Although it may take a lot of willpower to overcome your sweet tooth, there’s one thing you can do to put all your sugary cravings to a halt–and that’s to get enough sleep. 

According to a study from the University of California Berkeley, people who are lacking in the sleep department are more likely to crave for sweets and high-calorie foods. Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor of psychology and neuroscience and senior author of the study says, "What we have discovered is that high-level brain regions required for complex judgments and decisions become blunted by a lack of sleep, while more primal brain structures that control motivation and desire are amplified."

This only means that your desire for rewards increases, while your ability to make sound decisions decreases when you don't have enough sleep. Yikes! 

Stephanie Greer, a doctoral student in Walker’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory and lead author of the paper, also adds that when your brain is impaired due to lack of sleep,you tend to make more unhealthy food choices. 

If you’re planning to lose weight this New Year, hit the sack early and get a good night's sleep

 

PHOTO: Pixabay

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Comments

Latest Stories

This is How Natividad Cheng Started Uratex with Only P4,000

"Sa mga gustong magnegosyo, kailangan natin ng honesty, integrity, sipag, tiyaga, tipid at tiwala sa sarili."

This Former Teacher's Smart Strategy Helped Her Earn Around P150,000/Month Online

From being a freelance writer on LinkedIn, Virginia Bautista became the platform's only Philippine-based Trainer.

Ellen Adarna Teaches John Lloyd Cruz How to Ski on the Swiss Alps

Ellen Adarna says John Lloyd Cruz is a "fast learner" for someone taking his first skiing lesson.

How to Optimize Hormone Levels for Great Skin, a Healthy Body in Your 30s

Because optimizing hormone levels is an effective strategy for slowing down the ageing process.
Load More Stories