Does it mean that lean muscles will continue to burn calories and go on reducing weight?
If so, at what point will it stop?
It is an age old wisdom that if you sleep( especially during day) more, you shall put on weight, which has hereto been acknowledged by Doctors.
If you can reduce weight by oversleep what is the point in sleeping less when your objective of reducing weight has been achieved, probably you might look trim( as far as this study goes)
Again weight reducing technics-whether by diet or exercisesis really helpful, is an open question and no final word has been said.
Weight reducing mumbo jumbo often results in serious side effects and in some cases even death.
Please read my blog on this filed under Health.
Nobody diets to look more like Homer Simpson (d’oh!). So to be sure the weight you’re losing is mostly squishy fat — not lean, sexy, calorie-torching muscle — take out this night-time insurance policy: Say goodnight to Jimmy Kimmel and the Weather Channel, and spend more time under the covers.
In a provocative new study, dieters who slept 8.5 hours a night lost twice as much fat and held on to nearly twice as much muscle as those who scraped by on 5.5 hours of slumber. While everybody lost the same amount of weight, the well-rested group hit the jackpot, because lean muscle looks far sleeker than fat. Plus, the more muscle you’ve got on board, the better, since muscle is a metabolic engine that burns more calories round the clock. And that makes it easier for you to keep the weight off. Fact: By the end of the study, the long sleepers were burning an extra 114 calories per day (that’s about 10 pounds a year).
Hi Jenna — While it is possible to lose 15 pounds in one month, I would not recommend it for you for several reasons. First of all, at 16 years old, you are in the midst of an important period for growth and bone development, and losing weight too quickly (more than 1 to 2 pounds per week), could result in bone loss, which could affect bone density in adulthood.
Secondly, losing weight too quickly when you don’t have a significant amount of weight to lose can result in muscle loss as well as fat loss, which can decrease your metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain your weight loss.