The Best Place in the World to Lose Weight

The gym! say the muscle-bound personal trainers, raising their hands (but not really getting that far because their deltoids get in the way).

The (huff!) track (puff!) say the distance runners, bicyclists, triathletes, and other types trucking along with sweat in their eyes and numbers stuck on their chests.

The kitchen! say the nutritionists, dieticians and organic-produce purveyors offering weight loss tips.

But they’re all wrong. Because real, successful, sustainable weight loss comes from achieving excellence in a completely unexpected realm: the bedroom.

No, you can’t lovemake your way to being lean. But you can absolutely sleep your way to staying slender. In fact, no matter how many pounds you press, how many miles you log, how much kohlrabi you crunch, it won’t get you anywhere near your weight loss goals unless you’re also getting enough quality sleep. A recent study, uncovered in the New York Times bestseller Zero Belly Diet, found that sub-par sleep could undermine weight loss by as much as 55 percent! The good news is just a few simple tweaks to your PM routine can mean serious weight loss success.