How does FatSecret define Resting

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Elbie4

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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

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

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

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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

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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.



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