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The good stuff starts next. Page 8 http: A brief tangent: Weight vs. Fat loss Although this trend is changing recently, most diet books tend to only talk about weight loss and I suspect that most dieters only think in terms of weight loss. In this chapter, I want to make a distinction between weight loss and fat loss before moving on to the meat of this particular booklet.
Weight versus fat loss: We could conceivably anyhow take each of them out of your body, plop them on a scale and find out how much they weigh. Your total bodyweight is comprised of the weight of every one of those tissues. But only some portion of your total weight is fat For this reason, researchers and techie types frequently divide the body into two or more components including fat mass the sum total of the bodyfat you have on your body and lean body mass everything else. Of course, we know your total weight by throwing you on a scale.
By dividing the total amount of fat into the total bodyweight, you can determine a bodyfat percentage which represents the percentage of your total weight is fat. Researchers call the remaining pounds lean body mass or LBM.
LBM is lean body mass, the amount of your body that is not fat. The other pounds is muscle, organs, bones, etc. Again, pounds of LBM along with pounds of fat. Most people fall somewhere between these two extremes. So a male at lbs.
And, yes, this means that being too lean can have its own set of health problems as well but being too lean is generally not Page 9 http: So if you currently weigh and lose even 25 lbs.
Why is this important? Maybe you start exercising, too. But how much of it is fat? You could have lost fat or muscle or just dropped a lot of water. Even a big bowel movement can cause a weight loss of a pound or two or more, depending.
A colonic that clears out your entire lower intestinal tract may cause a significant weight loss. In my last booklet, I brought up this issue since the diet I was describing tends to cause both rapid fat and weight losses from water weight loss and I wanted readers to be clear of the distinction. For that reason, a basic understanding of bodyfat percentage is necessary.
The real take home message of this chapter is this: The total amount of fat you are carrying divided by your total bodyweight gives us your bodyfat percentage. I could have just written that short paragraph and skipped everything else but I have to justify the cost of this booklet somehow. Page 10 http: Why Diets Fail Part 1 Bodyweight Regulation I mentioned in chapter 1 the rather dismal success rates for weight loss and most types of behavior change.
The reasons why are the topic this and the next few chapters. Now, one of the longer standing debates, with a lot of flip-flopping over the years is whether diets are failing for biological or psychological reasons. At the end of the day, both biological and psychological factors are interacting and solving or even trying to solve the problems associated with long-term weight maintenance mean dealing with both.
If not, please read this chapter first. What is regulation? When a system is regulated, that means that it attempts through whatever means to maintain itself around some predetermined level.
Now, the thermostat has a thermometer in it which is keeping track of the temperature. If the temperature goes much below 70 degrees, the heat turns on; if it goes much above 70 degrees, the air conditioner comes on. The end result is that the temperature in your house will stay, within some range, around the temperature you have set the thermostat to.
You can probably think of other regulated systems, an easy example might be the cruise control in your car. You set it to a certain speed and the car has a measurement device that changes how much gas is going to the engine depending on your speed: Of course, in both systems, the change in output temperature or speed changes the input, which is how the system stays regulated: So the temperature drops, the thermostat senses it, the heat comes on, which increases the temperature, which the thermostat senses, turning the heat off.
Schematically, the system looks like the following. Page 1 1 http: Consider body temperature where the body strives to maintain a rather normal level If you are put somewhere cold, your body will make you shiver, as well as cutting off blood flow to your extremities this is why fingers and toes get so cold to try and keep your body heat up. Another highly regulated system is blood pressure with the body making rapid adjustments to try to maintain blood pressure within fairly narrow limits.
On and on it goes and if I sat down and thought about it, probably every other system in your body is equally regulated. So what about bodyweight? Animal studies decades ago demonstrated that the animals would strive to maintain a relatively stable bodyweight. If you diet them down, they will become less active and slow metabolic rate, rapidly returning to their previous weight when you give them access to food.
