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

Don't run, walk
I love running, but it's very hard on your body. Now that I am getting older I can feel my knee joints slowly dying under me.
by LovetoRun630 on 09 Dec 16 05:30 PM
For those of you on Low-Carb diets
Thanks, jlbenitz - Since I restarted Monday I have been expanding my eating and not just limiting it to the MIMs. It was a good way for me to start though. They fill me up and I don't want the other ...
by LO-Carb Karen on 09 Dec 16 03:06 PM
Paleo Diet: What's Your Experience?
There is no such thing as PALEO ....no one truly knows what people ate back in 'Cave Man' times , these are just labels people put on various 'ways' of eating and try and sell it to you ...
by spacey48 on 09 Dec 16 02:57 PM
Hiit
Sorry YCLW but although there is some sense in your comments a lot of it is true Bro science whenever I read the words 'Fat Burning Machine' I have to laugh its the same nonsense written on the ...
by spacey48 on 09 Dec 16 02:51 PM
Lost some weight, mostly inches
Marymaryquitecon wrote: Best reason of all to losing weight is for your health! Keep up the good work! for sure! that should be the main focus.
by roseerick on 08 Dec 16 09:34 PM