Get More Sleep & Curb the Cravings

Want to curb your fast food appetite? Those who get less sleep crave more junk!

According to recently published article in Nature Communications (Berkeley Calif,), participants in a behavioral study showed that after a sleepless or short night of rest, their sleep-deprived brains showed less capacity to make good choices and were more inclined to make hasty or last minute decisions when it came to meal time. Matthew Walker of the University of California, Berkeley, measured people’s food choices and imaged their brain activity after a full night’s sleep and after a night with little to no sleep.
Poor eating choices included settling less for healthy eating scenarios and more for what would be categorized as “comfort eating.” In comparison participants that received a full 7 to 9 hours of sleep had a higher capacity of control and did not make as many impulsive eating choices when it came to junk food and fast food.

Get more sleep, eat less junk!

Need help getting to sleep?  Click here for a list of foods to eat and what not to eat provided by Fitness Magazine.

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