8. You’re not getting enough shut-eye
One recent study discovered that even just a few nights of sleep deprivation could lead to an almost immediate weight gain. Aussie researchers asked participants to sleep for about 10 hours a night for two days, followed by five hours of sleep restriction and four nights of recovery. After 11 days, the sleep-deprived group gained almost 1.5 kg, compared with the well-rested control group.
Solution: Make a point of hitting the sack earlier and you could see the difference in your waistline within a week. A great excuse for an early night – as if you need one!Sign up to Prevention's Free Health Tracker today!
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