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Sleep is Key to Weight Loss & Maintenance

Getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night does more than you know for your body in terms of weight loss & weight maintenance.  Did you know… “Night owls consume an average of 248 calories MORE per day than those who go to bed early.”  Most of those excess calories rack up at after 8 p.m. according to a 2011 study published in the journal Obesity.  That is 1,736 EXTRA calories per week or ABOUT a weight gain of 2+ pounds per month.  That adds up FAST!

Going to bed early at the same time each evening will save your waistline, help you to: lose weight, recover from your workouts much faster, look & feel younger, have tons of energy, brain power & the ability to handle your crazy days!

So stick to a bedtime that is realistic (8:30 – 10pm), yet not too late.  Try to TURN OFF the kitchen once you have finished dinner as your body does not need anymore calories.   It is best to give your body a 12 hour “fast”.

Tricks:
*Brush & floss your teeth
*Drink 2-3 capfuls of ACV in warm water – this will stabilize your blood sugar
*Read a book
*Take a hot epsom salt bath
*Take a walk
*Drink herbal tea

Get your Z’s & your weight, youth & body will thank you!

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