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A Dietitian Shares 9 Habits She Recommends to Clients For Easy, Sustainable Weight Loss

PopSugar Logo By Jenny Sugar of PopSugar | Slide 2 of 10: Getting enough sleep is vital for weight loss, especially when you're working out regularly. Emily said, "While we sleep, our body is in repair mode from the day and preparing you for the next day." Sleep repairs your muscles and gives you energy for tomorrow's workout. 
Getting adequate sleep also helps balance out your hormones, specifically the hormones that control hunger (ghrelin) and fullness (leptin). If you're deprived of zzz's, ghrelin levels rise and leptin levels fall, causing you to feel hungrier. 
Not only that, but a study from 2013 found there's a decrease in BMI and fat mass in adults when sleep duration increases. Aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is vital for weight loss, especially when you're working out regularly. Emily said, "While we sleep, our body is in repair mode from the day and preparing you for the next day." Sleep repairs your muscles and gives you energy for tomorrow's workout.

Getting adequate sleep also helps balance out your hormones, specifically the hormones that control hunger (ghrelin) and fullness (leptin). If you're deprived of zzz's, ghrelin levels rise and leptin levels fall, causing you to feel hungrier.

Not only that, but a study from 2013 found there's a decrease in BMI and fat mass in adults when sleep duration increases. Aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night.

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