Monday, May 11, 2009


Poor lifestyle choices such as not getting enough sleep and chronic stress predispose one to insulin resistance, secondary to elevated stress hormones such as cortisol and the catecholamines.
You need to develop a good sleeping habit. While some people can get away with as little as six hours or less a day, most people need at least seven and sometimes up to ten hours a day. This can be done either straight through at night or with a 6-8 hour stretch at night and a 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon. Sleep deprivation adversely affects hormone function. Sleep less for a few days and you will notice that your metabolism slows down and your craving for food goes up. Also sleeping the appropriate duration of hours allows you to burn more calories at rest.

Keep your lifestyle as disciplined as possible and you will notice that the discipline trend will follow in your dieting routine and make it easier for you to lose and maintain your weight.

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