The old motto says "early to bed" makes you healthy, wealthy, and wise. But according to scientists, an earlier bedtime could actually make you slimmer.
A study done on people who use Jawbone UP, a fitness wristband that monitors food intake, exercise, and sleep, revealed that on average, people who go to bed late consume an extra 220 calories per day. So how late is too late?
Going to sleep any time after 11 p.m. could potentially wreck havoc on your waistline. People who go to bed later than that time are more likely to indulge in junk food and alcohol that add up those pesky extra calories. And earlier birds are more likely to eat healthier foods on the whole.
"We hope this paints a picture of what a good night’s sleep might do," data scientist Kristin Aschbacher said.
In other words, rest up to slim down!
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Eggs only have up to 75 calories each–giving you the low-calorie protein hit that you need to get you through the day.