Lose Weight: Don’t Eat Before Bed; Moderate Morning Exercise

Thanks to Ben Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness for this tip.  To lose weight, do these two simple things:

First, stop eating two hours before you go to bed.  That means no snacks or meals in the two hours leading up to bed time.  Plan your dinner for perhaps four hours before bed, and then if necessary have a small, healthy snack two hours before bed, and that’s it!  You can drink water, but don’t eat anything in the two hours before bed.  Your food will be fully digested before you go to sleep, so your insulin will be at the right levels, and your body can burn fat during the night, not the food in your stomach.

Second tip: when you wake up in the morning, do 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise.  Nothing strenuous.  You don’t need to run 10 miles.  A leisurely walk, or some light cardio, or yoga, would be fine.  Your goal is to get the blood flowing, and since you haven’t eaten, your body will burn fat for energy.

These two tips are very simple and easy, and will help you shed pounds with virtually no extra work!

For more great tips, check out the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast: it’s free!

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