Get in shape for party season with this revolutionary diet from the US...
We’re not sure how October crept up on us so quickly, if like us the
thought of squeezing in to your party season wardrobe leaves you
fretting, don’t panic. A revolutionary diet from America, The Overnight
Diet, can help.
Unlike faddy diets, where the weight falls off
easily to start with, then plateaus and you end up back where you
started, The Overnight Diet is a proven-method of sustainable weight
loss based on science – with no restrictive food list.
author, Dr Caroline Apovian is a leading American weight-loss expert.
She not only has a background in nutritional research, working for
leading universities and hospitals, but also advises the American
government, and NASA, on the subject so knows exactly what dieters need
to do to get results.
Her new book, The Overnight Diet
(Piatkus;£12.99), is a culmination of decades of research, working with
other leading weight-loss experts. The result is an easy to follow plan
that won’t leave you reaching for the biscuit tin.
‘After witnessing the struggles of my patients, it became my mission to engineer a twenty-first century science-based diet that would help you safely achieve rapid weight loss that lasts’, Dr Apovian explains.
‘This isn’t a fad diet to lose a few pounds at the expense of your health. Instead it’s backed by decades of scientific research showing that in addition to producing quick results, [The Overnight Diet] promotes better health and even longevity… it is your ticket to looking better, feeling better and living longer!’
Having studied nutrition for many years, Dr Apovian has seen the impact
faddy diets can have on long-term health which is why she decided to
create The Overnight Diet.
‘Through research, I’ve pinpointed the
main culprit that thwarts efforts to fight fat, slows metabolism, leads
to yo-yo dieting, and can devastate health. And contrary to popular
belief it has nothing to do with willpower’, she says.
muscle wasting, sarcopenia [or] Shrinking Muscle Syndrome. It is the
loss of muscle mass, strength and function that may naturally occur with
age, but that may also be a dangerous side-effect of most popular
‘The nutritional make-up of many diets can
cause the body to rob your muscles for energy leaving you thinner, but
weakier and flabbier…Preventing Shrinking Muscle Syndrome is the
ultimate key to weight loss that lasts, and it’s why I’ve engineered The
Overnight Diet specifically to maintain lean muscle while eradicating
To create The Overnight Diet, Dr Apovian reworked then combined two proven healthy weight-loss methods.
The first is known as ‘protein-sparing’. It’s been used in American hospitals to treat obesity successfully for a number of years. The idea is that by keeping your body in fat burning mode on a high protein diet, you’ll lose fat instead of lean muscle.
Traditionally hospital patients were encouraged to eat only protein as part of a modified fast, but Dr Apovian now believes that following a high protein diet combined with other food groups, like lean carbs (wholegrains, fruit and non-starchy vegetables) will still have the same slimming effect.
She advises dieters to stick to this weight-loss method six days a week.
The second element of The Overnight Diet is much like the juice diet,
except you’re only sipping on homemade smoothies on the seventh day.
It’s designed as a temporary break from solid food which kickstarts
‘Taking a break from solid food has been the
subject of decades of research showing that it produces overnight weight
loss and a health boost so powerful it increases longevity’, says Dr
‘Scientific evidence shows that this is something our
bodies are genetically programmed to do. But people in the West no
longer engage in this once-common practice and research shows that
because of this our genetic programming has started working against us
by piling more and more fat onto our bodies.’
‘The combination [of protein sparing and smoothie feasting] primes the body creating a sort-of ‘metabolic marvel’ that maximises weight loss’, Dr Apovian explains.
‘The Overnight Diet is formulated specifically to start incinerating fat faster than other diets…This plan is engineered to turn on the process almost immediately.’
In fact, some of Dr Apovian’s patients have reportedly lost 2 pounds in one day on The Overnight Diet.
‘Your genetic programming says your body is designed to follow a pattern of feasting on food and then hunting and gathering for your next meal…The 1-Day Power-Up and 6-Day Fuel-Up helps [re-]create the natural cycle’, she adds.
By alternating between protein sparing and smoothie feasting, weight loss shouldn’t plateau either.
Changing the way you eat will only do so much. Exercise is integral to weight-loss, especially if you want to stay slim.
The Overnight Diet’s approach to getting fit is quite refreshing though – there’s no need to spend hours at the gym or sign up for as many exercise classes as you can. In fact, this might actually stop you from dropping a dress size.
‘Recent research has revealed that integrating two concepts into one…burns more fat faster than any other workout. It’s like getting twice the results in half the time’, Dr Apovian says.
This means combining resistance training with short cardio blasts for twenty minutes four times a week. Easy!