Do you wish you could lose weight while you slept soundlessly in bed? Well, guess what? You can! You can lose weight in your sleep, but how? You just have to modify your bedtime routine — a little tweak there and a little tweak here — and you will begin to drop pounds in your sleep. Here are the changes you need to make:
1. Drink a Protein Shake
Before going to bed, you can eat a small snack to rev up the weight loss process. You can also drink a protein shake, consisting of 150 calories, half an hour or an hour before going to bed. It will speed up your metabolism, reduce your blood pressure, and improve your metabolic process.
2. Eliminate All Natural Source of Light
If you have windows in your room, you need to place blinds in your room or curtains that block all natural light from the outside from entering your room. Bright light and even dim light at night can lead to weight gain. If you watch TV in bed, you have to change your habit. You also need to turn your alarm clock the other way to prevent it from shining into your eyes when you are sleeping.
3. Plan for Tomorrow
The day before, you need to prepare a healthy breakfast and pack a healthy lunch for tomorrow. When you wake up the next day, you will have to reheat your breakfast and take your lunch out of the fridge and you are good to go. If you are able to prepare your breakfast when you wake up, meaning you are not lazy or always running late for work or school, cook your healthy breakfast in the morning.
4. Increase the Temperature of the AC
You need to crank up the AC to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. By sleeping in a cold room, you will burn more fat as you sleep. Wear two blankets and even socks on your feet if you have to, but keep the temperature of the AC low and your room cold.
5. Set Your Alarm Clock
You need to wake up at the same time every day in the morning to lose weight. If you sleep less, you will find yourself hungrier than ever and reach for unhealthy food such as chips and cookies. Set your alarm clock to the same time you wake up and sleep at the same time each day of the week. You should receive at least seven to eight hours of sleep each day.
What Else Can You Do to Lose Weight?
If you want to increase your weight loss, you can always establish an exercise and diet routine. You can join a gym or walk around your neighborhood. You can even work out in your home.
When you following these sleeping habits and adopt an exercise and diet routine, you will find yourself losing weight at a much faster rate than before. Adjusting your sleep routine is difficult at first, but gets easier as time passes by.