Until I can write my own book about how I lost 145+ pounds with #LCHF diet and Fasting, I highly recommend you buy “Eat, Stop, Eat” by Brad Pilon, even though I have a very different opinion on diet which I point out below, I believe this book is a “must have” for those of you who want to get healthy and lose weight.
I receive a part of the sales when you buy this book through one of the links on this page, this helps me, without costing you anything extra and I appreciate it, but even if you do not buy this book from my link, please do yourself a favor if you’re serious about getting healthy and buy this book.
Those of you who have followed me know that I take great care to only share credible sources of information, especially well documented sources. I don’t have to agree with them on everything, but I do have to believe they are teaching something they can back up with science and results. I take this responsibility very seriously, as you know, I don’t push gimmicks or diet pills or weight loss scams.
Could you find all the information in this book for free someplace? Yes, sure you can. But why would you want to waste all that time, when almost everything you need to know about Intermittent Fasting is already in “Eat, Stop, Eat“, a book you can buy, download and start reading in less than 5 minutes.
I believe Low Carb High Fat #LCHF is the best treatment strategy for those who have chronically high insulin levels and all the related diseases those high insulin levels cause, but, unlike Eat Stop Eat, I strongly believe it is the appetite control LCHF gives us, that will allow us to practice the long term cure for high insulin levels, the cure of short-term Fasting.
“Eat, Stop, Eat” is about that Fasting Cure, but if you’re sick, fat and hurting, I believe you need the added treatment strategy of “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off”.
LCHF and Intermittent Fasting is what I did to lose 145 pounds and this is what I STILL do to keep it off. I have not gained one pound of my weight loss back since reaching goal.
Why I Strongly Recommend Fasting
Since the day my first video came out, I’ve been telling people how important it is to use the appetite control a high fat diet gives you, to go hours and hours without eating, without having to use your will power in any way.
From the questions I’ve received since that time, I quickly understood that I really didn’t make myself clear about the importance of fasting, because the main questions I get are:
“What foods do you eat EXACTLY and in DETAIL?” implying there is some magical cure in the food I eat or
“How many calories am I allowed?” a simple misunderstanding of what causes us to store fat, or
“How much BUTTER should I eat each day?”- I don’t even know what to say about that one.
Brad Pilon makes a very important point:
“Human beings can only be in one of the following states: Fed or Fasted.” – Brad Pilon
This seems like a simple statement, but understanding this changes your questions and your answers.
The question I ask myself has never been “What To Eat or How Often?”
but the exact opposite:
“How do I use the appetite control fat gives me, to FEED myself MY OWN BODY FAT” – Bob Briggs
Not “What Food or How Much” but:
When I’m not hungry, my own Body Fat is what I’m having for dinner – Bob Briggs
My body fat is my MENU.
My own body fat is my meal recipe.
The Fat I eat at meal times is just the key I use to turn off my appetite engine.
Eat, Stop, Eat
I wish I had a book of my own about the topic of fasting, and maybe I will some day, but until then, I want to strongly recommend a book called “Eat, Stop, Eat” by Brad Pilon (pictured).
But, I do not recommend it without reservation, I have some strong criticisms of it and want to start with those.
The author, Brad Pilon, wrote this excellent book by his own admission for “healthy people”.
He is a body builder himself, with a fantastic physique and in many places in his book, he says the type of food you eat while not fasting doesn’t matter. He strongly criticizes diets which limit certain types of food, like carbohydrates. And maybe, if you are young, healthy and very physically fit, his advice might be alright (although there is a great deal of evidence that a high carbohydrate diet is dangerous even for the physically fit).
But, If you are sick, fat and hurting you better throw that “all foods are the same” idea out the window. If you look like me when I weighed 320 pounds, carbohydrates are not your friend.
I strongly disagree with this approach for anyone who is on the tree of metabolic illnesses caused by years and years of chronically high insulin.
Like I told you in my “Drying Up the Root” video, if you have Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fatty Liver, High Triglycerides and a big belly, you are MOST definitely on one of the branches of this tree, you most likely have metabolic syndrome, you most likely have HIGH INSULIN levels, then you had better stay away from carbohydrates as much as possible, period.
This idea of using dietary fat (in relatively small amounts when you do the actual calorie math) to TURN OFF our appetite and allow us to begin the process of living off our own body fat (fasting) most the hours of the day, is so simple, it simply doesn’t compute in most people’s mind.
Brad Pilon targets the healthy and active, but I believe Eating Low Carb, High Fat is like the key that unlocks the body fat pantry for those of you are hugely overweight, very sick and hurting.
LCHF can be this “key” because it turns off my appetite and as long as I do not get in the way by eating when I’m not hungry, this appetite control allows me to fast for many hours each day, or every other day, or whenever I choose.
Eat, Stop, Eat –
The Best Fasting Book You Can Buy.
Over 200 pages, 317 Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies, plus charts and practical “how to” advice, you can download instantly.
Criticism Over – Let the Praises for “Eat, Stop, Eat” begin now:
Why You Need “Eat, Stop, Eat”:
Now that I got my biggest criticism out of the way, I want to tell you why you NEED this book.
And, yes, I said NEED – you need to know WHY Intermittent Fasting is DOING something. It only appears to be a passive strategy. People want a diet plan, a menu, they want something to DO, but you need to understand that FASTING is DOING something.
