The Easy Diet Plan
The Only Diet Plan That Does NOT Deny You Any of Your Favorite Delicious Foods... And Still Allows You to Quickly Drop Those Pounds and Reveal Your Lean Body!
What's an easy diet plan? There are many diet plans out there. If you have ever browsed the health section of a bookstore or have participated in weightloss related forums, you may be familiar with some of them.
There are a ton of low-carbohydrate or low-fat diets. There are plans that emphasize each one of the major food groups.
And all these diets work. They really do... if you are able to stick to them.
The only thing in common between those plans is that they find a way to 'trick' you into eating less calories. Less calories equals weight loss.
The difficult thing is not the diet itself, but being able to stick to it.
I personally have had success with the low-carb diet plans. The thing I hated however was that I had to give up all the foods I loved - fresh baked bread, delicious pasta with home cooked sauce... even birthday cakes?
Reading one of my favorite blogs, two years ago just before my summer vacation...
It is a diet plan based on the concept of "Intermittent Fasting."
It turns out intermittent fasting means alternating periods of eating with periods of fasting (skipping the meal). In this way the total weekly calories are reduced by up to 30% and you lose weight.
Won't Fasting Slow Down My Metabolism?
When people talk about fasting, they have the wrong impression that it will somehow disturb their metabolism... That's why among personal trainers there is a common recommendation to eat non stop - for example 5-7 meals per day.
However Recent Studies Prove No Advantage of a More Frequent Eating Pattern!
In fact in the book Eat Stop Eat Brad Pilon, the author of the diet plan I discovered, shows how short term fasting actually increases the fat burning in the body... without compromising the metabolism!
[To the left, Eat Stop Eat author Brad Pilon aged 21 and working really hard to maintain a somewhat lean and muscular physique at 185 pounds and 14-15% bodyfat. To the right, ten years later, aged 31, Brad is at a super lean 10-11% body fat at 175 lbs - using the approach he describes in his book. Now he simply does not have so much time to workout (check out his cute baby daughter). Yet, with this smarter diet plan he is in an even better shape.]
Brad recently completed his graduate studies and his thesis was on the subject of intermitten fasting. His book, Eat Stop Eat, simply destroys the old notion of the advantage of frequent eating!
The easiest diet plan is the one that allows you to stick to it long term... and still look and feel amazing!
I've been following this diet plan for two years now. When I first discovered it I quickly dropped several pounds for my summer vacation. I kept those pounds off during the trip and maintain an even leaner body now. The plan is easy - once or twice per week you simply skip two of the three daily meals. I personally like to fast until dinner - skipping breakfast and lunch. Sometimes I choose to skip dinner and the breakfast the following day.
Here's how an example schedule would look like. In this example you'd skip eating until dinner on Monday and Thursday:
With the above schedule, that means you have roughly a 20% weekly caloric deficit. That's the easiest way I've found to eat less and lose weight without feeling like a weird person on a diet at family dinners, going out, etc.
The best part is, it's up to you how you choose to adjust the plan to your life! You can choose to do it 1 or 2 days a week and it's up to you which two consecutive mees you will skip.
For me personally, the great thing is that I don't have to deny myself any of my favorite foods such as sandwiches, pizza, pasta, kebabs, etc. I don't live off fast food, but like to eat some of these delicious foods from time to time.