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Overnight diet trend promises weight loss while you snooze

By AFPRelaxnews | Apr 16, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

While mounting research suggests that more sleep can help you lose weight, skeptics say the diet is all a little too good to be true.

Dieters are flocking to the latest trend on the scene: the Overnight Diet, a rapid weight-loss plan that claims you can actually slim down while you sleep.

American obesity doctor Caroline Apovian, of the Boston Medical Center, just penned a new book, "The Overnight Diet," advising that dieters eat a high-protein diet for six days, followed by one day of a liquid diet. That followed by lots of sleep (with no exercise necessary) equals a slimmer you, up to one kilo per night and four kilos in one week -- at least that's the promise. The book is published April 9 and available internationally.

While mounting research suggests that more sleep can help you lose weight, skeptics say the diet is all a little too good to be true. "In order to lose two pounds of body fat overnight you'd have to burn up about six or seven thousand calories and there's just no way to do that by sleeping," Keith Ayoob, director of the nutrition clinic at the college's Rose F. Kennedy Center, told ABC News.

"It goes without saying that anything being touted as an 'overnight diet' is complete and total bunk," writes fitness blog Blisstree. "But I'm gonna say it anyway because people still fall for the allure of quick, fast, and easy crash diets."

Apovian doesn't entirely disagree that the weight loss is water, at least intially, and the diet does make room for a variety of healthy foods, including some good carbs and plenty of fruit. The liquid diet day consists of all-you-can-drink smoothies that Apovian claims are specifically engineered to produce a reduction in the body's production of insulin. If you're bloated or store fat around your midsection, insulin is to blame, she says, and following the diet can help release that stored water and salt weight -- leaving you slimmer and feeling healthier.

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This ^%$#@ word nanny !!!!!!!

Cotisol causes belly fat
This will buurn muscle, not fat
Bad science all around

Apr 16, 2013 10:17 | 0 replies

More sexuall activities will help you loose weight.
works for me...#shruggs#

Apr 16, 2013 10:30 | 0 replies

i find this very funny

Apr 16, 2013 10:38 | 0 replies

yep
another fad to entice the millions of gullible people out there. mostly women fall for this type of miracle diets all the time

Apr 16, 2013 10:59 | 0 replies

Mxm! lies,

Apr 16, 2013 11:41 | 0 replies

This have to be the worst DIET ever in the history of dieting but sure hey we all know there are lots of lazy buggers who rather chow and eat soo this will help then put on some extra unnecessary weight. Another fad diet for a quick buck with no absolute permanent results shame I feel for clueless people

Apr 16, 2013 11:43 | 0 replies

meant who rather chow and sleep and yes this diet is gonna make them happy

Apr 16, 2013 11:44 | 0 replies

only SEX can help you lose weight

Apr 16, 2013 1:0 | 0 replies

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Apr 20, 2013 2:37 | 0 replies