Trying to lose weight can be an incredibly frustrating experience for most people. Since our body burns calories, both day and night, the following tips to be followed before bedtime could help in quick and effective weight loss.
Bedtime Tips for Quick Weight Loss
Drink Green Tea:
Increasing your metabolism burns calories. Drinking green tea before bedtime increases your metabolic rate, and the increase continues through the night.
Scientific studies have shown that one of the most effective ways to burn fat is to eat peppers. Your body continues to burn fat while you sleep as a direct result of including peppers with your meals.
Cut Back on Sugars and Starches:
The most important part is to cut back on sugars and starches (carbs) especially before bedtime. These are the foods that stimulate secretion of insulin the most, insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body. When insulin goes down, fat has an easier time getting out of the fat stores and the body starts burning fats instead of carbs. Another benefit of lowering insulin is that your kidneys shed excess sodium and water out of your body, which reduces bloat and unnecessary water weight.
Improving Sleep Quality:
Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain and obesity. Practicing certain relaxation techniques such as meditation, listening to soothing music, a warm body shower etc. before bedtime could help in calming and relaxing your mind, which would in turn improve the quality of your sleep. This is an important factor for efficient weight loss as sleeping turns up the metabolism, so the longer and better the quality of your sleep the more fat you burn. Sleep also regulates hormones that control appetite and energy production. When you skip sleep, your body produces more ghrelin, which triggers cravings, and less leptin, which makes you feel full and satisfied with your food intake.