24 Sep '15, 1pm

Why Sleep Is So Important + Leesa Mattress Review

Why Sleep Is So Important + Leesa Mattress Review

Several studies have linked lack of sleep and increased calorie intake/weight gain in particular, and the reasoning behind this is based in the mechanisms involved in regulating metabolism and appetite. Sleep is the time when our bodies produce hormones that help control appetite and are necessary for energy production and glucose processing (aka blood sugar regulation). When you’re sleep deprived, the body will increase its production of a stress hormone called cortisol and of insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose processing and promotes fat storage. And have you ever noticed that you’re especially hungry on days you don’t get enough sleep? This is because lack of sleep is associated with lower levels of leptin, a hormone that tells the brain it has had enough food, and higher levels of ghrelin, which stimulates appetite.

Full article: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/2015/09/24/why-sleep-is-so...

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Running with the Pope + a Simple BBQ Dinner

fannetasticfood.com 23 Sep '15, 3pm

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese #recipe via @fA...

fannetasticfood.com 25 Sep '15, 5pm

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Birthday dinner + @definitionsdc review (via @ClassPass) --> #fitfluential #classpass #HIIT

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fannetasticfood.com 22 Sep '15, 7pm

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fannetasticfood.com 02 Oct '15, 12pm

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Birthday Weekend Adventures via @fANNEtasticfood

Birthday Weekend Adventures via @fANNEtasticfood

fannetasticfood.com 21 Sep '15, 3pm

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smallwarsjournal.com 26 Sep '15, 11am

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Le Tote Fashion Rental Service Review + Coupon Code

Le Tote Fashion Rental Service Review + Coupon ...

fannetasticfood.com 29 Sep '15, 3pm

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Clarendon Day 10k Race Recap

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fannetasticfood.com 28 Sep '15, 2pm

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Early Long Run

fannetasticfood.com 18 Sep '15, 9pm

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runnersworld.com 01 Oct '15, 1am

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Wednesday Packed Lunch + Girls on the Run

Wednesday Packed Lunch + Girls on the Run

fannetasticfood.com 30 Sep '15, 3pm

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