The same worked in reverse, overfeed them and they will turn off hunger and increase activity rapidly returning to their previous weight. To a smaller degree, metabolism would also go up when you overfed them. As well, appetite and activity would change accordingly: This would be roughly equivalent to setting your Page 12 http: You pick a different set tling point depending on the circumstances.
So a given individual might settle at one bodyfat level and maintain around that level fairly closely if they were inactive and eating the modern American diet and settle at a different and generally lower bodyfat level if they start exercising and eating better.
They would regulate just fine around those settling points i. If you think about this within the context of human weight gain, the idea of a settling point is probably a little closer to the truth: Rather, based on their environment and, of course genetics , they gain some amount of weight and then stay pretty stable around that new weight.
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So while you may have weighed a fairly lean 1 50 in college, when you were active and too poor to afford a lot of food, you stayed around that level of weight. Anyhow, the issue of set vs. Towards this goal, the body can, in premise anyhow, adjust metabolic rate, appetite and a whole host of other systems up or down to try and defend against changes in bodyfat or bodyweight. The physiology of bodyweight regulation: Your body senses this and should decrease metabolic rate, increase appetite, decrease activity levels and make fat mobilization and loss more difficult in response.
This would make it progressively more difficult to lose weight and easier to regain the lost weight once it was lost. Depending on a host of circumstances, including gender, genetics, and starting bodyfat percentage with some others , the body does this pretty well.
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This all serves to make regaining fat after the diet that much easier, something anyone who has fallen off their diet knows all too well: I should mention there that this is part of the reason that exercise has been shown to have a greater effect at helping to maintain weight loss than to increase weight or fat loss on a diet: In the reverse direction, the body should increase metabolic rate, decrease appetite, increase activity and make fat mobilization easier when you gain weight.
However, for reasons discussed in detail in my Bromocriptine book, the system is asymmetrical and most people find it far far easier to gain weight than to lose it. So, Page 13 http: In general, we gain weight pretty easily as the rapid increase in obesity in the modern world demonstrates and lose it with more difficulty.
I should mention that a lucky few appear to resist weight gain, their bodies tend to radically increase caloric expenditure and decrease appetite when they start to overeat or gain weight.
However, they are in the minority. There is also a group of people who seem to lose weight and fat fairly easily, they too are in the minority. Depressingly enough, the same people whose bodies resist weight gain the most tend to lose weight the most easily and vice versa: Researchers refer to these as spendthrift lose weight easily, gain weight with difficulty and thrifty lose weight with difficulty, gain weight easily metabolisms and are busily trying to determine the mechanisms behind the spendthrift metabolism so they can figure out ways to help the thrifty metabolism people.
Until the mechanisms behind the different types of metabolism are determined and solutions which will either require long-term drug intervention or gene therapy are developed, dieters simply have to accept that some people will have a harder time than others.
How does this work? Rather, I want to sketch the basics since it will be important later in the booklet. And, of course, the output then affects the input, forming a loop. The equivalent of the thermostat in the temperature example above is a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. Sort of tangentially, how the setpoint is set is still being researched. Some of it is assuredly genetic, some people are simply born with a higher setpoint than others.
There also appear to be critical periods in development, while you were a fetus, immediately after birth, puberty and pregnancy are a few places where the setpoint can change almost always going up based on the environment mainly nutrition and food intake.
There is also some evidence that becoming and staying fat can almost permanently raise the setpoint. There is almost no data indicating that the setpoint can ever be brought back down, at least not within any reasonable time span.
Studies of both animals and humans who have maintained weight loss for several years shows no spontaneous recovery of metabolism, it remains slightly depressed. My best guess: For years, this was the primary question, what was the signal that told the brain what was going on.
In , a hormone Page 14 http: Well, metabolic rate can be adjusted upwards or downwards due to changes in nervous system output and levels of thyroid hormone.
Appetite and hunger can change, sometimes drastically. Spontaneous activity can go up or down which is part of why people tend to get lethargic when they diet. Levels of other hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone can be affected. This is shown schematically vastly simplified in figure 2 below. Figure 2: In general, the response to overeating is the opposite of what happens with undereating: But, as I mentioned above, the system is not symmetrical and the body is far better at defending against weight loss than weight gain for most people.
