#SleeptoPerform Series: Sleep and Weight Loss


In this third video in the #SleeptoPerform series I discuss the relationship between sleep and sleep deprivation on weight loss and hormones that influence fat burning and calorie intake. I’m personally fascinated by the relationship between these two things. Obesity is such a problem and everything has been blamed for making people overweight except lack of sleep.

Unhealthy Gut

The research surrounding sleep deprivation and the negative metabolic milieu that occurs as a result is growing day by day. I think that the evidence is to the point that we cannot ignore the relationship between sleep and a healthy body weight. Unfortunately technology, social media, and the drive to constantly be connected is driving most people to get less sleep.

If you are serious about losing weight, then you need to be serious about your sleep.

In the we’ll look at the following hormones and cytokines and how they are influenced by inadequate sleep:

  • Leptin
  • Ghrelin
  • IL-6

Click Here to View the Other Videos in the #SleeptoPerform Series


Thanks to the sponsor of this series, Technogel. FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.

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