The recent revolutionary Hibernation Diet created by a British pharmacist and a nutrition expert caught my attention by making a powerful connection between
and obesity. It advocates incorporating mild resistance exercise and a healthy, balanced, and wholesome diet void of highly refined, processed foods such as white bread, pizza, burgers, chocolates, beer and sugar, and suggests taking a generous spoonful or two of honey at night, either as a warm drink, a smoothie or straight from the jar.
This fascinating honey hibernation diet promises to help us sleep and
at the same time by using our biology and working with our bodies, rather than against them - "recovery biology". A new approach to fat metabolism, it requires no straining from aerobics
no wearing out on a treadmill and no pounding it out in the gym.
Sounds too easy, too miraculous or too far-fetched to be believable?
Natural honey when taken prior to bed is believed to be able to fuel the liver, speed up fat-burning
hormones and help us get a better night's sleep. This oldest
also contains a wide variety of vitamins, including vitamins B6, B1, B2 and B5, and minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc,
and amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
This is what I learnt about the Hibernation Diet: due to its 1:1 ratio of fructose to glucose, honey is the most ideal food that can provide a fuelling mechanism for the body at night, keeping blood sugar levels balanced and letting your recovery hormones get on with burning fat stores. This proposition that honey reduces blood glucose level was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in April 2004. However, to most people, eating before bedtime, in this case eating sugars seems to defy common sense. Moreover, eating late at night is often discouraged by many people who believe that during bedtime, metabolic rate is low and the body cannot burn calories and would easily put on weight. Being a honey enthusiast, I naturally wanted to know more about how the hibernation diet works scientifically for the good of the body.
I read that when sugars are absorbed from the gut into the blood they are first absorbed by the liver, which is the only organ in the human body with the fructose enzyme to process this sugar. In the liver the fructose is converted into glucose, stored as liver glycogen or human starch, and released only if and when blood glucose falls.
Fructose also triggers the glucose enzyme in the liver allowing the liver to take in as much glucose as it requires. This has been referred to as the Fructose Paradox. In other words, fructose lowers the
Glycemic Index of glucose;
fructose enters the liver and opens the gate for glucose entry preventing a rapid rise in blood glucose. This natural blood glucose regulator found in fruits, vegetables and honey, regulate blood glucose levels and stabilize blood glucose to maintain a regular supply of glucose to the brain.
Some simple questions that the hibernation diet expert asks to check if the liver has fuelled up well for the night:
- Do you wake regularly during the night?
- Do you have night sweats?
- Do you experience acid reflux during the night?
- Do you get up to go to the bathroom during the night?
- Do you feel nauseous in the early morning?
- Do you wake up exhausted?
- Do you have a dry throat in the morning?
- Do you get night cramps?
- Do you feel weak in the early morning?
If "yes" is the answer for any of these questions, it could mean that instead of burning fat and repairing muscles, your body has produced a stream of stress hormones while you've slept.
The hibernation diet also goes on to explain how fructose in honey fuels the brain which is the most energy demanding organ, burning up to 20 times the fuel of any other cell in the body. We become exhausted after having to concentrate for a lengthy period. That's why we often hear that mental exhaustion is worse than physical exhaustion. The brain needs glucose to survive, however glucose occupies a large amount of storage space and there is no room in the brain. And the liver is the only organ that can both store and release glucose into the circulation. This is why looking after your liver glycogen amount by ensuring that the liver and the brain are well provided for both in the day and at night is so critical. Any fall in blood glucose is detrimental for the brain. The adrenal glands to be activated and the adrenal hormones if overproduced can lead to conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, poor immune function, depression and other distressing health problems.
What I find inspiring to read is that we burn an amazing 70% fat during rest, 35% during low level exercise, 20% during moderate exercise, and a low 10% during intense exercise. During sleep we should burn fats. However, if the liver is not fuelled prior to bed, we release stress hormones from the adrenal glands which raise our heart rate and blood pressure. These hormones instead of burning
degrade muscle and bone. The liver must deliver 10 grams of glucose every hour -- 6.5 to the brain, 3.5 to the kidneys and red blood cells. As the liver capacity is only 75 grams, most people go to bed with a depleted liver, activating the adrenal glands and do not recover. And if you do not recover you do not burn fats. The hibernation diet essentially aims to encourage people to reap the benefit of your body's own natural recovery system and optimize their recovery biology or fat burning biology, as explicitly termed by the author who believed that this diet is not only to a healthy weight but unlocking energy resources you never know you had.
So, if you interested to have a more in-depth account of this honey diet, check out the book "The Hibernation Diet" in which you will find details of the suggested diet plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the different types of resistance exercises described in clear steps.
A regular visitor of Benefit of Honey wrote to me and shared about his positive experience in using the hibernation diet and I am excited to post it here for all(with his permission of course!):
"I have been practising the hibernation diet for twenty months, and I'm still getting a wonderful effect on weight loss (My Weight Chart). All I exactly have to do is to consume honey one hour before bed as well as to have healthy meals everyday. I usually take two tablespoonful of honey or three and literally "it works while I sleep". I weighed 85.6kg at the beginning of November in 2006 when I began this diet. After twenty months, my weight hovers around 70kg these days. I lost about 16kg without doing any exercises in only twenty months! It's amazing! In addition it helps me get up immediately in next morning by taking honey before bed. Fueling the liver with honey before bed is really beneficial. Also, I happened to take a blood test half a year before I started the diet, the amount of triglyceride or neutral fat in the blood was 585mg/dL. It was a shocking value. And recently I took a blood test again. The result showed that the amount of neutral fat has drastically dropped to 157mg/dL in only two years! I believe it is an effect of the hibernation diet.
When it comes to the meals, I usually have a slice of toast, a vegetable salad, and of course honey as a toast spread almost every morning. And for dinner I often have the Japanese style meal, which may somewhat be traditional, mainly rice, vegetables, fish, tofu and so on.
Among other benefits, I was able to integrate this diet very easily and comfortably as part of my lifestlye and the best thing is I could actually continue with the diet for so long. What I do to lose weight and stay healthy is to just consume honey before bed!"
The honey hibernation diet is neither a mystical cure nor hype. Read the book to get a more in-depth understanding on the science behind the hibernation diet. The rationale for eating honey before bedtime has much to do with liver care and our fat metabolism during sleep. This write-up is not suggesting honey as a weight loss panacea (which does not exist). The last thing I want to do is to get on the nerves of those who for some reasons have gained no benefits and concluded it as a bunch of hoopla. If you think you have tried it hard enough but to no effect, move on folks. I too don't have an answer. What I do know is many have experienced weight loss as one of the positive "side effects" over time (next to sleeping better, better general health and immunity). The honey diet is not intended as a magic diet or one-time programme, but a way of life based on good science, followed in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to derive far reaching health benefits.
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Hey everybody, I am 17, 180cm and have been overweight all my life.
