4. Eat For Energy
Even a modest amount of sleep deprivation can affect ghrelin and leptin, the hormones responsible for keeping your metabolism working properly. That’s why running low on sleep can make you feel hungrier and may lead to cravings for high-calorie, high-carb foods. But munching on those will only make you feel zonked again later when your blood sugar crashes. Instead, start your day with a breakfast made up of healthy carbohydrates, such as oatmeal with one-half cup of fruit. Don’t skip meals during the day and make sure to have one to three carbohydrate-rich snacks, such as a small granola bar or a piece of fruit.