Burn fat, lose weight & feel great by doing nothing! Does that sound great to hear? Yes, ofcourse! Brad Pilon encourages you to lose weight by doing nothing.
We make dieting overly complicated by thinking what to eat, when to eat & how much to eat, but we don’t try to NOT eat at all.
Brad Pilon, a certified nutritionist and natural body builder, did not invent fasting for weight loss. He did however put together a concept for Intermittent Fasting that explains the benefits of fasting intermittently for weight loss and muscle toning.
He advocates eating a healthy diet and mild exercise while fasting to get the maximum benefit from the program.
Brad Pilon is the author of Eat Stop Eat. He grew up in Burlington Ontario, which is a suburb outside Toronto. He became fascinated with muscle building as a teenager after watching a “The Incredible Hulk” starring Lou Ferrigno.
He started collecting muscle magazines while most of his classmates were into baseball cards and by the time he was 16 he was already dealing supplements to bodybuilders.
Brad got a degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph and graduated with honors, making the Dean’s Honor’s list.
He worked 6 years as a Research Analyst with a rather small supplement company in Toronto before becoming their Research & Development Manager. The company grew to become one of the top supplement companies in the world.
He has met with Mr. Olympia champions, had dinner with Arnold Schwarzenegger and done workouts with 400 pound strong men.
Even though working in this company was a lot of fun, and a valuable experience, he knew it was time to move on. So he returned to school to get a post graduate degree in Leucine and Protein Synthesis.
About this time, Brad came to the conclusion that he still wasn’t completely satisfied in what he was doing and turned his focus to the metabolic effects of short term fasting.
As he went deeper into this, it wasn’t long before he realized that there were far too many misconceptions that were considered as common knowledge and decided to do something about it.
The findings from his education were brought together in the form of two ebooks: “Eat Stop Eat” and “How Much Protein”. In there, Brad discusses the benefits of fasting, along with his methods of utilizing fasting for weight loss.
In conclusion I give Eat Stop Eat and the Intermittent Fasting method it teaches 5 stars. It works, and is easy to incorporate into any lifestyle.
The Eat Stop Eat Book
Surprisingly this book was first introduced in 2007, but the concept gained popularity slowly. Many people thought that it was a gimmick; too good to be true.
Over the time the concept of Intermittent Fasting and the resulting ease of this method for weight loss gained favor with the public.
This eye-opening book is an interesting and easy read, you can finish within couple of hours. It is written in simple and easy to understand language with facts and research supporting all claims.
You will find that you want to re-read the text to make sure you did not miss anything!
The book begins by explaining what fasting is, and how it benefits the body. Again, all claims are backed by research and facts.
- It then moves into the benefits gained from exercising while using Intermittent Fasting for weight loss. Strength training is recommended for maximum retention of muscle mass.
- Next Brad Pilon examines (and disproves), common myths associated with fasting, such as ‘fasting ruins the metabolism’, ‘while fasting you only lose water weight’ and ‘your blood sugar will plummet’.
- He then discusses the health benefits that one can expect by using this simple method including decreased body fat while maintaining muscle mass, decrease in blood glucose levels, decrease in insulin levels and sensitivity, increase in growth hormone levels and a decrease in food related stress.
- The book then moves into how to incorporate Intermittent Fasting comfortably into ones lifestyle, again touching on the health benefits gained by Intermittent Fasting.
The Bottom Line
You choose how you want to fast – two 24-hour fasts per week, or 16 hours every day. It is up to you.
When not fasting there are no food restrictions. You can eat normally on the days that you are not fasting and still loose weight, therefore you don’t feel deprived.
You can also elect to incorporate a favorite diet routine on the days that you are not fasting; however it is not necessary. Many people elect to eat their normal foods but try smaller portions. Again, it is up to you.
Health benefits are many, including stabilized insulin production and increase in growth hormone for retention of muscle mass.
Strength training is recommended to achieve maximum benefit from the Intermittent Fasting method. Current exercise routines do not have to be curtailed; continue as you normally would. Because they feel more energetic when practicing Intermittent Fasting some people add exercise to their daily routine.
Why Eat Fast East?
The book will enlighten you and completely change your perception about dieting for weight loss. Even if you are not interested losing weight by fasting please read the book. It’s $10 for digital version & $20 for printed version.
In Eat Stop Eat Brad Pilon states, “In fact, with Eat Stop Eat you are losing fat by doing nothing: not cooking, not eating, and not worrying about what you will eat when you’re eating.Brad Pilon
In exchange, you spend a little time lifting weights (which you should be doing anyway for the health benefits of exercise itself) and trying to be somewhat responsible on the days that you are eating.”
Is IF Safe for Women?
The only persons that are advised not to practice Intermittent Fasting are women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant and children (including teenagers).
Intermittent Fasting has an effect on fetal heartbeat and breathing that is not fully understood, and no research has been done on the effects of Intermittent Fasting on children.
If you are taking any prescription medication then fasting may not be correct for you. In that case please consult your Doctor.
In conclusion I give Eat Stop Eat and the Intermittent Fasting 5 stars because it’s something that has changed my life dramatically. It works, and is easy to incorporate into any lifestyle. Buy the book and begin a happier and healthier lifestyle.
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