As well, women tend to better defend against weight loss than men for some rather clear evolutionary reasons discussed, again, in the Bromocriptine booklet ; their bodies fight back harder against diet and exercise programs.
Page 15 http: But, this is an incorrect interpretation of the data. However, put them in the modern Western environment, with easy access to inexpensive, tasty, high calorie food and low daily activity requirements and they will get fat. A good and heavily researched example of this is the Pima indians, a group that is divided into roughly two different environments but which share identical genetics.
One group of Pima is living the standard Western lifestyle with rather minimal daily activity and easy access to tasty, high-calorie foods; the other is living a much more traditional lifestyle with high levels of daily activity and a more traditional diet. The first group shows a much more extreme prevalence of obesity and Type II diabetes than the second.
Human biology works through tendencies and people seem to show varying abilities to resist or act against those tendencies. That is, people clearly do lose weight and successfully keep it off. Are they hungry? Are their bodies slowing metabolism? But they simply ignore those signals and control their food intake and increase activity to compensate.
Basically, they lose weight and keep it off regardless of the biology that is trying to pull them back to their previous weight. How do they do it? They do it by changing their behavior fairly permanently.
Which is basically just a rather long winded way for me to introduce the next few chapters. Do diets fail dieters or do dieters fail diets? This is only true inasmuch as it ties into the other issues I want to discuss in the following chapters as well as what I discussed last chapter. Who you ask determines the answer you get.
Generally speaking, the people who are designing and advocating certain diets tend to blame Page 16 http: They turn it into a discipline or a laziness issue. Registered dietitians are notorious for this: The idea that maybe the diet or their overall dieting paradigm is inherently flawed is not even considered.
On the other side, dieters tend to blame the failure on the diet, for a variety of different reasons. Of course, there is some truth to both of the positions and I want to look at both sides of the issue in the next two chapters. Page 17 http: How dieters fail diets In this chapter, I want to discuss two of the primary ways that dieters tend to sabotage their own efforts on a diet, that is the way that dieters fail diets.
These two ways are being too absolute and expecting perfection and by thinking only in the short-term. So there. Which is altogether fine as long as they stay on the diet. The problem is that any slip, no matter how small, is taken as complete and utter failure. The diet is abandoned and the post-diet food binge begins.
We have all either known or been the following person: Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, right? As a side note, you can oftentimes see the same attitude with people starting an exercise program. The first few weeks go great, workouts are going well, then a single workout is missed.
The person figures that any benefits are lost because of missing that one workout and they never go back to the gym. My main point out that there are times most of them when obsessive dedication or the expectation of perfection becomes a very real source of failure. Sure, if it drives you towards better and better results, such an attitude will work.
But only until you finally slip. Athletes who have a short time to get to a certain level of bodyfat or muscle mass, for whom victory or defeat may hinge on their ability to suffer for long enough are one. I mentioned some others in The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook , situations where individuals need or want to reach some drastic goal in a very short period of time; even there I included some deliberate breaks for both psychological and physiological reasons.
But in the grand majority of Page 18 http: Not unless you make it one. For everyone else, seeking perfection means seeking failure. Focusing only on the short-term The second primary way that dieters fail diets is focusing only on the short-term and this applies in a couple of different ways.
The first is a reality issue. For someone with a large amount of fat to lose, 50 or 1 00 pounds, this may mean one-half to a full year of dieting. Consider the reality of that, you may have to alter eating and exercise habits for nearly a year just to reach your goal. Do you really expect to be hungry and deprived for that entire period? I thought not. As a second issue: So they change their eating habits drastically, drop the weight and then go right back to the way of eating that made them fat.
And, to their apparent surprise, they get fat again. This actually makes a profound argument for making small, livable changes to your eating and activity habits and avoiding the type of extreme approach that I described in my last booklet.
Maybe we should just think long-term instead. As I talked about in the Rapid Fat Loss Handbook , there are situations where an extreme diet can be used initially and used to move into a proper maintenance phase. The body is really good at storing incoming calories as fat after a diet and if you return to old eating habits, you can just watch the pounds come flying back on.
