5 habits before bedtime that may help you lose weight

5 habits before bedtime that may help you lose weight
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A healthy lifestyle leads to a healthy body, including your habits at night before you sleep.

Below are habits you may want to adopt at night if you're thinking about losing weight, courtesy of kompas.com:

1. Drink a glass of milk

Drinking a glass of milk before you sleep is actually beneficial not only in helping you sleep better but also suppressing your midnight appetite.

Rich with a type of protein named casein; milk helps fulfill your need for amino acids throughout the night, which will boost weight loss in a healthy way.

2. An after-dinner stroll

It does feel comfy to relax on the sofa after dinner. Unfortunately, this habit is bad news for our stomach as it makes the body inactive and can lead to weight gain. 

Hence, always try to take a stroll after dinner. 

3. Sleep on time

Going to bed past midnight may lead to an increase in body weight, which can also hinder digestion. 

Lack of sleep makes your fat cells less responsive to insulin, which can cause weight gain.

This habit can also trigger a bigger appetite the next day, hence you may find that many people tend to eat anything after sleeping so little the previous night.

4. Yoga before sleep

There are many yoga postures that can help your body relax and efficiently lower your body weight, such as the easy forward bend and standing forward bend poses.

5. Add pepper to your dinner

Pepper and other spicy foods boast natural substances that can speed up your metabolism, which helps burn fat effectively. 

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