Sleep is so incredibly vital to your fat loss process, I’d almost call this the mother of all habits. If you don’t have good sleep in your life, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
Sleep releases hormones that tell your body that you’re full after an appropriate amount of food. So, those days where you can’t stop craving and eating carbs? You probably had inadequate sleep the night before.
Sleep also keeps your willpower in check, your mood stable and your mind clear. Without it, you’re hosed, so please – commit to doing whatever you have to do to get 8 hours of ZZZ’s (at least). I typically aim for 9.
Want to know more? Here’s a great article that goes into more detail and points to specific research on the value of snoozing well.