Sleep your way to better eating
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found tired people ate hundreds more calories per day than they did when they were well-rested. Researchers at King's College London looked at different sleep and eating studies which showed the sleep-deprived did not exercise more than the well-rested. But they did eat more, specifically foods high in fat and protein. Reduced sleep is potentially one of the most common and potentially modifiable health risks in today's society.
Participants of one study responded more urgently to pictures of fattening food, inspiring cravings even when the participants were full. And even as their snack-lust peaked, the participants experienced a drop in activity in the region of the brain associated with careful decision-making. Also sleep deprivation can lead to an imbalance in the hunger hormones -- leptin and ghrelin, which can trick the body into believing that it's starving. (Source: Mental Floss)
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