How to Hijack Your Hungry Hormones

Why not getting enough sleep is making you fat

If you were to go to the doctors and they said that there was a pill available that could reduce your hungry feelings by 15% and increase your satiated feelings by 15% – would you want it?

Abso-freaking-lutely, we’d want it.

Imagine, ALL that money that you spend on diet foods, diet products, diet classes, diet blah (the list goes on), could all be reduced and you’d probably end up at the body weight that you desired… all without too much effort, right?

Well, I’m going to tell you how to do that naturally.

You’re probably all going to scoff when I tell you, as you know I’m always banging on about it. Don’t roll your eyes when I say you that sleep can do this.

Yes, you heard correctly. Getting enough sleep can do that for you.

Recent findings from a sleep study in Wisconsin with over 1,000 participants compared hormone levels between two groups – those that slept for 8 hours and those that slept for 5 hours.

They found that those who slept for 5 hours or less per night, had 14.9% higher ghrelin levels (that’s the hormones that make your tummy growl, and you feel hungry), and 15.5% lower leptin levels (those are the hormones that tell your brain that you’ve had sufficient) than those who slept for the recommended 8 hours per night.

In plain English, those not getting 8 hours of sleep were showing higher hungry hormones and lower ‘I’m full’ hormones. Not only were they getting hungrier sooner, but they had to eat more before the ‘I’m full’ signal was triggered to the brain. You can see how that’s going to cause weight gain.

Sound familiar?

Here’s the scientific paper for those of you that do;

I know I go on about sleep ALOT.

But, are you making it your priority? Well, you should!

When I first started coaching people to sleep as a significant element of fat loss, I got a lot of scoffing ‘well, if you’re sleeping you’re not eating’ type comments. Which, yes is true to a certain extent, but there is so much more to it than that, and some of the science behind it is only starting to emerge.

Sleep affects so many aspects of your life, and these hormone regulations are just a small part of the picture. If you want to lose weight, then my advice to you – get to bed by 10pm and get your recommended 8 hours of sleep in.

Then you can tell me how much weight you’ve lost and how much better you feel.

If you’re interested in finding out other elements of fat loss and joining in with some focused workouts, then don’t forget to register for my brand new ‘Online Monthly Membership Program’.

We start on 1st May – sign up are £20 per month for founding members and that price will be locked as long as you remain a member.

After the initial sign up period, the price will increase to £27 per month.

What you will get is;

1 month free (when you sign up for 6)
Weekly Workouts
Monthly live online class
Nutrition support and challenges
Private Facebook group
Private members area on the website
Regular coaching and advice from me

It’s going to be fab, I’m rather excited about it.

It’s going to be well worth you signing up in the early stages.

To sign up as a Founding Member, please register your interest here, and I’ll be in touch once we’ve got the payment system sorted;

Have a great Easter everyone!

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