💫Want to learn how to fly? I hear Red Bull gives you wings...💫 ...Oh wait a minute... ❌NO NO NO❌ 🤦♀️That ain't right!🤦♀️ But I will tell you what gives me wings!
SLEEP. GREAT SLEEP. 😇😴😇😴😇 I hear people say all the time that it’s okay to skimp on sleep, as long as you make it up later. And sure, you’re body may overcompensate by sleeping longer after a couple of nights of skimpy sleep, but it comes at a cost. A BIG ONE. 〰
If you want optimal energy levels, or if you are working on fat loss - it would be really wise to get on a regular sleep schedule (with a long enough sleep window) every night and stick with it! 〰
The reason is simple. You’re body has what’s called a circadian rythym and it controls everything from your feelings of alertness/drowsiness, your appetite (!!!), your energy, your sleep/wake cycles, and everything in between. When you compromise your body’s natural circadian clock by staying up too late watching netflix, or getting cocktails with your fun friends every weekend, or even just working at a laptop too late into the night, you throw off your body’s natural self regulating mechanisms. 🚫Have you ever slept and woke up still feeling tired or groggy?
🚫Have you ever felt too tired to function during the day?
🚫Do you find the only way to get through your day is to prop yourself up with multiple hits of caffeine?
🚫Do you ever find yourself getting hungry at weird times or having really inconsistent eating patterns?
This can likely be traced back to a circadian rythym that’s been thrown off its natural balance. This happens usually due to factors within our control. When you honor your body’s natural cycles, life has a lot more ease - you’re energized when you should be, and can fall into a peaceful, deep rest at appropriate times as well. 〰
If you want to make your fat loss and optimal energy levels a priority, it’s time to start putting sleep back at the top of your priority list….Daily! Drop me a 😴 in the comments if you feel like you have wings after a good nights sleep and are going to start giving yourself that gift more often!