Once or twice a week I stop eating for a specific pre-set amount of time, depending on my goal and my amount of bodyfat. Hey Julie, Just wanted to drop by and thank you for the article. Yours in youthful health and fitness Adam Steer with Brad Pilon. I do have a few questions for you though. Right now I work as a secretary and I am struggling with very low energy and I am tired all the time! Whereas exercise takes a huge effort for a small result, just 24 hours delivers noticeable changes using Eat Stop Eat …. You can read the chapter "The Eat Stop Eat lifestyle" for more information on reaching extremely low levels of body fat.
“How Can Losing Weight Really Be This Complicated?!?”
Once or twice a week I stop eating for a specific pre-set amount of time, depending on my goal and my amount of bodyfat. Simple as that… and it's only EVER once or twice a week, never more! And get this… you never go a single day without enjoying a completely normal meal. Think back to your ancestors and their natural cycles of high and low calories. Simply extending your normal overnight fast once or twice a week eliminates the need to diet.
And it allows you to lose all the weight you want while you improve the markers associated with good health and longevity. In fact, most folks report feeling more clear headed, alert and productive on those one to two days per week when they simply hold off on their first meal! Listen, I first started using Eat Stop Eat because I wanted a permanent solution for controlling my weight. Eat Stop Eat gave me freedom from that struggle.
Yet I soon discovered that I was doing a lot more good for my body than simply weight control…. The author of Eat Stop Eat —Brad Pilon—has studied over peer reviewed scientific research papers. He continues to devour every new piece of scientific evidence linked to intermittent fasting. It explains the science of exactly WHY the intermittent fasting—done right—delivers such powerful and lasting benefits….
In the Summer of , I joined Brad for lunch at a little burger joint in his hometown of Guelph, Canada. Brad talks about Eat Stop Eat with all the passion of an artist. Yet what he discovered shocked him and forced him to write his thesis in defense of a specific type of intermittent fasting.
He describes his time there as being like a kid in a candy store…. He had access to all the latest gadgets and scientific labs a nutrition geek could ever hope for. And he was able to poke, prod and measure countless test subjects — including fitness models and athletes. And the most natural way to help your body achieve optimal health…. Everyone seems to accept it without question….
Think about it… Almost every diet, weight loss pill, supplement or program is encouraging you to consume MORE of something. No one is talking about how to make it easier to eat less. As far back as ancient Greece, the famous philosophers of the day were promoting the same principles found in Eat Stop Eat. That may not be true. You see the scientific research has been there for years. And it continues to build up…. It took a pioneer like Brad to gather all the research.
He battled against the status quo—with people trying to claim silly things like fasting would slow your metabolism. Yet the evidence is overwhelming…. It may sound too good to be true… but we know that human growth hormone hGH is such a powerful fat burner that models and athletes actually inject themselves with it….
It acts directly on your fat cells , telling them to release stored fat for energy. Most of it comes from your food. So you can see why expensive detox potions and formulas have become all the rage. We need to do something to unclog our cells of this toxic goop right? They even increase your weight gain because they clog up your mitochondria—the energy generators that burn calories deep within every cell of your body.
Of course we want to clean up the mess. Your body already has everything it needs to completely detoxify and cleanse without ANY outside help from fancy herbal formulas, superfood smoothies or cleansing flushes….
In fact your body has a specific process called autophagy. And it is responsible for repairing damaged and defective organelles, cell membranes and cellular proteins….
Constant eating—which is how mainstream dieting recommends you eat—shuts down autophagy. Especially meals that are high in sugar and protein. The good news is…. The research clearly shows that practicing Eat Stop Eat kicks autophagy into overdrive , so you naturally turn on your cleansing and detoxifying pathways.
