Although losing weight overnight isn’t possible, there are a variety of hacks and tips you can use in your own life to burn more fat while you sleep. Your body may be stubbornly hanging on to weight due to phone screens, bedtime, and other everyday activities. Here are all the ways you can improve your body’s weight-loss performance.
Sleep deprivation tends to be the quickest way to lose weight, but it actually causes the body to produce fewer fullness hormones while producing more ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. If you’re tired, you’ll be hungry, so get some rest.
Sleep In Cooler Temperatures
The ability to metabolize fat is decreased when you sleep in a hotbed. When you lower the thermostat to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, you improve the body’s capacity to metabolize fat while also increasing the amount of calorie-burning fat by 42 percent. It would also improve insulin sensitivity, lowering diabetes risks. To maximize these advantages, sleep naked!
If your window lets in a lot of light from the street, you may want to invest in some shades or curtains. Our bodies normally produce melatonin after the sun sets, but both indoor lights and dim streetlights can delay the onset of melatonin production. It’s possible that your inability to lose weight is due to your tossing and turning in response to light.
Do Intermittent Fasting At Night
This calorie-restricted diet keeps the body in good shape. It encourages cell regeneration, but it can be painful for those who are used to eating regularly during the day. Human growth hormone levels rise during fasting, allowing muscles to synthesize. Begin by establishing a 12-hour no-food window at night.
Blue light is emitted by phones and laptop screens, keeping our systems awake and signaling that it is daytime. Set your phones to “night shift” or set a timer for electronic devices to turn off. If you don’t, you’ll experience increased appetite and insulin resistance.
Drink Less Alcohol
Instead of sending you into precious REM sleep, those drinks and beers allow the body to metabolize alcohol. Instead, their alcohol sugars activate the liver, causing it to detoxify the alcohol while also stopping the body from converting fat into ketones, which disrupts the fat-burning process. Stick to a bottle of wine, preferably several hours before bedtime.
Although it may be tempting to chow down on a huge burrito or a steaming heap of mac and cheese right before bed, eating big meals causes the body to work harder to digest them rather than recharging properly. So stay away from large meals, particularly carbs. It’s good to eat a large lunch but aim to stick to plant-based foods that are naturally high in fiber.
Snack On Cottage Cheese Before Bed
Although we just said not to eat before bed, this snack is actually an anti-snack hack! Cottage cheese can aid weight loss by making you feel less hungry when you wake up. Cottage cheese is rich in protein because of the casein, and the amino acid tryptophan (found in turkey) can help you fall asleep quicker and sleep better.
Incorporate Resistance Training
Workouts will help you sleep better at night and lose weight faster than a cardio-only workout. Resistance training speeds up the metabolism and causes fat to be burned for hours afterward. There’s no need to overwork yourself with a simple weight lifting routine. After that, eat a high-protein snack. If weightlifting makes you feel too energized, do it a few hours before bedtime.
Swap Milkshakes For Casein Shakes
Although milkshakes are high in sugar and can cause blood sugar to spike, a casein shake made with vegan protein powder, for example, can help to improve metabolism over night. When the body digests protein, it burns more calories. You can substitute this for dessert for a belly fat buster that many people swear by.
Take Hot Showers At Night
If you choose to shower first thing in the morning, consider this point. Hot showers help to relax tense muscles. They also improve the development of oxytocin (our “love” hormone), which has a calming effect. The heat from a shower rises your body temperature, but it decreases once you towel off, allowing your whole system to relax. Baths will suffice!