Top weight loss news of 2013
Sleep less, eat more
Scores of case studies show that insomnia and inability to sleep leads to mood changes, weight gain, and a whole host of other maladies. But research published in Nature Communications found that sleep deprived people craved high-calorie, high-fat foods like potato chips, desserts and chocolate—foods that added up to about 600 calories more than people who received about 8 hours of sleep per night.
"'There's something that changes in our brain when we're sleepy that's irrespective of how much energy we need,' said Dr. Wright, the director of the sleep and chronobiology lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder," in an interview with The New York Times. "'The brain wants more even when the energy need has been fulfilled,'" he continued.
"Snooze" may not be so bad after all.