Weight Loss Tip
Get good sleep. Too little sleep may actually keep body fat in place, according to research from the University of Chicago. The small study showed dieters who slept 8.5 hours during one period and 5.5 during another lost about the same amount of weight (just under 7 pounds), but the composition was different: When they slept more, they took off body fat; when they slept less, they lost more muscle mass (which lowers metabolism). During less-sleep time, participants also felt hungrier and had higher levels of gherlin in their blood, an appetite-boosting hormone. Sleep experts say most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
R&D Diet Cookie
A 'cookie diet' is simply a number of 'mini-meals' eaten during the day followed by a sensible, low-calorie dinner.