If you really want to shed those extra kilos, it’s time to restructure your evenings. Apart from going to the gym, practicing yoga, doing aerobics and following a proper diet, another important thing that you need to do is, pay attention to your evening activities. These evening activities play a big role in your weight loss. Here are some tips that you can follow before hitting the bed and these will help you move the scale for sure.
WORKOUT AT NIGHT: Many of you believe that working out near to the bedtime will hinder your sleep but luckily enough that’s not true. A survey conducted in 2013 by National Sleep Foundation found that 56-67 per cent of people who stayed active near to their bedtime received a good night sleep. Staying active throughout the day and working out at any time also gives the same benefit.
Working out at night also has several benefits including, you can sweat out your stress after a long tiring day, it’s easy to workout as you are not sleepy like you are in the morning and it also helps you to sleep better. You can practice yoga as a form of workout before you sleep. But don’t forget to keep a gap of 2 hours between the workout and your last meal.
PREPARE YOUR LUNCH AND PACK IT: The laziness of not preparing your lunch and buying it from the cafeteria can be the culprit behind you not being able to lose weight. According to a study, any outside meal has more than double calories of what you prepare on your own.
As preparing lunch during the morning rush is unmanageable for many, you can do some preparations like chopping and keeping things at one place and then cook it in the morning.
SLEEP IN AN ABSOLUTELY DARK ROOM: According to a study published in the Journal of Pineal Research, when you sleep the hormone melatonin helps your body produce more brown fat which helps your body burn calories. Your body produces melatonin when you are in dark, so make sure to keep your room super dark before you sleep to boost your weight loss programme.
DON’T DRINK WATER AN HOUR BEFORE YOU SLEEP: Most of you must be aware of the fact that water helps you detox by flushing out the toxins from your body in the form of urine and sweat. To avoid disrupting your sleep by getting up all night and running to the loo every now and then, you should not drink water an hour before you are hitting the bed. Remember! Quality of sleep is as important to lose weight as anything else.
According to many studies, one of the most effective ways to burn fat is by eating Cayenne pepper. When you sleep your body burns fat and having pepper in your meal or with cottage cheese can work wonders.
Overall your sleep plays a very important role in shedding those kilos so make sure you get a good night sleep every day to hit your goal.