The Overnight Diet could help you lose 1kg in 24 hours! Rather than being a fad diet, this is a proven method for sustainable weight loss based on scientific research.
Weight-loss expert, Dr Caroline Apovian created The Overnight Diet after years of observing her patients’ struggles. Her goal was to formulate a science-based diet that allowed her patients to lose weight fast and keep it off. ‘Through research, I’ve pinpointed the main culprit that thwarts efforts to fight fat, slows metabolism, leads to yo-yo dieting, and devastates health. It’s muscle wasting, sarcopenia [or] Shrinking Muscle Syndrome. It’s the loss of muscle mass, strength and function that may naturally occur with age, but that may also be a dangerous side-effect of most popular weight-loss methods,” she explains.
How to prevent Shrinking Muscle Syndrome
The truth is, that the nutritional make-up of many diets can cause the body to attack your muscles for energy, leaving you thinner, but weaker and flabbier. Therefore, preventing Shrinking Muscle Syndrome is the ultimate key to weight loss that lasts, and it’s why I’ve engineered The Overnight Diet specifically to maintain lean muscle while eradicating flab.’
How does the overnight diet work?
Fuel up with protein
For six days, you’ll be ‘protein-sparing’. By eating a high-protein diet, your body will stay in fat-burning mode and, instead of losing lean muscle, you’ll lose unwanted fat. This method has been used in American hospitals to treat obesity with only protein being eaten as part of the modified fast.
However, Dr Apovian now recommends combining other foods groups such as lean carbs (whole grains, fruit and non-starchy vegetables) to achieve the same slimming results. This is more sustainable in the long-term as new research shows we all need carbs in some form.
Power up with smoothies
On the 7th day you’ll be drinking homemade smoothies to give your body a break from solid food, which boosts weight-loss.
“Scientific evidence shows that this is something our bodies are genetically programmed to do. But people in the West no longer engage in this once-common practice and research shows that because of this, our genetic programming has started working against us by piling more and more fat onto our bodies.”
‘The combination of The Overnight Diet primes the body, creating a sort-of “metabolic marvel” that maximises weight loss’, Dr Apovian explains. ‘It’s formulated specifically to start incinerating fat faster than other diets. This plan is engineered to turn on the process almost immediately.” In fact, some of Dr Apovian’s patients have reportedly lost 1kg in one day on The Overnight Diet.
“Your genetic programming says your body is designed to follow a pattern of feasting on food and then hunting and gathering for your next meal. The Overnight Diet combination creates this natural cycle” she adds. Weight loss shouldn’t plateau when you alternate between the two.
Move your body
Exercise is vital to losing weight. Luckily, with The Overnight Diet, there’s no need to spend hours in the gym.
“Recent research has revealed that integrating two concepts into one burns more fat faster than any other workout. It’s like getting twice the results in half the time”, Dr Apovian says. For best results, try combining resistance training with short cardio blasts for 20 minutes, four times a week.
WATCH: The short video below for some ideas of what exercises you can do.
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
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