The past 6 months I have been eating healthier, reducing my portions and doing exercises with dumbbells and squats with them as well + I just started doing some walking/jogging during my 2 week holiday
I have noticed that for a while now (The past year) I have become noticeably more tired before the day ends, and I wake up very tired, I don't know if it's just a teenager thing but I am hoping this helps it, it's very frustrating and dangerous while I'm driving (I tend to close my eyes for a few seconds) I visited the doctor and he told me I just need to lose some weight, well since then (6 months abouts) I have gone from 105kg to 93kg, but I have also put on muscle which is an increased weight reduction from the numbers given above, I am very excited to see how this helps, I was paranoid at first due to not much information on this but then I saw all the comments below, which was a good motivation, I am hoping this at the very least helps with my sleep and ability to stay awake and ready for the day ahead, and contributing to my weight loss would be absolutely fabulous!
I suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and depression, would be nice if they were somewhat helped too :)
Wish me and everyone else luck! I'll be starting from tonight, using some natural honey (it crystallizes).
I'll try and remember to update everybody later on with any improvements I notice!
Joshua Rahme, Australia 21 April 2013
I endeavour to be healthy as much as possible so thought I would try this diet. I don't need it for weight loss but I do wake with a sore throat in the mornings.
I have taken it for 4 nights now and I have had 4 sleepless nights in a row - restless and active mind and not able to drop off into a nice deep sleep. The first night I had sweats too. I will persevere because the diet makes sense but I just wondered if this is normal? I normally sleep very well. Does anyone have a similar experience and know how long it will last before I see a good night sleep? I wondered if it could be because my metabolism is speeding up and its a period of adjustment?
Katie Chandler, United States 15 April 2013
Ruth: Hi Katie, I haven't come across similar experience like yours. If you can ascertain the purity/quality of the honey you are taking and attribute the symptoms to the hibernation diet, I don't have an explanation for it. It might be a temporary setback as the body adjusts itself to the new diet, but if it continues to give you problems after a week, I guess it would only make sense to give it a miss.
Love honey and almost bed time and I was craving it- tipped the jar straight up to my mouth and downed about 3 or 4 table spoons- then low and behold stumbled on this- nice- I will do this every night- also plan to start my day with 3 lemons juiced a tablespoon of honey and a couple teaspoons of cinnamon- bet this cleanses me!
Juju, United States 9 April 2013
Going to start tonight. I have a hyper thyroid problem, not sleeping well, I have hyper tension to because of my thyroid. Wanna try this and see if it works for me.
Joyce Yoshimi, Japan 25 Mar 2013
Going to start tonight, I am excited. I have a slight thyroid problem , frequent night rest room breaks, not sleeping well pre menopause, so we will see!
Jamie Mitchell, United States 22 Mar 2013
Taking honey just before sleep is the best sound sleeping drug everybody can think of. I have tried it and worked perfectly.
Afriyie Poku, Ghana 21 Mar 2013
I've decided to start this diet tonight, I'm 18 and I suffer from chronic anxiety and juvenile arthritis of the lower spine. Seeing as I am not 25 and my bones aren't fully developed, I cannot get treatment for my arthritis nor any pain relief. My days consist mostly of joint pains all over my body and exhaustion from the amount of stress the anxiety puts on me physically and mentally. It would be really good if in a weeks time, my joint pains and exhaustion will have reduced after taking the honey not only before bed but when i wake up in the morning. fingers crossed, I'll let you guys know how it goes. :)
Mariah, Australia 12 Mar 2013
Ruth: Give this honey diet some time, at least a few months or even longer. It's not a quick fix for chronic illnesses but a daily habit which can be easily incorporated into anyone's lifestyle for improved overall health. Also, try replacing the processed or artificial sugars in your current diet (eg. beverages) with honey.
I love honey, been taking honey everyday for about a year, great for a sore throat, I have been taking it before bedtime for 2 days, amazing feel more relaxed, sleeping better, gonna plant more flowers in my garden for the bees, bless them.
Dave Rooke, United Kingdom 8 Mar 2013
Honey is a wonderful stuff. I have been using it at night when ever I feel too tired. I always have deep and sound sleep overnight, with a refreshed brain and feel much more lighter when I wake up. I will start to monitor its efficacy on weight-loss. I need it. I am over 100kg and need to shed off some weight. Thanks for the info.
Banji Bakare, Nigeria 8 Mar 2013
It works. I had been using the hibernation diet off and on over a few years and had no idea there was a name for this. So many benefits can't name them all.Just today had some honey and squeezed lemon. Within a few minutes my bowels moved after a few days with no movement (rare occurrence for me). Helps digestion and always amazed at how quickly it works.
After reading this and many of the comments about sleep and this remedy. It makes so much sense. I already knew we lose weight when we get adequate sleep at night. Now I understand it even better. Thanks for this site. It is really an amazing help.
I'm also a flower gardener and love when bees show up! God is so wonderful!
Vanessa Jones, United States 28 Feb 2013
Stumble upon this site whilst I was doing some reading on honey. Started this hibernation diet on 8/2 but only took my weight this evening at 60.7kg. Wanna try this and see if this works for me.
Jeanne T, Singapore 11 Feb 2013
My doctor tell me that I have insomnia but I will prove her wrong because I started this honey regiment at night and I had been sleeping wonderful and I don't wake to pee so much now from three times to just one and that's close to my time to get up for work any way. I will continue to stay on the honey, get back later with more goodness I am sure.
Olga Bryant, United States 15 Jan 2013
I'm excited to try this! I've been using honey as a facial mask for years now and its helped with the overall appearance of my skin. Honey is such a wonderful remedy and tastes so good!
Ashley R., United States 13 Jan 2013
I started this diet 4 days ago, and it really helped me with my sleep! I'm an university student and sometimes I feels sluggish when I woke up (especially during test week where I lacked a lot of sleep), but after starting this diet, I woke up early in the morning, feels refreshed and ready to start the day! While I haven't seen any weight loss, I'm satisfied with the sleep-quality improvement! It seems that this diet also healed my hyper urination. And I think it also did something to my voice because now my voice is not coarse when I wake up--I can even start a recording session right after I wake up! I'm so glad I started this diet, and it's thanks to this website that provided me with a lot of information!
Naomi, Indonesia 11 Jan 2013
I been on the Hibernation Diet for a two weeks now and I am hypothyroidism with my thyroid; It has helped with my sleeping instead of the 5 I get a good 7-8 hours of sleep now. I am no longer constipated, more awake, and my skin is not as dry anymore. I have more energy than I ever had. (;
Dayle C, Canada 8 Jan 2013
I just started my 1 tbsp of honey tonight :)Anyone here with an underactive thyroid been taking honey, does it help a lot ?:)
MJ, The Philippines 7 Dec 2012
It is now 5 days since I started the diet. It seems to work. I have been losing 0.1kg a day. Amazing, because I was stuck at 93.4 kilos for over a month. With this success I have,today,started to count calorie intake. I know that I have been eating more that I need. I need to lose many kilos to be out of OVERWEIGHT so now I have a determination to lose some serious weight. I have also bought a pair of 5 kilo dumb bell hand weights. See my previous message.
