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Why 'The Overnight Diet' Works

By April 10, 2013

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The Overnight DietIt's a dieter's dream come true:† you go to sleep and wake up thinner.† According to Caroline Apovian, M.D, author of The Overnight Diet, that's exactly what will happen if you buy her book and follow her plan.† But can it really be that simple?† Well, sort of.

The Overnight Diet: Small Print

In order to understand why The Overnight Diet works, you need to dig a little deeper and look past the bold headlines.† In the small print, you'll see that the weight loss plan isn't really just about sleeping more.† The plan is based on restricting calories by fasting one day each week, and on eating a daily diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.† It's also based on the concept that we eat less and make better food choices when we are fully rested.† Sounds a little more like a standard diet now, doesn't it?

Sleep More to Lose Weight

I have not read Dr. Apovian's entire book, but I can tell you that there is some well-respected research behind her plan.† Her program, however,† includes quite a bit more than just going to bed and waking up skinny.† Unfortunately, based on the book's title that's what many people will believe.

Here's a cheaper plan.† Don't buy the book.† Everything you need to know about sleeping more and eating less is available right here.† You'll also find information about the importance of lean protein, eating more fruits and veggies and making healthy smoothies by clicking below.† And I won't even charge you for it.

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Comments
April 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm
(1) Actual Dieter says:

As someone who’s actually read the book and is trying the diet, I feel obligated to share why it makes sense for me:

1. I can eat normal food six days a week, so I don’t have to turn my family life upside down to lose weight

2. Even on my smoothie day, I get enough protein and good sleep to keep me from getting too hungry, which I think will make it easier to stick to this diet for the long run

3. I’ve already lost 4 pounds in 1.5 weeks, and notice the difference in my problem areas. Believe it or not, there is a lot of science in this bookóDr. Apovian says the key to the diet is making sure you don’t lose lean muscle mass, which is what makes it different from all those “fad” diets out there

May 30, 2013 at 9:31 am
(2) louise Bensted says:

I agree with above comment.I too bought the book not only on Kindle but paperback as its easier to take around and look up in supermarket s and restaurants. I am finding the book fantastic. I too am early days but am losing pounds in problem area’s. I went to see a diet councillor and there was not much I didn’t know.i have been on every diet possible for last 30 years getting bigger not thinner. The overnight diet was my last resort before a gastric sleeve and guess what? I am full of energy not hungry feel so good and positive since reading and sticking to this book 2 weeks ago.i just know I am going to lose my excess weight of 50 lbs.
I would say to everyone with a battle of the bulge the book is worth every penny.

September 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm
(3) companies says:

Hi, just wanted to say, I liked this post.
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