Dr Oz: Sleep Doctor Michael Breus
Dr Oz said that you can lose three times more fat sleeping than lying awake in bed. Dr Michael Breus, author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, gave tips on How To Sleep Yourself Thin! Dr Breus has been on the Dr Oz Show before, and you can read recaps of those segments here: Dr Oz: Insomnia Causes & Insomnia Cures and Dr Oz: Sleepy’s Dr Breus Signature Bed. Doctor Oz said that this Sleep Diet is so simple that you do not have to change your diet or exercise plan in order to lose weight – you just have to sleep. Sound too good to be true?
Dr Oz: Sleep Diet
Dr Oz said that sleep is the missing link to any diet. You can burn 150 more calories by sleeping an extra hour each night, which comes out to be a total weight loss of 14 pounds over a year. During REM Sleep, your body burns more calories than when you are awake. Doctor Oz said that if you sleep less than 6.5 hours of sleep at night, then you are more likely to gain weight because you will be hungrier and the hormone in charge of telling you when to stop eating won’t work so you won’t know when you are full. Plus, lack of sleep slows down your metabolism.