Sleeping less to lose weight


In one discussion in this forum, I had admitted that I tend to sleep more when I indulge in heavy physical activity much more when I do a workout. Maybe that too much sleeping compensates for the burned fats that’s why my weight remains the same. What if I do a workout and not sleep during the day time? And how can I deal with that lack of sleep when I am eating just once a day? My concern is my energy. I might feel very weak due to less food and less rest.
 
I wrote in your other post about creating a balance to avoid a deficit should will result to weakness or lack of energy and again let your weight loss journey be a gradual one so that the body adapt well to all the changes to avoid any breakdown. Exercise and also sleep if you need to.
 
In one discussion in this forum, I had admitted that I tend to sleep more when I indulge in heavy physical activity much more when I do a workout. Maybe that too much sleeping compensates for the burned fats that’s why my weight remains the same. What if I do a workout and not sleep during the day time? And how can I deal with that lack of sleep when I am eating just once a day? My concern is my energy. I might feel very weak due to less food and less rest.
You are just harming yourself generally with less food and less rest or less sleep. I would suggest that you should try as much as possible to work on this because you would most likely breakdown if you don't take care of yourself. Things might go wrong that you wouldn't have to worry about gaining weight but your overall health.
 
You can do a intermittent power nap just to retrieve some energy. Also you might want to try light work out so that you will not be too tired. This allows you to go through the day and have enough sleep at night.
 
In my opinion and in my own experience, sleeping less is not good if you feel tired because of your workout. And remember that your body ia also adjusting to your one meal a day diet. Way back, I tried to lose weight, well my die program then was not OMAD but I replace my meals with just oatmeal. I never eat rice or even bread. And as my body is adjusting I get easily tired but eventually I got used to it. I also accompany my diet with exercise. I see to it that I got a nice sleep and rest. I suggest you should not restrict yourself when you need some rest. But also do noy overdo it. I mean you might end up being lazy doing your exercises. My friend's sister is just like that, she did OMAD diet and did some exeecise routines. We advice her to take rest when she feels tired. But eventually, she got lazy doing exercises coz she just like to rest. Hahaha
 
I don't think sleeping less helps that much. I heard somewhere that if you lack sleep you end up feeling hungrier than when you're well rested, so it's probably better to get enough rest and not worry too much about the fat burning process. Instead, just worry about doing OMAD and eating healthier and getting some light exercise and getting enough rest and soon you will probably have better results than trying to manipulate or overthink it too much.
 
You can do a intermittent power nap just to retrieve some energy. Also you might want to try light work out so that you will not be too tired. This allows you to go through the day and have enough sleep at night.
You are absolutely correct with that assertion on getting some light exercise to help one with being able to sleep at night. I have used workouts as a therapy for my sleeping disorder for some time years ago and it worked well for me, so I don't see the reason why it wouldn't work now for you as well.

Good luck.
 
What is necessary is understanding the need to take your night sleep always. I also advise that you reduce the amount of time that you spend on doing the physical drills since it makes you feel weak afterwards.
 
I don't think sleeping less helps that much. I heard somewhere that if you lack sleep you end up feeling hungrier than when you're well rested, so it's probably better to get enough rest and not worry too much about the fat burning process. Instead, just worry about doing OMAD and eating healthier and getting some light exercise and getting enough rest and soon you will probably have better results than trying to manipulate or overthink it too much.
Getting light exercise or not doing the exercise at all is one good thing that is going to help on situations like this. The weight is pretty the same as a result of muscles that are developing from doing that type of exercise.
 
Well, I do think that if you sleep during the day this will affect your diet, still, you should sleep for at least eight hours a night if you will not do so, sleeping less than you should it may affect your health.
 
Your eating time should be scheduled just after your exercise to energize your body and then after several hours after eating you should sleep for at least 6-8 hours. This would greatly benefit your body than getting less sleep.
 
What is necessary is understanding the need to take your night sleep always. I also advise that you reduce the amount of time that you spend on doing the physical drills since it makes you feel weak afterwards.
Actually @Henrywrites, light workout drills can help one develop a healthy sleeping pattern or habit. It's when you put too much stress with intense workouts drills on your body that it will turn to affect your body and makes you weak at the end of the workout session.
 
Well, I do think that if you sleep during the day this will affect your diet, still, you should sleep for at least eight hours a night if you will not do so, sleeping less than you should it may affect your health.
Nature is one funny thing, there is no way of cheating one's way out of it. If you deprive yourself of sleep at night whether knowingly or unknowingly, it will show its side effects by making you feel fuzzy, dizzy and weak all through the day. Sleep is good for one's life and health, no matter how small it is, it's very necessary.
 
Your eating time should be scheduled just after your exercise to energize your body and then after several hours after eating you should sleep for at least 6-8 hours. This would greatly benefit your body than getting less sleep.
I have this problem of always eating late, although I don't sleep early. Normally, it's between 11:00 pm to 1:00 am that I do have my dinner, so I most likely sleep around 3:00 am.

I know that this habit is not a good one but it's as a result of my engagements, I can't help it. I'm trying my possible best to correct this, and hopefully I'll get it under control.
 
I don't think sleeping less helps that much. I heard somewhere that if you lack sleep you end up feeling hungrier than when you're well rested, so it's probably better to get enough rest and not worry too much about the fat burning process. Instead, just worry about doing OMAD and eating healthier and getting some light exercise and getting enough rest and soon you will probably have better results than trying to manipulate or overthink it too much.
This is also what I've read - that if you don't sleep enough your hunger cues get messed up and it often leads to over eating, or trying to eat high caloric sugary foods to get those temporary energy rushes.
 
Rest is important and doesn't really mess up with your weight loss plan, as long as you maintain a clear schedule budgeting the amount of time for rest and workout. If you oversleep which causes you to eat more or miss your workout, then it will definitely mess up your weight loss. But if you have a clear schedule for rest and exercise (depending on what you can do), then it won't be a big problem.
 
What is necessary is understanding the need to take your night sleep always. I also advise that you reduce the amount of time that you spend on doing the physical drills since it makes you feel weak afterwards.
I totally agree with you. From what I've read, the benefits of sleeping at night is different from what we can get from sleeping at daytime. So we really have to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern since our ultimate goal is to be fit and healthy and not just to lose weight.
 
I totally agree with you. From what I've read, the benefits of sleeping at night is different from what we can get from sleeping at daytime. So we really have to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern since our ultimate goal is to be fit and healthy and not just to lose weight.
This is what I was trying to say as we have even had situations where people complain of being unable to do any work at night, for those that work at night, despite sleeping during the day. That has got to show that night sleep is quite essential for healthy living.
 
I heard sleeping helps you lose weight. I believe it’s more about portion control and eating less. I’m just starting nutrisystem and so far I have lost 12 pounds! It’s a bit expensive but so far for me it’s worth it!
 
I think it depends on the body of a person. Some person gain weight when they sleep late. Some person lose weight when they sleep late. It really depends on the person. Personally, I am losing weight when I sleep late while my girlfriend gain weight when she sleep late.
 

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