The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight through Better Sleep

The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight through Better Sleep

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by Michael Breus, Debra Fulghum Bruce
     
 

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Losing weight while you sleep may sound too good to be true, but in fact the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain (among a host of other negative medical results) has long been recognized by medical researchers. Turning this equation on its head, clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus shows that a good night's sleep

Overview

Losing weight while you sleep may sound too good to be true, but in fact the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain (among a host of other negative medical results) has long been recognized by medical researchers. Turning this equation on its head, clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus shows that a good night's sleep will actually enable you to lose weight, especially if you have been chronically sleep deprived.

The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan is designed to help any woman who has been frustrated by her inability to shed weight by giving her the tools to overcome the stress, poor habits, and environmental challenges that stand between her and adequate rest. Sleep deprivation is a frustrating reality for many women faced with chronic stress or hormonal changes—and the fatigue, moodiness, and weight gain that come with it might just be the tip of the iceberg. While helping thousands of women implement simple health and lifestyle changes to improve the quality and the quantity of their slumber, Dr. Breus has witnessed not only an upsurge in their energy levels and a diminishing of myriad health concerns, but also significant weight loss achieved without restrictive dieting or increased amounts of exercise.

In The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan, Dr. Breus delves into the science behind this sleep–weight-loss connection, explaining exactly how sleep boosts your metabolism, ignites fat burn, and decreases cravings and overall appetite, and he presents a realistic action plan to help you get your best sleep—and your best body—possible. He shows how you can overcome your personal sleep obstacles with a slumber-friendly evening routine, stress management techniques—even recipes for healthy meals and snacks—to help you fall asleep more easily.

If you are ready to stop tossing and turning night after night, if you are done downing coffee to conquer nagging fatigue, and if you have bounced from one diet to another in an effort to find one that really, finally helps you lose the pounds you want, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan has the information, advice, and practical strategies you need to get deep, revitalizing sleep—and achieve a slimmer, healthier body in the process.

Editorial Reviews

Articles in the International Journal of Obesity and elsewhere have shown a link between sleep disorders and weight gains and health disorders. The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan explains both the dynamics of this connection and, perhaps more importantly, the ways by which you can improve the quality and length of your nighttime slumber. Michael Breus earned his "Sleep Doctor" nickname for good reason: He is a clinical psychologist board certified in clinical sleep disorders. (P.S. This book addresses specific sleep deprivation issues including chronic stress and hormonal changes.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609611330
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL BREUS, PhD, D.ABSM, a.k.a. The Sleep Doctor™, is a clinical psychologist board certified in clinical sleep disorders. He is the sleep expert on WebMD and Sharecare and appears regularly on national television, including the Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and The Rachael Ray Show. He provides expert advice and guidance in leading national publications and Web sites like the Huffington Post. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ.

DEBRA F. BRUCE, PhD, is an award-winning medical writer who is the author of more than 80 health books and a senior editorial consultant for WebMD, Sharecare, AOL Health, and HowStuffWorks.com. She lives in Atlanta.

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The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight through Better Sleep 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times then post this on three different books and look under your pillow.
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Robert_Ziltzer_MD More than 1 year ago
Every day I treat patients who want to lose weight, and wonder why they have difficulty being successful when they are only getting 4 hours of sleep each night. Dr. Breus explains superbly the scientific connection between sleep deprivation and obesity, and what to do about it. When you consider that SLEEP IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS DIET AND EXERCISE in weight loss, you make getting more sleep a priority. The book reviews all of the scientific literature in easy to understand terms, so there is no question why you should be getting more sleep. This information helps those who choose to stay up late and don't consider the consequences. What about those who want to sleep more but either can't get to sleep or awaken during the night? Dr. Breus reviews the reasons why you might be having difficulty, and gives easy to use strategies depending upon your specific sleep problem. The tools are easy to use, and highly effective. I have recommended this to many patients at Scottsdale Weight Loss Center, and have found the advise to be invaluable.
Michelle Loftus More than 1 year ago
This book was fine but didn't really tell me anything i didn't already know.