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Does your sleep pattern effect your weight loss?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by SparklingFairy, 12 August 2009 Social URL.

  1. SparklingFairy

    SparklingFairy Full Member

    I seem to lose more weight when I go to bed at a normal time and get up early ish - but lately because of work I dont go to bed until around 4am and I'm getting up at 12-1pm, do you think this might slow down the metabolism?
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  3. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    I know that we have a few shift workers at class who find night shift difficult, but I think it's because it's difficult getting their heads round when to eat their meals. Perhaps we have some folk on here who have experience.
  4. Sticky

    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    When I joined SW last year I wasn't sleeping well at all and my weight losses were erratic (based on 'good SW' weeks).

    Since re-joining this May, my losses have been steady and in 13 weeks I've only have only little gain and one STS.

    Maybe it's co-incidence, but I now get 8hours a night as I go to bed much earlier (9pm as up 5.30 for work). I used to be hitting the hay at 11pm or thereabouts.

    I feel much better in myself and like I said, this time SW is working much better for me. It might be that I am better at SW than I was before - or it might be that my body is getting it's needed rest :D

  5. Tracybackinuk

    Tracybackinuk Full Member

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    Hi, I would say it definitely makes a difference. I am a life-long insomniac and the more tired I am, the more hungry I am. Now, I try to feed my hunger with healthy food (usually fruit while I am at work), whereas before SW, I used to allow my body to have high-fat, high-sugar foods. I am also more tired and hungry the day after going to the gym (exercise makes me tired but not sleepy, unfortunately).
  6. Andy R.

    Andy R. Time for a change

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    hey this ties in with my gremlins theory!!!:D I'm not so crazy after all MWUHAHAHAH!:eek:
  7. charlottegrace1

    charlottegrace1 Gold Member

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    They do say that sleep makes a difference to weight loss and I personally find this to be true. A good sleep pattern and sound sleep helps me to feel better during the day to cope with things, but if I'm tired I wobble.
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