New study says lack of sleep makes you crave junk food
Why do those chips, french fries and cookies sound so good? Scientists say it’s because you aren’t getting enough sleep.
Researchers from Columbia University say sleep deprivation may cause your brain to want unhealthy foods, making sweets seem more appealing and rewarding.
“Food intake data from this study showed that participants ate more overall and consumed more fat after a period of sleep restriction compared to regular sleep,” said Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD, the study’s principal investigator.
I’d like to think that if I got in a solid eight or nine hours of shut-eye the next time I eyeballed a doughnut I wouldn’t want to eat it, but…