Solid sleep is the gateway to great health, and especially weight loss. Studies have shown that lack of sleep encourages mindless eating throughout the day and it can also lead to poor workouts, making it a double-edge sword. If you're fatigued during the day, you most likely won’t be able to power through a workout intense enough to burn a significant number of calories. Shoot for 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep a night to help enhance weight loss, says White.
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