Would you be able to maintain your weight if you ate a large brownie every day, how about a hot fudge sundae? A new study showed that folks that don’t get at least 7 hours a sleep a night consume upwards of 385 calories more the day after a low-sleep night – about the number of calories in a large brownie or hot fudge sundae.
Making sure you get at least 7 hours, preferably 8 hours, of sleep each night is quickly becoming weight management strategy #1. The data continue to pile up the impact that sleep deprivation has on our eating and physical activity patterns. It is clear that getting enough sleep should be in our list of “must dos” to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 2016 Nov 2. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.201.