Time To Loosen Your Jeans

Did You Know You Can Use Time To Loosen Your Jeans?

And I believe “TIME” is the real magic of weight loss.

Time is even better than butter at loosening up your jeans.

“Time To Loosen Your Jeans”

As many of you know, I’m a supervisor in a manufacturing plant.

When I get a new employee, many times they just can’t keep up, it’s nothing against them, they just can’t keep up with the pace of production. They work so fast, making so many needless motions, working themselves to death trying to keep up, but falling further and further behind.

On the very next workstation, right next to them, might be a person who has been there a while, and they’ve mastered the process. They’re getting more done and have a few seconds to spare in between cycles.

This experienced worker has learned to eliminate every inefficient motion, and this efficiency makes her production greater with less effort.

She might even have time to sneak a text message in to one of her friends. Or talk to the person on the next station, catch up on the latest gossip and never get behind on her work.

But the poor new guy, his parts are piling up on him.

If you think about these two people, this perfectly sums up the person who gets fat and the person who doesn’t get fat.

One processes their food fast enough, there’s no piling up.

The other is different, they’re slower, and before they get finished processing this cycle, here comes another one. And another, until there is a great pile of extra food around their belly, butt and chinny, chin, chins.

So when I get a new employee, I might slow down the process a little, give them extra time to learn without getting piled up. I might have to give some, a few seconds. Others, I might have to give a little more. Slowly building their speed until I can get them up to the production levels that I need.

This is the same for losing weight.

The skinny girl is quick, she processes the food fast, her insulin levels go down fast, and she starts burning fat and there’s no pile up of fat.

The fat person has a problem, because of high insulin, they need more time to get into the fat burning mode. But the more often they get into this mode, the better at it they become. Day by day, they get a little faster and a little better at processing this fat, just like the skinny person.

The most important thing I’ve learned about weight loss is this. It is a timing issue, more than anything else.

The two pieces of information I think are the most important are from the work of scientist George Cahill and Dr. Joseph Kraft.

Cahill studied starvation and his work shows us that everybody, given enough time, has this process of switching over to fat burning built into their system. It’s just a part of your human nature. Sure some people are slower, but everybody will start switching over into fat burning mode once they get their insulin low enough. And getting insulin low enough, takes time. For some it’s fast, for others slower.

switching to fat

Links to many papers of George Cahill.

Scientific publications by George F. Cahill, Jr.

Dr. Kraft’s work shows us the real problem in my opinion. Some people just have a whole bunch of insulin all the time. Even when they sleep they have too much insulin to allow their body to go fully into fat burning mode or maybe they just don’t burn fat fast enough.

Here are links to Dr. Joseph Kraft’s works:

Detection of Diabetes Mellitus In Situ (Occult Diabetes) by Joseph R. Kraft, M.D.


Let me tell you about a Meal Frequency study, that shows how important TIME really is.

A controlled trial of reduced meal frequency without caloric restriction in healthy, normal-weight, middle-aged adults

These people were put on either a THREE meal a day diet or a ONE meal a day diet.
But here’s the kicker, folks.
The diet they were put on was 50% carbohydrate. Almost 300 grams of carbs per day, so it sure as heck wasn’t low carb. It wasn’t even in the same universe as low carb.
And they weren’t trying to starve these people either, they got to eat almost 2400 calories during that ONCE daily meal.

But guess what?
Even though this ONE MEAL was a 50% carbohydrate diet, the people on the one meal a day plan lost weight and more important they lost fat.  But the people on the exact same calorie plan, but eating THREE meals per day did not lose weight and they didn’t lose any fat either.

You see, even on a high carb diet, these people did the one thing required, the one thing I think every successful diet has in common. The successful fat loss diet gives the body time to get the insulin down and let all that wonderful fat out.

Give the body time and it switches to it’s fat burning system.

People who are slow to lose weight, are like my poor new employee, struggling to keep up and hoping their mean old boss, which is me, will slow the machine down a little so they can learn.

It’s like that famous episode of “I Love Lucy” where her and Ethel are in the candy factory, getting further and further behind. Stuffing candy down their pants and eating it as fast as they can to keep up.

If you’ve never seen that episode, you should look because it’s pretty funny and it kind of gives you an idea of what’s going on with this thing.

The good news is, you don’t have to hope your mean boss will slow down production. You just need to slow it down yourself. Give yourself more time between eating, taking long breaks from eating each day.  And slowly but surely, your body will become quicker at reducing the insulin.

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The skinny person eats and their insulin is back down to fasting levels after about 3 hours. We eat our high fat meal and it keeps our insulin lower than the normal food so it doesn’t rise like it used to.

We get to eat and live our life.

The skinny girl sleeps 8 hours and she is burning fat pretty quickly while she sleeps. But we are going to give ourselves 16 hours of not eating. Allowing our body double the rest that the skinny girl gets in her 8 hours.

Slowly but surely, we become more efficient in our insulin production. We become slimmer and more like the slim person. Pretty soon we fix the problem with TIME.

This day by day practice will become a lifestyle.

You didn’t get fat fast and it will take time to get it off, but now you know the real secret, and the real secret is time.

Diet gives you time and fasting gives you time, time to rest your body from eating and high insulin levels.

Time with lower insulin makes your body more sensitive to insulin, time makes your pants fall off 50% better than butter.


But, I’m sure glad I can still have my butter, and my bacon, and my cream and and my steak during eating times.

