How to lose weight while you sleep
We're always looking for cheap, easy ways to lose some weight. What if we told you that you can do it in your sleep?!
Reader's Digest put together some ways you can literally shed pounds while you snooze.
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First up, have some protein before bed.
No, you can't have a big ol' steak. Instead grab a protein shake. Researchers at Florida State found that dudes who had a shake with 30 grams of protein before hitting the hay burned more calories while resting.
Next, make sure you sleep in total darkness.
Keeping out that light can help your body produce melatonin which not only makes you want to go night, night but a study in the "Journal of Pineal Research" says it can help in the production of calorie-burning brown fat.
And make sure you keep it cool. Turning down the thermostat helps you burn some calories while you snooze.
Also, make sure to give yourself a bed time! We know it's tough because you have stuff to do and Netflix to watch, but it' super important!
The Mayo Clinic found that people who slept 7-8 hours a night burned more calories throughout the day. Getting sleep and losing weight? That's like a dream come true!
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