Sleep like a boss
When it comes to sleep, it’s about quality and quantity. Fat cells in your body produce a hormone called leptin that helps the body keep track of how much fat is stored. Not resting soundly enough disturb leptin levels leaving your body with no real idea of its energy reserves causing you to store calories rather than burn them.
Don’t starve yourself.
Humans absorb about 80% of the nutrients from the food you eat. When the body is deprived of nourishment, it starts pulling nutrients from whatever food is consumed. Start eating again normally and your body may not catch up; instead it will continue to store food as fat.
It can take 12 minutes or longer for the signal that you’ve started to eat to make its way to your brain. Sip water between bites of food you eat and don’t eat alone.
When researchers in Brazil studied 13,000 people over a three-year period, they found that men with the highest levels of inflammatory agents in their body were also the most likely to gain weight. Periodontal disease, which is caused by poor oral health care, is one of the most common sources of inflammation. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and making regular trips to the dentist are the best ways to prevent the disease. Hate flossing? Studies show that a dose of Listerine may be just as effective at reducing levels of inflammatory bacteria within the mouth.