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Even in sleep, the body burns 0.42 calories per pound per hour. That means a person weighing 150 pounds burns 63 calories per hour. That equates to 504 calories after 8 hours of sleep. In comparison, jogging for an hour consumes 398 calories for a person of the same weight.
We burn off calories even when we sleep because our body does not stop working—just to keep us alive.
It might seem counter-intuitive because we often associate weight loss weight energy-expending activities—not sleeping. Surprisingly, we don’t just burn calories during sleep. A good sleep can also help us increase the rate of weight loss and stave off the adverse effect of losing weight.
Here are some things you can do to maximize weight loss with sleep:
#1 Eat protein before sleeping
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