So, way back when, I told you guys that I was researching a new eating plan. I wasn't sure, but now I'm pretty much POSITIVE this is going to be amazing. I found this plan called Eat Stop Eat. Yes, I know, the website totally looks like a gimmick-y, rip-off type of site. But I'm telling you, it isn't.
It was developed by Brad Pilon (Nutritionist, Supplement Analyst, and other awesome things) - and it's really simple. It's backed by hard-core, bottom-line, scientific facts. You don't change how you eat, in fact, the plan works for anyone. You can eat low carb, low sugar, high in whole grains, vegetarian, vegan, whatever. All you do is fast two times per week, for 24 hours at a time. And don't worry about the whole "starvation mode" thing. That is a line of bull pucky invented by the food and diet industries. (Your metabolic rate doesn't change even with 24, 32 or even up to 72 hours of fasting, so 24 hours is NOT going to change your metabolism a bit.)
Intermittent fasting. For example, you start fasting at 6pm, and then begin eating again at 6pm the next day. There's the beauty of it. You don't go any day without eating... just a 24-hour period.
Now, it won't work if I decide to go nuts and gorge myself the following day, or if I decide I can eat every horrible thing for me on the days I'm not fasting. It's a way to mimic the eating patterns of our ancestors. Eat. Then there's no more food, so it's fasting time. Then, eat again later. I could try to cut my calories (which I've done, and it was successful but not so maintainable) and eat tons of salad and skip desserts, and cut my sugar intake by 30% by feeling deprived... or I could do Eat Stop Eat, and still be able to eat what I enjoy, and cut my intake by the same amount. It's intuitive and simple.
I can't go too much more into it because it wouldn't be fair to Brad. What I can say is this:
I'll be doing this for the next 60 days. It just so happens that the book comes with a 60-day guarantee, so that should be enough time to figure out if it works for me. The research I've done, reviews I've read and testimonials I've seen are all pointing in a really positive direction. I'll let you guys know how it goes.