Yes, it’s possible! You can burn fats while your body is at rest. However, because of certain things that slow down our metabolism, our body cannot function to its full potential when it comes to burning fats. Here are some simple ways to get boost your metabolism to help shed off some more unwanted fats while you get that much needed good night’s sleep.
- Turn Off All the Lights
Do you know that light can be a factor in weight management? Exposure to light can actually hinder you from getting a good night’s sleep, which can result to weight gain because it limits the production of the hormone melatonin—which also promotes production of calorie burning brown fat. So, if your room is exposed to outdoor lights, use black out curtains. Also preferably, turn off your tableside lamps to further improve your sleep.
- Power Down the Thermostat
Sleeping in cooler temperature can help burn more fats overnight. According to a research related to diabetes, people who sleep in an environment cooled to 66 degrees lose seven percent more calories while they’re asleep than those sleepers in warmer rooms. One likely reason: the body works harder to raise internal body temperature to reach a stable 98.6 degrees, which therefore burning more calories.
- Get 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep
You know you need enough sleep, but oftentimes schedule—or a new episode of your favourite Netflix series—gets in the way. Here’s one motivation to get in bed on time: you burn more calories throughout the day—even when you’re just sitting at your desk—when you get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Experts said that lack of sleep can make fat cells less sensitive to insulin, which is a metabolic change related to obesity.
- Drink Tea Instead of Softdrinks
Swap your soda or canned fruit juice with tea, because these unhealthy drinks are often filled with chemicals and sugar that are bad for your body. Certain teas, like Oolong tea, contain weight loss properties, which help curb hunger hormones and improve your calorie burning abilities to melt down more fats when you’re asleep.
- Have Some Dairy
Unlike what you’re always told, dairy could actually improve your metabolism. As long as you’re not lactose intolerant, incorporate dairy products to your daily diet to aid fat loss while you’re asleep. However, make sure you’re drinking milk that contains less or no sugar, and remember that taking too much dairy is still isn’t good, because anything in excess is bad for the health.
If you think there’s no way you could lose weight while asleep, think again. Getting quality shuteye is always beneficial to your overall health, including your fitness and physical well-being.