Katrina Halili is presently on a honey diet.
Also known as the Hibernation Diet, according to the actress' Instagram post, "a spoonful of honey may help you work off kilos."
But use raw honey, which contains "22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes; minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium; vitamins such as B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin."
She continued, "It's the stuff that weight-loss wishes are made of—shedding kilos while tucked up in bed and waking up refreshed and ready for the day ahead."
How? A book titled The Hibernation Diet explained it this way.
The honey is supposed to fuel the liver, thus, optimizing the body fat metabolism (20% glucose and 80% fat) when you go to bed.
Otherwise, if your liver is depleted, the brain activates the stress hormones which "inhibit glucose metabolism, which, in turn, inhibits fat metabolism."
Thus, you do not "recover" during your sleep.
Honey provides adequate fuel for the liver, and "forms a stable supply of liver glycogen which our brain demands for the eight hours of night fast, when we sleep."
It works on the same principle as the bears, bees, and other animals that sleep through particular seasons, and are nourished by their own bodies and stored food that are supposed to last until they wake up.
The book's authors Mike McInnes, a pharmacist, and his son Stuart, a nutritionist, also illustrated how honey is the said to be faster and more efficient in optimizing the 20%:80% ratio of body fat metabolism.
"A sedentary person requires 2,400 calories/day. Metabolic rate is thus 100 calories/hr...during eight hours of sleep, 800 calories," broken down into "160 calories of glucose (in brain and red blood cells, mostly in brain) and 640 calories in fat (body fat)" given the 20%:80% resting metabolism rate."
A person expending 1,000 calories at the gym will have 200 calories of fat and 800 calories of glucose.
But during workouts, fat is "sourced from both muscle fat (triglycerides) and body fat (adipose tissue) in equal amount."
So if the calories of fat is 200, only 100 calories of body fat is consumed.
And that's about only "11 grams or less than 0.5 ounce."
Of course the honey diet works best with balanced meals and exercises.
The website BenefitsofHoney.com also said that it's best for people who "wake regularly, have night sweats, night cramps, acid reflux, or go to the bathroom," and those who experience "nausea, exhaustion, or have a dry throat" in the morning.
These are signs that instead of "burning fat and repairing muscles," your body has produced stress hormones while you've slept.
Some who tried it claimed they lost 20 to 40 pounds in two months, but some underlined it was not backed up by scientific studies.