To hopefully cement this point in your mind, studies of successful dieters those who have lost weight and kept it off for some period of time, usually years have shown several very consistent behavior patterns of which this is one: One exception to what I wrote above There is, however, one major exception to the above that I should probably mention and that I discuss in greater detail in my Rapid Fat Loss Handbook.
Or a woman who needs to drop 20 lbs. Even athletes who have to make a weight class sometimes have to do scary stuff to get where they need to be, usually involving fluid restriction and frequently severe dehydration. But the consequences of not making weight whatever they may be are greater than the extreme approaches that tend to be used.
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No sane bodybuilder expects to maintain contest shape year-round, and no weight class athlete expects to maintain a severe state of dehydration year round. They get in shape for their event, and relax to some degree for the rest of the time. So the above sections really are aimed at the person looking to lose fat and keep it off long-term.
In that case, where maintenance is just as important as the loss itself, absolute attitudes and focusing only on the short-term hurt far more than they help, and should be avoided as much as possible. First you have to let go of your absolutist attitudes, which can be hard.
Second, you need to start taking the long view to both your weight loss and dietary and exercise habits. Page 21 http: How diets fail dieters Yes, another short waste of space paragraph to introduce this chapter. In the last chapter, I discussed the two major ways that dieters tend to fail diets, by being too absolute and expecting perfection and by focusing only on the short- term.
In this chapter, I want to discuss the ways that diets themselves can be the problem: Too much hunger One of the biggest causes of diet failure is plain old hunger. By decreasing or reducing appetite through chemical means, these types of drugs cause weight loss. And most will eventually quit working as the body adapts, unless you keep increasing the dosages.
Unless they are used along with changes to diet and exercise habits, any weight loss effects are purely short-term anyhow. By extension, a good long-term diet should do at least some job of controlling appetite. Many diets fail in this regards. Part of the problem is that human appetite is brutally complex and every new piece of research only adds to the complexity of the system the chapter on bodyweight regulation addressed this very briefly.
This is a topic where a book should and could be written. Yeah I know, get on it Lyle. One of these days. Human appetite is regulated by an incredibly complex number of biological systems including but not limited to: Humans are also one of the few animals who eat for purely non-hunger related reasons.
Individuals with severe insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and rebound hypoglycemia low blood sugar may get rebound hunger from even small amounts of carbohydrates in their diet, others may fill up on a slice of bread or two. Others have no such luck, and overeat because of the high dietary fat content that can occur with such diets.
Page 22 http: Outside of every other important issue, human appetite and hunger is simply too complex for a single diet to control them in every situation. This gets into the topic of the next section, that the diet must be matched to the dieter.
Even with that said, it would be a rare diet indeed that completely blocked appetite forever. A lot of people bitch a lot about having to restrict their food intake. Those are your choices. Even athletes and bodybuilders, who should be prepared to suffer for their sport, will complain in this respect.
And again, that's just physiology. Eventually, you would probably binge on it. The idea that a diet can be too restrictive or too absolute goes hand in hand with what was discussed in the previous chapter.
On top of dieters enforcing ridiculous amounts of food restriction themselves and expecting absolute perfection, many diets go even further in restricting food options. High sugar carbohydrates have to be pretty much restricted on diabetic or ketogenic diets, the PSMF described in The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook mandated specific foods as it was trying to minimize caloric intake while ensuring essential nutrient intake.
Additionally, some people seem to have what approaches food addictions regarding certain foods or categories of food , these are sometimes called trigger foods. If those folks eat even a little of their trigger food, they will eat a ton of it.
Clearly, in that situation, complete avoidance or very controlled intake is the only solution. But in most cases, you can generally find happy compromises.
Not matched to the dieter Although there are exceptions, the grand majority of diets out there are fairly simple one-size-fits- all approaches, something I mentioned briefly above. Yes, there may be some slight individualization usually in terms of protein intake or calories but sometimes not even that but for the most part, diet book authors tend to take a one diet for all people approach.
