Dr Oz: Sleep Weight Loss Diet
If Gastric Bypass Surgery is not for you, how about losing weight as you sleep? We all know you can lose weight through diet and exercise (it’s been embedded in our brains since we were 4-years-old) but did you know that you could lose weight while sleeping? On today’s show, Dr Oz gave his 4 step plan to lose weight while you sleep by making simple changes right now! Dr Oz is making step 4 of his Transformation Nation to get more sleep!
Sleep deprivation may be one reason why you can’t seem to lose weight.
(That, and the 4 slices of pizza I just ate!) Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, stated that most adults get less than 7 hours of sleep per night. Hormones decrease sleep and spike ghrelin, which controls your appetite. Missing zzzzzzs’s may make you gain 30 extra pounds per year. Dr. Breus stated that sleep deprivation caused you to want to eat more because it compacts the hormone even if you are a consistent dieter. Increasing sleep by only 1 hour per night may help you lose 14 lbs a year.
Dr Oz: How To Lose Weight While You Sleep
Here are the steps that Doctor Oz said will help you to lose weight as you sleep:
Dr Oz: Body’s Bedtime Calculation
Step 1: Calculate your body’s best bedtime
- determine your typical wake time
- count back 7.5 hours
- set your alarm clock to go to bed
Calcium & Magnesium Sleep Aid
Step 2: Supplement with calcium and magnesium
- Calcium, magnesium are the best natural sleep aids available
- Take 600 mg calcium and 400 mg magnesium
Dr Oz: Antacids
Step 3: Tame your tummy with antacids
- Take with dinner
- Take 30 minutes before bed.
- This will also help with silent reflux if you have it.
Dr Oz: Passionflower & Valerian Root Sleep Tea
Step 4: Sip a combination Tea For Zzzz’s
- Valerian Root