You know that you need adequate sleep to lose weight. But you can also take a few extra steps to ensure that you burn more calories during sleep. Here's how.
Drink more green tea: Green tea contains flavonoids which boost your metabolism, and if you are already drinking the third cup of green tea in the day, you will burn 3.5 calories overnight suggests a study published in the Journal of Nutrition . Do not worry about the caffeine content in green tea; it won’t keep you up at night.
Take a cold shower before bed: A cold shower before bed can help you burn as much as 400 calories while you are sleeping suggests a study published in the journal PLoS ONE .
Workout at night: Head straight to the gym after work, and you will boost your metabolic rate, and you will eventually burn more calories while you sleep suggests a study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition .
Change your protein shake: Trade your whey protein with casein in your post workout snack. Casein is a slow-release protein that gets digested over hours, keeping your metabolism up even in the night suggests a study published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine .
Sleep in a cool room: A study published in the North American Journal of Medical Sciences suggests that sleeping in a cool room cuts 7 percent more calories, as your body burn fat to maintain its core temperature .