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This is how you can lose weight while sleeping

Scientists say that sleeping is the best way to reduce weight and can prove more effective than any other activity.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
This is how you can lose weight while sleeping

New Delhi: It is not necessary to go to the gym for shedding extra inches off your body.

Weight loss can also be achieved while you are resting in your bedroom.

Yes, that's true.

Scientists say that sleeping is the best way to reduce weight and can prove more effective than any other activity.

Here are a few tips to lose weight even as you close your eyes:

Light dinner

Don’t eat too much at night as consuming a large meal may lead to indigestion, which can interfere with your sleep and you end up feeling tired and sluggish when you wake up.

Studies have also linked larger portion sizes to the obesity epidemic.

Drink herbal tea before you hit the sack

Before going to the bed, drink some herbal teas that can help you relax and sleep well. Chamomile, peppermint, lemongrass, rosebuds, are some of the best bedtime teas for inducing sleep.

This is what you should consume throughout the day

Meats

Try including meats such as lamb and turkey as they contain tryptophan, an amino acid that has demonstrated powerful sleep-inducing effects.

Researchers say that dieters consumed 6 percent fewer calories when they got enough sleep.

Whole grains

Whole grains are a good source of serotonin which is known to regulate anxiety, happiness and mood. During the third stage of REM sleep, this hormone is converted to melatonin which can improve the quality of sleep.

Fibre
Try to meet your daily fibre requirements – about 20 grams of fibre from food, not supplements – to assist in the conversion of serotonin to melatonin to get a good night’s rest.