The Connection Between Lack of Sleep, Weight Loss and Weight Gain (Page 3)

Junk-food cravings win out.

Without enough zzz’s, your brain is more likely to act impulsively and choose high-calorie foods, which means your body becomes hard-wired to crave foods like pizza and doughnuts, while healthy foods like fruits and vegetables become less appealing. According to research out of the University of California, Berkeley, the part of the brain used for complex decision-making is impaired and the part that controls desire is amplified.

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