Is it not amazing to know that we can lose weight while sleeping? After a good workout the body would have spent a certain amount of calories, but depending on the workout and one’s habit the body will continue to burn calories while resting and even while sleeping. Best workouts to continue burning calories while resting are a composition of 80% resistance workout and 20% cardio so that one can build lean muscles that will feed on calories throughout the whole day. In addition to the training, here are some tricks that will speed up the calorie burn and help lose fat while sleeping!
Flavanoids from green tea boost metabolism, so if drinking more than three glasses during the day will help burn an additional 3.5 percent of calories at night. In fact, a cup of green tea before bed should be drunk compulsorily. This great antioxidant helps to improve metabolism and decomposes the fat in the body. It is an excellent remedy for weight loss even during sleep!!
One study showed that a 30 seconds shower with cold water activates the body and burns fat and almost 400 calories even while sleeping. From a body composition perspective, cold showers are also incredibly useful. The cold water induces an increased metabolic rate. The temperatures force the body to re-regulate the body temperature continually, which utilizes many calories. In fact, an evolutionary retained adaptation to cold water is a layer of protective fat. Therefore, getting a short shower is always preferred to long exposure to cold therapy.
Let in the Cold
Simply blasting the air conditioner or turning down the heat in winter may help us attack belly fat while we sleep. Colder temperatures subtly enhance the effectiveness of our stores of brown fat- fat keeps the body warm by helping burn the fat stored in the belly.
Forget morning stretching exercises. It is time to change tactics. Instead exercises early in the morning, start doing some exercise late at night before going to bed. Late exercises will speed up metabolism and thus help lose some weight while sleeping. Have a serving of whey protein before heading off to the gym or another exercise activity. Whey protein digests quickly to give the body a ready supply of amino acids, which repair muscle tissue. 15-20 grams of protein will get the body ready to burn fat and build muscle. Training at night also relieves stress and blow off steam after a long hard day. Since the body requires nutrients to repair damaged muscle tissue, it may be advisable to get some post-workout nutrition like 30-50 grams of protein, 60 grams of carbs and 30 grams of healthy fats.
Take a nap
Study of Internal Medicine found that only 16 minutes of sleep during the day can improve metabolism. By increasing sleep the ghrelin enzymes that stimulate appetite get reduced and increase the level of leptin, which serves to control appetite throughout the day.
Make a mint
According to research, certain scents can make the mouth water, and others can actually suppress the appetite. In fact, people who sniffed peppermint every 2 hours lost an average of 5 pounds a month!! Banana, Green apple, and Vanilla had similar effects. One can consider burning a minty candle until they head to the bed to fill the room with slimming smells. One might also try adding a few drops of peppermint oil to the pillow.
Most of the times we only hear that the key to lose weight is diet and exercise. Many a times one might give up these efforts due to the sacrifices to be made in food and sleep. After reading the above article, one would regain that zeal to continue the efforts for losing weight. So make sure to follow these simple habits and help the body burn calories 24 hours a day. Enjoy Sleeping and lose weight while you sleep. Just pretty simple as that! Do share your thought on this so that your success stories can truly be motivating for others.