Sleep Deprivation Causes Obesity

I came across an internet article that talks about the link between insufficient sleep to obesity among kids. While the research and article basically talks about insufficient sleep and obesity among kids, I can personally attest that lack of sleep can slower our metabolism thus making us fatter.

When I first started going to the gym, one of the first thing that my trainer told me is to try to get enough sleep. I didn’t because I can’t, mostly because I was still an employee then and my boss requires from us a very challenging work hours. My weight loss was really slow, in fact, while I built my endurance, I didn’t really lose any weight on the first month of going to the gym. Project 168 felt like an impossible task then. However, when I left my former employer and put up my own company, I had the pleasure of having a more manageable time, and I notice that trying to lose weight is not as difficult anymore.

In fact, the National Sleep Foundation also stated sleep deprivation as one of the major cause of obesity.

So the next time you want to lose weight, try to get enough sleep. Make sure that its just enough and don’t oversleep.


About jefftan168

Numbers does not rule my life. But if there’s a number that may play a big influence in my life that is 168. You see, about six months ago, when I went into a gym and had a weigh in and body mass index reading, I found out that I was already type 2 obese, and if I’m not mistaken there are only 3 types. In fact, I need to shed about 43% of my total body weight. I’m 5’5 and my ideal weight would be 165lbs, but according to my trainer since I’ve already accumulated so much skin by stretching it too much because of my fats it’s ok to just settle with 168lbs to 170lbs. (Internal monologue at that time was 5lbs of skin!) That’s’ the reason why I’m calling this blog Project 168 because that’s my ultimate weight goal. However, being a Chinese Buddhist and a believer of Feng Shui, 168 is also considered as a celestial number that is suppose to be really lucky. Thus Project 168 also refers to my quest to have a good happy life and to be a good student of Chinese Buddhism. A word of caution though, growing up, my parents firmly believed that the next super language is not English but Chinese. Thus special focus was given for me to learn Mandarin, in fact, I was send to Taiwan on summers to further learn the language. The big disadvantage is that I’ve such a poor commando of the English language that surely you’ll see some grammatical errors in every post. However, I still decided to write this blog in English to be able to share this with people who are also trying to lose weight and who are like me are in a quest to constantly live a good life. This blog is not me talking to the world but its me sharing my experience to whoever would want to read this so that it might help them, and more important than that people might want to share with me also their experience that it might help in my quest to lose weight and also to constantly have a good life.
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