See you next TIME.

They call me Butter Bob, but . . .

There’s something more to my story than Butter.

You Can See My Before and After

Bob Briggs at 320 lbs and now after losing 145 lbs

You Can Watch My Videos


  • But, you don’t know my whole story until you understand I lost 145 lbs with both Butter AND Fasting.
  • Most diets force you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long.
  • A better way is eating healthy fats, like Butter, which turn off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life.
  • This gives you complete appetite control.
  • This appetite control gives you freedom without using “will power” and enables you to do what is called “intermittent fasting“.
  • No diet or exercise plan can DO for you what Short Term Fasting can do.
  • But until you actually learn all the things intermittent fasting can DO for you, it’s just my word and my story, it doesn’t relate to you.
  • They call me Butter Bob, but the truth is, I could just as easily be called Fasting Bob.

Click Here For the Rest of my story

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  • Colin Haller says:

    This squares with my experience. By eating nothing but coffee, cream and small amounts of butter throughout the day, I find that my hunger is very manageable until dinner time. I only eat one regular meal per day, which means that my insulin levels are lower for any 24 hour period than they were when I was eating 3 meals a day (which eventually made me at least 50 pounds overweight).

    I find it easier to stick to this regimen when my single meal is LCHF. The danger for me is when co-workers or family members have high carb stuff around, because if I do eat some, it’s hard for me to control the intake, and the insulin spike leads to hunger later on.

  • Hélène says:

    If you’re tempted by others’ food, you probably need to eat more at your meal. You won’t want it if you’re full…eithr thru your food intake or stored-fat burning.

  • chiko says:

    Hey Bob, can we please have this on mp3….as well as NO! You don’t have to eat sticks of butter. Thanks

  • Darlene fishel says:

    This explanation of time as facilitator of fat loss and insulin level reduction is wonderful. I also derived great benefit from your video, “Why are fat people hungary. It helped me to understsnd that when you fast that means NO snacks or eating because you are trying to lower insulin levels long enough to get your body to unlock its fat stores. When you eat or snack,even just a pat of butter, it interrupts the process that you went to all that trouble of starting. it helped me realize that if i think i can’t get through a 24 fast today, i’ll just do 16 hours rather cheating or snacking and interrupting the process. I think
    I’m asking if i got this right. All of your videos have helped me to understand what is going on with my body and served to motivate me to stay strong. My blood glucose has been in the 66 to 83 range doing intermittant fasting for several days now.

  • Lee says:

    Hi Bob,
    Love your videos and the website.I’ve started the LCHF and what a difference in my appetite. Over the past week I’ve been eating 2-3 times a day as opposed to 4-5 times a day . I was always hungry before but now Ive been eating my dinner around 5:30 and don’t eat again till 9:30 or 10am the next day. Haven’t lost any weight yet but I’m sure I will. Your videos explain everything in common sense terms.

    • Lee says:

      One more thing Bob, I’ve noticed that since I’ve started this eating plan I wake up almost an hour earlier than i normally have. Its something i didn’t expect but is a good thing. Just wondered if anybody else experienced that… Needing less sleep

  • dawn Jennings says:

    I am new to all this. I had to have gastric sleeve done or it was chemo and another surgery and with weighing my options I chose the gastric sleeve with no chemo therapy! But as you have stated on your other videos the weight loss just stops. I am eating healthy but I am eating again. I had the surgery to avoid cancer which was and is still the best decision to make. But can I do this lchf with the surgery I had? I am not supposed to eat much but am back to feeling hungry all the time and it is not a good thing. I lost 60 pounds and it just stopped. My doctor said to find a program that worked for me. Hmm must be low carb to no carb and make me feel full. Hmm that sounds like the lchf. Can you Bob give advise or anyone reading this give advice?

    • Jen B says:

      Hi Dawn, it sounds like you have hit a plateau in weight loss because your resting insulin is too high. You didn’t mention it but it appears that you have not incorporated fasting into your daily routine. In January 2015, after finding out that I would need a hip replacement, I returned to eating a low carb/high fat diet. I dropped from 168 lbs to 148 lbs and remained there, for the past year, without losing another pound, until three weeks ago, when I finally began losing weight again. What happened? Well, a friend told me about Butter Bob’s website and then I read his blog on the 50% insulin problem. What a revelation! It explained why my weight loss had stalled. I gave it some thought and then implemented fasting into my daily routine. I range from 16 to 21 hours a day on the fast and drink water during it, except when I’m sleeping of course! And, my body has returned to burning fat for energy resulting in, so far, 7 lbs lost! So, start fasting and reset your resting insulin! Best wishes, Jen ps-I hope this helps! 🙂

  • Goatee says:

    Hey Bob,

    Every time you “belly and but and chinny chin chin” I find myself saying the same thing along with you. Just shows the power of repetition!

    P.S. Love watching your videos.

  • I am a diabetic. I’m afraid of fasting. My sugar levels will drop really low. What if I’m asleep when it’s going to low. Won’t I end up in a coma?
    Type two diabetic.
    What do I need to do?

  • Barbria Hall says:

    Thank you for just being your self I have started eating like you I am 73 years old and could not lose weight but after hearing your story I have hope to do it.
    I agree with your kids, don’t quit I know you will help me, when no one else could. thank you. I am glad you did KEEP IT SIMPLE CAUSE THAT WHAT I

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