Monday, October 13, 2008

My Best Fat Loss Advice

It is very easy to get caught up in all the health and nutrition information that is available today.

It seems like every web page, every magazine cover, every T.V. newscast, and every email newsletter wants to help you lose fat.

So here's something I want to you to remember, that will help simplify your life, and your fat burning goals:

Since the day you were born, your body has known EXACTLY how to burn body fat.

It's true. Unless you have some ultra-rare metabolic disease, your body is already AMAZING at burning body fat...you just have to give it the opportunity.

It does not matter how many books on fat loss you read, how many articles you review or how may experts you question, this will not change how well your body burns fat.

If you give your body the opportunity, it will do exactly what it is built to do.

So do yourself a favor, find the easiest possible way to eat a little less than you need to (I recommend Eat Stop Eat), then step back and watch your body do its job.

You have better things to do with your time than to stress over trying to learn about things you are already an expert at doing.

Fat loss can be incredibly simple, if you let it be.

BP

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8 comments:

Suzanne said...

Ahh.. a breath of fresh air! BTW...still losing - down 15 pounds and feeling terrific!

Anonymous said...

Amen! Thanks, Brad, for boiling it down to the basics. Too often it is easy to get caught up in the weight-loss mindset. Despite being a one-meal-a-day-er myself, no longer having a weight problem (I eat this way to maintain a good weight, but primarily for health benefits), and desperately wanting to remove myself from weight-loss thinking, I find myself flipping to the diet sections of magazines, reading the latest nutrition hype, and such. Sometimes I want to scream! The confusing weight-loss messages are all around us, nearly impossible to escape from. The rhetoric out there just serves to keep us off balance and confused, and in the end, probably causes more harm to us than being a few pounds over-weight.

So thank you, thank you, thank you, Brad, for being the voice of sanity out there. I plan to point as many people as possible your way so they too can see the light.

Rock on! :-)

Kels

Anonymous said...

Amen! Thanks, Brad, for boiling it down to the basics. Too often it is easy to get caught up in the mindset about losing weight. Despite being a one-meal-a-day-er myself, no longer having a weight problem (I eat this way to maintain a good weight, but primarily for health benefits), and desperately want to remove myself from weight-loss thinking, I find myself flipping to the diet sections of magazines, reading the latest nutrition hype, and such. Sometimes I want to scream! The rhetoric out there just serves to keep us off balance and confused, and in the end, probably causes more harm to us than being a few pounds over-weight.

So thank you, thank you, thank you, Brad, for being the voice of sanity out there. I plan to point as many people as possible your way so they too can see the light.

Rock on! :-)

Kels

Jenny said...

Brad -
I love your blog! I think it's a great healthy way to maintain a lean body without obsessing about food. Sometimes I find getting into the fast mode can be challenging ... not because my body needs food, but the psychological aspect of eating is hard to get over. Any advice on that?? Also do you have any advice for workouts for women. I think it's attractive to be lean but not overly toned :) Thanks!

eric said...

hi brad i emailed you before i hope i can reach with this comment,,i have a problem. it seems that i have lost my feeling of satiety. i think one reason might be that i sort of overdo it with IF and especially with the warrior diet in the last months. when i tried the warrior diet for example or other versions of daily fasting i usually eat rather big meals…sometimes in a short time period. so, i follow "eat stop eat" now and feeling quite fine..except for feeling never satisfied during my meals and snack all the time because i am "allowed to eat"most of the time i am not fasting..do you think i had massively exaggerate it with fasting? sometimes i have the impression that i developed some kind of an eating disorder or something..i often think about eating during the day..i am planning my 24 fasts very strictly and get anxious or depressed if i can handle to fasts a week the properly..i know i got way too obsessed about eating...sometimes it even tends to get in the way of my social life and i am always stressed about it..thats why i don`t tell anyone but my my girlfriend that i follow "ESE"..because they would call it strange i guess..they anyhow say that i am too skinny right now...i am from germany and although i thought people here are usually rather open too new things i know they will be very sceptical about "letting out meals" ..do you have any help for me?

Paul said...

Hey Brad, caught the replay of the morning show. Where the heck did they dig up those 2 "experts". The whole piece is skewed to allow them to make unbacked statements about how wrong the diet is and not give you time to re-butt their statements!!! Not sure following the previous 2 diets did you and favors. I guess they saw there is no such thing as bad publicity.

Austin Lawrence said...

Just saw your re-run on the Morning Show. I love it when they have Drs talking about nutrition, they know squat. The funny thing is they wouldn't invite you to talk about medicine!
Missing ONE meal slows down your metabolism -WHAT!
Anyway no such thing as bad publicity

Brad Pilon said...

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the post. I'm not sure I follow exactly what you are asking, but I get the feeling you are over-thinking your eating style.

If you feel you are too skinny then you do not need to fast. And if fasting is giving you trouble then you can always cut back or even stop.

You're eating should never interfere with your social life.

I'm going to look and see if I can find your original email.

BP