In the Unites States, 70 percent of adults are overweight, with 37 percent being obese. With these numbers, it is no surprise that most people have been on some sort of diet at some point of their lives. Many fad diets may lead to initial weight loss, yet most are not healthy and are not sustainable long-term. Below are some simple lifestyle changes that over time can lead to big weight loss and a healthier you!
1. Get enough sleep
Not getting enough sleep can put you at risk for all kinds of diseases including heart disease, diabetes and depression. When you don’t sleep enough, you are more prone to various factors which contribute to weight gain. Sleep deprivation raises your levels of a stress hormone known as cortisol, which increases your appetite. And lack of sleep also alters the body’s ability to release hormones such as leptin and ghrelin, which signal satiety and fullness. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night to avoid your weight loss efforts being plagued.
Excerpted from foxnews.com