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Old 09-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #20 (permalink)
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hey krms

Thanks, being on fitday has really put things in perspective for me.

And its great having you guys too.

Weightloss has always been an issue for many so its nice to have support and to know you are on the right track.

its also great learning from each other.

cant "weight" for the next weigh in.

thought you may want to read this:
Sleep boosts weight loss
Created: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Print

Adequate sleep is an important part of a weight loss plan and should be added to the recommended mix of diet and exercise, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Although kilojoule restriction and increased physical activity are recommended for weight loss, there is significant evidence that inadequate sleep is contributing to obesity. Lack of sleep increases the stimulus to consume more food and increases appetite-regulating hormones.

Sleep should be part of weight-loss plan
"The solution [to weight loss] is not as simple as 'eat less, move more, sleep more,'" write Drs. Jean-Phillippe Chaput, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario and Angelo Tremblay, Laval University, Québec, Quebec.

"However, an accumulating body of evidence suggests that sleeping habits should not be overlooked when prescribing a weight-reduction program to a patient with obesity. Sleep should be included as part of the lifestyle package that traditionally has focused on diet and physical activity."
The authors' recently published research found that total sleep time and quality of sleep predicted the loss of fat in people enrolled in a weight loss program.
The Canadian Obesity Network has included adequate sleep in its new set of obesity management tools for physicians.

How many hours a night do you sleep? E-mail us

(EurekAlert, September 2012)

Read more:
Sleep yourself thin

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