Happy Friday to you!
It sure is for me (us)!
Our 9 1/2 month old son slept through
the night for the very first time!
I was dumbfounded to hear him cry and
look over at the clock to see what time
it was – 5:55am.
I could hardly believe my eyes!
The sleep deprivation over the last
3-4 weeks has been unbelievable.
Today, I’m really tired from finally
getting a full night’s sleep for the
first time in 9 months!
If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’re
laughing because you remember or are
going thru the same thing.
Anyway that brings me to my point –
Did you know that if you’re routinely
getting less than 7 1/2 hours of sleep
a night you’re essentially shooting
yourself in the foot?
That’s right – you’re literally robbing
yourself of results.
According to a study done by Speigel et
al, in the “Annals of Internal Medicine”
in 2004, chronic sleep deprivation messes
with your appetite controlling hormones –
leptin and ghrelin – and leads to increased
hunger and appetite.
That means that the frequency of being
hungry increases and so does the amount
of food you can eat in a sitting.
Worse yet, the same study found that due
to fatigue, the participants made worse-
than-normal food choices.
That’s like the Trifecta of Terrible Tummy
Fat or something like that.
Here’s the interesting part though –
Even if you are chronically sleep deprived
you CAN STILL MAKE fantastic progress.
You don’t have to be like the study’s
You CAN turn it around.
Here’s how –
Make it simple and don’t try to reinvent
That’s what I’ve been doing and I’ve been
seeing great results.
Have a great weekend and get some sleep!
P.S. I just wanted to say a special thanks to
my buddy Philippe Til, in Santa Monica, who
gave me a call last week and pointed us in the
right direction on the whole sleep thing.
VERY Smart guy and trainer is Philippe – so
if you need some help and you’re anywhere near
Santa Monica give him a call. (He’s also a Ninja –
seriously – he’s got a black belt in Ninjitsu
which makes him “extra bad-a$$” – LOL)