Drop 7lb in a week on the PJ & sleep plan
Ditch calorie counting and gym sessions this autumn, research shows flab busting this season is all about a good night’s sleep. Try our PJ diet plan and you could lose 7lb!
HOW IT WORKS
l A study in The American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that when we’re starved of sleep we’re more likely to snack on high carb, sugary foods at night. Another study, by the University of Chicago, showed sleep-deprived participants chose snacks during the day with twice as much fat as those who slept eight hours or more. l Sleep works like food for the brain, and sleeping too little can prompt us to eat bigger portions of all food types the following day, as leptin – the hungry hormone – is produced in greater amounts when we’re tired to perk us up. l Having a protein-based meal before bed can increase the calories you burn while you rest, and as protein repairs muscle while you sleep the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn! l Sleeping in a dark room helps the body produce melatonin which not only promotes better sleep but has been proved to help burn more of the stubborn ‘ brown’ fat. l Having the thermostat at a coolish 18˚C can help to burn seven per cent more calories in bed! l Switch to our snooze-inducing plan packed with broccoli, turkey, oats and milk – and you could be half-a-stone lighter in seven days!