The majority of mainstream nutritionists and RDs take the same attitude. To say that I find this approach absurd is an understatement. Although humans share the same general physiology, there are always subtle differences. Any physician knows that the drug that will work optimally for one person may not work as well for another, even if they suffer from the same disease.
This is why there are different drug options for different Page 23 http: You find the same thing in exercise programs.
While there are certainly general principles that apply to just about everyone, there is most also certainly variance in what people respond to.
Some individualization is always needed. Of course, this makes it very difficult to write a diet book since people tend to like having simple answers handed to them on a platter.
Of course, it takes less thought on the part of the person giving the diet advice and makes writing diet books much easier. This type of approach also appeals more to the American public.
And I have a rather simple rule: As necessary, I will make specific comments in the individual chapters on the flexible dieting strategies and how different diets might apply them.
The first is that it has to cause an imbalance between your energy expenditure via daily activity and exercise and your energy intake from food. I do the same, and discussed this topic in more detail in the now, altogether too often mentioned Rapid Fat Loss Handbook as well as in this book. For example, since fat is calorie dense contains a lot of calories in a little bit of space , low-fat diets tend to cause people to eat less, at least initially.
Then they invariably start eating more of the foods that they are allowed and weight loss stops or reverses. Low-carbohydrate diets work, to a great degree, the same way.
Of course, they too usually end up eating too much over time, increasing their intake of allowed foods such that weight loss stalls or reverses. The same goes for any other diet you care to name: And they all more or less work, at least in the short-term. There are a number of reasons for this, one of them being that protein is the most appetite blunting nutrient; people who eat more protein tend to eat less calories and stay full longer. As well, diets higher in protein tend to cause slightly more fat loss and slightly less LBM loss.
Additionally, higher protein intakes stabilize blood glucose compared to higher carbohydrate intakes which helps to stabilize energy levels as well as hunger. Bottom line, get plenty of protein, preferably from leaner sources like chicken, fish, low-fat meats. Dairy calcium is turning out to have some nice benefits in terms of health and fat loss so a source of dairy protein milk or yogurt for carb based diets, cheeses of varying sorts for low-carb diets is also a good idea.
A good diet should also contain plenty of roughage, vegetables and some fruits, noting that fruits can be surprisingly high in calories sometimes which goes a long way in keeping you full. Additionally, some provision for essential fatty acids the fish oils that the media keeps talking about should be made.
Some studies have found that moderate fat intakes show better adherence, especially compared to very low-fat diets which tend to taste like cardboard. Folks doing more high intensity exercise tend to need more carbohydrates than those who are not. Folks who are insulin resistant seem to do better both from a diet and health perspective when they reduce carbohydrates. I will say that in general, people who feel great on carb based diets tend to do poorly and and feel horrible on low-carbohydrate diets, they feel lethargic and listless.
By the same token, individuals who find that their energy levels crash badly on carbohydrate based diets tend to do well and feel great when they reduce carbohydrates and increase protein, fat and fiber. In both cases, the cause is essentially the same. In both cases, the solution happens to be the same: Page 25 http: You may already have a reasonable idea from reading the previous chapters but just in case and to pad out the length of this booklet , I want to go into a few more details in this chapter.
What is flexible dieting? Now you come up against one of those situations that I mentioned in the foreword. Say you eat that single cookie. So you had calories extra from that cookie. Now you get a craving for something sweet. Which generates the same, if not more, guilt to boot and you throw your diet out the window. Contrast that to changing your mental attitude: The latter attitude would be consistent with flexible dieting.
A birthday, a dinner party, whatever. Of course not. Unless you make it into one. A flexible dieter would realize that that single meal is no big deal, go enjoy themselves at the Page 26 http: Consider the final example from the foreword, a situation where you have an extended period where following your diet will be more difficult.
There actually a couple of workable approaches to this type of situation. One is to simply do the best you can, damage control if it were. I say cool mainly because of the fact that the scientists failed so miserably in their goal, while making an absolutely wonderful discovery. Obes Res That is, the researchers wanted to determine what behavioral things happen when people go off of their diet for some period, and why they have trouble going back on. So the subjects were first put on a typical diet meant to cause weight loss.
