[msg type=default]How to lose weight overnight? Is it possible? In this post, we’ll discuss the possibility of shedding some pounds while you sleep. [/msg]
Who doesn’t want to have a body like my “sister” Gisele Bundchen? That’s why a lot of people are searching for the best weight loss methods that can help them lose weight overnight.
If your 6-week weight loss plan is taking too long, then you might be wondering about the possibility of losing weight while you sleep. A plan that doesn’t involve healthy workout or healthy eating strategies.
Enter the Overnight Diet.
All diets claim to help you lose weight, as long as you stick to them. But, of course, you need to sacrifice a lot of things. Then, you’ll need a monumental amount of willingness and commitment.
How to lose weight overnight with Overnight Diet? You may ask.
According to its developer, Caroline Apovian, M.D, it’s possible to lose weight overnight by simply sleeping for 8 hours. By getting that amount of sleep, you’ll be losing at least 2 pounds of weight.
With that amount of weight, you won’t achieve a Gisele-like body. Still, it’s good news for you if you want to fit in that small dress that you just bought.
This Overnight Diet will further help you lose more weight by following Dr. Caroline’s weight-loss routine.
- Eat a low-carb diet
- Consume high protein diet
- Drink smoothies
You must follow this routine for 6 days and you’ll be losing up to 9 pounds of weight on the 7th day.
[msg type=fail]Too good to be true[/msg]
For us, at VimChi, this claim of Overnight Diet is just too good to be true. We highly encourage our readers to be very careful of any diet that promises to help you lose weight overnight.
It’s true that consuming high-protein meals can help you lose weight. The reason for this is that you’ll end up consuming less amount of food.
Restricting your carb intake will also help because you can prevent sugar spike. We all know what it can do to your ability to lose weight.
Unfortunately, this type of diet isn’t sustainable. You may be able to stick to it for a few days or weeks. But you’ll still end up gaining weight a few weeks after.
[msg type=notice]What’s the key? [/msg]
The key to losing weight is to follow healthy eating strategies and perform a healthy workout. When it comes to carbohydrates, you must not eliminate them.
Rather, you need to know how to consume them in a proper way. Then, opt to eat high-fiber carbs, like whole grains, fruits and vegetables. They can help you feel full, thereby, allowing you to lose weight.
Overnight? Not really but you’ll notice results in a few days.
[msg type=notice]What’s in Overnight Diet? [/msg]
The Overnight Diet is based on the idea that losing significant amount of sleep can cause weight gain. Unfortunately, this diet failed to realize that there’s no relationship between enough amount of sleep and weight loss.
There are no proven studies that recognized the theory that if you sleep, you’ll lose weight.
But experts do conclude that if you’re sleep-deprived, your metabolism won’t function well.
Because your metabolism isn’t functioning well, your feelings of hunger would increase. This will result in overeating.
So, it does make sense that maintaining a healthy sleep schedule can support your 6-week weight loss plan.
This is what the creator of Overnight Diet pointed out that sleeping for 8 hours straight would help you lose 2 pounds of weight.
And if you continue to do so, you will no longer feel those hunger pangs. They’ll come back when you deprive yourself again of sleep as it triggers your hunger hormone.
However, the weight you’ll lose will be water weight. Not fat. This isn’t a bad thing because water weight loss is considered to be an essential part in total weight loss.
But it makes the Overnight Diet less meaningful. It may motivate you to go further.
However, the term “overnight” is misleading. This is because the diet makes it look like you only need to sleep for 8 hours to lose weight. It means that it makes sleeping the new magic bullet.
Instead of following this fad diet, why not try these tricks to help you avoid mindless eating. They’re healthy eating strategies that can assist you in your goal to lose weight.
[msg type=success]Drink water [/msg]
People who drink more water can help you eat less. Several studies confirmed it.
[msg type=success]Eat stinky food[/msg]
Not foul but stinky food. According to Flavor, eating foods with strong smell might help in curbing your appetite. As a result, you’d eat less.
In that study, participants were given vanilla custard in different intensities of vanilla scent. Those who eat vanilla with stronger vanilla scent ate smaller portions.
[msg type=success]Use smaller plate[/msg]
This might not be true to everyone. For some, it may trick your mind to think that you’ve eaten more than what you’re really consuming.
