Five ways to burn calories while you sleep!

Eating the right night-time meal can bring positive results in your weight loss plan, say experts. 

By Salome Phelamei | Updated: Dec 17, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

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Can you lose weight while you sleep? Yes, you can and there's nothing crazy about it!

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This means you don't have to necessarily avoid eating in the evening hours to lose those unwanted flab. In fact, eating the right night-time meal can bring positive results in your weight loss plan, say experts. Here's how:

  • Opt for slow digesting proteins like white meat proteins – turkey and chicken are a great options as they take time to get digested.
  • Try to avoid carbs before bed. Because carbs are easily stored as fat in the evening hours as metabolism begins to slow in preparation for sleep.
  • Add healthy fats such as nuts and nut butters while avoiding trans fats.
  • Drink green tea to boost your metabolism - increasing metabolism burns calories.
  • Studies have shown that one of the most effective ways to burn fat is to eat peppers. So include peppers in your evening meal.