Then the subjects were told to go off the diet for either 2 weeks or 6 weeks so that the researchers could see what happened when people fell off their diet but hard and started regaining weight.
So the scientists completely and utterly failed to reach their goal of studying what they wanted to study. Basically, they made an almost accidental discovery which raised another set of questions: That is, knowing that most people who go off of a diet for even a short period will balloon up, regaining weight rapidly, and fall off their diet, what made this study or these subjects different?
The basic issue seemed to come down to that of control. Suddenly something comes up that is out of your control. A stressful period of life, the aforementioned vacation, whatever. Feeling out of control, you figure your diet is blown and the binge begins.
Does this sound familiar at all? But consider what happened in this study, the subjects were told by the researchers to go off their diet; in essence, the break was part of the diet. I suspect that that was the key difference and why the study failed so miserably: Page 27 http: Which brings me to one more word of introduction.
Flexible dieting: This is especially true for rigid dieters who are trying to adopt flexible dieting attitudes. So rather than let your diet breaks fall where they may although there may be situations where this is unavoidable , I think having a bit of control over them, at least at first will be the most useful. With time, you may be able to diet successfully and apply the flexible dieting concepts less rigidly. Basically, I consider the use of those kinds of testimonials to be a little disingenuous in the first place.
My mom, as is the case with most dieters, has ridden the standard diet rollercoaster for quite some time. While certainly not fat, she has carried perhaps 30 pounds of extra weight with most of that coming after menopause. Diets, for her, were generally an all or nothing affair moving from one extreme of another. One way or another, she started to adopt what turned out to be flexible dieting concepts. Last year for example, she got involved with the Weight Watchers programs one of the few commercial diet programs that I think is worth a crap.
At one point in her diet, it turned out that she had a three day trip to New York, a situation similar to what I described in the foreword and above. Which is exactly what she did. She went to NY and enjoyed herself.
As a longer term example similar to the study I described above , every summer for the past many years, mom goes to Europe to play piano. But rather than worry overly about it, she does her best it also helps that she walks everywhere which ends up burning off a lot of the excess calories food wise.
When she gets back to the states, she has had no trouble taking off any slight weight that she gained. And her success at maintaining her weight loss has been much higher this time around. Nothing more and nothing less. Page 29 http: So why did I bother to make the distinction? Which you use depends on your goals and what you have access to.
Relatively lean individuals, athletes or bodybuilders, should either know what their bodyfat percentage is or have some reasonable method of estimating it. Calipers would be my preferred method. Another possible method, although fraught with potential problems are the bioelectrical impedance bodyfat scales Tanita is a common brand.
The problem is that these devices are drastically affected by hydration, a large glass of water or a big piss can alter the number.
Now, what about everybody else? That is, say we have two individuals who are 6 feet tall and weigh lbs.. However, recent research allows us to use BMI to get a rough idea of bodyfat percentage. But I must repeat: All you need to know is your height and scale weight. Simply cross- reference your weight and height and find your BMI on the table. Might as well throw it all out now and just eat like you want, gain back all the weight and then some. What if I told you that none of the above had to happen?
What if I told you that expecting to be perfect on your diet was absolutely setting you up for failure, that being more flexible about your eating habits would make them work better? What if I told you that studies have shown that people who are flexible dieters as opposed to rigid dieters tend to weigh less, show better adherence to their diet in the long run and have less binge eating episodes?
And no other diet allowed me to eat the foods that I enjoyed and lose weight. This book helps you to figure out how to eat while losing, maintaining or gaining without getting into the minutia that other plans do.
I would highly recommend this as the first and possibly the last diet book that anyone could ever need. This is the one for people who want to customize their own eating plans going from basic principles that work and are backed with research.
If more people would learn the basics of how the body mobilizes and burns fat, more people would be able to achieve their goals, lose weight and keep it off. As Lyle himself would say: The best diet is the one you can actually stick to over time, and in The Guide to Flexible Dieting book he teaches you just how to do so.
