“Question: Can you lose weight by sleeping?
Proper sleep will help regulate your hormonal system, not to mention, keep you in good health. In terms of weight loss, sleep is an important part of the equation, but don’t rely on sleep alone to lose weight.
You cannot over-eat then expect to lose weight by sleeping.
What about calories, portion Control, and meal frequencies?
I do not recommend that you count calories to lose weight, if anything, track your macronutrient intake. Opt for a 50/30/20 split of protein/carbohydrate/fat respectively.
Eat as much as 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, and set the rest of your macronutrients according to the above ratio. No doubt you will have to make adjustments as time goes on, think of this as a baseline to work from.
To control your portion size, try using a smaller plate and take your time eating, you will feel full before you have finished eating this way.
Eat 4 balanced and nutritious meals per day and add in a couple of healthy snacks in between meals if you need to. Fruits, nuts or even a large mixed salad is good, stick to whole foods.
We have become so accustomed to all kinds of processed foods that switching back to single-ingredient, whole foods now appear to be a colossal effort. However, the benefits of a whole food diet, as opposed to the damaging effects of processed foods, simply cannot be overstated.
Most importantly, it would be very difficult to gain weight around such a diet – you would have to try not to stay lean.
Bonus Section: When you Lose Weight, Where Does It Go?
Being a chemist, I have known the answer to this ‘conundrum’ since my early days of education, yet as simple as the answer is, it never ceases to amaze me that so many people still do not know where your body fat actually goes.
Here is a clue, it doesn’t just turn into heat energy and dissipate or evaporate into the ‘ether’.
Yes I am aware that Einstein taught us that e=mc2 (energy and mass are interchangeable), but let us not forget about the principle of mass conservation which states that mass can neither be created nor destroyed in a chemical reaction.
From hereon in, I am now going to quote the genius work of Australian physicist, Ruben Meerman.”
I’m Linda. And I tried it all.
Atkins, Southbeach, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig.
And I even listened to that silly baseball guy who talked about the shakes on TV for all those years.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I had gained even more weight and had not lost any…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good Lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
Then one sleepless night, I stumbled on a health segment on MSNBC…
Featuring Todd Pittman, a civil engineer from Asheville, North Carolina.
What was unique about Todd’s situation was that he was able to finally lose 68 pounds by following a simple 10-second “morning trigger” after struggling to lose weight for so many years.
Todd started by exposing the biggest nutrition lies the big fitness and weight loss players preach.
Just to push sales of their fad diets to make millions of dollars.
“To lose weight successfully, you shouldn’t eat less. Nor should you cut out carbs. Nor should you exercise until you drop,” he sternly quipped.
He then shared a multi-year study that demonstrated consistent and aggressive cardio routines have little effect on weight loss.
And that doing lots of endless cardio is actually bad for your health.
At that moment, it dawned on me that how all of the things I thought I was doing right – starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda— they were actually holding me back rather than helping!
Can you believe that?
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain because I was fed lies.
Todd continued to explain how our bodies work. With only some minor changes, no matter your age, shape or size, you can kick your body into fat burning mode for much longer than normal.
Todd then shared his simple 10-second “morning trigger” that is scientifically proven to accelerate your metabolism and burn stubborn fat.
I listened intently and jotted down everything I heard as quickly as I could.
I remembered being skeptical — despite Todd showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of himself from a couple of months ago.
But I owed it to myself to at least give this morning trigger a try.
And really, I was desperate to try anything.
So, that same week, I started the simple 10-second “morning trigger.”
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following Todd’s advice and I actually lost 67 pounds total in the next 5 months!
I’m not down to 130, but at my age and for my height, I think 145 is pretty darn good.
And, at 44 years old, I look amazing in a sun dress and I feel 20 years younger… and to tell a bit of a secret… Tom can’t keep his hands off me!
Since then, I have found out that Todd made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
Todd’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free…
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch Todd’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
The consequences would have been disastrous had I not have strapped on my faith and followed Todd’s 10-second “morning trigger”.
I would never be living the life of my dreams right now…
And I would have continued to gain more weight and be inundated with a whole set of chronic diseases including heart-attacks, diabetes and chronic joint pains.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally transformed my life.