10. Go to bed one hour earlier.
Experts agree that getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise when you need to lose weight. Not clocking sufficient zzz’s affects you negatively in several ways. First, it’s easy to use being tired as an excuse not to exercise or cook fresh meals at home.
When you’re tired, your brain ramps up cravings for something to make you feel energetic, typically sugar. It’s much harder to resist those cravings when you’re exhausted.
Finally, too little sleep triggers the stress hormone cortisol, which signals the body to conserve energy in the form of fat. So before you worry about skipping dessert, try building more sleep into your routine.