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The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan

Use sleep to foster weight loss and get your energy back.

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

When you think of ways to lose weight, one of the last things you might consider is sleep, if at all. Dr. Michael Breus has created a weight loss plan that focuses specifically on losing weight through better sleep called The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan. Dr. Breus is a board certified sleep expert and clinical psychologist. Weight loss through sleep sounds like the most effortless way possible to lose weight, but Dr. Breus capitalizes on that for his program. Lack of sleep has been linked to weight gain and a good night’s sleep can help you lose weight. This plan is designed specifically for women, and works for any woman that wants to overcome stress and other factors that may be infringing on her nightly sleep. You will receive the tools needed to shed weight without a restrictive diet or high amounts of exercise. Getting the proper amount of sleep can help boost your metabolism, decrease cravings and increase fat burning. This book includes the entire plan laid out, along with some diet recipes.

PRO
  • Encourages proper sleep for weigh loss
  • Program designed for women
  • Covers the various sleep stages
  • Refutes the idea that all obesity is related to genetics, social influences and overeating
  • Shows that sleep loss leads to more calories in or fewer calories burned
  • Talks about how women’s sleep is different than men’s
  • Showcases five simple rules to good sleep hygiene
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

The diet portion is only one part of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan. The main focus of the plan is combining the proper amount of sleep with diet and some exercise. There are several recipes included in The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan that coincide with the diet portion. Most of the recipes are quick and easy to prepare. You will find breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes. Some of the featured recipes include:

  • Parmesan Cheese Toasts
  • Raspberry Peaches with Greek Yogurt
  • Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops
  • Pork Loin Stuffed with Apricots and Wild Rice
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits
  • Buckwheat and Red Lentil Pilaf
  • Glazed Halibut with Broccoli and Oranges
  • Roasted Salmon with Mustard-Dill Glaze

There are also three easy keys to losing weight with this program. The three keys include eat small meals that are high in protein and fiber every three to four hours, eliminate calorie-laden sodas and juices from your diet and substitute an olive oil cooking spray for butter or margarine. Along with the diet, there are some rules that should be followed to ensure that you get the proper sleep patterns going. The five simple rules for good sleep hygiene include:

  • Stick to one sleep schedule
  • Starting at 2 p.m. eliminate all caffeine
  • Stop alcohol three hours before bedtime
  • Stop exercising four hours before bed
  • Give the sun a high five every morning for 15 minutes
EXERCISE

It is suggested that you engage in some exercise while on this plan if you can. What type of exercise you do is really up to your personal preference. One important thing to remember is not to exercise fewer than four hours prior to going to bed. It takes about four hours to regulate the body’s temperature after exercise and a high body temperature can inhibit sleep. When you do exercise, try to do it earlier in the day and shoot for 30 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise most days of the week which can actually promote better sleep. There is a list of exercise suggestions available in the book depending on your fitness level. Some of those suggested exercises include:

  • Bowling
  • Water aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Karate
  • Brisk walking
  • Rollerblading
  • Dancing
CONCLUSION

Getting enough sleep has long since been linked to aiding in weight loss. Now Dr. Breus has created a great plan to help women meet their sleep needs and lose weight. The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan has been very successful for Dr Breus’ patients and through the book, women everywhere can take control of their sleep patterns and lose weight.

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shawn

Sounds simpler than most diets. About to try it!

posted Jul 19th, 2011 3:01 pm



   
 

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