Putting on weight can happen in a matter of a day, however, losing the same amount of weight can take months together. What you do before bed has a huge impact on whether your sleep results in weight loss or weight gain. Here are a few effective weight loss tips to follow every night, which can help you lose weight while your sleep.
1. HAVE PROTEIN-RICH DINNER
Choose protein over sweets to curb late-night hunger. Eating protein before bed not only boosts your body’s metabolism while you sleep, it may also increase your metabolism into the next morning.
Pick nutrient-dense, healthy foods that are rich in protein but low in unhealthy fats. Examples include egg whites, grilled chicken breast, seafood, extra lean red meat, soy products, low-fat dairy foods — such as skim milk, low-fat cottage cheese, plain low-fat Greek yogurt and reduced-fat cheese — legumes, seitan, nuts and seeds.
2. DRINK MINT JUICE
You can drink a cup of fresh mint juice, with no sugar, every night after dinner, as mint is known to stop late-night food cravings and aid weight loss effectively.
3. TURN UP THE AIR CONDITIONER
A recent research has found that colder temperatures can stimulate the growth of brown fat, a special kind of fat that burns energy, in your body, which may boost your metabolic health and may protect against obesity and diabetes.
4. BLOCK OUT LIGHT
Exposure to light at night doesn’t just interrupt your chances of a great night’s sleep, it may also result in weight gain, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Study subjects who slept in the darkest rooms were 21 percent less likely to be obese than those sleeping in the lightest rooms.
5. PRE-SLEEP WORKOUT
Exercising before bed can help you to burn belly fat. Your metabolism naturally slows during the night and does not require as much energy. Therefore, some of the nutrients taken in at evening meals get stored as body fat because of inactivity. Pre-sleep resistance training will keep your metabolism fired up while you sleep.
Repeat this sequence twice - 15-20 pushups - 20 seconds of elbow plank - 20 squats - 5-10 minutes of Jumping Jacks