I’m sure many of you would like to drop a few pounds. Perhaps you’re trying to get a handle on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease or another weight-related health problem—or maybe you just want to look and feel better.
I understand that weight loss is not easy. That’s why I’m going to tell you about the simplest, most logical and effective weight loss program I’ve ever come across. It’s called the mini-fast diet with exercise.
This program produces results that many diet plans don’t deliver, because it selectively burns fat. Merely cutting calories here and there during the day will not promote vigorous fat burning—just ask anyone who’s tried to lose weight and keep it off that way. Exercising while you’re fasting, however, most certainly will.
In a 12-week clinical trial, overweight participants who followed this intermittent fasting diet plan lost an average of 16 pounds of fat—25 percent of their initial fat mass—and three inches around the waist!
Win Your Weight Battle With a Mini-Fast
Don’t eat breakfast. Get up in the morning and have some water, coffee or tea—but don’t eat breakfast. Read on and I’ll tell you why.
Lace up your sneakers. Exercise for 30–45 minutes at moderate intensity. I recommend brisk walking because most everyone can do it. Engaging in aerobic exercise while mini-fasting turns on fat burning. During the night, you deplete much of the stored carbohydrates your body uses for energy, and exercise uses up the rest. At that point, your body has no choice but to begin burning fat for energy. If you have breakfast before exercising, you’ll simply burn the carbohydrates you just ate instead of the fat in your belly, hips and elsewhere.
Get on with your day. After you exercise, get on with your day, but delay eating until around noon. Drink plenty of water and have coffee or tea, if you’d like, but don’t eat. If you eat right after exercise, you won’t continue to burn fat. Don’t worry about being too hungry to make it through the morning. You may have to try this to believe it, but this mini-fasting-exercise combo will dampen your appetite.
Break your fast. At lunchtime, break your fast and eat normally, focusing on proper portions of lean protein, vegetables and low-glycemic carbs. You don’t have to count calories, but don’t binge either—that will undermine any weight-loss program. You’ll find that eating sensibly for two meals a day requires far less discipline than cutting calories all day long.
If you’re struggling with your weight, I urge you to try the mini-fast today. It can profoundly affect not only the way you look and feel, but it will enhance all aspects of your health. Complete details about this proven mini-fast diet program are in my latest book, The Mini-Fast Diet. It explains how to rev up fat burning, details the science behind this program and provides delicious recipes and exercise tips.
You can purchase The Mini-Fast Diet wherever books are sold, or call 800-810-6655 for an autographed copy.