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Sleep Away the Pounds: Optimize Your Sleep and Reset Your Metabolism for Maximum Weight Loss Paperback – Bargain Price, October 24, 2007


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wellness Central (October 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446697664
  • ASIN: B0041T4Q1U
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,160,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cherie Calbom is a registered nutritionist. She is the author of several health books and the co-author of a cookbook with George Foreman (whose infomercial she co-hosted). John Calbom, M.A. is director of Trinity Wellness Institute and a certified HeartMath provider. He is a behavioral medicine specialist and psychotherapist. He was Vice President of St. Luke Medical Center, where he worked as a behavioral medicine therapist.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Jadon on January 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
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Author & Book Views On A Healthy Life!

Having trouble sleeping? Cherie Calbom, author of Sleep Away the Pounds, has studied the problem and offers solutions which will not only make you feel better, but will also assist with weight loss.

First, avoid sugar in the diet.

Second, consume omega-3 foods: fish, leafy green veggies, seeds, nuts

Third, eat brightly colored vegetables and low-sugar fruit.

Fourth, pass on foods that could keep you up at night. Such foods contain tyramine, an amino acid that increases the release of norepinephrine--stimulating the brain. These foods can also potentially add to weight gain as well. Examples are: bacon, cheese, chocolate, eggplant, ham, potatoes, sauerkraut, sugar, sausage, spinach, tomatoes, and wine.

Last, add supplements which will promote weight loss and sleep: amino acids (GABA), calcium, CLA, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, B-Complex vitamins, inositol.

Ms. Calbom's major list of no-no's:

Alcohol; Additives/Preservatives; Coffee; Chocolate in candy, milk, ice cream, desserts, cocoa; Desserts/Sweeteners; Nonorganic foods containing pesticides; Onions; Rich sauces; Spicy foods; Soft drinks; Tea

Foods to consume:

Celery; Chia/Jujube seeds; Dark green vegetables; Lettuce; Mulberries; Oysters; Tryptophan-rich foods--turkey, milk, cottage cheese, chicken, eggs, nuts, lentils, hummus, sesame/sunflower seeds, whole grains, seafood, rice, beans; Vegetables; Virgin coconut oil; Whole grains.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Michele L. Libin on February 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Cherie Calbom has written another extremely helpful book for those of us who need real help for real problems. I appreciate how she integrates sound scientific research with practical and useful tips for people who need help getting a good night's sleep. Calbom is known for her expertise and precise research as a nutritionist, yet she is skilled at explaining things so anyone can understand.

She begins with an overview of the newly discovered hormones like leptin and ghrelin that affect our physiology and make it difficult to lose weight if we're chronically sleep deprived. She includes diet and exercise programs that help keep us on track. I have followed her 21 day weight loss program and have been able to lose weight and feel much more energetic. There are also suggestions for supplements that help, along with ideas from alternative medicine, some of which I may disagree with, like Chinese medicine, but that are nevertheless informative. She and her psychologist husband include practical steps for relaxation to help deal with stress, which is probably the biggest contributor to health problems in our society as well as the lack of sleep. I highly recommend the book and have bought copies for a number of my friends.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on January 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Sleep Away The Pounds. Who would have thought weight loss could be so comforting?

My first reaction to the title of the book though, was one of skepticism. Cherie Calbom walks you through the program, which involves a well-rounded approach to weight loss: diet, exercise, weight management, and sleep. According to research, lack of sleep can be correlated to the overall gain in weight in our society. Lack of sleep can cause hormonal imbalances in areas that affect our body's signals toward hunger. Proper sleep helps to halt this cycle and retrain the brain. When correct levels of hormones are reached within the body, it aids the weight-loss program.

Sleep needs to be refreshing and restorative--when you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and with energy to tackle the day. The author presents an extensive list of various ways to increase the likelihood of a good night's sleep. Also tips are given on quieting the mind, exercise and diet. Numerous foods are listed which are known to relax the body and increase the likelihood of a good night's sleep.

Included in the book are a 21-day menu plan and a listing of resources.

Armchair interview says: If you have struggled with weight loss and been on too many yo-yo diets, this book presents another aspect which may affect the way you loose weight.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Mathieu on May 2, 2011
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A few months ago I found this very helpful book, because I would like to stop using sleeping pills (after 40 years of bad sleep I finally started using Ambien in 2005 and those were the only 5 restful years in my life that I experienced).

Autogenic training never did anything for me, so I was looking for a book that has a different approach...a book that finally links food to sleeping disorders. This was the only book I could find.

Chocolate contains caffine, so it makes sense to not eat any chocolate after noontime (unfortunately in our culture it's considered an evening treat like nuts and potatoe chips or ice cream). In order to overcome the longing for chocolate, it's important to take a vitamin B complex. I take mine around 4 p.m. as that's the time when I want chocolate very badly :). It helps!

It's amazing how very few books have been written on this topic. After all two thirds of the US population experiences insomnia once in a while or even on a regular basis (like me).

Also I could imagine that Kindle readers have a worse sleep. All books on sleep problems recommend that people eliminate as much electronic devices from their bedroom as possible and stop sitting at the computer or watching TV at least one hour before going to bed. So how does reading a Kindle book fits in here?
I tried to look up research regarding Kindle and bad sleep, but couldn't find any. It might take a few more years, before doctors and scientists will see a connection between both...
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