Angiolo Chiesa, Thailand 22 Nov 2012
Today I bought 250ml of wild huney,in an ex-wine bottle. Got to be pure, it came from a Burmese village across the river. So having read the article, and I need to lose weight I am giving it a try. I am 76 years old and this is the first time I have learned of this diet.
Angiolo Chiesa, Thailand 18 Nov 2012
Great diet. I have already got some results in 2 days. It's amazing. It helped me in waking up early morning without snoozing my alarm multiple times :) let's see if it helps me with my weight loss.
Pooja, India 11 Oct 2012
Hai guys, also try warm water + lemon + green tea will realy give better result for reducing weight, enhances appetite.
Sugavanasellvi Selvi, India 15 Oct 2012
Hello, I had a head cold and my chiropractor told me to drink my green tea with honey and cinnamon. Which I did, feel so much better and have been sleeping wonderful. Plus energy in the a.m. I have been drinking the tea at night. I will omit the cinnamon and see how I do. Thank you for your information! I need to lose a few pounds but with this extra energy I will be moving more. Take care and good luck to all.
Tra, United States 14 Oct 2012
Hi there, besides the weight loss which I'm very keen to try! I burnt myself badly the other day and just by chance decided to put pure organic honey on the burn - well I felt no pain, absolutely no pain, it was amazing!! Just wanted to share that with you as well - honey is a gift to mankind!
Debbie Lindeque, South Africa 11 Oct 2012
Have done lots of research and it looks like honey is great to have before bed. I had tried it in the past and did sleep better but did not know it could help with weight loss. I am starting again with organic manuka honey, has anyone tried having manuka honey? will this be as effective?
Hannah, New Zealand 10 Oct 2012
Ruth: For the hibernation diet, any floral varietal of honey is fine, so long it is 100% pure and raw is best. Medical grade Manuka honey (ie UMF 10+ and above) may provide you with other additional health benefits due to its enhanced antimicrobial properties.
I always get tired in the morning and very lazy doing the day...well tried the hibernation diet...OMG it feels so good...I feel so fresh in the morning!
Akanisi, Fujie 4 Oct 2012
Hi, I'm Nisa I've read your article about This Hibernation Diet seems quite unbelivable but I'm giving it a try. For the past three days I've been taking honey before going to bed and started noticing that I'm able to sleep well the before. I'm a light sleeper who wakes through out the night and having a stressful life. But this does really help me during the night. It's a wonderful discovery. Thanks a lot.
Thajun Nisa, Singapore 2 Oct 2012
As a teenager My Mother gave me 2 tablespoons full of honey and I fell asleep in 5 mins. It was always the best night of sleep I had.
Dean Eaton, United States 23 Sep 2012
If a person is of average weight, how the hibernation diet acts on him?
Bipin, India 23 Sep 2012
Ruth: The idea of taking honey (half to one hour) before bedtime has a lot to do with liver health (an area that has been much neglected) which is linked to the metabolism of fats during recovery mode. It is a great lifestyle recommendation for those who are looking for better health and body immunity. It's not a diet specifically for weight loss, but many people have experienced the ease of losing weight as one of the "side effects" from the diet (next to sleeping better, better general health and immunity.
I know exercise and eating healthy foods is a good thing to lose weight, but because of my lifestyle, I haven't no time and so lazy to wake up in the morning to do some exercise, so I search on web on how to lose weight in a healthy way then I saw this page and it makes me interested so I started tonight to eat a honey before sleeping, and tomorrow, when I wake up I will do also the honey and lemon juice, hope for the good result, thank you and god bless! Lets pray guys for the better future :)
Eunica Fajardo, The Philippines 21 Sep 2012
After reading this I will be giving it a try. At worship service tonight we had apples and honey. About 30 minutes ago I realize that I should be sleepy. Well am not. I forgot that sometimes I'll eat a spoonful of honey as a pick me up. Now reading this study gives me something new to use honey for.
I can wait. Thank you!
Tangie Welton, United States 19 Sep 2012
I have been taking a tablespoon of organic honey every night for 2 weeks now. I am dreaming more vividly than before and sleeping much better.My stomach feels great when I wake up.I am not hungry in the middle of the night like I was before. It is too early to judge any weight loss but time will tell.
Eileen Hanson, United States 13 Sep 2012
I have been trying lemon-honey-warm water everyday early in the morning for a months I feel better, refreshing, healthier.I'm trying all these just to lose my weight...the information provided on your site seems so interesting I am surely gonna try this just from today......wish me good luck for losing my WEIGHT soon and I m gonna post soon if i had positive effect.:)
Bhawesh Mandal, Nepal 8 Sep 2012
My father is suffering from sugar and bp but he doesn't have problem with two spoon of honey at night.
Dav I., India 1 Sep 2012
I would love to try this since I know that honey is the best natural remedy.
Nidhi Roger Binni, India 23 Aug 2012
I appreciate taking honey at night.
Santosh Prasad, India 6 Aug 2012
Hello! I was surfing the internet for lemon-water-honey benefits and got lucky to have entered this site for a link in losing weight too. Curiosity had me as I read the title, then found myself hooked reading the informative article word by word with so much interest. Indeed it surprised me how one can actually lose weight with consuming honey before bedtime!
Ling Egan, The Philippines 5 Aug 2012
Yeh it seems to be very very very very beneficial and interesting, I think all obese should follow it. And I as an obese am going to take it tonight.
Aisha Tabasum, India 4 Aug 2012
Excellent Diet Program which I have been doing and experiencing since last year...
Antonio Jr Bornilla, The Philippines
28 July 2012
My friend and I at work have just started honey before bedtime after reading this site - (3 nights so far). She's late 60s and I'm 50. Both of us had the first 2 nights waking up, thirsty, finding it hard to drop off but have put this down to the detoxing part someone else mentioned. We also both felt really hot (and it's mid winter here in icy Victoria). And no, not hot flushes either, it was a different sensation. Last night, I slept like a baby and woke up feeling pretty good. Am not sure if that is because I was pretty tired after two dud nights.
However, more than happy to keep going on it and I would be rapt to lose even a kilo as my only problem weight wise is trying to shift a small bit of very stubborn stomach fat. With Mr Liver getting some help, this may well happen!
Di Richmond, Australia 19 July 2012
I am interested to reduce weight.
Dhanabalan Sithambaram, Malaysia 11 July 2012
Just make sure you watch your fructose intake. Modern science tells us that fructose is a major cause of obesity as it is not digested by the sugar route but is stored by the liver as (belly) fat.Less than 15 g/d intake is highly recommended. And if your are mounting a major offensive on belly fat, just keep it out of your diet.
