Less Sleep Means Eating More
During the “Frog Days Of Summer”, we may be on different sleep schedules with vacations, long weekends, and the like. Now a new study links a lack of sleep with an increase in appetite.
A recent study by the New York Obesity Research Center affiliated with Columbia University indicated that men ate an additional 263 calories, and women ate an extra 329 calories when they were sleep deprived. One theory why you may tend to eat more when you lack sleep is that when you’re tired, you have less control over your appetite.
So, the lesson is sleep more, eat less. I think I’ll take a nap and see if it works!