--What exactly do I mean by Sleeping in and Losing Weight?
My personal trainer, registered dietitian & International weight loss expert Coach Joel calls this the "Whoosh" effect.
Many experts in weight loss refer to this as intermittent fasting. Basically after taking a break from eating after an extended period of time ( even sleeping works ) the body goes into a fat burning mode. This is not a calorie cutting way to lose weight (btw) It has more to do with using the body the way it works to naturally burn fuel. The timing your food intake to specifically have a natural burn and using our natural hormones to help us lose weight. Eating when you're hungry over eating when the clock says it's time to eat. Many of us are so trained by the clock to eat on cue vs. when we're actually hungry.
When I first heard of intermittent fasting from my trainer, it scared me...honestly. All I could think was the downside on how this could be bad for the body since so many weight loss people push the 5 times a day of eating now. Many weight loss gurus encourage us to eat many meals a day throughout the day over having 3 meals which causes us to produce insulin throughout the day. Thinking this would be something which would lead me to feeling sluggish and and tired, I did not try it willingly. After experimenting with intermittent fasting (ALL by accident really with oversleeping and then watching the scale drop) After trying it out a few times were I at my last meal early at 6 PM and slept in until 11 o'clock on the weekends....I can say it truly works!
When you go from the 5 meals to the 3 meals ....it is a change you'll really notice physically and mentally. You're hungry again. You'll notice this right away over always feeling full throughout the day. The 5 meals a day are lower calorie meals and often higher in protein vs eating 3 more balanced meals spaced at certain times of the day.
For more on intermittent fasting watch the below video. Of course, if you have questions Coach Joel can answer any for you as well.
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