Lack of sleep may be sabotaging your healthy eating efforts, since people who sleep less seem to snack more…probably because they’re reaching for a boost of energy that they didn’t get from a good night’s sleep.
If you find yourself reaching for food during the late afternoon slump or when watching TV at night, make a plan to give yourself more nighttime hours for sleep. It could be as simple as turning off the TV a 1/2 hour earlier, skipping a weekday social event, or just making a pact with yourself to be in bed by a certain time every night when you know you have to wake up early.
Feeling rested is not only good for your waistline – it’s also good for your mood, your relationships, and for staying well during flu season. So stop reading this blog post, and head off for a snooze!