Fasting seems to be doing nothing, but Eat, Stop, Eat will show you that Fasting is actually DOING more to help yourself than you could ever do otherwise, by actually doing something, like dieting or exercising.
Fasting and Exercise – Not Doing and Doing
On page 172 of Eat, Stop, Eat – this chart shows Fasting is DOING some of the same things exercise can do:
You need “Eat, Stop, Eat” because you need to understand how important fasting is, how safe it is, how natural it is, how many processes it heals or improves and this book explains all these things and much more.
Food is Not the Cure
Food is not the cure, any kind of food, even fatty foods are not the cure.
Brad Pilon, the author of “Eat, Stop, Eat” illustrates this point so well when he writes:
“Our bodies are designed to eat food when food is available and use the calories we have stored as fat when food is scarce. These are our only two options. Consider them the Yin and Yang of nutrition and health.
FED – Eating and storing Calories
FASTED – Not eating and burning Calories.”
Folks this is the simple truth.
Read that again and again and really let it sink in to your way of thinking.
You are either:
Eating and Storing Body Fat or
Fasting and Burning Body Fat.
We could take that a step further and say this:
You are either:
Eating and Causing Insulin to Rise
Fasting and Causing Insulin to go Lower
If you are sick, fat and hurting, if you have heart disease, or type 2 diabetes, or any other high insulin level related disease – you can see the fasting state is your best weapon to dry up the root cause of your tree of problems.
The problem is many of us have had way too much Yang and very little Yin.
“Fasting will KILL your metabolism,” “fasting deprives your body of nutrients and does nothing to help you modify your dietary habits,” “The weight loss from fasting comes entirely from muscle,” or “The weight loss from fasting comes entirely from water” and finally “If you do not eat every 5 hours your liver releases sugar, which causes an insulin surge making you gain fat even without food” – “Eat, Stop, Eat“
Brad Pilon takes the above common fasting myths and destroys them one by one with study after scientific study (over 300 peer reviewed studies).
He does this in an easy to understand style too, you don’t need to be a science reader to understand him, but if you are that type of person, and I am, the studies are there to look up and learn.
He covers everything from your metabolism to your testosterone levels.
By the way, fasting improves testosterone levels, it’s actually at it’s highest level after an overnight fast, which might explain a common morning phenomenon for men, LOL.
Belly fat reduces your testosterone levels and this effects the libido of both men and women. (Side note not in the book Eat, Stop, Eat – Dr. Joseph Kraft says erectile problems are hyperinsulinemia [chronically high insulin levels] until proven otherwise).
The Health Benefits of Fasting
The best section in “Eat, Stop, Eat” is “The Health Benefits of Fasting” because it lays out step by step how fasting reverses the ill effects of Insulin Resistance Syndrome.
Brad Pilon doesn’t write a lot about Insulin Resistance Syndrome, but let me tell you, one look at the following list of things Fasting can improve is like looking at the cure and reversal of high insulin levels and the direct and indirect problems those high insulin levels cause:
List of Improvements covered in great detail in “Eat, Stop, Eat”
• Decreased body fat & body weight
• Maintenance of skeletal muscle mass
• Decreased blood glucose levels
• Decreased insulin levels & increased insulin sensitivity
• Increased lipolysis & fat oxidation
• Increased Uncoupling Protein 3 mRNA
• Increased norepinephrine & epinephrine levels
• Increased glucagon levels
• Increased growth hormone levels
• Decreased food related stress
• Decreased chronic systemic Inflammation
• Increased cellular cleansing
“Eat, Stop, Eat” takes each one of these improvements and shows you the science of why and how short-term fasting can and does cause them to happen without effort on your part.
Folks, “The Health Benefits of Fasting” section alone is worth the 20 bucks this book costs.
If you want to be motivated to change your life, this will FIRE you up.
24 Hour Fast = Less Insulin
Brad Pilon brings out so many great facts you’ll love.
Like this one:
If you fasted 72 hours, your insulin would be reduced to half of it’s normal level.
But here’s the good part, you don’t have to fast for three days to really help yourself, because 70% of the reduction in your insulin level occurs in the first 24 hours.
Here’s another great one:
A simple 24 hour fast can increase the amount of fat that is released from your body fat and the amount of fat you burn for energy by over 50%.
Fifty Percent, Folks.
As I told you in my “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off” video, before I lost weight, I used to have severe joint pain, but now I’m free from that pain.
“Eat, Stop, Eat” covers this topic of inflammation very well. Just look at this chart on page 107:
The more weight lost, the less markers of chronic inflammation.
I’ve absolutely found this to be true. Do you want to reduce your inflammation? Intermittent Fasting is the best and cheapest way.
The drug companies can’t sell me their pain pills anymore. I don’t need them.
How To Fast:
The last part of “Eat, Stop, Eat” is a how to do the fast Brad Pilon recommends.
I found this part to be a fantastic and practical source of information, but remember, there are many ways to fast.
You can do it the way Brad Pilon teaches in this book, or you can do it the Leangain’s way of 8 hours fed/16 hours fasted, or the Warrior fasting style of 4 fed/20 fasted, or a simple eat a day, fast a day.
The method is not nearly as important as Just Doing It.
Once you know how good it is for you, by reading and studying “Eat, Stop, Eat“, and how much intermittent fasting can improve your life and help you lose weight this will be your motivation.
Until I can write my own book, I highly recommend you buy “Eat, Stop, Eat”.
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