Today I present a  few excerpts from Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos’ interview with Dr. Oz  on  how daily routines affect weight loss. I’ve done a few of the things he suggested, and I have to say that I think it helped. I’m trying to find the video, as the blurb below doesn’t contain all the  tips. If I find it I will get that posted ASAP. In the mean time  read over what he had to say:
“It turns out, the best thing to do when you first get up is to weigh yourself,” he explains. On average, you’re two pounds lighter in the morning, giving you more motivation, he adds. “Five minutes later, fire it off,” Oz says about a daily workout. Exercising early in the morning has two benefits. First, studies show you’re more likely to exercise in the morning. And, explains Oz, “you burn off fat.”

“[It’s] hugely important that we go to bed at 10 p.m.,” he says. “10 p.m. is the time when our melatonin levels are the highest.” Meanwhile, staying up late triggers carbohydrate cravings.

 

So are you getting enough sleep? I know that I struggle with this one all the time, but I definitely notice a change in energy level when I get a good nights rest.  Thought I’d give you a little food for thought as we head into the weekend.

In case you’re interested in more, here are 2 video links from the Dr. Oz show on ” Simple ways to sleep yourself thin”

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http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/simple-ways-sleep-yourself-thin-pt-2

 

 

Track my workouts at Daily Mile .

Dietary Progress: Journaling at My Fitness Pal.

Challenges: SLEEP.

Today’s Planned Work Out:  Biggest Loser Cardio Max week 3-4