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Honey at bedtime for weightloss


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Any research on this? Honey is a simple carb, so how can it help with fat loss. Just wondering.

Anyone has any sceintific research on this? Or personal experience?

thanks

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If there was any simple easy method then everyone would do it and Operah would be thin.

No there is no way that you will lose weight by eating honey every day at bedtime. It is calories and will make you gain weight unles syou cut back on calories somewhere else.

Stop falling for these myths and hocus pocus. The hard truth is to lose weight you need to eat less then you burn.

You can do that by eating less food

You can do that by eating the same volume of food that is less calorie dense

You can do that by eating the same amount of food but burning more calories

or some combo thereof.

So stop reading the myths and believing them and go take a walk

 

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eating less calories and counting calories will not always work, as the metabolism will slow down and stop burning fat.

Its NOT the amount of calories we eat that matters. What matters is the "type" of calories we eat.

But I guess this is a calorie counting forum and everyone is getting fixated about counting calories all the time. Phew !

Original Post by santr123:

eating less calories and counting calories will not always work, as the metabolism will slow down and stop burning fat.

Its NOT the amount of calories we eat that matters. What matters is the "type" of calories we eat.

But I guess this is a calorie counting forum and everyone is getting fixated about counting calories all the time. Phew !

And eating honey at bed time will magically keep the metabolism going strong and burn the fat.  Brought to you by Dr. Oz.

I guess it could work...if honey gives you the shyts, you might crap your way to weight loss by morning.

"Its NOT the amount of calories we eat that matters. What matters is the "type" of calories we eat."

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No I dont watch Dr. Oz. :)

 BTW, I have lost total 12+ lbs of fat in the last 2 months. By carb cycling, and strength training.

Stomach is flatter and I look and feel good.

I calorie counted for a few days and then gave up. I am loving my exercises and how it makes me feel. I eat sensibly. No sugar whatsoever.

 But few nights ago, I was feeling hungry at bedtime and took a spoonful of organic honey. thats it.

I have 13 more to go...I am still going strong.

cheers

What is carb cycling? I certainly overdo the carbs, so much that I think I'm going to abandon being a vegetarian for a little while...

Original Post by santr123:

eating less calories and counting calories will not always work, as the metabolism will slow down and stop burning fat.

Its NOT the amount of calories we eat that matters. What matters is the "type" of calories we eat.

But I guess this is a calorie counting forum and everyone is getting fixated about counting calories all the time. Phew !

1. That only happens if you overly restrict. Eating a healthy amount of calories while staying active and lifting weights should not result in the cessation of fat loss.

2. See the professor who did the Twinkie Diet. Not a good idea from a health perspective, but calories DO matter.

3. It's less that folks are fixated on calories, and more that a) it does come down to calories and b) we try to dissuade people from being taken in by weight loss gimmicks that are completely useless.

Having some honey at any time won't hurt, as long as it's within your calories. But it isn't going to change if or how you lose fat.

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Jun 11 2012 18:50
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...that's...just...silly...

Licorice tea is what you want.

apple cider vinegar is the thing

Original Post by ahorrasi:

apple cider vinegar is the thing

For what? A yeast infection?

sounds more like a feel good wives tale or something someones red neck grandma came up with. A spoon full of honey is sugar.

makes about as much sense as drinking a soda before bed. or a candy bar. Or heck why not just take a spoon full of white sugar.

Sugars are addictive. If someone did this they would start with one, then it would be just a little more...then a little more and so on.

How many people have ended up losing weight because they just removed one soda a day

case and point.

(re yeast infection, thanks for the constant scatological remarks BTW)

as well, but also:

"Vinegar Ingestion at Bedtime Moderates Waking Glucose Concentrations in Adults With Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

  1. Andrea M. White, PHD and
  2. Carol S. Johnston, PHD"

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/1 1/2814.full

 

"Drop of vinegar before sleeping may improve body composition

There’s no hard proof yet of the assertion in the headline, but it may not be long in coming. Recent studies suggest that you can lose more fat while asleep and give your muscles a slightly stronger growth stimulus if you take a couple of capsules of apple vinegar before going to bed. Ordinary cooking vinegar will also do."    http://www.ergo-log.com/vinegar.html

take it for what it is - believe, don't believe, it's really no issue of mine. But it seemed germane to the conversation and, at least apparently a more defensible position (re research etc) than honey

You're welcome.

My mom swears by apple cider vinegar, too. But she's 5'3" and 230lbs.

I think it has health benefits, but as for weight loss...I don't think there's a secret to it. Just conscious, hard work (for those of us that have a hard time keeping at it).  So, you could have very well been talking about yeast infections for all I know, since you didn't state your research until I asked.

PS: Just having fun. It's the internet, after all.

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