Yet another study was released, which reveals that if you skip on sleep, you may gain weight.
This new research, which was discussed in the Annals of Internal Medicine , looked at two groups of people -- those with 5 1/2 hours of sleep and those with 8 hours of sleep.
The researchers concluded that "The amount of human sleep contributes to the maintenance of fat-free body mass at times of decreased energy intake. Lack of sufficient sleep may compromise the efficacy of typical dietary interventions for weight loss and related metabolic risk reduction."
Clearly, the message here is to get enough sleep, and if you do, it'll be much easier to peel off those pounds.