How does FatSecret define Resting

previous topic · next topic
Elbie4

Joined: Dec 11
Posts: 65

      quote  
Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 11:13
I cannot find it anywhere I've looked. I'm just wondering what IS resting? What does it consist of? Sitting, makes sense... Sleeping makes sense. But aren't you sitting or sleeping when you're resting?
Spacey47

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 916

      quote  
Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 16:28
Lying down not sleeping?
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 21:41
Sleeping uses fewer calories than resting, because your body is deeper into a relaxed state.
shmk76

Joined: May 10
Posts: 8

      quote  
Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 21:57
Ha! So maybe for once my anxious inability to sleep when Im exhausted is a PLUS? Are you saying that my high-strung worrying tonight at 3:54am when my children will be bouncing through my door in no more than 3 hours may actually be helping my diet?? Why is it then that all these diet pro's always talk about the benefit to your loosing weight in getting plenty of sleep? You think they'd be encouraging us to stick to a minimum sleep pattern etc if sleeping slows down weight loss? I'm confused... hummm... probably because my brain is starved of the rest it needs and is now refusing to reason for me!! :S
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 22:00
Yes, you need to get rest. When you are stressed (and lack of sleep is a stressor) your body chemistry becomes very messed up and it becomes much harder to lose weight. I read of a study where a group of people told to get an extra hour of sleep lost weight with no dietary intervention.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Bowel Movements
I have always been that way. I only get relief every 3-5 days and it still doesn't seem to be enough. I have IBS but have never had thyroid checked. I want to but completely petrified of needles. If ...
by beware5289 on 31 Jul 14 07:53 PM
today is my birthday!!!!!!!!!!
:d HAPPY BIRTHDAY
by Xtine547 on 31 Jul 14 07:22 PM
All the "magic pills"
Thanks everyone, quite funny. And yes, I did try those fat blockers once some time ago. While I may have blocked some fat, the side effects were disastrous. My friends would no longer sit near me, wri ...
by Glaun on 31 Jul 14 05:31 PM
Having a go Joe!
Keep it steady, its best if you take your time and your body gets use to it, anything more and its over the top, you wont want to stick to it and you wont be use to it. let the body adjust to the diff ...
by andycross69 on 31 Jul 14 04:28 PM
Atkins talk
Thanks for the Atkins feed back. 2nd time around and working this time as I increased my calories to 1000-1100. Still have to keep carbs below 20g to lose,and get the change on test strips. Min on test ...
by lightheart on 31 Jul 14 04:01 PM