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How to Beat Winter Weight Gain (Page 5)

4. Get 8 Hours of Sleep

4. Get 8 Hours of Sleep

Skimping on shut-eye can pack on the pounds, possibly by altering hunger hormones. Other recent research—out of Harvard—shows that missing even an hour or two of sleep may make you more likely to give in to junk food the next day. Why? The prefrontal cortex—part of the brain responsible for self-control—is compromised by sleep loss.

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