Sleep Is Your Best Friend
Sleep is incredibly important when it comes to losing weight and building muscle. Our bodies are primed to secrete the largest pulses of Growth Hormone during so-called “deep sleep”. If you don’t sleep adequately, you simply don’t get enough Growth Hormone and you will never achieve the body that you want. Not sleeping enough—less than seven hours of sleep per night – can reduce and undo the benefits of dieting, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the study, dieters were put on different sleep schedules. When their bodies received adequate rest, half of the weight they lost was from fat. However when they cut back on sleep, the amount of fat lost was cut in half—even though they were on the same diet.