…real, successful, sustainable weight loss comes from achieving excellence in a completely unexpected realm: the bedroom.
No, you can’t lovemake your way to lean. (Although if you want to try, check out our steamy story on 8 Libido-Boosting Superfoods.) But you can absolutely sleep your way to slender. In fact, no matter how many pounds you press, how many miles you log, how much kohlrabi you crunch, it won’t get you anywhere near your weight-loss goals unless you’re also getting enough quality sleep. A recent study found sub-par sleep could undermine weight loss by as much as 55 percent! The good news is just a few simple tweaks to your p.m. routine can mean serious weight loss success. So open your eyes: Here are eight science-backed suggestions to lose while you snooze.
The first one – kitchen hours – has been previously covered. Tolerating colder temperatures could save you heating costs while your body works to stay warmer.
What isn’t mentioned is how important sleep is when training. One triathlete was saying that it was the sleep two days before your race that was important – because the night before you’re getting things together and in some cases – getting up in the early morning to fuel up. But exercise in general needs rest to fully recover.