Do not act so surprised, this is only natural and today we are going to explain why. There are at least 6 reasons why lack of sleep makes you gain weight. In case you are interested and would like to know what these reasons are, we would strongly advise you pay attention to the information provided below. Remember – knowledge is power. Once you learn what the cause of a problem is you can eliminate it!

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#1 Metabolism

Lack of sleep slows down your metabolism and, as you may already know, when you metabolism slows down less calories get burnt and more fat gets stored.

#2 Hunger

If your body does not get enough of sleep it leads to a hormone imbalance. That is why hormones that are responsible for hunger control are not produced and constant food cravings lead to weight gain.

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#3 Cortisol

Cortisol is a stress hormone. If you do not get enough of sleep you stress your body greatly and that is a straight road toward obesity. Also, when you are feeling stressed there is a greater chance that you will try get rid of the stress by eating more.

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#4 Increased appetite

Lack of sleep makes you crave food and we have already said this. What we didn’t say was what kinds of food it makes us crave. It’s often the least healthy food and the types of food you would normally try stay away from .

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#5 Calories

It may seem like a nice idea at the time to stay awake longer so that you can do all that you have planned but you forget about one important thing – the more you are awake the more calories you consume no matter how healthy the food may be.

#6 Late snack

When you are tired it is a lot harder to convince yourself not to have that late night, (far from healthy) snack.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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