Waking Up Hungry is Good

I heard an interesting thing on a video that SarahFit did in which she said that “if you don’t wake up hungry, it means that you’ve eaten too much the night before.”

Regarding eating at night, Chalene Johnson says that you should first decide at what time you’re going to bed and then make sure that you don’t eat anything at least 3 hours prior to that. She said that she needed this flexibility because even though she usually plans to go to bed by 10 PM, sometimes things happen and she wouldn’t actually make it until midnight. As a general rule, she says “no-eating” after 6 PM. She even has a sign posted on the front of her family’s refrigerator that reads: “Frig closed at 6 PM. Water open all night.”  She says the payoff for doing this is a “nice flat belly in the morning.”

Biggest Loser fitness trainer/expert Bob Harper actually takes this rule-of-thumb a little further and says that you shouldn’t eat anything 5 hours before going to sleep. Apparently, this is the window that’s required before your body’s metabolism begins to burn fat.

Thinking about starting an exercise program at home? TurboJam offers a great, fun way to start. Creator Chalene Johnson calls it an “on ramp.” You can watch a short video about it here.

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