Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weight-Loss Wednesday Week III - And Balancing Life

I have two tidbits of self-help for everybody. Both could be applicable to writing, but these were written by request of others and I thought I'd post them here.

So, first, is an excerpt of the Email I sent out for today's Weight Loss Wednesday:

If you aren’t meeting your weight loss/maintenance goals then you might need to sleep on it. Substantial medical evidence points to a correlation between good, interrupted sleep and weight. Good sleep allows for energy to get you through your day (and your workout) and also regulates hormones. With a lack of sleep, your body cuts back on producing leptin (the hormone that tells you when you are full) and produces more ghreliln (the hormone that increases your appetite) enticing you to eat more – and usually unhealthy – food.

So shoot for getting at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night and you could literally be losing weight in your sleep.

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Also, I was asked to write for the Authors Incognito August newsletter a segment on balancing life. That, and other contributions, can be read here:

Authors Incognito August Newsletter