Want to Lose 10 lbs?

Want help reaching your weight loss goal?

According to a new study, people who get enough sleep are more likely to succeed at losing 10 pounds.

Take the Challenge: Get 8 Hours of Sleep

"This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress," said the study's lead author, Dr. Charles Elder, an investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore.

Other weight loss recommendations from the research include:

  • Cutting 500 calories a day to lose 0.5 to two pounds each week.
  • Eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Adding exercise time to reach 30 to 60 minutes every day and at least 180 minutes a week.

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