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5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight
Everyone has their opinion on how to lose weight. Typically it's either the following two.

1. In the kitchen! Limit your food intake and watch what you eat and the pounds will melt off.

2. In the gym! Work your ass off in spin class, lift weights, run until the sweat drips into your eyes and your vision is impaired.

Although what you eat and exercising regularly is crucial to reaching your weight loss goals, the real work is done in the bedroom. No, not sexy time. Actual sleeping! Allowing your body to restore and rejuvenate. Trust us there is real science behind this! The Annals of Internal Medicine found that getting adequate amounts of sleep in addition to limiting calorie intake will allow you to retain lean muscle mass and lose fat.

To help you get on your way to your weight loss goals, here are 5 things to do before bed tonight to lose weight. 

Photographers: Mak Mozza

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight
Everyone has their opinion on how to lose weight. Typically it's either the following two.

1. In the kitchen! Limit your food intake and watch what you eat and the pounds will melt off.

2. In the gym! Work your ass off in spin class, lift weights, run until the sweat drips into your eyes and your vision is impaired.

Although what you eat and exercising regularly is crucial to reaching your weight loss goals, the real work is done in the bedroom. No, not sexy time. Actual sleeping! Allowing your body to restore and rejuvenate. Trust us there is real science behind this! The Annals of Internal Medicine found that getting adequate amounts of sleep in addition to limiting calorie intake will allow you to retain lean muscle mass and lose fat.

To help you get on your way to your weight loss goals, here are 5 things to do before bed tonight to lose weight. 

Photographers: Mak Mozza

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight

Step One - Turn Down The Thermostat

Not only will you save money on your heating bill, but sleeping in slightly colder conditions will allow you to burn off unwanted fat stored in your belly. Turn the heat down to 65°F and you should be on your way to less brown fat. Interested in the science behind Thermoregulation? Learn more about here. 

The Nest Thermostat learns the temperatures you like and will program itself in about a week. 

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight

Step Two Excercise Before Bed

Perform the following strength workout each night about a half an hour before bed. Spike your metabolism right before sleepy time in order to optimize your weight loss goals. 

1. 60 bodyweight squats - see example here
2. 60 push ups - see example here
3. 60 mountain climbers - see example here
4. Plank for 60 seconds - the perfect plank here
5. 30 (each side) bodyweight split squats - see example here
6. 30 (each side) single leg hip rises - see example here
7. 60 burpees with a push up jack - see example here
8. 30 (each side) single leg toe touch - see example here
9. 30 leg raise sit ups - see example here

Photographers: Ricardo Estefânio

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight

Step Three Make Yourself A Cup of Tea

There are several types of tea you can drink before bed to assist in your weight loss goals

1. Decaffeinated Green Tea - Green tea contains high doses of antioxidant compounds called catechins that have been linked to heart health, weight loss and other benefits

2. Rooibos Tea - Has a powerful flavonoid called Aspalathin. This unique compound is known to reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage. 

3. White Tea - Not only is white tea is linked to anti-aging, but it will also prevent new fat cells from forming. 

Photographers: Neven Krcmarek

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight

Step Four Have A High Protein Snack

We have heard good things on intermittent fasting, but everyone has a different body type. For some us completely avoiding food before bedtime can be bad for weight loss. Feeling hungry before bed blows, and if you wake up hungry you're going to want to eat everything in sight. The trick is to eat a smart snack before bedtime. Here are 5 high protein snacks that will fuel you through the night.

1. Cottage Cheese- High in casein protein, but also contains tryptophan (same chemical found in turkey)
2.  Hard Boiled Eggs
3. Turkey, avocado, salt pepper - make into little rolls
4. Protein Shake - 1/2 banana, protein, water, spinach (you can’t even taste the spinach and its so good for you)
5. Tuna made with avocado (or light mayo), mustard, onion on Wasa crackers

Photographers: Mariana Medvedeva

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight

Step Five Take A Shower

Taking a shower before bed will help you relax and prep for sleepytime. If you feel clean, full and relaxed the more likely you are to have an amazing nights rest. 

5 Things To Do Before Bed Tonight To Lose Weight
Remember that creating these healthy sleep habits will help you in your weight loss journey, the best way to get fit and trim before the wedding is to consistently eat 500 calories less than you burn a day. Do this with a routine exercise program and your own your way to looking real good.