Mervyn Charles, Australia 29 June 2012
Ruth: I cannot figure how this article on Hibernation Diet could be construed as such a negative impact on one's diet and lifestyle. The Hibernation diet is about the smart and appropriate use of fructose via honey before bedtime based on some scientific understanding of how the liver and body metabolism works when we sleep, far from the idea that honey is great to be consumed liberally in indulgence.
Hello , after reading the posts here I became so motivated to try this diet! I started eating healthy and have my tablespoon of honey an hour before bed. I sleep extremely well and wake up in the morning all refreshed. I must report that one week later now and I have lost 3kg. I just have to get an exercise routine going now :-)
Sam, South Africa 29 June 2012
I wanna try this! Am worried of my BMI!
Lydia Odek, Kenya 27 June 2012
All I can say is wow! I have always slept well, but never wake up well, and always hit the snooze button a few times before eventually dragging myself out of bed. Last night I tried the Manuka honey in a glass of warm milk for the first time. When my alarm went off this morning I was awake and felt great and got straight up!
Bronny, Australia 19 June 2012
Yup, it's true. This article is spot on!
But this has being known for so many years to Muslims, as it's has a chapter called 'The Bees'.
Those who found this information interesting on this website, should check out the other scientific information that is revealed 1,350 years ago. Before all the science was so 'advanced'. Now THAT's a miracle.
Sam Bee, United Kingdom 11 June 2012
Gilda Yuson, The Philippines 11 June 2012
I love to try this.I am looking forward to a wonderful result.
Helena Labi, Ghana 6 June 2012
I have been attempting to loose weight for the past two months when I found about 3 weeks ago my weight loss just 'stuck'. I went to a farmers market and bought some honey sticks. They were so tasty that I went back the next day and purchased about 4 different flavors (lots of sticks). This morning I noticed a 1.5 pound weight loss. I can only attribute that to my honey consumption as I did absolutely nothing different; that's why I googled benefits of honey and found your website. I am curious to see how this works for the rest of the week.
Sheila Butler, United States 5 June 2012
Marvellous article. I will start using honey from to day itself. Thanks Ahuja.
Lajpat Rai Ahuja, India 29 May 2012
This is great! I have heard for years that you should drink a warm cup of water with a squeezed lemon or lime and a tablespoon of honey in it before bed each night. I was told the lemon/lime cleansed especially for women's digestive/menstrual health and the honey promotes sleep and overall health. sleep deprivation is one of the causes of obesity so this TOTALLY makes sense...AND... using locally harvested honey will help seasonal allergies so you get an added benefit!
Jessica, United States 23 May 2012
I am overweight and always suffer from acidity. Now that I have started Hibernation Diet since last seven day, I feel that the acidity/chest burn has almost gone. Thanks.
Prasanta Mandal, India 21 May 2012
I am so freaking overweight. Planning to start this diet as soon as possible. Thanks for the useful information.
Ramona, Papua New Guinea 19 May 2012
Interesting article. I've been noticing that when I listen to my cravings they end up being right on for health. I've been eating pure unpasteurized honey every day for over a year now. I've just gotten one cold in that time. I listened to my mother and brother complain about their sleep problems the last time I was with them and I'm thinking maybe the honey I eat every evening has been having a positive effect on my sleeping. (Lately brown rice pudding sweetened with honey - delish). God loves the bees even though we swat them away. (Well, I don't I love 'em too) ?
Beesrockmyworld Girl, Canada 10 May 2012
I have gone through all the information regarding Hibernation Diet and am satisfied. Will try myself. Thanks for posting such type of information which more than 50% of the word population requires due to overweight. Thanks.
Sidhu Jagjeet Singh, India 26 Apr 2012
I lost 6 pounds my first week taking honey before bed. Sleeping so much better too waking up feeling refreshed. I love my honey!
Kimberly Moody, United States 20 Apr 2012
I don't want to sound negative. I have had honey and cinnamon for two nights now (before bedtime), and am rather concerned that both nights have been so disturbed and restless, not to mention also going to the bathroom! I am hoping this will change with continued use, but would appreciate any comments/ advice that anyone can offer.
Margaret, Australia 19 Apr 2012
Ruth: Margaret, the honey and cinnamon mixture is usually taken in the morning, with an empty stomach, about half an hour before breakfast. For the hibernation diet, take just honey (without cinnamon) before you go to bed. I've come across complaints of cinnamon causing insomnia at night. As for honey, when its amino acid tryptophan enters our brain, it is converted into serotonin, which in darkness is then converted into melatonin, a well-known cure for sleeping disorders
I am definitely about to start this new diet....I am never rested and have no energy lately even first thing in the mornings...plus i am having mood issues etc.......thanks for the wonderful info.
TG, United States 19 Apr 2012
I believe in this diet 150%. I'm certain I've lost and kept off 10+ pounds in 3 months thanks to eating raw bee products right before bed. I have absolutely done nothing else (except eat a little more/less, depending on the occasion, and am doing light sessions of yoga for my back).
Thank you my wonderful buzzing friends for the delicious and magnificent gift you give to us, and thanks OP for this fantastic site!
Carol, United States 15 Apr 2012
Ruth: So glad this diet works for you, Carol! And appreciate your nice words about Benefits of Honey site. :)
Goes against what I know sugar and carbs do to me to think honey can make me lose weight...THEN AGAIN, honey is not sugar same as pink slime is not beef.
Timothy Singleton, United States 5 Apr 2012
I am always overweight since I was 13 years old. Tried a lot of yo yo diet lost some but gain more. Right now I am in the weight watchers program in hope to lose some weight. I will definitely try this honey hibernation diet, why not? Good luck to everyone and including me.
Jeanette Lau, United States 24 Mar 2012
I started taking honey with milk sometime last year say in September and I noticed an increased bowel movement. I was pregnant yet never experienced indigestion/constipation till delivery. My skin glowed, my weight was constantly in check.
Edna Ezennia, Nigeria 21 Mar 2012
I have been drinking Organic Honey (Organica in India supplies that) since past few weeks. I haven't tried hibernation diet as of now but I take Honey with milk in Morning around 1 hour before Gym and my power has increased. It has helped me to overcome plateaus. Now I am doing 110Kg+ full squats for around 5 repetitions. Basically every good thing has gotten better!!
Ramandeep, India 10 Mar 2012
First time I ever heard of this and I totally believe its possible. I just started drinking Camomile Tea with a spoonfull of Organic Raw Honey before bed. I wake up feeling great. Hope to see the pounds drop!
Manuel Martinez, United States 2 Mar 2012
I believe every word of what u wrote about honey as being a muslim my Prophet's[pbuh]teachings reveal that honey is a cure for diseases. Thanks for reminding me that the cure for my obesity was right there all the time.
