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What Increases Appetite?


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Lack of sleep actually increases appetite and drives people to binge on unhealthy “comfort foods,” according to Dr. Charles Samuels, medical director of the Calgary-based Centre for Sleep and Human Performance. Lack of sleep boosts appetite, Samuels says, releasing hormones like ghrelin (which signals hunger) into the system.If the goal is weight loss, the number one thing—and this is very clear—is that you’ve got to get the sleep you need,” Samuels says

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 10/2/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 3 Comments
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PATCHRIS63 10/7/2011 10:18:00 PM

    So... it's not just 'beauty sleep' : )
SHOTOKIDO 3/26/2015 6:52:00 PM

    This is absolutely true! Thanks!
CHERIJ16 3/26/2015 1:06:00 PM

    I try very hard to get a minimum of 7 hrs. of sleep but I know 8 would be better.

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