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Two spoonfuls of honey before bed will help burn off fat
while you sleep.
Two spoonful of honey before bed will help burn off fat while you sleep. The hibernation diet promises to help people lose weight while they sleep.
This diet was developed by an Edinburgh pharmacist and sports nutritionist, is said to be endorsed by Olympic gold-winning cyclist Chris Hoy and used by champion boxer Alex Arthur.
The diet advises eating a couple of teaspoons of honey before bedtime and training with weights instead of long aerobic workouts.
Mike McInnes and his son Stuart were working with athletes and thier nutrition, when they discovered that eating fructose-rich food such as honey, helped burn fat and increase stamina.
The best time to burn fat they found is while you are sleeping. When you eat fructose, it is converted to glucose in the liver. This stabilizes blood sugar levels and allows the body to activate recovery hormones which rebuild muscle and skin cells. You then burn more fat sleeping. Eating two teaspoons of fructose rich honey before bedtime will do more fat burning than even exercise.
Hormones are fuelled by fat, so when you eat honey before going to bed the body burns more fat. Instead of working to regulate blood sugar use honey before bed.
Mik McInnes said "The key time for fat burning is in the first four hours of sleep when we go into slow-wave sleep. This switches on the pituitary gland and out of that comes a series of hormones that break down and use fat as fuel."
"Take your liver to bed empty, and your body canít get to work with those hormones because itís desperately trying to sort out your blood glucose levels."
"So stabilizing your blood glucose at night by fuelling up your liver - honey is the key - allows that recovery to take place as it should.
"We also discovered that athletes who were using our liver fuelling strategy were reporting that their appetite was controlled much better."
You can also increase the amount of fat you burn by doing 15-minute weights sessions three times a week, according to the diet. Resistance exercise stresses a muscle and then the body repairs it while you are sleeping by mobilizing fat and you reap the benefits, Mike McInnes claims.
McInnes said: "We know itís
revolutionary because we see the results we have had for athletes. It is a
whole new approach as the liver is the organ that all the sports
literature misses out. The sports establishment donít like us because we
are coming at it from an angle they havenít thought of."
Mike and Stuart McInnes (authors) Hibernation Diet.
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