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Hi guys I have a doubt . Is it alrite to take a nap after lunch ? say for 2 hrs , Does it make any difference in our metabolism? Especially if one is try to reduce weight, does taking nap causes a negative impact? 

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Over a couple hours you'll burn VERY slightly fewer calories sleeping rather than sitting around.  Like a couple of pickle slices' worth. If your other choice for those two hours is hiking the Appalachian Trail, it'll make a difference.  Otherwise don't worry about it.  AND getting enough sleep is critical to keeping your metabolism in top shape.

So nap away. 

I'm going to hate you because you get to and I don't, but that's your only downside.

Original Post by jp5074139:

Over a couple hours you'll burn VERY slightly fewer calories sleeping rather than sitting around.  Like a couple of pickle slices' worth. If your other choice for those two hours is hiking the Appalachian Trail, it'll make a difference.  Otherwise don't worry about it.  AND getting enough sleep is critical to keeping your metabolism in top shape.

So nap away. 

I'm going to hate you because you get to and I don't, but that's your only downside.

 Are we talking literally or a "Mark Sanford" LaughingWink

Original Post by thecrankyone:

Original Post by jp5074139:

Over a couple hours you'll burn VERY slightly fewer calories sleeping rather than sitting around.  Like a couple of pickle slices' worth. If your other choice for those two hours is hiking the Appalachian Trail, it'll make a difference.  Otherwise don't worry about it.  AND getting enough sleep is critical to keeping your metabolism in top shape.

So nap away. 

I'm going to hate you because you get to and I don't, but that's your only downside.

 Are we talking literally or a "Mark Sanford"

I KNEW I'd heard that somewhere. 

But two hours straight of either will burn a good number of calories, as long as you're putting a real effort in.

True, but the 2nd would be a lot more fun Wink

My other choice will sure be sitting around glued to TV. So i guess "nap" is a better way. Also i wont be tempted to go to the pantry/fridge and pop something into my mouth. 

personally if I had the option I'd take a 20 min "power nap"  too long and you wake up draggy. than go do something active to get your juices moving.

I've found that when I am "sluggish" during the day, if I can, I'll take a little walk around the block or play with my dogs or get on the treadmill for a five minute run and I am totally rejuvinated. Perhaps you should try something like that.. it would also burn some more calories. :)

Why do you need to take a nap after lunch? How many hours do you get to sleep at night?

In any case, insomnia never helped anyone.....so just curious :-)

 

I love to nap!

I get nothing productive done between 4 and 5 in the afternoon, so I'm better off re-charging.

On net, I think it helps my calorie count since if I wasn;t napping, I'd probably be eating to try and get my energy level up.

If more people napped after lunch, I think the world would be a happier place.

I think if more people ate cleaner and healthier, the world would be a happier place.

That too! Laughing Imagine if we all ate healthy AND napped.....

I'm usually at school for lunch, but when I'm at home I tend to get tired after lunch, usually because I'm still tired from after breakfast. Sometimes I just sit around & end up staying up & feeling really blah all day. But the other day I took a nap instead, about 30 minutes after I ate, & I felt great. I was much more active & awake feeling for the rest of the day, so needless to say, I didn't feel any sluggish weight-gain from sleeping after. Just try to make sure your lunch is something fairly healthy. I don't think going for a two hour nap after a piece of cake is a particularily good idea. : P

+1

20 minutes or 30 minutes naps are good and what we know as "power naps". But if you are sleeping anything more than that, probably you are feeding your insomnia; also, oftentimes, stress and depression is signalled by sleeping 10 hours or even more, even when the person is not involved in any strenuous activity.

It is important to sleep well in the night, and weight loss is not possible without enough and adequate sleep.

But if one is always feeling sleepy, especially after lunch, then there could be three reasons:

1) One lacks getting adequate sleep in the night.

2) One lacks in the general level of energy.....just the general level required to be up and active; that could be due to having a not-so-healthy diet.

3) It could be the result of more-than-enough carbs and fats in the lunch that makes us sluggish.

Also, your heart rate goes down lowest when you are sleeping and that is definitely not helping you in your weight loss process.

I'd suggest you try to identify the reasons why you want to sleep for 2 hours post lunch and then work around it. If you must, you must, nothing should or could stop you.

 

i do sleep well at night.  the napping habit is mainly to kill time . I Guess i must find some thing else to do may be i will go for a second round of walk or do wii. Anyways thank you all for responding.

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