Plus, you may be too tired to get to the gym in the first place.
I know I’ve been talking about a lot of studies, but here’s one more, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
This one concluded that women who are sleep-deprived are a third more likely to gain 33 pounds over the next 16 years than women who get seven hours of sleep per night. 33 more pounds! And that’s based on the amount of sleep alone.
But here’s one tip: Don’t eat after dinner. There are two good reasons for this: First, you’ll sleep more soundly when your body isn’t busy digesting food.
Second, eating will cause your body to produce more insulin, which will prevent you from burning fat during your natural fast between dinner and breakfast. So it goes without saying that midnight snacks are a really bad idea.