Feb 12, 2020
During a caloric restriction diet, the addition of extended sleep produced significantly greater weight loss and waist circumference reduction. These conclusions from a Mexican study of 52 obese teens who were following a diet with their daily intake cut by 500 calories.
This study builds on one from the University of Chicago 6 years ago that underscored the value of extra sleep. By adding an average of 96 extra minutes a night, the overweight participants reported a 14% decrease in general appetite and a 62% reduction in craving for unhealthy sweet and salty foods.
If you’re working on your summer body, be sure to get at least 8 hours of ZZZs.
Carmen Moreno-Frías, Nicté Figueroa-Vega, Juan Manuel Malacara. Sleep Extension Increases the Effect of Caloric Restriction Over Body Weight and Improves the Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation in Adolescents With Obesity. Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.11.301
EsraTasalia, FlorianChapotota, KristenWroblewskib, DaleSchoellerc. The effects of extended bedtimes on sleep duration and food desire in overweight young adults: A home-based intervention. Appetite. Volume 80, 1 September 2014, Pages 220-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.05.021
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