By STEVEN MILNER IIST
Fast & Simple Fat Loss with Clever Eating
It is possible to lose 15 lbs of body fat in 14 days simply by eating right. Provided you have 15 lbs to lose. I should point out that I always encourage people to exercise but if your nutrition isn’t spot on you will still struggle to shed fat.
When you are in touch with the way your body reacts to diet and exercise manipulating your nutrition can transform your body almost overnight. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to do this; in fact it’s often easier if you’re not. More likely than not you will have been eating the same way for years and the next 14 days will throw your body into the hyper fat burning zone. This way of eating can shed body fat and put on muscle but to also completely change your blood lipid profile. High cholesterol and triglycerides are brought back into the normal range in less than 30 days with this nutrition plan. This way of eating is often called “Nutrition Cycling” and is extremely effective.
So for the next 14 days here’s what you’re going to aim for and the strategies you are going to use.
Strategy # 1: Eat all the protein you want.
You can eat: Beef, Eggs, Lamb, Seafood, Pork and Chicken, Turkey or even Ostrich if you can get it.
Strategy #2: Limit your carbohydrates to 30 grams a day or less.
Although you can have any carbs you want as long as you stay under 30 a day, I’d suggest sourcing your carbohydrates from the following sources or similar.
Spinach, Broccoli, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage. By eating veg you can eat a large volume of food while getting your vitamins and fibre into the bargain.
Strategy # 3: Water
Drink 39 ml of water per kg of bodyweight. You can also drink black coffee, tea and any zero calorie drink but water is the best. Buy water if you want but water is water, when you mix it with coffee it’s still water. You don’t need to be a snob about it, we pay a fortune in the UK to ensure we get good quality water straight out of the tap.
Strategy #4: Don’t drink your calories.
Stay away from high calorie sugary drinks. They do nothing but make you fat! And that includes all types of fruit juice, yes it does!
Strategy #5: Have a splurge day.
After 14 days I want you to celebrate by eating anything you want! This will stimulate your metabolism and also fill your muscles up with glycogen so it won’t turn to fat.
Moving forward – day 15 & beyond
By taking the carbohydrates out of your diet temporarily, it trains your body to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. When carbohydrates are present you body will not turn to fat stores for energy. Monday to Friday you should eat like you have for the past 14 days, pay attention to how your body responds to certain foods and if something is causing you to gain fat cut it out of your diet. Bear in mind that the carb limit of 30 grams is a starting point and most people will do brilliantly at 30 grams of carbs a day, others will need a little more carbohydrate so pay attention to how you feel and experiment with things a little. Most people will feel and look best in the 30 to 50 grams a day range. Remember this isn’t a static diet like most diet plans; this diet plan should be specific to you and your unique body.
The Victory Weekend.
Every weekend following the first 14 days you can eat whatever you want for 12 to 48 hours. You can call this the victory weekend or your splurge days. It lets you feel human and enjoy food without looking like a diet freak! Your body is in a constant state of physical transformation weekly with this diet, that’s why it’s important to know when to stop at the weekend. If you find that you have an unlimited appetite on weekends, that’s ok within reason but be careful. If you are eating pizza and ice-cream you may want to stop after 12 hours. On the other hand if you are carbing up with potatoes, fruit and veg and maybe a slice or two of pizza the full 48 hours may be best. The whole idea is to become aware of the way your body responds and adjust your food intake accordingly.
That’s why you have to be aware and notice when you start to feel bloated. Everyone responds to food differently. I can’t emphasis this enough, keep an eye on yourself and the way your body responds.