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    weight loss and sleep relationship

    Hello,

    I am curious if people haveseen the impact of getting enough sleep on their weight loss.

    I know all recommendations are that not getting enough sleep will make weight loss harder, I am interested if people have seen for themselves the relation. ie started sleeping more and the weight started coming off faster.

    I know i need to sleep more 5-6 hours a night is not cutting it.

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    There's definitely an immediate difference based on water weight. Other than that, the only difference I've noticed is probably attributable to other factors. When I go for a week straight working 12-15 hours a day I'm probably eating more and lower quality foods.

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    Huge impact for me. Might be in large part that I sleep poorly when I'm stressed, so it's a double whammy: Stress hormones, poor sleep == I gain weight just by breathing.
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    I tend to eat more when I don't go to bed by a certain time. Like the other poster mentioned I start craving things that are not the best thing for me.
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    There have been some studies about the connection. Lack of sleep can screw up your hormone levels, which leads to several of the eating problems mentioned above. Also, there's only three ways for the metabolites of burned up fat to get out of your body: sweat 'em out, piss 'em out, or breathe 'em out. The key time your body has to tidy shop and repair things is while you're sleeping. Sleeping more isn't going to get it done all by itself, but if you're not resting, you're fighting an even harder battle and possibly an unwinnable one. Anecdotally for myself, sleep has been key in my weight loss. Feel better, less hunger issues, better/clearer/more thinking leading to better food choices, less likely to have an F*** it attitude about things.

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    Weight Gain - Difficult Sleeping - could be Low Thyroid.
    I take Armour Thyroid 90 mg for it.
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    Lack of sleep makes cortisol levels rise, which increases visceral fat storage, which leads to increased hunger to find calories to store. Probably some leftover from prehistoric times when the main stressor/cortisol boosting life experience was not finding enough to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodabike View Post
    Lack of sleep makes cortisol levels rise, which increases visceral fat storage, which leads to increased hunger to find calories to store. Probably some leftover from prehistoric times when the main stressor/cortisol boosting life experience was not finding enough to eat.
    Not that pre-historic, in pre-historic times, people would have been nomadic, when food supplies dwindled, people packed up their tents, and moved to another area, where food was more common, just like the animal populations they followed, in North America the native population did this up until the 1800's. When people domesticated themselves and lived in stone houses instead of tents, a new process that occurred at different times, in different places, you had the feast or famine cycle, when crops were good and there was good hunting, you feasted, maybe put on a few pounds, this was the feast part of the cycle. When the crops failed and the animal populations moved away, you had famine, lost those extra pounds, if not a few more. There are recorded periods in history of these cycles being as long a 7 years each, quite an amount of time to be looking for food. The last famine cycle, in North America ended in the late 1930's, because we gained the ability to ship food from place to place, which is why there are so many fat people now, we have not had enough generations of this rather artificial process to adapt to it. I doubt we ever will, because I suspect that fuel costs will, in the next 30 years make it too expensive to ship food from place to place within the spoilage time. Resulting in a return of the feast or famine cycle.

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