According to researchers of Salk Institute, Aside from the three main meals we have, most people eat several small meals throughout the day. Nowadays, most of us are in denial when talking about how much we eat.
We might probably think that the best place for us to lose weight is in a gym, or if we become an athlete, the track is where you sweat more. However according to dieticians and nutritionists, everything starts in the kitchen. But what most of us don’t know is that the bedroom is the place where we can actually lose weight.
It was concluded by the scientists from Salk Institute that the best method of reducing calorie intake is by simply choosing sleeping over any activity. According to the results of their research where participants had to cut the normal waking time of 14 hours to 11 hours, they almost lost an average of 3.5% of their body weight after 16 weeks.
Tricks to Achieve Weight Loss while You Snooze
Here are science-backed techniques that can help you lose weight even as you close your eyes:
1. Drink Tea
Before going to bed, sip on a cup of tea, such as valerian, peppermint and chamomile, which are the best teas to induce sleeping.
2. Eat Meats
Meats like turkey and lamb, contain tryptophan, which is an amino acid that can help induce sleep. Just one chicken drumstick without skin or three ounces of lean meat of turkey- equivalent to ¼ gram of tryptophan- can increase the quality of sleep.
3. Have Fiber
This also aids in the conversion of serotonin to melatonin once the daily goal for fiber was meet by your body – which is about 20 grams insoluble fiber.
4. Eat Small
You must not eat too much at night, however don’t starve yourself either. Your body would have a difficulty in digesting all the foods you eat if you’ll have a large meal. So, you end up tired when you wake up. The best thing to do is just eat small portions for dinner at an earlier time. Avoid eating anything past 8 P.M. or earlier than that.
5. Eat Whole Grains
During lunchtime, avoid drinking soda, coffee or alcohol; instead have some whole grains, which is a good source of serotonin. This hormone will some be converted to melatonin during the third stage of REM sleep, and this improves the quality of sleep
In order to sleep faster or lose weight, avoid watching TV or using electronic devices. By doing this, you get enough sleep you needed and you even improve its quality thus making you feeling well-rested and ready to take on the new day.