Did you have that fantasy in which you wake up one morning and realize that you have miraculously lost weight over night? Without counting calories, without torturing yourself for days with extreme diets and difficult workouts…well, it seems that there is something miraculous that can make you lose weight over night and it’s even more prosaic than you may think. I’m talking about honey, that gold, sweet and sticky syrup bees make.
It looks like a Scottish pharmacist and sports nutritionist has created a new and revolutionary diet that allows those who want to lose some pounds to actually do it by eating honey before bedtime. 61-year-old Mike McInnes created this diet while he was helping a group of athletes to embrace a healthier way of eating. He discovered that foods with a high content of fructose, like dehydrated fruits and honey, are helping individuals to lose weight.
According to him, the human body burns more fats during the first four hours of night sleep than during any kind of physical activity, even more than the calories burnt at the gym. In order to enjoy the amazing effects of this diet, all you need to do is to eat 2 spoons of honey before going to bed at night. And in order to have the full benefits of this diet, try and workout three times a week for at least 20 minutes. But don’t forget to eat another 2 spoons of honey before starting your workout routine. The diet is said to be endorsed by Olympic gold-winning cyclist Chris Hoy and used by champion boxer Alex Arthur.
McInnes says without the night-time honey, the body produces stress hormones and wastes energy stabilizing blood sugar levels. However, he provides no scientific evidence to back this up. He also mentions that when you eat fructose, it is converted to glucose in the liver. This stabilizes blood sugar levels and allows the body to activate recovery hormones which rebuild muscle and skin cells. You then burn more fat sleeping.
He said that “The key time for fat burning is in the first four hours of sleep when we go into slow-wave sleep. This switches on the pituitary gland and out of that comes a series of hormones that break down and use fat as fuel. Take your liver to bed empty, and your body can’t get to work with those hormones because it’s desperately trying to sort out your blood glucose levels. So stabilizing your blood glucose at night by fueling up your liver – honey is the key – allows that recovery to take place as it should. We also discovered that athletes who were using our liver fueling strategy were reporting that their appetite was controlled much better.”
Therefore, perhaps it’s not such a bad idea to try this diet. And if you are skeptic or you think you don’t need to follow this diet, than ask yourself these questions …
Do you have night sweats?
Do you experience acid reflux during the night?
Do you get up to go to the bathroom during the night?
Do you feel nauseous in the early morning?
Do you wake up exhausted?
Do you have a dry throat in the morning?
Do you get night cramps?
Do you feel weak in the early morning?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it means you haven’t fueled up your liver for the night. Instead of burning fat and repairing muscles, your body has produced stress hormones. So, this revolutionary honey diet will not only make you lose weight but it will also give you a boost for when you wake up in the early morning, you’ll have a good night sleep, a beautiful skin, a strong immune system and you’ll prevent cancer.