Skip to main content

Can I burn fat and lose weight while I sleep?


Burn fat and lose weight while you sleep because it is possible. Find out how you can burn fat and lose some weight during several hours of sleep in order to get a good look of your body and better health.

Is it possible to burn fat and lose weight while sleeping during night or in other time during the day? Well actually it is possible that your body can be able to burn fat while you spend several hours sleeping, and that way it is possible to lose some weight because you are losing some amount of fat your body needs to spend in some metabolic processes.

If you eat much more kilocalories than you spend by the activities you do during the day, you will store some fat in your adipose tissue. Even if you eat lot of proteins because everything consumed excessively can make you become fat. So the more fat you are or have the less fat you will burn and the less weight you will lose while you sleep because probably your basal metabolism rate will be very low, something that is also related to a possible sedentary lifestyle.

If you train hard pointing to gain muscle like crazy (well, the more muscles you have the less fat you will get and the less weight you will get from the fat, although it also depends on how many kilocalories you consume) you will stimulate fast twitch skeletal-muscle fibers also known as skeletal-muscle fibers type 2 or white.

These muscle fibers are those that can be most hypertrophied and therefore your basal metabolism rate will be increased and that way you will be able to burn more fat while you are sleeping (during the day or night), and also while you are resting, does not matter ir you are crossing or not a deep sleep period.

Burning fat while sleeping: very possible


Keep in mind that it is not like there are son magic formulas, magic food or magic supplements than will make you burn lot of fat and lose weight while you are sleeping, because these things do not exist. The supplements known as "Fat burners" do not work, they do not help burn more fat that your body needs to burn: your body will not burn more fat than the one it sees to be required to burn depending on the activity you do and the time you practice it.

While we sleep we are burning fat thus we are losing some weight (some people more than other), and of course we also burn or use another energy substrates such as the glucose from the hepatic glycogen because our brain and nervous system need it because they are 100% glycolitic. Now, talking about the muscle-skeletal tissue, while we sleep or in fact, while we are in an aerobic state (is no necesary to be sleeping) our body fat is constantly being degradated from triglycerides to fatty acids and glycerol and then used in different kind of metabolic processes.

It is very important to increase our basal metabolism rate in order to burn more fat and burn weight while we are sleeping and also while we are in a relatively rest state (beacuse with are aerobics), I mean we have to take advantage of our heart rate being very low from the 75% of our Maximum Heart Rate, so at this low levels of beats per minute our body prefers to use or burn aerobic energy substrates, such as the fatty acids from de triglycerides and also some glucose from the hepatic glycogen.

A Sedentary person will not burn lot of fat while sleeping or while being awake in an aerobic state because his Basal Metabolism Rate (BMR) is not high because his skeletal-muscle fibers are not being stimulated to be hypertrophied, and that is why a sedentary person will not experience big amounts of fat burning while he or she sleeps.

Burn fat and lose weight while you sleep


The point here is not only to keep good nutrition habits, because even if you eat or consume low amounts of kilocalories (less than you spend per activity), you are not training and then, despite your are losing weight from the fat you will be also losing weight from the muscle and also your basal metabolism rate will be decreased, so it will be some point where you will stop burning decent amounts of fat while you are sleeping or in other time while being awake also in an aerobic state.

Can I burn fat and lose weight while I sleep

If you cut the carbs you eat, yeah you will lose lot of weight, but the problem is that in some point your body may experience or enter into a zone known as "Saving mode", where your organism will store the few food he gets into fat in your adipose tissue. And then, when you can not follow this super strict and unnecesary diet, your body will experience another mode known as "Rebound effect" (well, at least in spanish is known like that) where your body will store lot and lot of amounts of fat because he does not know when he will return to experience that annoying phase of super low kilocalories intake.

Another thing will be say that you are on a strict diet because you are also training very hard, no matter if you training to compete or just to reach some aesthetic goals. But still it is not a good idea to avoid all types of carbs specially those complex carbs (rice, pasta, potato, bread, etc.), because they provide you glucose in a constant and slowly way, so you can get energy in a constant and slowly way.

That glucose you get from those types of carbohydrates will full in a slowly and constant way your muscle tissue and liver. That glucose provided from them is not dangerous unless you eat them until you explote. The Carbohydrates you should eliminate from your diet are those known as Simple Carbs with Low Nutritional Value, beacuse the provide lot and lot of glucose and satured fats but few or null amounts of vitamins and minerales. Examples of these types of carbs are: sugar (anything made from it), desserts, chocolate bars, etc.

I already mentioned the importance to increase you Basal Metabolism Rate and something related to nutrition facts so you can burn decent amounts of fat thus losing weight while you sleep. But I missed a very important fact which is "avoiding high stress levels", because this will cause high production of corticosteroids that will decrease the fat burning and increase the degradation of anaerobic energy substrates.

Also, when you sleep very stressed or well: when you try to do it (because sometimes is impossible to sleep with high levels of stress in our body), you will not only experience a low fat burning but also a high hepatic and perhaps muscle glycogen degradation thus a possible muscle protein degradation (their amino acids are converted into glucose), which means not only lost of muscle tissue (temporary muscle atrophy) but also lost of body water and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerales) needed to synthesize different kind of enzymes.

To summarize I must remind you that losing weight due to a fat burning while sleeping is possible but you have to keep in mind lot of things (written in this article) to make it possible, or well: to make it possible in decent amounts.

Comments

Popular Posts

Crossfit and steroids - crossfitters use steroids?

