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Fat Habit 10: Skimping on Your ZZZs

Slim Solution: This may be the simplest of all fat habits to break: Get more sleep. Insufficient sleep is linked to excess weight and obesity because being tired negatively impacts areas of the brain that help us make informed, healthier choices. One study found that adults subjected to only 5 hours of sleep for 5 days ate some 6 percent more in daily calories, and consumed a larger proportion of calories from snacks at night. While there is no magical number to strive for, most adults need about 7 to 9 hours a night.

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