Jet Lag: A Diet Drag

Tired from traveling for the holidays? Find yourself eating more than usual? Gained a few pounds?

Here are 4 reasons on how jet lag can be a diet drag:

1. Blood sugar increases

The sleep disruption caused by jet lag may decrease your body’s ability to clear sugar from the blood after eating.

2. Risk of overeating

Short-term sleep deprivation can affect hormones that help regulate appetite & may increase the risk of overeating.

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3. Desire for unhealthy foods

Not getting enough sleep may also increase your hunger for high fat and high calorie foods and decrease your ability to resist them!

4. Increased weight

Research suggests eating when your body clock is off course can increase weight, even if calories are kept stable.

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