Do crossfit athletes use anabolic steroids? Have you ever wondered if athletes competing in crossfit international events consume or inject artificial anabolic steroids? By these "Roids" I mean testosterone types that are manufactured in laboratories (oxandrolone, Clenbuterol Anavar, Winstrol, Dianabol, Deca Durabolin, Primobolan, Anadrol, Sustanon 250, testosterone cypionate, Testosterone Enanthate, among others known and unknown "roids").

I emphasize that I am talking about competitions of great popularity and not about the crossfitters competing at amateur level, because perhaps these do use some type of prohibited substances: anabolic artificial steroid or growth hormone, and only these athletes and perhaps their trainers know this fact, since I doubt that there is an anti-doping control (or at least not a rigorous one) for fewer level competitions.... Does the Fittest Man or woman on Earth Dope?

Cycle of steroids for crossfit? Please, this is only for cowards,…

Weight training workout routine for ectomorph, skinny or thin men

This is an Ectomorph routine. This weight training workout routine is mainly for those men with ectomorph somatotype who want to build muscle (muscle hypertrophy). Generally thin or ectomorphic men are those who have a difficulty to gain weight either in fat and/or Lean mass (muscle mass), due to genetics, no matter how much they eat, no matter how many protein supplements they ingest, it is difficult for them to increase the body size or body mass no matter if is fat or skeletal muscle mass. Men who often train hard but do not see decent results (low muscle hypertrophy), so here I will explain how they should train to achieve the goals and increase muscle size.

This routine is special for Ectomorphs, hose men who can give themselves the "good life" by eating any type of food in large quantities, and still remain thin. Many people will think that this is some kind of "blessing", but other people think it is the opposite beacuse they want to look "bigger"…

How to Increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Naturally

How can I boost human growth hormone naturally in my body? Is it possible to raise the production of human growth hormone without consuming drugs? These are questions many people ask because it is an important hormone produced by the pituitary gland which plays a key role in growth (tissues and therefore height), body composition (increase of muscle mass by increasing the Protein synthesis and reduction of body fat), cell repair and metabolism in general ... Here I will mention some tips that you can apply to increase the production of human growth hormone naturally in your body.

How to stimulate human growth hormone in adolescents and children? Growth hormone stimulates mainly the muscles so these can grow and for this main reason many men and women want to try almost any way to increase its natural production ... It also helps improve muscle strength and performance during exercise sessions, and also helps post-workout recovery, recovery after suffering some injury and / or illness.…

How to clean my penis to avoid fungal infections and bad odors?

What soap to use to clean my penis? In order to keep your penis clean, looking good and with a nice smell (well, its natural smell) your need to use a Syndet, which in some countries it is known as "the soap without soap" or as the better alternative to clean your body and penis without causing any alteration to the pH of this areas in order to avoid infections,

To clean the "trunk", glans, neck, corona, urethra and foreskin of your penis, it is recommended that you use a Syndet Soap or only known as Syndet. This "soap substitute" does not irritate or alter the pH of your penis or the rest of your body.

Conventional soaps that are usually relatively cheap and used for cleaning the rest of the body and often also the penis, whether they are used in bars or liquids, these, cheap, "regular" and conventional soaps are not recommended for you to clean your male member (also not recommended for vaginal cleaning) since its pH is usually either neutr…

Masturbation - Is masturbation good or bad for health?

Consequences on masturbation. Have you heard that masturbating is good for your health because it reduces the risk of prostate cancer? Have you been told that you need to masturbate every day because spermatozoa need to be renewed daily for better health? Have you been told that you should masturbate every day several times a day so that the quality of your semen improves?

Is it bad for health to masturbate daily? Some people may have read that stopping masturbating or in fact stopping ejaculation can be bad for your health as it can increase some health risks in men... In this article I will talk about some effects of masturbation on your body, mind and soul (well, perhaps not in your soul per se).

Is masturbating too much (everyday) injurious to health? Anthony Stella and Spring Cooper, two lecturers on sexual health at the University of Sydney in Australia, say that masturbation is good for men because it reduces the risk of prostate cancer because it improves the action of the Imm…

The Best Exercises to Build Muscle according to science

The best exercises to gain muscle mass according to science. The exercises that generate better results in terms of increasing or building muscle mass are those that collect more muscle fibers in each movement, and which also force safe and wide ranges of movement to generate a good stimulus that allows adequate hypertrophy without the risk of injury.

Best Muscle Building Exercises According to Science. Of course this safety in the range of joint movement is rooted on the flexibility that a person has or is acquiring, since flexibility is a quality that gives strength to a muscle and therefore allows you to perform exercises with higher loads to try to increase your muscle volume (muscle hypertrophy).

Best exercises for your workout program. And be aware these exercises are not like those those that usually upload empirical people on their profiles in instagram. These are very traditional exercises really, and at the same time safe exercises if you execute them well, without compromis…

Workout routine for women to gain muscle mass, strength and endurance

Women's Workout Routine which involves weight-bearing and weight-free exercises to increase your muscle mass (hypertrophy) in legs, buttocks, and other parts of the body ... also works to gain absolute strength and endurance to strenght (muscular endurance), at the same time. This workout routine is possible to be applied every day, but to be able to achieve good esthetic results (bigger and toned butt and legs, for example), it is strictly necessary to be able to apply good habits of life in terms of nutrition, good hours and quality of sleep, etc.

This Workout routine for women has a special focus on the lower muscles such as the one located on buttocks, the muscle biceps femoris, quadriceps, adductors, etc., and also a focus on relatively smaller muscles such as the shoulders (deltoids) and arms (biceps brachii, triceps brachii, brachialis, coracobrachial, extensors and flexors of the forearms).

But, although I already mentioned that this exercise routine can be performed eve…