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

Can't seem to stick to a diet
Yea I hear you, spacey. I always feel stronger when I resist. When I pass up a slice of pie or hand full of cookies or chocolate I feel more motivated, better about myself. I hate the temptation. I wish ...
by XshapeshiftX on 26 Sep 16 09:43 AM
Industry funded studies
Hi, Titedancer, thats a great story. the diet your husband seems to be following is called Ketosis. it when your body starts to target fat as its primary fuel source and the liver turns fat cell into ...
by jodymcconnachie on 26 Sep 16 06:55 AM
Emotional Roller coaster
Hi Maria! Stress has a way of doing that, doesn't it? I hope you've been having better days lately. You can do this, Buddy!
by kpwcalories on 25 Sep 16 09:38 PM
Stubborn Fat
XshapeshiftX wrote: Build up your abs and you'll burn belly fat faster. Stronger core burns fat sorry but this is utter nonsense you cannot spot reduce fat no matter what you do outside of lipo ...
by spacey48 on 25 Sep 16 04:39 PM
5:2 fasting diet
If you are still hungry after a banting meal, it means your healthy fat intake is not enough. Add some avo, cook your meat in butter or coconut oil, have a few grams of nuts, like macadamia, almonds, etc.
by Ieksie on 23 Sep 16 01:59 AM