Get some good, quality sleep

Here’s a weight loss tip that I don’t see often enough yet has such a large impact on weight loss efficacy: get some sleep. Get lots of sleep. Get at least 7-8 hours of solid, restful sleep. Why? Because your body needs it to lose weight properly.

Why do people weigh themselves in the morning? Because you actually lose weight while you sleep. Your body processes and metabolizes fat and you exhale it. Seriously. I thought it was crazy until I looked it up. Of course, the processes going on are more complicated than that, but at its most simple level, your body is processing fat and you exhale a lot of that weight as vapor.

This process takes a long time, however, and the more sleep you get, the better the process works. For whatever reason, I find that my own weight loss is maximized with a minimum of 7.5 hours of sleep. 8+ is even better, but I always try for at least 7.5 hours. Whenever I find I’m not losing weight, I usually find that I haven’t been getting enough sleep (among other things like eating too much, eating sweets, or maybe some non-Paleo things had crept into the diet as well).

Get sleep. Get good, restful sleep, and get at least 7-8 hours of it. The difference it makes extends far beyond just the scale. You’ll also feel better and more ready to take on the world!

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