The easiest way…..

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Well,  the secret to weight loss is not  running miles a day, slogging up and down stairs or sweating at the gym.

Nope,  losing weight is as simple as just sleeping.

For the past 4 days I have mostly slept and I’ve lost 5 lbs.  Wow – that was so easy!

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35 responses

  1. The fact that you didn’t feel like eating helped, I bet! I could lose ten pounds so easy if I quit drinking wine before bed.
    But, I don’t want to lose ten pounds that badly. 🙂

  2. But you’re losing it in a bad way! You’re probably dehydrated, what with your poor body trying to repair itself and your not feeling like eating or drinking anyway. I know I sound like a scold, but eat something hot and nourishing and drink lots of water and a little wine. Or a lot of wine and a little water. Then worry about your waistline.

    (I will testify that when I stopped drinking wine in the evenings, I didn’t lose enough weight to make a difference in dress or jeans sizes. So I went back to drinking and just cut back on the snacks, especially the chocolate. So it evens out, and I feel happier when I go to bed. 😉

    • LOL HG – I need the occasional scold! Actually I was really good on staying hydrated – I’m a big watered down cranberry juice drinker when I’m sick. I went through 4 of the 64 fl.oz. bottles!!! I think the main reason for my loss was that I just didn’t feel like chocolate or wine or cheese – my three biggest sins. I think feeling happy when going to bed is the most important thing! 🙂

  3. LOL I was about to say the thing with the kitchen, but there – you had already mentioned it.

    Maybe it’s too much salt and sodium that’s the villain that keeps you from losing weight? There is just too much of it in our foods today it’s almost scary.

    • Yeah sometimes the kitchen can seem soooo far away! LOL. You are right about how scary the amount of sodium in food is. I read the labels on everything I buy and many times I don’t buy things when I see the amount of sodium in them. I’m not a fast food eater so I don’t have to worry too much about that but I’ve read reports where some places serve one meal that has the sodium allowance for 2 or 3 days!!!

    • I used to have two jobs – office work 9am-3pm and packing shelves at night from 8pm-1am. The few hours left in a day were spent mostly asleep and I was the thinnest I’ve ever been. There simply was no time/energy left to eat. I prefer to eat though and pay the price of a bigger size. 🙂

  4. HEY!! What an idea! 😄 It’s kinda like when I eat a lot, and then I lose a couple pounds! LOL! I think that has to do with metabolism. You actually burn plentiful calories when you sleep.

  5. I have PTSD-related insomnia and when I *can* sleep? I lose weight, too. The doctors say it’s because my cortisol drops and cortisol holds onto fat/ whatever because it thinks you’re in danger/ need of that energy.

    • Cortisol is an excitatory hormone – it arouses us. Apparently blood levels of cortisol rise between 50 – 160% in the first 30 minutes of us waking up. It should then decline as the day goes on until it gets to its lowest point at night allowing us to sleep. Stress prevents that decline from happening and so I suppose it is also holding on to fat/energy incase you have to go into flight/fight mode. I’m sorry that you have to deal with the PTSD and insomnia – I know how tough I find it on the occasional nights I toss and turn, so it must be incredibly difficult to cope with that every day.

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