This One Activity You do Daily is Destroying Your Diet
You’ve worked out hard all week.
You’ve watched your diet like a hawk, and didn’t cheat once.
You’ve cut back or completely eliminated all alcohol consumption.
Then you step on the scale only to be crushed to discover it didn’t budge an ounce.
Determined, you redouble you efforts, cut back on your caloric intake, add an extra workout during the week, and continue down the strait and narrow path called calorie deprivation.
The result? Anger, frustration and disappointment when the scale refuses to move south like it should.
It’s maddening, to be sure.
When you finally “cave” into your food cravings, you select greater portion sizes of all foods — because you no longer have the proper brain function to reason with your appetites.
What is going on?
One possibility is that you are unknowingly using a torture technique on yourself, in the same way the CIA use it to break the will of a prisoner.
So, what is this mystery torture technique?
Sleep deprivation is a form of torture against your body that destroys all dieting efforts.
Here are the facts:
*Sleep deprived individuals experience a 55% reduction in the ability to lose fat compared to those who get plenty of sleep.
*Sleep deprivation is kind of like being inebriated. You simply don’t have the cognitive ability to make good decisions … especially those decisions containing extra calories and portion sizes.
*Don’t sleep good — don’t recover good from every stressor in life, including workouts and work stress.
This goes on and on. Look at the sleep patterns of some of the greatest professional athletes.
- Mega tennis star, Roger Federer, averages 11-12 hours of sleep per night.
- Skiing athlete, Lindsey Vonn, averages 9 hours per night.
- Fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, catches 8-10 nightly.
- Golfing protege, Michelle Wie, crashes 10-12 every night.
- And basketball legend in the making, Lebron James is out like a light for 12 solid every night.
Listen, it’s easy to lose a few hours per night throughout the week, and it’s easy to justify it with your busy schedule.
If you insist that you don’t need that much sleep, and that you feel just fine, don’t be surprised when your hormones and fat cells don’t agree with you, making losing weight next to impossible.
Your body won’t be fooled, and it won’t be tortured with a lack of sleep either and it will preserve the one thing that helps you survive a famine … fat.
If you are having trouble losing weight, and still think you are doing everything right, increase the hours you sleep.
It’ll do your body and mind a world of good.