Samreen Sohail, Pakistan 24 Feb 2012
Hi, I am going to start this from today. Have been not sleeping quite well these days. Will try this sure tonight - having a spoon of honey before sleep in warm milk of straight away and having lemon + warm water + honey in the morning.
Thanks for the wonderful info.
Murthy, India 31 Jan 2012
Yes I have been using honey for last 4 months and feeling quite good. Honey works good as it has changed my physical activity as well as my health.
Amit Singh, India 19 Jan 2012
I love Honey so much, its the best natural sweeterner available with loads of benefits. Continuing to battle obesity my best friend since infancy.
Jigsaw Joshoa, Samoa 17 Jan 2012
I gained 10 kgs weight at home after my studies I think this article will help me and let's see how honey works on me and hope to bring wonders to me.
Very informative thanx :-)
Anu Smily, India 13 Jan 2012
I've taken 2 spoons of honey shortly before bedtime for about a week so far. The very first night I slept like a rock, very sound and relaxing sleep. Woke up feeling refreshed with better mental clarity, no grogginess. It's great!
Marilyn, United States 10 Jan 2012
I am obese and diabetic (on the insulin pump). I stumbled on the 'Hibernation Diet' about six months ago when I was looking for ways to reduce cortisol (stress hormone) production in the body. I started taking one or two tablespoons before bed each night. First thing I noticed is an increase in very colorful dreams. I feel noticeably better when I wake up and have a heavy cloudy urination which I do NOT have when I don't take honey (the diabetes is affecting my kidneys). I haven't experienced any weightloss. One person mentioned that they take metformin for their diabetes. I had to quit taking that because of terrible side affects (lots of muscle pain). I believe that metformin blocks your liver's ability to release sugars as one of the ways it "lowers" your blood sugar. Also, taking the honey before bed does not cause my blood glucose to spike.
Timothy Robinson, United States 5 Jan 2012
Does this actually work? I have been wanting to try this but I didn't know if it will help me lose weight while I sleep.
Nick Keys, Australia 5 Jan 2012
Hi, I am a nutritionist and a firm believer of natural remedies. I sometimes take a warm glass of milk with a tbsp of honey before going to bed.It has helped be get sound sleep and I feel fresh in the morning. It helps soothe my stressed body system. I will start taking it regularly and see its effect on my weight. This article is indeed informative.
Annapurna Sharma, India 30 Dec 2011
Having diabetes since 1991, it's been very difficult to control...more so because of additional health problems I've got now. Asthma, allergies, congestion, colds, coughing that comes and goes frequently. If that's not enough, I'm significantly overweight. Not morbidly obese or extremely overweight, but I'd say about 25 or 30 pounds more than I want to be. The allergies, congestion, and coughing appears to occur on a nightly basis. Colds come and go and my asthma is not too bad for now. With those three things I mentioned that occur on a nightly basis, my sleep is less than poor, to say the least. It's no wonder I'm overweight, though that isn't the only factor. I just found this website tonight and I'm gonna try the honey with mainly tea and lemon juice at night before bed. It won't work overnight and I know that. But, hopefully, it will work soon so I can feel better and hopefully enjoy life again in the future. Wish me luck, everyone!
David C., United States 23 Dec 2011
I surprised by reading this page. It is a miracle that HONEY gives a magic to our body. It is very good to hear that consuming honey before bed gives wonderful effects on losing weight and keeping healthy.
Sushma Ravindranath Damsam, India 17 Dec 2011
I've been taking a tsp of honey for two nights now and it has taken me a while to sleep. I'm wondering if anybody has had this same effect...
Brendi, United States 14 Dec 2011
I used a variation of this diet. Instead of honey, I went to sleep for an extremely long time, months even. It was not only more accurate to what a hibernation diet should be, I lost a ton of weight. I wrote an ebook about it called How to Lose Weight Through Hibernation.
Mr. Forthright, United States 5 Dec 2011
Ruth: Nothing could be further from the truth than your statement "exercise is what's making you gain weight" (which is printed in the "product description" of your ebook "How to Lose Weight Through Hibernation"). "Sleeping for months"? Losing weight does not always necessarily mean becoming healthier! According to the Honey Hibernation Diet, long hours of sleep without properly fuelling the liver can be detrimental to our health in the long run.
I have recently started using the lemon and bee-honey combination in the morning and can feel the difference already. Earlier it was very hard for me to avoid sweets no matter how strongly I determined but, after using this, I find the sweets less tempting.
Surely, I am going to try this hibernation diet method soon.
Ruvi Weerasingha, Qatar 4 Dec 2011
Ok this is quite interesting. I actually just started using honey with green tea this week and will start the nightly 1-2 teaspoon of honey today. I have been hovering around 150-155 pounds for the last one year even though I work out regularly. I am 5'8 in height so this is still fine but my dream weight is 145 and it will be wonderful to see how this hibernation diet works along with my regular exercises.
Chinky, United States 29 Nov 2011
I'm currently suffering from my biannual sinus infection and my dad always told me tea with honey and lemon! honey is an antibiotic... eat it!
so i had my tea with honey and milk cause i'm not big on lemon and it was far tastier than with my usual 4 spoonfuls of sugar (i really like sweet things, i kno it's bad XD) but anywho after having only half of my cup i was up til 2 am hacking up my lungs and when i finally went to sleep i woke up this morning and i felt rested, still sick, but rested and i was weirded out cause the coughing and sneezing is all really draining and even when i'm healthy i always wake up tired. i'm having more tea with honey now and i feel wayyy better than i did yesterday.
now that i read up on this hibernation diet i think i'mma try it cause i love sleep, i love honey and sweet, and i'm going to start going to the gym with some girlfriends at work so we'll see how this goes and hopefully i'll feel ten times better than normal.
Kara, United States 12 Nov 2011
Well, I'm a Phys Ed graduate and have always been sensitive to the ol' body and its goings-on. I'm not a fad dieter at all, but at 60+ years old it was time to renovate. A couple of litres of fresh-lemon-and-honey water per day really cleaned me out dramatically and then I read about the Hibernation Diet. Haven't read the book - just started taking a tablespoonsful straight out of the jar shortly before sleeping. An IMMEDIATE change in sleep quality happened. Slept deeper, hardly moved all night, woke absolutely relaxed but very ready for the day. Excellent, really, and the slight weight loss I had experienced from regular exercise gently accelerated.
Being a Kiwi, I have access to New Zealand's amazing pure honeys and that must be a plus, and something to note. Avoid cheap, sugar-added honeys. Good honey's a very worthwhile investment.
We can only work on our experience, and should ignore hype. Try the Hibernation Diet. You will sleep more soundly and if you lose weight to boot, you sure won't complain :)
Chris, China 11 Nov 2011
Ruth: Awesome, Chris!
