bedroom electronics.
Research conducted at Harvard University found that the short-wavelength blue light emitted by tablets and smartphones prevents the body from producing the hormone melatonin, which helps you sleep. Another study found that long hours of television watching caused higher levels of triglycerides (associated with diabetes) and lower levels of adiponectin (a protein that regulates glucose levels and the breakdown of fatty acids) in the body.
2. Sleep in complete darkness.
Sleeping in complete darkness helps your body produce the hormone melatonin, which not only induces good sleep but also aids in the production of calorie-burning mitochondria-filled brown fat, according to a study.
1. Sleep naked.
Although it sounds strange, sleeping naked has many benefits. By keeping your body cool, you speed up the body fat-burning process. Being cold while sleeping increases the good fat in the body that helps burn calories.
Although the above-mentioned tricks will help you to lose weight, it is still recommended that you do not miss your daily dose of exercise. Tell us in the comments below what factors make you miss going to the gym every day.