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Are you having trouble sticking to a diet or weight loss program? You just don't have the energy. This may be the strangest tip you have read about. But actually sleep and weight loss are a match made in heaven and cannot be separated. Losing weight doesn’t just take time, it also takes a lot of energy on your part. It´s absolutely vital that you are well rested before you start your weight loss endavaour. Here I will show you some simple and free tips to help you sleep better at night.

Sleep and weight loss – routine is key:

The first thing you need to do is create a routine. Not just any routine but it is your nighttime routine. You might never have taken this into consideration, or you might never have heard of a nighttime routine. But it is the single most important secret to a good night sleep. You must have is to have a routine before you go to bed. The created pattern will relax your mind and body and prepares it for sleep. The most importing thing in your new nighttime routine is: go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time. It is that simple.

Sleep and weight loss - no stimulants before sleep:

  • You should not drink too much caffeine or alcohol during the evening. It’s a bit of a no-brainer; both are stimulants and are best avoided 4 hours before your bedtime.
  • You should not smoke before going to bed. Nicotine is also a stimulant and it prevents you to get enough deep sleep during the night. Smokers are more restless sleepers than the non-smokers and have the tendency to wake up more during the night.

Sleep and weight loss - relax before sleep:

  • You should not go to bed stressed. Find some positive outlets and try to unwind before you lay down to sleep.
  • Try to burn of your energy level during the evening. Most people use workouts and since you are looking for tips to lose weight, I suggest you to do just that. Finish your exercise at least 2 hours before your bedtime. Workout before you sleep and weight loss becomes even easier.
  • Relax your mind half an hour before going to bed. Turn off the TV and start read a book. Your eyes become tired and your brain relaxed.

Sleep and weight loss - other considerations:

  • To full or to empty? What the heck am I talking about? You should not eat a large meal just before your bedtime. On the other hand you should also avoid turning in with an empty stomach. Only when you are really hungry before bedtime you are allowed to eat a light bedtime snack, like some yogurt or fruit.
  • You need a good bed in the right environment. Not really part of a routine but it is vital for I good night rest. The best nighttime routine in the world is useless when sleeping on a crappy bed in a sauna

So there you have it. An unorthodox weight loss tip, overlooked by many but I do believe it is the main reason why people quit their weight loss efforts. The key is to have a routine so your body knows it is time to sleep. Now you know why sleep and weight loss are so closely matched. You simply just need the energy to lose the weight.


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