Sleep

On this page you will find posts about sleep. Sleep has a huge impact on everything we do. Not only does what you eat and drink influence the quality of your sleep, but the amount of sleep you get can determine how much of what foods you eat the next day. Remember our good friend leptin? Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells while we sleep which inhibits appetite. The more quality sleep you get, the less hungry you are the next day. In fact, people who regularly get less than six hours of sleep a night are more likely to be overweight or obese than those who get at least seven hours. Not only that, other studies have shown people who are short of sleep are more likely to chose high fat and high sugar foods, in an attempt to  boost energy levels.What’s more, muscle is built while you rest, so clearly you will build more muscle if you get a good night’s sleep.

Drinks to avoid for a good night’s sleep

Eating for sleep

The two big reasons you can’t sleep

Why stress shows up on the waistline

All you ever wanted to know about gut bacteria and more!

What are probiotics?

Cortisol: The reason stress makes you fat

Healthy does not mean low calorie!

Trying to eat my way out of a late night

Timing it right for maximum energy

One benefit of chocolate: Magnesium

Leptin: Another reason you struggle to lose weight

Introducing the hunger hormone: Ghrelin