Thank you so much for this info. am a travel agent and I work at night. I find it hard to sleep in the morn and am really getting huge. before going to sleep today, I'll definitely take honey and let's see if it'll work wonders on me too.I'm so excited! many tnx! =)
Karen Dosejo, The Philippines
10 Nov 2011
Why I'm starting the honey diet tonight: I've had chronic long-term insomnia since I was a toddler, and I absolutely REFUSE to go on sleeping medication. I also have hypoglycemia (and a family history of type 2 diabetes).
I've lost 45lbs in the last 4 months, but my radically increased stress hormones have halted my weightloss in the last 5 weeks.
Let's see if honey is the answer!
Jenna, United States 9 Nov 2011
HI PEOPLE, I AM A TYPE 2 DIABETIC CONTROLLED BY TABLETS 500MG OF METFORMIN TWICE A DAY... I ALSO HAVE A LIVER PROBLEM AND BEEN DOING THIS FOR ABOUT A WEEK, IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO USE THE HIBERNATION DIET?? AS HONEY/DIABETES.
Philip, United Kingdom 1 Nov 2011
Ruth: If a diabetic has been taking white table sugar, I don't see why honey, a much more superior form of sugar cannot be tolerated. My opinion in:
Is Honey Allowed in Diabetic Diet? You may also want to read a posting by a diabetic in: Best Sugar for Diabetes. For diabetics who have experience with eating honey, do join us in the conversation on this highly debatable topic.
"... honey is directly converted to liver glycogen and does not raise blood sugar levels as does sucrose or HFCS even though it contains the same simple sugars. This fact alone is indication enough to recommend honey for diabetics."
~ Dr. Ron Fessenden, The Honey Revolution
Is this diet safe for diabetics? Type two taking 1000 Metformin.
Gloria Gonzalez, United States 1 Nov 2011
Menopause has ravaged a formerly beautiful body - Mine, and I'm just about desperate to try something natural and non-habit forming.
Robin, United States 24 Oct 2011
HI, YET TO READ HIBERNATION DIET. I AM A REGULAR USER OF HONEY FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS CONSUMING 50ML DAILY. THIS HAS HELPED IN KEEPING MY ORIGINAL DENTAL SET GIVEN BY THE GOD. AGED 61 YEARS. NO DISORDERS IN HEALTH. MIGHT HAVE TAKEN 3 R 4 CROCIN IN MY LIFE TIME. I CONSUME 1-1/2 LITRES OF WATER EARLY MORNING, HAVE A GOOD FULL SQUARE MEALS ONE TIME A DAY. REST OF THE TIME BE ON LIQUID FOOD. RECENTLY I CHECKED MY BODY WITH MODERN MACHINE WHICH GIVES MY BODY AGE IS 44. IS IT REMARKABLE? ANY ONE CAN CONTACT THRUGH MY CALL ON 09141839845. REGARDS. KRISHNA KUMAR MN, MYSORE, INDIA. REGARDS. CORDIALLY YOURS.
KRISHNA KUMAR M N, India 21 Oct 2011
In searching your site, I found a post from Terrence Kendrick, I know him. He is a newer member of our YCBA (Bee Keepers association). I just wanted to validate his earlier post. Since joining our club he has lost weight and maintained it. He had mentioned he was using honey. IT Worked for him. I think I am going to try it.
Darcy Wagner, United States 12 Oct 2011
I need to jump start my metobolism. I am starting the hibernation diet today.
Sylvia Robinson, United States 7 Oct 2011
I started taking a teaspoon honey before going to bed and lost 1kg in 4 days without changing my diet and routine. I am happy with the result as I have thyroid problem n I can hardly lose 1kg in 1 month. Will definitely update after a month.
Sammy, Australia 6 Oct 2011
Oh ok.........so it is good to use honey? I drink two or three cups of tea throughout the day and I always have honey anyway, but i just started weight watching and was kind of wondering if honey was alright to use or not, but by the sounds of it, it's good that I use honey!? Thank you:))
Vanessa, Canada 28 Sep 2011
The hibernation diet actually works. I have only been practising it for a week and I have lost 4kgs. How cool is that!! What's even more suprising is that I did not have to change my diet or do any physical exercise. I just stuck to taking a spoon or two spoonfull of honey right before I go to sleep. And it has surely paid off. Thanks guys.
Loretah Ching Soh, Malaysia 26 Sep 2011
Ruth: Wow, Loretah, I must say this is pretty amazing to me! Honestly, the numbers surprise me. I've come across many testimonies on the positive experience with the Hibernation Diet over time, but the result you've seen is the speediest so far.
THIS IS GOOD INFORMATION.
Catherine Ocampo, Singapore 20 Sep 2011
Thanks for this website! I have cracking in the corners of my mouth that I have been unable to heal. I found an article abt putting honey on the sores so I tried it. (I also started taking vitamins)I wasn't using the pure organic kind (yet) but have had some relief. I was pleasantly surprised to find the organic in my local grocery store. Even though I still have the sores they are healing now.
Tracy Starrett, Puerto Rico 19 Sep 2011
Hi, I wanna lose my weight. I am starting this diet.
Sonal Patel, New Zealand 16 Sep 2011
Hi, I just started taking honey in the morning and day long, I was in habit of taking sugar in milk and tea also roo afja mixed with water and 4 spoons of sugar. Now in just four days of starting honey, my sugar consumption is merely two spoons. I add honey in milk. Also I lost one kg in just four days. Thanks for tellig me the great benefits of honey.
SUDHIR GOEL, India 4 Sep 2011
Interesting accounts regarding the use of honey! I have this to add. If you suffer from allergies and you wish to lesson the effects of these allergies, its advisable to take honey but it should be gathered from as close to where you live as whats bothering you is from the elements close to your home.
Richard, United States 28 Aug 2011
I lost 1kg for about 1 week only... I'm very amazed and will continue this hibernation diet. Thanks a lot for this website! I'm excited to lose more!
Nouf, Saudi Arabia
10 Aug 2011
Hi, well I'm wondering what kind of honey to use. Should it be raw or just any honey? My brother told me about this Hibernation Diet, and he has lost 30 lbs. !! I was so excited, so please let me know about the type I should buy.
Linda Malnati, United States 2 Aug 2011
Ruth: It's exciting to know how much your brother has benefited from the hibernation diet, Linda! Get raw honey direct from a trusted beekeeper if you can (to ensure best quality). If that is not possible, buy it from a reliable brand. Any 100% pure, unadulterated honey is good.
First of all thanks for this great website, I came to know about this hibernation diet 2 months ago and man its really gud...m doing it from the moment i came to know...m trying to shed off my baby weight...I'm taking lemon honey syrup in the morning along with honey before sleep and i hv lost a little since then..but i wanted to know that if u have missed any of this drink i mean lemon honey(in the morning) or honey(before going to bed) for one or two days,is it going to affect the weight loss?please reply if anyone know this...
