Lose Weight In Your Sleep

April 12, 2013 | By | 32 Replies More
Lose Weight In Your Sleep

Sleep Slim Smoothie

To lose weight in your sleep – does this sound too good to be true? Well, you have probably heard that it usually is!

But apparently not this one – there is a way that you can literally keep losing weight in your sleep! How, you ask?

Simple – there is a drink that you can have at night that will keep you metabolism firing all night, while you sleep. And we all know that a firing metabolism is actually burning calories!

This is a recipe that has been shared on the Dr. Oz Website. Dr. Oz constantly has great weight loss tips for everybody, and is very big with eating healthy.

This is a recipe for a smoothie (called “Sleep Slim Smoothie”) that will actually help you sleep AND boost your metabolism at night, therefore helping your body to shed more of the unwanted fat so you lose weight in your sleep. Now is that not worth trying?

Here is the recipe as stated on the Dr. OZ website:

1 cup tart cherry juice
1/2 banana
1/2 cup soy milk or 4-6 oz soy yogurt (if using soy yogurt, add an additional 1/2 cup fat-free milk)
5 ice cubes
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine the cherry juice, banana, milk or yogurt with fat-free milk, ice and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Tart cherry juice is full of oxidants and extremely healthy. Here are some of the ingredients that you need for your sleep slim smoothie:

And here is a video on how to make the very beneficial tart cherry juice that is :

With this recipe you can doze off and keep your metabolism burning through the night, courtesy of Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, The Sleep Doctor. Cherries are a very good source of the sleep hormone melatonin. Recent studies have shown that melatonin can help reverse the effects of aging. The bananas that are an ingredient in this smoothie contain loads of magnesium, which helps the body calm down. The soy milk used in this recipe is high in tryptophan which is an amino acid known to induce sleep. So – here is to a great nights sleep!



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  1. Martha says:

    I love smoothies and I am quite interested on this one, smoothie for weight loss while we are sleeping, somehow we can say we are hitting two birds in one stone, we can rest our body and at the same time we can lose weight. Thank you for sharing.

  2. That is a great article especially to those fresh to the blog. Short but very precise info… smoothies are great for health and fitness. Keep doing good work.
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  3. Bille says:

    Great post! Who knew you could lose weight while you sleep? I love the fact that cherries are so good for you and help with sleep.
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  4. Lose weight while you sleep. It sounds like something you’d hear on a late night infomercial — just around the time you are reaching for that bag of cookies because, well, you can’t sleep.
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  5. Max says:

    Wicked, looks like i have some new things to try, i love to sleep so this is ideal ;)cheers
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  6. Charlie says:

    I really struggle with my metabolism, so I am definitely interested in trying this recipe out.
    I’m always hesitant to have anything directly before going to bed though…

    Thanks for the article!
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  7. Just imagine the impact you would have on your weight if you had a smoothie before a workout? Why not step it up a notch and use this to boost your metabolism while going for a nice evening walk?

  8. Sounds delicious now I can lose weight doing my favorite activity, sleeping.

  9. Tim says:

    Very interesting concept. I wonder if any had tried this already? Please share your experience.

  10. Bill says:

    It does sound too good to be true but it’s worth a try. The tart cherry juice and other ingredients make it sound sour. Is it okay to add some sweetener to make it go down easier?

    • Petra Weiss says:

      Bill, I would give it a try first without sweetener, I suspect it will be perfectly fine! And if you HAVE to use sweetener, please make sure its natural and has no aspartame in it!

  11. Aamon says:

    You know what’s funny, when I eat a huge handful of nuts before bed, I usually feel slim in the morning. Also, when I eat something awful, get violently ill and vomit in the night, I find myself learner than ever the next day 🙂

    Seriously though, anything with cherry juice gets a +1 from me, yum.
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  12. Payal Bansal says:

    😀 Ossum, gonna try it for sure!!

    Losing weight by such easy and tasty methods is so so so nice B-)

  13. Caitlyn says:

    Looks yummy! I’d definitely try it this weekend. Any substitute to tart cherry juice if I cannot get one in the grocery?
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      I am not sure what a substitute could be – anyone know? But I think the tart cherry juice is very important in this recipe, so have a look online and see what you can find where!

  14. Andy says:

    Smoothies are really good, I have them quite often especially if I’m at work and cant get a decent meal, i just prepare a couple the night before put it a drink shaker and its good to go. Yes. cherries are very often overlooked so i am glad someone has included them. If you haven’t tried making your own smoothies yet i encourage you to do so and such simple Healthy Recipes, they taste great and are so simple to make, plus you’ll reap the rewards with your weight loss.
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  15. BMI Guru says:

    The recipe sounds delicious but there is another important thing that aids weight loss while you sleep. Leptin is a hormone that we produce naturally but only when we sleep at least 6 hours. Leptin acts as an appetite suppressant and when we don’t get a solid 6-7 hours of sleep in a row we don’t make any of it. So we should try to get ENOUGH sleep also.
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      That is very interesting, BMI Guru! I knew that getting enough sleep was aiding in suppressing the appetite and losing weight, but I had no idea why! Thanks for explaining it.

  16. Salman says:

    Nice one … I was not aware that such a drink to boost metabolism exists. Thanks for sharing the recipe
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  17. Will have to give this a try in the magic bullet. Would love to know what the nutritional information is for this. Has anyone already calculated it?
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  18. I didn’t know that cherries were a good source of melatonin. Good to know. I have problems sleeping, so it’s good to know some things that can help me get a better sleep (although in my case not really looking to lose weight, actually the opposite 🙂 ). Not being able to sleep well then kills your entire day and hampers your efforts at being healthy and achieving your goals, whether it is to lose weight or gain weight.
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  19. Nicola says:

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  20. Mac says:

    This smoothie sounds delicious! Interesting that cherries are one of the very few natural food sources for the melatonin chemical in our bodies. I have a green smoothie daily, which is a bit different than this. Basically a cruciferous leafy green (think Kale, Collard Greens, spinach, etc), mixed with some water, half a banana (banana to mask the “green” taste) and whichever type of berries I have on hand. Like this smoothie, it’s packed with great nutrients that we don’t get enough of in our diets.

    Cherries and bananas. Hard to argue with nature’s candy. Thanks for an informative post. Had no idea the magnesium in bananas helped with sleep!

  21. I’ve never had a smoothie with cherries. It’s surprising since I’ve made so many protein fruit smoothies. I can’t wait to try this!
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  22. This so amazing , Petra! Who would thought that we can loss weight while sleeping? Is this effective to all body types. Thanks for sharing the recipe here!
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  23. Miseharris says:

    Your post is awesome. I am agree with your suggestion. In case you can take proper diet, but not getting sleep your body needs, you never lose your weight as much you want. Recent study tell us eight and a half hours per night versus only five and a half hours per night lost same calories. For more information on health and beauty pleease visit us at:-
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  24. That’s interesting! Most people don’t know that you can burn more calories doing nothing! I write an article about that, it’s a fitness technic that you can use while working out and you’ll burn way more calories after your training, while you’ll rest… sry it’s in french but if you can read it it’s really interesting 😉

    Voir comment vous pouvez maigrir sans rien faire

    See how you can burn more calories doing nothing..
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  25. This sounds interesting, might have to check this out and maybe try it myself. 🙂
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  26. Adam Wills says:

    Amazing article, As a dietitian, I recommend to focusing on fruits, veggies, egg whites, fish, shellfish, nonfat dairy food. And most important is to drink plenty of water.

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