Obesity has emerged as a global problem as most of us are affected by it. According to worldobesityday.org, there are 800 million people around the world who are living with obesity. And the situation becomes more dangerous when we are living in an era of the coronavirus pandemic. Reports have already indicated that people with obesity are twice as likely to be hospitalised if infected with the coronavirus. Considering all this, it is very important to take action against obesity. On this World Obesity Day, here were are going to tell you some simple hacks that will help you lose weight conveniently from the comfort of your bed i.e. while you are sleeping.
Sleep an hour extra: Yes, getting a good amount of sleep every night can help you eat 270 calories less. You can do this without even putting in any extra effort. Good hours of sleep will help you control your unhealthy cravings and thus can be beneficial in losing weight. 270 calories less means nearly 9 pounds in a year and this is a considerable amount of weight.
Drink protein shake before bed: This can help you satiate your midnight cravings. A glass full of protein shake before sleep keeps you full. Moreover, protein is much more thermogenic in comparison to carbs and helps burn more calories in a better way.
Sleep without blanket: If you are sleeping at lesser temperature, your body will have better metabolism and this leads to burning more calories in one go. The studies have also shown that sleeping at lower temperatures increases the amount of brown fat in the body. Brown fat is considered to be a good form of fat and helps regulate blood sugar levels in the body.
Do not sleep empty stomach: Reducing calorie intake helps cut down weight but not having proper food before bed can affect the body adversely. Our body can go into a state of starvation if we skip dinner. This is because the amount of calories consumed by us regularly sees a sudden dip. This can affect metabolism negatively and make the process of digestion inefficient.
Turn your lights off while sleeping: Studies and research have shown that those sleeping in dark rooms in the absence of light are over 20 per cent less likely to gain weight as compared to others sleeping in slightly lit up rooms.