Dolly, Austrialia 21 May 2011
Ruth: Occasional misses are not going to bring your efforts to nought. What counts most is a consistent routine over time. I don't see the Hibernation Diet as a short-term programme that lasts for a few weeks, but a simple step that can be incorporated into one's routine and lifestyle to reap the benefits of quality sleep and better metabolism that lead other positive "side effects" including improved immune function and weight loss in the long run.
What if one already has a health diet - 1000-1300 kcals /day, 4-5 hrs vigorous exercise a week, female, damaged metabolism - will taking honey at night help lose weight or is the hibernation diet only 'working' because of readers' switch to a processed-food-free diet and additional resistance training?
Sceptic, Hong Kong 30 Apr 2011
Ruth: Read the science behind the hibernation diet. The book will give you a more in-depth understanding on it. The proposition of taking honey before bedtime is closely linked to our liver health (an area that has been much neglected) and the metabolism of fats during recovery mode. It's not a panacea for obesity or a magic diet that guarantees weight loss, but many people have experienced the ease of losing weight as one of the "side effects" from the diet (next to sleeping better, better general health and immune function). If you are already exercising and eating right, I don't see any harm in giving it a try (it's just a simple step), then you can assess for yourself its long term benefits and the difference it brings.
I have now lost 40 lbs using the hibernation diet after about 4 months. I also have maintained it well for about 5 months. Now, I am back on a more stricter version of losing again shooting for another 20 lbs by the end of June.
I may go back in maintenance mode again during the Summer and shoot for another 20 in the Fall. I have found taking breaks from the strictest version really helps (I continue to take honey before bed though during maintanence though).
I learned of it through a book I saw in a bee supplier catalogue. I believe I found your website after seeing the book in a catalogue to learn more about it before purchasing it. I really believe in this and regularly recommend it. I am now reading the abridged version of The Honey Revolution. My best suggestion is to become a beekeeper. Its good exercise and makes this whole diet more fun!
Thanks for what you are doing!
Terence Kendrick, United States 28 Apr 2011
"A new approach to fat metabolism, it requires no straining from aerobics exercise, no wearing out on a treadmill and no pounding it out in the gym."
I'm sure honey is wonderfully healthy stuff, but I'm disturbed that you're suggesting that a diet _replace_ exercise. The latter has about a million health benefits that have been firmly established by peer-reviewed scientific literature for decades. Honey has a few positive health effects that have been studied a little bit, but it's quite certain that no matter what you eat, exercise is critical to health. Promoting _anything_ as a substitute for exercise is just plain irresponsible.
Ben, United States 19 Apr 2011
Ruth: The Hibernation Diet, as pointed out early in the article "advocates incorporating mild resistance exercise and a healthy...diet". The article says the diet "requires no straining from aerobics exercise, no wearing out on a treadmill and no pounding it out in the gym" without dismissing the fact that exercise is critical to health. It is about the kind of exercise the Hibernation Diet theory believes to be most effective for losing weight. Also, I can't disagree more that "honey has a few positive health effects that have been studied a little bit".
I've just read the article about the hibernation diet, as someone who allready knows the benefits of honey, i now realise why i wake up after at least 8hours sleep still feeling knackered. im going to start drinking honey tonight and see what happens, and hopefully lose a few pounds as well. winner all round.
Karen Chandler, United Kingdom 17 Apr 2011
I started the honey-before-bedtime protocol night before last, and I thought you might be interested to know that it triggered a ramped up detox process. Yesterday's wake up was not particularly pleasant, but after a couple bottles of distilled water I was fine. Today's wake up was more pleasant, tho I can still feel the detox going on. Clearly my liver is saying 'hey, I have extra energy! I'm gonna toss as much crap as possible out!'
Christiner, United States 11 Apr 2011
Honey is an excellent healing material for wounds** and applying honey immediately on burn skin** prevents the skin from damage.
Regular consumption of honey-water mixture each morning and evening is an excellent supplement**.
An american research proves that no type of virus can live inside honey.
Honey is the key to maintain youth** and saves body from deformation**,even the egyptian mummies were preserved by adding honey.
Pure honey when applied to eyes improves eyesight**
BUT ONLY EaTING HONEY WILL HELP...NOT JUST REaDING aBOUT IT! :D
Zakaria, Pakistan 24 Mar 2011
I believe in hibernation diet.. now I will try it before bed time, I have a lot of stocks of honey, but now very pleasant for us women not to control ourselves for dieting so hard, this is the best way.... love it.
Christy Lou Cajoles, The Philippines 12 Mar 2011
Ok! I started last nite. 2/28/11 weigthing @ 235lb. Got myself wholesome natural specially harvested raw honey u.s grade a. So i woke-up dis morning, i felt well rested & alert,also slept in later then usual & very hungry dis morning witch i usual dont eat in da morning! Also felt my body warm during da nite! Like if i felt my metabolism buring last nite! O also was dehydrated dis morning! So im going 2 follow along with honey & cinnamon on a empty stomach dis morning. So 4 now on im going 2 report to u guys! So far im very excited 2 continue. Happy 2 find out da hibernation diet!
Belma Garcia, United States 1 Mar 2011
The benefits of honey sounds exciting. I'm right on my BMI and the benefits of honey should help me stay there. Taking honey just before bed and consequently losing weight while sleeping sounds like a dream come true. I can't thank you enough for the tip. Regards, Briggy
Briggy Bond, Australia 22 Feb 2011
I'm taking "unprocessed honey" which is thicker in consistency. I use honey so often and decided to read about the benefits, when i found your website. now I see that taking it before bed will help this body even more. I'm starting this diet today (i am already consuming healthy fresh foods). I really need to lose 15 pounds and get all of my numbers in check. I'll do this for a year (to start) and see where how it goes ! Thank you for such an informative and beautifully written website. xx Voila
David, United States 21 Feb 2011
I have the first harvest of honey from my own garden's beehive - it is delicious. Searching the benefits of honey, I found this site. I've tried the honey insomnia cure for two nights and can report that I've enjoyed an excellent sleep each night. Is this just a placebo? Whatever it is, I like it!
Joan Sutton, United States 14 Feb 2011
Very Interesting! I have been reading about honey on your website and think it is really good what you are doing. All the best.
Basil, United Kingdom 12 Feb 2011
Yes positively, I love yummmmmmmmmmm honey as this is very dense in nutrition, as per my opinion everybody should stop white sugar & start to intake Honey with Coffee, Tea, Lime & Fruit Juices....It is very testy while including in milk...
Komal Choubisa, India 4 Feb 2011
Last night before even reading this, I drank honey in my Chamomile, and it made me very relaxed and I slept wonderfully. I will do the same tonight! Thanks for the article, it was great information!
Alexandra Simpson, United States 17 Jan 2011
I have heard of this but never tried it. Will start today and let you know of my progress.
LUCHILLE BROWN, South Africa 17 Jan 2011
Thank you for that informative article and the time and study you have put in to share this info with so many people who are looking for naural proven cures and remedies. In the past, I drank cinnoman tea, and experimented with honey, and apple cider vinegar with good results. Reading this info inspires me to start again!
