Last week on Late Show with David Letterman Dr. Oz had a few interesting things to say about weight loss. While Dr. Oz reminded all of us how important losing weight is for our health, David Letterman entertained us by insisting that the Dr.’s good advice was, unfortunately, rather impossible to follow. Letterman’s point was that even though most of us know which foods we should avoid if we are trying to lose weight, avoiding those foods is just not going to happen. We are human, after all. Then Dr. Oz posed an interesting theory about our human needs for sex, sleep and food.
We all know that getting enough sleep is important for maintaining focus and energy throughout the day, but new research shows that getting those eight hours of sleep can actually help you lose weight too. Studies have been conducted to look at what impact sleep has on the hormones that control feelings of hunger and fullness. When you sleep enough, these hormones are regulated appropriately.