I did purchase and pour over this “Eat Stop Eat” system by Brad Pilon (212 pages). This is an actual review, not something made up or copied elsewhere.
After reading the book, I discovered these:
The discovery Brad made after years of research? Why most diets won’t work long term?
Find the truth why the eating style in North America has been molded to support the interests of major food companies?
Learn what happens to people in a “Fasted” state? How many hours into a fast will it take to start burning stored fat? Does your metabolism slow when entering into a fast?
Does fasting really have any negative affect on anerobic activity such as lifting weights or ‘cardio’ training? Will your muscles waste away during fasting? What are the other myths or misconceptions of fasting?
Learn the secret if skipping breakfast bad for you? Should we be eating small frequent meals as we often hear?
Discover if losing weight the same as losing body fat? When and how will your body start to burn body fat?
Learn why the Eat Stop Eat lifestyle is so easy to accomplish and maintain for long time. What is the ideal amount for time for a fast? How many times per week to fast?
How you can fast without losing muscle mass? how much resistance weight training is needed? How do you work out with ESE?
Determine if Eat Stop Eat is a diet or lifestyle? Do you need to follow certain foods or recipes, or just eat as you normally would?
Learn the secret if women have special considerations for fasting?
Now, that you’ve lost the weight, how do I keep it off? How do you keep the weight off for good?
– Brad goes into an extensive discussion and background into why short-term fasting will not hurt you in any way. It’s actually how our biology works best.
– This is so simple. It’s not really a diet so much as a lifestyle. That’s why you can maintain your weight loss for years to come.
– You don’t need to change what you eat. You don’t need to go out and buy expensive organic food. You don’t need to weigh yourself every day.
– I wish he had a quick start guide. If you want to bypass the background on fasting, just skip right to page 117 .
I’m really excited to put the ESE plan into practice for my own weight loss needs. I can certainly use a 20% reduction in calories and would generate around 5 pounds of weight reduction each month. Wonderful, I’ll do it!!
This program is so simple to implement, you don’t really need to think or plan. Brad includes a large section on frequently asked questions (FAQs) at the end of the book. Take some time to see if these may address any of your questions.
Brad has always been obsessed with exercise, health and nutrition. In his teen years would subscribe to magazines such as “Muscle & Fitness”, “Men’s Health”, “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” At the age of 17, Brad started work at a local supplement store.
In the year 2000, Brad was hired as a research analyst at one of the leading supplement companies. Part of his job was to review the top bodybuilding and fitness magazines. He obtained certification as a strength and conditioning specialist. He became dismayed with the information being given.
Brad eventually left the supplement industry so that he could write this book. He did go back to graduate school studying nutrition, fasting and weight loss.
Digestion, digestion, digestion. None of use eat when we’re hungry. Most of us eat because it’s time to eat or something smells good. This is a mechanism that teaches you what hunger really is. If you’re eating when you’re not hungry then you’re really hurting yourself. Food is getting backed up in your stomach and GI tract. Your body is not able to pull the nutrients out of the food because it’s backed up problem. It’s unable to work and flow. When you give yourself 15-18 hours a day of not eating, then all of the food leaves your body.
A couple things happen when you fast.
The blood that goes completely into the digestive system gets a rest. The hardest thing that your body does is digest food. What happens to the blood that was used to digest? It cleans out all the organs. It detoxifies all the organs. The body which usually turns to running on sugar now runs on fat. It turns on the metabolism so the body is burning fat. Rather than feeding on food, the body has to feed on something.
What I’ve been doing for the last seven days is hitting the mark of not eating for 15-18 hours. For me it’s not that hard to do. By hour 15-16 I start to get hungry and that feels good. In the past,I used to get lots of digestive issues because I would smell something and want to eat. For me eating triggers more eating. I would eat something yummy and then want more things yummy. Before I knew it, I was bloated and feeling crummy.
I’ve got so many people asking me is I’m still doing the Eat Stop Eat program which is the intermittent fasting. My readers are asking if I’ve figured out my food issues and don’t freak out about binging.
I literally wrote my notes down because I think there are several Aha moments I had along the way. I was dealing with some real challenges in being able to eat for health and how to not freak out and be anti-social. I’d like to break this down and answer your questions in little chunks.
I think diet is one of the best things I’ve done this year. I can’t recommend it enough. I think everyone would benefit from buying that eBook, reading and trying it. Regardless if you want to try it year around, I highly recommend it.
Hi this is Beth. On this video I wanted to go a little bit more in depth to address any misconceptions about the program. I wan to tell you what a day in my life is like on Brad Pilon’s diet and how easy it is.
Most people thin that not eating for 24 hours, that your metabolism should slow down. What I want to say is that it doesn’t slow down. Brad Pilon in the book says a lot about this. From my own research, I found that the metabolism will slow after 72 hours after eating your last food item. A 24 hour fast is well within that limit.
One thing that had me worried before starting this program is that my blood sugar would go crazy. I know what it’s like to get really dizzy and light headed. Eat healthy before you start the fast and you’ll be fine. This is not something I experienced on the Eat Stop Eat diet.
Working out while fasting is a great idea. It will do a lot for you if your body is working off the stored fuel which is fat. I find that I can work out at the end of the fast.
A day in my life on Eat Stop Eat is kind of normal looking. I stop eating after supper and sleep in on purpose. If I sleep in, then I don’t have time for breakfast. I don’t bring a snack for work, so no opportunity for a morning snack. For lunch, I make sure I have errands to do. In the afternoon you can have coffee, tea or diet soda. What I find really helpful is that you can have calorie free gum.
Hey guys, I want to share my experience with the Eat Stop Eat diet. I’ve actually lost 20 pounds. I have some vacation plans and wanted to look nice for the beach. I’m really excited to lose the pounds I wanted. I tried a bunch of other systems and diets. the weight would come back or never lose the weight to begin with. But, now I feel great and would highly recommend this diet to anybody who wants to lose any sort of weight.