VERNESSA GILLESPIE, United States 13 Jan 2011
8 weeks ago I started taking a teaspoon of Linden honey just before bedtime to sleep soundly. I learned this from Europeans that swear by it's effects. It works. Then I noticed by clothes became loose. After 8 weeks I lost 8 lbs. even though my diet did not change and my bicycling was reduced by cold weather. Then I heard about this diet in the appendix of a book titled Fruitless Fall. Now I understand what is happening.
Jack Wilkerson, United States 4 Jan 2011
Good article. I have been trying to lose weight .I will start taking honey from tonight. Hope it works for me as well.
Mona Hussain, United Kingdom 23 Dec 2010
I have been doing this without knowing it, just because I love my herb tea/lemon/honey mix before going to bed. Now after reading this I have to admit, my instincts of preservation were right.
I have psoriatic arthritis and I'm self employed, lots of stress! and my honey does wonders !
Bruno Lopez, United States 13 Dec 2010
I am 74 and diabetic along with a debilitating spinal disease. Without exercise I have become morbidly obese.
I have just begun using the morning and evening Honey/Cinnamon tea a couple of weeks ago - I'm not sure about weight loss but I sleep better than I have in 30 years. And my energy level is more than it has been in 15 years.
I'm a believer!!
John Abbott, United States 11 Oct 2010
I love the honey diet. I've lost weight, this is the only diet that has ever worked. It makes you sleep better and all sugar cravings have gone. It's made such a difference to my life. I will continue on it forever and ever.
Mollie Lord, United Kingdom 27 Sep 2010
Very interesting. I will try it mainly for sleep.
Honey is an emulsifier and I ponder if this is also why the diet may be effective? Natural emulsifying foods (ie egg yolk) have the job of breaking up fats in the body such as cholesteral so it can pass out of the body. It binds with oil and water,
Honey may work by purging the liver of fats so that the filter can function properly.
Jon, United Kingdom 4 Sep 2010
Very interesting,great advice, very useful information.
Trisha Goonraj-Atwaroo, Trinidad and Tobago 2 Sep 2010
Yes, yes, it works and I love it.
Thank you so much if you go off it as I did when I took my grandson to pizza parlour yesterday you feel sick..as if my body is saying.Don't do this PLEASE give me honey.
Mollie Lord, United Kingdom 24 Aug 2010
I started with the diet two months ago and I could tell a significant difference. I feel lighter and my waistline's getting narrower.
J. Palacio, Philippines 22 Aug 2010
Where has this been all my life. A random client came in and told me about it today. It was meant to be. I am going to start tonight.
C. Ethier, Canada 13 Aug 2010
I started consuming 2 teaspoons of honey straight from the bottle for 9 days now. I don't know if I loss any pounds, but of course it will take time to notice it. What i noticed is that before I started taking honey before bedtime, I seldom dreamed and I woke up sluggished and lazy. When I started taking honey before I sleep, I'm always dreaming and I started to wake up feeling refreshed and not that lazy and sluggish. Maybe it because of this hibernation diet? not sure...
Anna, United Arab Emirates 28 July 2010
Thanks for this wonderful site. I weigh 81 kgs & am 48 yrs. I also have high blood pressure and am always tired and unable to sleep well. Will start on taking honey at night to see differences.
Yasmin Anis Tapia, India 28 July 2010
Thank you for that information about raw honey and lemon to help with obesty females. I tried colon clease every now in then, but I needed something extra. I used to squeeze a fresh lemon in a cup with hot water and drink it and I really saw results. I am glad to link to your web-site for this important news I will get back on this drink and lose the weight. I was told by my doctor I am a canidate for the gastric by pass surgery I choose to work off this weight naturally and I can do do it with fasting, prayers, change diet, reframe from refine sugars and white flour and just walk daily outside and on my tredmill inside do to increment of the weather.I learned it takes determination and will power to work off the weight that you put on.
Janice Smith, United States 6 July 2010
I have been using the honey hibernation diet for 2 months now, and I have lost 5 lbs.! I have been having problems with some weight gain from stress and loss of sleep. So, after reading about how the hibernation diet works and why it works, I decided to give it a try since I wanted to find a natural way to help my body with the stress that I have been dealing with lately. I would say to anyone who is dealing with stress and lack of sleep, to give the hibernation "diet" a good try! Thanks for all of the great information on your website!
Journi Mayne, United States 27 April 2010
For 6 weeks I have refrained from eating sugar and hi carps.My diet is fresh fruit & veggies with occational fish/seafood. I am eating soy products and taking a calcium
supplement with a multi vitamin. I take one tablespoon of honey one hour before bed. lost 13lbs & blood pressure normal. Honey is the way!
Lorraine Opsitos, United States 16 April 2010
Ever since I was a little girl my mom would give me green tea with lemon, cinnamon, and a teaspoon of raw honey when I was sick. The next day I would wake up feeling better. I use this remedie till this day. I am going to try this teaspoon of honey per night to see my results in my weight thank you again.
S Lauri, Canada 14 April 2010
Amazing information on your website. And I have been taking the cinnamon and honey in the morning and 1 tablespoon of honey with hot water before going to bed and I have noticed a huge difference with how my clothes are fitting. Im now 3 weeks into this regimen and have recommended this to all my friends. Iam so grateful for this website.
Toni Lam, Canada 24 February 2010
Hi, I want to share my experience with honey so far. I zap a cup of locally grown honey (no measurement) with cinnamom in distilled water and drink it in the morning on an empty stomach and I am losing weight. I can feel some differences already and will continue to do this and start taking some at night as well. It works as a tide-over until I can get a meal without being famished all morning.
Elizabeth Allen, United States 26 January 2010
I WAS UNWARE OF THIS TOPIC. NOW I GOT LITERATED AND DEFINITELY USE THIS HONEY THERAPY FOR WEIGHT LOSS. I AM 31 YEARS OLD & ABOVE 85 KGS. I HOPE AFTER USING THIS THERAPY I WILL RETAIN MY HEALTH AND GET FIT.
THANKS FOR THIS GREAT KNOWLEDGE.
Mustansir Marvi, Pakistan 19 January 2010
Hi, I drink 1 tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of cinamon powder every night before bed time, that is great for weight loss!
Saeedeh Motamedi, Iran 9 August 2009
The Hibernation Diet landed on me at a time when I was being pressured by my wife and neighbours to get help, as they insisted I was Pre-Diabetic. Well, I am skinny, a health fanatic and a honey lover too, so why would the Hibernation Diet make any difference to me?
Well, by ignoring everything in it about weight problems and studying hard on the science in it about 'Recovery Mode' and Sleep, and of course, quitting all other forms of sugar except fruit and honey, I am two years later, still not a diagnosed diabetic, and I sleep better and manage fatigue and depression better, and my skin cancers are healing up too, and I have HOPE!