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Are Your Sleep Gremlins keeping you Overweight?

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OK, the “ Sleep Gremlins”, aren’t necessarily what you think. I like to call them the “Sleep Gremlins”, because  they behave like gremlins, running amuck with your body when you either don’t get enough zzz’s or you don’t get quality of sleep your body demands.

The “Sleep Gremlins” are 2 hormones, ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is the ‘go’ hormone that tells you when to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, your body produces more ghrelin. Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you have less leptin. So more ghrelin plus less leptin equals weight gain or inability to lose weight.

I know from personal experience how the “Sleep Gremlins” began to create my own personal “muffin top” when I first started going through peri menopause. And it wasn’t until I got my sleep under control, that I was finally able to transform my gremlins into allies, and lose the muffin top.

If you suspect that your “Sleep Gremlins” are out of whack –  let the end of Daylight Savings Time help you out. Don’t fight the urge to go to bed earlier  – give in and pack in the zzz’s!

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Author: vineyardhealthyliving

I have over 25 years of experience, including practicing life coach, certified personal fitness trainer, sales & business builder, hotel front office manager, & technology recruiter. I have devoted a lifetime to overcoming personal & professional obstacles, fears, limiting beliefs & economic down-times, & have successfully built several businesses: partnering in an IT placement firm, & running a personal fitness consulting firm. I know what challenges is. And know that each one of us already possesses all of the ingredients one needs to have a healthy & fulfilling life.

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