Contrary to what your mom used to say, more sleep does not make you fat (or lazy). In fact, not only do you have more energy to take on the day after a good night’s sleep, but your body also torches calories, even when you’re not working out. A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that normal sleepers’ resting energy expenditure—the amount of calories burned when you’re not moving—was five percent higher than their tired counterparts. They also burned 20 percent more calories after a meal versus sleep-deprived people.
-10. Be patient
Finally, be patient. You’ll be happy to know that with all things difficult, keeping weight off also generally gets easier over time.
In a recent study over a period of 3 years, successful weight ‘losers’ who had lost at least 30 pounds – and kept it off for at least two years – found that maintaining that weight loss required less effort as time went on.
So if you crave the results reported by successful ‘losers, be patient and you’ll find your way to sweet (and nearly painless) weight loss success