Burn More Fat With This Secret Dieting Breakthrough

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I’ll admit it.  I’m a food junkie, and on top of that I’m honestly lazy.  There is no way I’m going to stick to a diet where I have to weigh anything, count invisible calories, read every label in the grocery store or imagine a cassette tape when cutting my nice juicy steak into a “proper sized” portion.  I’m just not going to do all that.  So, how do you burn more fat without having to earn a PhD in dietology?  The answer is simpler than you think.  This week, I’ll turn it over to Brad Pilon, author of Eat Stop Eat to explain it to you in a short video, then he will dispel the 7 biggest myths about his revolutionary way to cut those nasty calories from your diet…

7 Lasting Myths About Fasting
By Brad Pilon, MS

When people come to the subject of fasting, there’s a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding this topic and it can sometimes make it difficult to get to the heart of the matter. Here we’re going to take a look at seven of the more long-standing myths that accompany the issue of fasting.
Fasting has been around since time immemorial, and many of the first references to it come from the Bible. They knew even back then the many and varied benefits one can derive from fasting, whether it be for short or longer periods of time. There are many examples from all religions that detail the benefits of fasting from a spiritual perspective, but there are also many other benefits to be realized from a health and wellness standpoint as well. First, let’s debunk some myths!

1.     Fasting is a religious activity. Not necessarily. Many devoted holistic health practitioners employ some form of fasting into their health regimen, whether it is for cleansing or for weight loss help.

2.     You can fast in many ways. Partially true, but the spirit of this gets us thinking in the wrong direction. The purpose of a fast isn’t to necessarily “fast from chocolate for a day”, but to be part of a well-thought out health plan that emphasizes a total health solution. Many people decide to fast from whatever their latest obsession is, in the hopes that this will somehow help.

3.     Juice fasting is a great way to go. I would take issue with this. To me this isn’t really a fast, just another fad diet trick. The increased amounts of natural sugars can cause spikes in insulin, which in the absence of other foods being ingested can bring on other unwanted side effects.

4.     Long-term fasting can rid the body of toxins. Not true. Long term fasting can deplete the body of many, many necessary and vital nutrients, and bring on a host of associated problems due to the body’s inability to fight off anything. There is a reason people die from long term fasts.

5.     Political fasting is a viable way to make a point. Doing a prolonged fast for a political cause is one of the worst ways to make a point. Short, one or two day fasts are sufficient, but probably don’t have the sensational aspect political believers seek.

6.     Fasting is only for medical purposes. Not true. While there are valid medical reasons when a fast is recommended, such as before surgery or blood tests, there are other useful benefits of fasting.

7.     Fasting is way too hard. Again, not true! A one or two day fast can be accomplished with no problem by almost anyone.
Fasting can be a useful tool to aid in a total health plan. Done correctly there are virtually none of the popular “side effects” such as light-headedness or weakness. Make sure to not be derailed by fears and myths and you’ll find that fasting can in fact be a great help!

Brad Pilon is a nutrition professional with over eight years experience working in the nutritional supplement industry specializing in clinical research management and new product development. Brad has completed graduate studies in nutritional sciences specializing in the use of short term fasting for weight loss.

His trademarked book Eat Stop Eat has been featured on national television and helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat without sacrificing the foods they love. For more information on Eat Stop Eat, visit www.eatstopeat.com

I too was surprised to find out how simple and effective this really is.  I don’t go sunrise to sunrise on my fasts.  It’s just too hard. My main meal of the day is lunch, so I’ll go from lunch to lunch.  Basically mid-day to mid-day.  This way, the largest part of my fast is spent sleeping, and I only have to be awake for it for 2 six hour blocks, nothing a few bottles of water won’t get me through.  I also like to do my bodyweight workout in the morning, so I’m fully fasted when I hit a solid full body routine.  Even after not eating since lunch the day before, I feel great all day, and I’m not “starving’ like marvin” come time to break the fast. You can easily burn more fat every week using this too!

2 Responses to “Burn More Fat With This Secret Dieting Breakthrough”

  1. Janos Kovacs says:

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    @ Howard, Absolutely, the simpler the better. Skip a few meals a couple of times a week, and you’ve just dumped more than a thousand calories from your week.

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    Hi Janos
    I am also a big fan of the eat stop eat approach to fasting. As you mention it really is a very flexible approach to dieting that you can work around your lifestyle rather than the other way round where many diets can just take over and require a lot of planning. For me when it comes to dieting simple is best.



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