Lose Weight While Sleeping – Whoa!
I have a lot of clients constantly asking me how to lose weight, but very rarely do people even consider the fact that you can boost your metabolism while sleeping. I think this is because most people relate fat loss to hard work and high intensity exercise. This is definitely true, there are no quick fix shortcuts to achieving the body you want. However, there are little tricks you can do to help increase the amount of calories you burn.
So let me explain to you how to burn fat while sleeping.Losing weight while you sleep is one of the easiest tricks to burn more fat. The first tip that is probably the most important is to increase your resting metabolism in general.
Other than increasing your RMR (resting metabolic rate) there are other solutions for how to lose weight while you sleep. One such solution is to focus on specific types of training that break down more muscle tissue.
Weight training in general is proven to be the best way to break down muscle tissue safely and effectively. Slow repetitions with weight heavy enough is one of the best ways to maximize hypertrophy or muscle breakdown and gain.
When your muscles are broken down it takes time and energy (aka calories) to repair your damaged muscles. So if you do weight training and break down your muscles, while you are sleeping at night, your muscle tissues will be using calories to repair themselves.
The other very effective and simple way to lose weight while sleeping is by having a high fat high protein meal before bed.
Even though a high fat meal before bed sounds a little contradictory, trust me just give it a try. Fat slows the digestion of whatever meal we just ate. So if I have a piece of steak, chances are it will take a lot longer to break down than a whey protein shake.
Don’t have fat after your workout because you want the protein to breakdown and get into your bloodstream and muscles as fast as possible. To further slow the digestion of the meal you eat before bed, have a slow digesting source of protein. Again whey protein is not very slow digesting, but there are plenty of slow digesting protein sources to choose from. This combined with the fat will literally create a weight loss dinner.
Protein sources like casein, cottage cheese, milk, pork, steak, chicken, turkey, salmon, and nut butters. Be careful with the nut butters because one macro-nutrient we do not want to have before bed is carbohydrates. Usually nut butters come with carbs, so if I were trying to cut down and lose weight I probably would avoid them all together.
Hope I helped answer the how to lose weight while sleeping question. Go have a weight loss dinner and make it high fat and high protein.