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Sleep and Weight Loss - Is there a connection?

Sleep and Weight Loss - Is there a connection?

Losing weight can sometimes be challenging, and often, it can be hard to find an approach that works for you and is realistic for your lifestyle and goals. However, recent studies have highlighted that there may be a connection between sleep and weight loss. 

If you’re new to weight loss and nutrition, then this article should help you navigate the world of weight loss, calorie deficits and information that’s worth knowing when starting your weight loss journey and how to achieve it in a healthy and manageable way.

Sleep and weight loss 

Research from JAMA Internal Medicine has suggested that “Improving and maintaining healthy sleep duration over longer periods could be part of obesity prevention and weight loss programs”. Meaning that getting more sleep at night could help with weight loss and management.

The 2 week clinical trial found that the group who had extended sleep significantly reduced their daily intake of calories by about 270 kcal compared to the control group who did not have the sleep extension. The people taking part in the trial also continued with their normal daily lifestyles and did not take part in any prescribed physical activity or diet. Out of the 80 people in the trial, the group who took part in the sleep extension saw a reduction in weight, in comparison to the control group who continued with their normal shorter sleeping habits.

Calorie Deficit 

Although this shows that there are benefits to sleeping more for weight reduction, there are additional things you can do to reach the desired weight loss goal you are aiming for. A calorie controlled diet and a plan to help you stay on track with your weight loss can help you achieve the goal you have in mind.  

The key to weight loss is maintaining a calorie deficit. A calorie deficit plainly means that you burn more calories than you consume. This is the opposite of a calorie surplus - when you regularly provide your body more calories than you burn each day. 

In general, people need around 1200 calories a day to stay healthy, and dropping below this for a long period of time could result in a slow down in your metabolism, making it harder to lose weight. Additionally, if you have too few calories, you can risk not getting all the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs.

There is a lot of information surrounding weight loss and nutrition, and it can be overwhelming trying to navigate the right plan for you. But there are various ways you can achieve a calorie deficit and stay healthy. Many members of our So Body Co community use Collaslim as part of their plan to help them maintain a calorie controlled diet whilst still getting the nutrition they need, as well as feeling full and satisfied. 

Using meal replacement shakes like Collaslim are also a great way to make sure you’re getting the right nutrients you need. For example, Collaslim has 24g of protein as well as 5000mg of premium collagen protein in every serving, helping to improve your skin, nails and hair. Additionally, because the shakes are only a replacement for one or  two of your daily meals, you don't need to cut out the food you enjoy making and eating. 

If you want to start your weight loss journey but feel unsure where to start, then start with Collaslim, if it's not for you then there’s a 90 day money back guarantee. For more tips and to hear about weight loss journeys with Collaslim,  you can join our So Body Co Community page on Facebook.

Hazel Walker
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