Short Term Fasting
My Weight Loss Secret
Short term fasting is my secret for weight loss. This website is all about how this diet plan has helped me through my health and weight loss journey.
If you've been searching for a diet plan that you will not only lose weight with, but have a chance at making a change that will last a lifetime, then you need to look into short term fasting as part of a sensible plan that can help you reach these goals.
Fasting is not only associated with religious fanatics or the political prisoners. There are many misconceptions surrounding fasting, and here we'll look into how it can help you not only in your weight loss program, but aid in achieving a better overall you!
In order for any diet plan to work, the only “magic” secret is: eat fewer calories than you burn off. That's it!
Think about it - all of the current fad diets rely on teaching you to eat certain proportions of whatever they think is best. Ornish promotes low fat, Atkins low carbs, The Zone a more balanced ratio, but in reality, they all preach smaller amounts, which will lead to weight loss. The only question with them is can you sustain yourself on these diets?
Not many can. People on Atkins plan found it difficult to face all that protein after a few weeks, even though they are meat lovers. Conversely, people report similar difficulty staying with Ornish and the others, simply because of the restrictive nature of these diet plans. One thing that is interesting, however, is that any of these kinds of diets will cause you to lose weight, (by restricting caloric intake) proving that it really doesn't matter what you eat, only that you eat less of it.
My friend, Brad Pilon, proved this when he was younger by going on a cherry pie and hard-boiled egg diet for 30 days. He lost a bunch of weight, but it obviously wasn't the healthiest plan he could have undertaken. And needless to say, it was not sustainable as a lifestyle. (Though it hit the spot for a time!)
Short term fasting, a 24-hour fast once or twice per week, is a great way to get into total caloric deficit for the week. Eliminating two full days of eating helps us consume fewer calories than we use, and that in turn can help us reach our goal of weight loss. I’m a live example of this diet plan. Of course, you can't eat like Michael Phelps the remaining hours of the week, (Unless you ARE Michael Phelps!) and hope to have a deficit, but in reality, I've found that you don't often have the desire to wolf down excessive amounts of food when following this plan.
Short term fasting is not only the fastest way to achieve caloric deficit, but also, contrary to popular opinion, can actually increase your metabolism during the first 24-36 hours. Short term fasting can be a great aid to helping you lose weight. Give it a try, there's nothing to buy!
To explore further on short term fasting and weight loss, I would encourage your visiting Brad Pilon’s website and his trademarked book Eat Stop Eat. If you are someone who require scientific proof before taking on any diet plan, Brad’s website and ESE will also answer your questions.
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.
Hello, my name is Anna. Author of this website.
I love my current way of eating, which is a typical Eat Stop Eat lifestyle.
I like it because it is easy to do, natural and safe. And most important of all, I’m still eating what I love to eat.
If you want to try it out, you may want to check this blog post and see how I master my short term fasting windows and go through my 24-hour fasting diary.