This is the best book for everyone who is tired of failing on their diets, or their diets failing them — and I highly recommend it for those who want to learn the mindset of successful dieters instead of strict meal plans which never work anyway.
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Notify me of new posts by email. Leave this field empty. V Category: Description Additional information Reviews 0 Description About A Guide to Flexible Dieting Rather than presenting a specific diet, A Guide to Flexible Dieting is a look at some of the psychological and physiological reasons why diets so often fail. As well. There was a large loss of lean body mass nearly 3 kg or 6. This was coupled with roughly 8 hours of exercise per day most walking with an oddly thrown in 45 minutes of arm cranking that I'm not going to suggest you do and generated a DEXA measured fat loss of 2kg 4.
And that's where the extreme rapid fat loss approach I'm going to detail here comes in. But between the severe caloric deficit protein was set at the Daily Recommended Intake or DRI which is simply too low for dieters in the first place and use whey protein I'm not surprised at this I should mention that one group was given nothing but table sugar for their calories but I would never recommend such an approach.
So the total fat loss was almost 3kg 6. I've modified the diet slightly. If you have an event on Saturday and start this program on Monday. Sometimes there is only a matter of days to lose a tremendous amount of fat. Many find that hunger goes away during the day and putting your few calories into a shorter eating period means you can have bigger meals. I want everyone to put in aerobic exercise as the activity modifier.
Even if you are determined to do one weight room workout this is ONLY for people who are already lifting weights. But any sauces with any calories is off limits here. Put in your height and weight and bodyfat percentage if you have it in the calculator as outlined calculator instructions that you can find at thee end of this booklet. You can actually use the online calculator to set up the Extreme Rapid Fat Loss diet. This sets protein a bit lower. Four days without them won't make a big difference in anything and saving those calories is worth it for the goal of the program.
That generally means skinless chicken breast which is effectively fat free. That can be herbs and spices. Clearly for whatever lean protein source you pick. It should go without saying that you won't be applying any of the free meals or refeeds from The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook.
Of course the diet is based around almost nothing but lean protein.
I'm going to allow a very small controlled amount of vegetables for roughage and actually recommend that the fish oils that are so crucial in the Rapid Fat Loss program be eliminated. This will help avoid major plummets in blood pressure. You won't die from a lack of veggies for 4 days most people in the West don't eat vegetables regularly anyhow but I'm not sure that's realistic for most people.
Otherwise they end up being too small to be satisfying.
It's 4 days straight through and done. Stick with the most fibrous of the fibrous vegetables. I'm going to recommend that you make every attempt to choose the leanest protein sources available. If you can do without. No pea. There may be others but even the leanest of red meat has some tagalong fats and when the goal is to generate the biggest deficit possible even that's too much.
In contrast to The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook which allows a small amount of tagalong carbs and fats with each meal. If you're down with Intermittent Fasting where you fast most of the day and fit all of your day's calories into a hour eating window at night. Of course. If you can't get that much. All I'd say here is that the more walking you can do per day. First they did 45 minutes of arm cranking which I'm not recommending as the equipment isn't easily found and it is about the most boring thing you will ever do which was followed by 8 hours of walking per day at 2.
And then either nothing or some core on Day 4 before the treadmill. But for folks who are already lifting weights. But I doubt many have that. The walking will accomplish more in the short term than anything you can do in the gym or at home.
As I mentioned above. If you an get an hour in the morning. But they all tolerated the exercise when all was said and done. I'd recommend either doing one full body workout on day 1 or 2 of the 4 day cycle or. I'm reversing that. The goal was first to create a monster deficit through the extreme diet and then create an even bigger deficit through a ton of activity. But keep it short. For the Extreme Rapid Fat Loss approach. In the Rapid Fat Loss Handbook I recommended resistance training for everyone as the primary type of exercise and I stand by that for the longer duration of that diet.
If the idea of doing that much exercise seems impossible to you. Probably the ideal. So do minutes of leg training on Day 1. I wouldn't recommend anyone who wasn't already on a resistance training program start a program.