How sleep impacts food cravings

Living a healthy life starts with proper sleep

When it comes to living a healthy life, sleep is probably one of the most important factors.

How does sleep impact cravings?

If you don't get enough sleep your body will crave more calories which will cause weight gain. Not only does your body crave more calories but it craves sugar. The last thing you need more of is sugar.

According to a number of studies, sleep deprivation is associated with increased hunger (especially snack and sweet cravings). Your hormones is a major cause of this. Lack of sleep causes hormone shifts.

All of these factors point to an increase risk of obesity.

How much sleep do you need?

Six to eight hours of sleep should be the goal. By making enough time for sleep, you will have less risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes as well as decrease your cravings.

So dont settle for lack of sleep because you will be effecting more than just your energy, but sleep is the foundation of living a healthy life.

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Lack of sleep causes more sugar cravings

Coach LT of LT Fit talks about how a lack of sleep will cause sugar cravings.