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(Today)   Researchers say that if you want to lose weight, getting plenty of sleep is essential because it's impossible to stuff your face while unconscious   (todayhealth.today.com) divider line 28
    More: Interesting, Canadian Medical Association Journal, lack of sleep, cortisol, sleep disorders, sleeps, obesity epidemic  
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2012-09-18 06:13:04 AM  
I assume an exception would be made for those taking Ambien.
 
2012-09-18 06:15:27 AM  
Hey- I have a shocking theory-

If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will lose weight.

/thermodynamics FTW
 
2012-09-18 06:16:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: I assume an exception would be made for those taking Ambien.


Ah, but someone may be more active on Ambien than they are when conscious, so it all evens out.
 
2012-09-18 06:27:56 AM  
You sure about this? I woke up one morning trying to deal with a dream about eating giant marshmallows. I also couldn't find my pillow.
 
2012-09-18 06:28:59 AM  
Isn't this common Farking knowledge?
 
2012-09-18 06:31:45 AM  
Challenge accepted.
 
2012-09-18 06:34:10 AM  
Won't work. The fatties probably eat in their sleep as well.
 
2012-09-18 06:41:13 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Bathia_Mapes: I assume an exception would be made for those taking Ambien.

Ah, but someone may be more active on Ambien than they are when conscious, so it all evens out.


not me. on Ambien it's McDonald's time
 
2012-09-18 06:41:42 AM  

abhorrent1: Won't work. The fatties probably eat in their sleep as well.


Not if you strap them down after the sedative kicks in.
 
2012-09-18 06:49:40 AM  
your metabolism goes faster while you sleep... but what fatties are waking up extra early to go exercise at 3 am???

think about it
stupid article for stupid people.

go to bed people
 
2012-09-18 06:59:16 AM  
Just eat one big meal a day. Right before you go to bed. That way, all you have to do is lie there and digest. And during the day you can eat all the Popsicles you want. Because those are just water.

/No carbomiblates
 
2012-09-18 07:06:56 AM  
Not sleeping well...

www.csmonitor.com
 
2012-09-18 07:16:09 AM  
Man, this is BS. I sleep like 14 hours every day and I'm still a giant fatass.
 
2012-09-18 07:17:23 AM  
I've started going to the 24-hour gym when insomnia strikes. Let me assure you, they're not as concerned with having a cute girl in yoga pants check you in at 2:45AM.
 
2012-09-18 07:44:15 AM  
Pass a law forcing the late night infomercial purveyors of exercise contraptions and weight loss snake oil to have very rigid proof of their claims so people can sort out the truth from the bullshiat.

Or just throw them all in jail... either way.
 
2012-09-18 07:59:55 AM  
I dunno ... I got a lot less sleep in my late teens and 20's and I was a lot thinner, despite a terrible diet, back then.
 
2012-09-18 08:23:20 AM  

AllUpInYa: I dunno ... I got a lot less sleep in my late teens and 20's and I was a lot thinner, despite a terrible diet, back then.


So where did you go wrong?
Did you get married and have kids?
 
2012-09-18 08:23:32 AM  

GWSuperfan: Hey- I have a shocking theory-

If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will lose weight.

/thermodynamics FTW


First line FTFA: In common weight-loss advice, "get more sleep," should figure just as prominently as "eat less" and "move more," two researchers in Canada argue.

The idea isn't that sleep is going to make you lose weight or that you don't have to take in fewer calories than you expend, but that, if you're sleep deprived, you're going to have a much harder time losing weight than if you sleep as much as your body needs. So, if you want to lose weight, get enough sleep to be rested and consume fewer calories and/or do things to burn additional calories.
 
2012-09-18 08:35:00 AM  

GWSuperfan: Hey- I have a shocking theory-

If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will lose weight.

/thermodynamics FTW



Not true.

Water has 0 calories but has weight. If I sit around and drink 1 gallon of water, I have consumed 0 calories but expended some calories drinking the water. However, I have gained weight.
 
2012-09-18 08:46:30 AM  
Lack of sleep -> increased stress and cortisol levels -> gain weight (or inability to lose weight).
 
2012-09-18 08:54:01 AM  
Eating in your sleep is possible.

Sleep deprivation causes weight gain because your body is farkin tired, and the chemical that tells you whether you need sleep or not also controls appetite (orexin).

/narcoleptic
 
2012-09-18 09:54:28 AM  

Honest Bender: Just eat one big meal a day. Right before you go to bed. That way, all you have to do is lie there and digest. And during the day you can eat all the Popsicles you want. Because those are just water.

/No carbomiblates


Mmm... popscockles
 
2012-09-18 11:37:42 AM  

mr0x: GWSuperfan: Hey- I have a shocking theory-

If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will lose weight.

/thermodynamics FTW

Not true.

Water has 0 calories but has weight. If I sit around and drink 1 gallon of water, I have consumed 0 calories but expended some calories drinking the water. However, I have gained weight.


yea, and it was dark this morning so the sun must have burned out.

You will overtime lose weight. No matter how much water you drink.
 
2012-09-18 12:36:15 PM  

Leopold Stotch: Lack of sleep -> increased stress and cortisol levels -> gain weight (or inability to lose weight).


People who think that sleep is kind of optional are way, way wrong. It is also essential if you're under any kind of stress. I've had both psychologists and MDs tell me that the most important thing for your mental health is sleep and exercise. Better mental health also helps with your compulsive behaviors, like eating too farking much.

The only time I overeat is when I'm overtired and can't stop to rest.
 
2012-09-18 03:54:12 PM  

abhorrent1: Won't work. The fatties probably eat in their sleep as well.


Or drink beer in their sleep...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tML1z720C4
 
2012-09-19 01:48:12 PM  

garumph: mr0x: GWSuperfan: Hey- I have a shocking theory-

If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will lose weight.

/thermodynamics FTW

Not true.

Water has 0 calories but has weight. If I sit around and drink 1 gallon of water, I have consumed 0 calories but expended some calories drinking the water. However, I have gained weight.

yea, and it was dark this morning so the sun must have burned out.

You will overtime lose weight. No matter how much water you drink.


Now, let's say I eat 750 10-gram titanium spheres. How much weight am I going to lose?
 
2012-09-19 01:52:09 PM  

dofus: You sure about this? I woke up one morning trying to deal with a dream about eating giant marshmallows. I also couldn't find my pillow.


Old Garfield joke is old.
 
2012-09-19 03:17:12 PM  

untaken_name: garumph: mr0x: GWSuperfan: Hey- I have a shocking theory-

If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will lose weight.

/thermodynamics FTW

Not true.

Water has 0 calories but has weight. If I sit around and drink 1 gallon of water, I have consumed 0 calories but expended some calories drinking the water. However, I have gained weight.

yea, and it was dark this morning so the sun must have burned out.

You will overtime lose weight. No matter how much water you drink.

Now, let's say I eat 750 10-gram titanium spheres. How much weight am I going to lose?


eventually quite a bit. You will not be eating while those spheres are in your system so you calorie intake will go down and you will lose muscle and fat. Once those spheres pass you will be quite a bit lighter.

Losing weight is not a "what does the scale say today question". Yes you can make your self weigh more on the scale on any individual day, but that is not gaining body weight. Most people can understand this simple concept.
 
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