Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep

By: Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D.  |  Friday, May 6, 2016

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There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Being sleep-deprived can affect your emotional well-being, your skin and your weight! Without enough sleep, you’re more likely to eat extra calories and reach for high-calorie food choices. Learn more about the sleep and weight connection here. Most adults need around 8 hours of sleep a night. Two things that can help you fall asleep faster: less screen time before bed and these 9 foods.

Do This Today: Aim for 8 hours of sleep tonight. Set a bedtime for yourself and stick to it. Wind down before your new bedtime without TV or your phone. Just get into bed at that time and close your eyes.

Dinner Tonight: Quick Chicken Braciole