2nd culprit....not enough sleep! Insufficient sleep can hamper your weight loss efforts by raising the hormone cortisol: chronic elevations of this stress hormone can lead to a breakdown of muscle tissue. Lack of sleep also lowers your levels of leptin, which controls how full you feel, while raising ghrelin, which increases your hunger! To ensure successful weight loss efforts, try to shoot for at least 7 hours a day (preferably 8) of sleep per night.
Two of the main culprits responsible for halting body fat loss/weight loss -
1. Don't skip meals! -How often do you skip a meal here and there, thinking the reduced calorie intake will speed up your fat loss? Big mistake, according to study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. You do NOT want to skip meals to save calories. Your body will instinctively know this, and go into starvation mode, i.e. go into fat storage mode!. Skipping meals sets you up for larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose (blood sugar) and could be setting you up for more fat gain instead of fat loss. How long can someone go barely eating? Not as long as you think! And that is NOT fun! Moreover, that fat gain will end up circling your stomach and waist area (the place it goes especially if you are over 35 - men and women!) Better stick to eating three full meals plus 2 snacks per day to maintain healthy & permanent fat loss!
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