As a result, it’ll reduce your consumption by at least 20%, according to a study.
[msg type=notice]What other things you can do to lose weight fast? [/msg]
In addition to those healthy eating strategies we’ve mentioned, you can still lose weight but not overnight by following these tricks.
[msg type=success]Cardio [/msg]
Cardio exercises are crucial in weight loss. They boost your heart rate and encourage burning of fats. As they increase your metabolic rate, they also eliminate toxins from your body.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of cardio workout each day. But don’t go beyond 60 minutes as it’ll only increase your cortisol levels.
[msg type=success]Limit sodium intake[/msg]
Water retention is caused by sodium or salt. Those individuals who regularly consume a dish with high amount of sodium experience bloating. They also experience an increase in their waistline.
But don’t eliminate salt from your diet as sodium is necessary in electrolyte balance.
For your healthy eating strategies, try staying within the RDA.
[msg type=success]Limit sugar intake[/msg]
In addition to salt, sugar is another culprit that causes you to gain weight. Sugar will increase fat storage. It also contains high amount of calories that may cause you to suffer from excess cellulite.
[msg type=success]Eat a lot of protein [/msg]
This is needed to maintain muscle mass. It ensures that your body will burn off fat and maintain your healthy metabolism.
But you need to consume lean meat only. The leaner it is, the better it will be for your body.
Avoid consuming beans and lentils as they contain carbs and sugars. They are rich in protein but they don’t preserve muscles.
The best sources will be meat, fish and eggs.
- Lean beef, like silverside and stopside
- Lean pork, such as chops and loin
- Skinless chicken or turkey
- Fish. Cod, salmon and tuna are great examples.
- Soya products
- Protein powder
You must avoid protein sources that are high in fat, such as spare ribs, bacon and sausages. They’ll just hinder your ability to lose weight.
[msg type=success]Consume natural diuretics[/msg]
You don’t need those diuretics from the pharmacy. You can easily obtain natural diuretics that can eliminate excess water from your body.
Fruits and veggies are wonderful natural diuretics that you must try. They’re also rich in antioxidants to eliminate free radicals.
Some herbs will also help. These may include parsley, fennel, garlic and ginger.
[msg type=success]Reduce stress[/msg]
Yes, stress can cause you to gain weight as it triggers hunger pangs. Stress won’t allow you to get enough sleep. We all know what it can do to your body, if you’re sleep-deprived.
There are many ways to reduce stress. You may do meditation, like yoga.
- Try watching comedy. The Big Bang Theory is a good TV show that lets you laugh all night.
- Enjoy reading a nice book. it doesn’t matter what its genre is as long as you enjoy reading it. If you don’t like books, you can try reading magazines, such as Reader’s Digest. It’s highly recommended.
- Perform various exercises. As previously mentioned, cardio workouts are a must for your weight loss goal. Cardio is a healthy workout that won’t only help with your 6-week weight loss plan but it’ll also help you reduce stress levels.
- Spend significant amount of your time with your special someone.
[msg type=success]Get enough sleep[/msg]
As mentioned earlier, the key to losing weight through Overnight Diet is to get enough sleep. If you can’t have sufficient amount of sleep, you might want to follow these tricks:
[msg type=success]Don’t watch TV while in bed[/msg]
Electronics emit blue hue that can prevent your body from producing melatonin, which is a sleep hormone.
[msg type=success]Avoid caffeine [/msg]
Don’t drink caffeinated drinks a few hours before bedtime. Caffeine lingers in your system for a few hours. Instead of reaching for espresso, opt for decaf.
If you really need an energy boost, try brisk walking.
[msg type=success]Don’t drink water[/msg]
That is before bedtime. Drinking a few glasses of water an hour before bedtime will only disrupt your sleep. It’ll cause you to take bathroom trips in the middle of the night.
[msg type=default]Conclusion [/msg]
The Overnight Diet may help you lose weight overnight. But it’s not a sustainable weight loss.
[msg type=success]Why not try those healthy eating strategies and pair them with healthy workouts? Even though you won’t lose weight overnight, they can guarantee that you’ll shed some pounds in one week. [/msg]