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Al­ways hun­gry? Hit the sack ear­lier: a 2010 study from the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago con­cluded that sleep de­pri­va­tion pro­duced high lev­els of ghre­lin (the hunger hor­mone) in di­eters, as well as af­fect­ing their in­sulin sta­bil­ity and caus­ing snack crav­ings. “If your goal is to lose fat, skip­ping sleep is like pok­ing sticks in your bi­cy­cle wheels,” said study di­rec­tor Pla­men Penev. “In our study it re­duced fat loss by 55%.” Aim for eight hours, min­i­mum.


Ac­cord­ing to re­search by food sci­en­tist Dr Brian Wansink, you’re three times more likely to eat the first food you see in your kitchen than the fifth one. Wansink’s con­clu­sion? If you want to lose weight, re­ar­range your cup­boards, side­boards and fridge so the first foods you see are the best for you. Ce­real goes in cup­boards, fruit stays on the side. In the fridge, move the bad stuff down into the crisper and put the veg on dis­play.

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