You need a doc you can trust. And you need to listen to your health care pros. However, that could not be further from the truth. Your body goes through a very specific process to build muscle. Bear with me, because this gets a bit geeky…. Now for all this to happen, you need to release a precise cocktail of hormones and other biochemical signals. Things like systemic inflammation throughout your whole body and hormonal imbalance can make it impossible to grow muscle….
Yet his story proves quite the opposite…. To the right are 3 pics of Brad. The first was taken after 5 months of dieting for his first bodybuilding show.
He planned his meals, ate well over grams of protein a day, and did cardio in the morning, weights at lunch, then cardio again at night. The second picture was taken three years later — after three years of practicing Eat Stop Eat. No more suffering and sacrifice. Eating whatever he wanted most days. And working out just 3 to 4 times per week. The third picture is 8 years later—March of —after 5 more years of Eat Stop Eat.
By now you can see Brad still maintains impressive muscle and is leaner than ever…. You will SEE that your face looks leaner. You, your friends and your family will notice. And it locks existing fat in your cells. During the Eat Stop Eat protocol, your insulin levels will drop to one third of regular levels allowing you to burn fat at an extreme pace. And practicing one to two ESE protocols per week will increase something called insulin sensitivity—allowing you to store more calories in lean tissue and less in fat, even when your insulin levels are higher.
So oxidation is the fancy word for actually burning up your fat for fuel. Roberta hit rock bottom at 48 years old. She suffered from back pain, thyroid problems and adrenal issues. And she feels and looks like a woman half her age! The Eat Stop Eat protocol gave Roberta the freedom she needed. It allowed her body to naturally find its own weight loss rhythm.
And the results are stunning…. If you think you look older than you should… then you probably suffer from something called chronic inflammation…. The research now shows that inflammation plays a critical role in determining your biological age.
And we know it is triggered from overeating and being overweight. Chronic inflammation is also linked to most of the diseases associated with aging including: Practicing Eat Stop Eat has been shown to cut markers of chronic inflammation in half. Remember how your ancestors and even your great, great grandparents naturally experienced cycles of consumption that kept their overall calories under a certain threshold. As a result their bodies stayed lean. You see, everyone has a line in the sand—a certain calorie threshold.
Above that line you gain weight. Below that line you lose weight. Eat Stop Eat is the only weight loss protocol that allows you to stay below your line in the sand WITHOUT the stress and anxiety caused by diets, food restriction and calorie counting.
Yet with Eat Stop Eat most days you can eat MORE calories than someone else your height , and still stay below the line of your weekly weight loss calories. Give this a try…. Then—the very next morning—I want you to weigh yourself. Do you weigh lbs lighter? Wait one more week and weigh yourself on the same scale, at the same time of day. Do you see that your weight has dropped another lbs? By now you should also be feeling that each time you use the Eat Stop Eat protocol it gets easier and you feel less and less hungry.
Do you feel that your clothes are hanging off you? Do you see that your face looks lean and even seems more youthful and brighter? And do you notice how much more energy you have throughout your entire day? Are you excited that there are no forbidden foods? That you can reward yourself with your favorites? And that social eating is a celebration again instead of a burden? If you answer yes to most of these questions, then Eat Stop Eat is working for you.
And you can look forward to a long love affair with this simple, yet elegant strategy that is already helping over 54, people around the world to live a life free from weight worries and frustrating diets. Yet once you try it, they melt away just as quickly as your extra body fat.
Perfect… Eat Stop Eat is the only system that will work for you. Because you get to enjoy all your favorite foods while you limit your hunger to only one or two brief periods a week — never more. Over peer-reviewed studies prove it is safe, effective and fast. However practicing Eat Stop Eat comes close! In fact Eat Stop Eat shows you exactly why you need to wait 48 to 72 hours between Eat Stop Eat protocols and sometimes more. It would have saved me over a decade of frustration.
And I would have avoided a pile of health issues and joint injuries associated with overeating and inflammation. The younger you start the better. Perfect, because I love breakfast too. And with Eat Stop Eat I still eat breakfast almost every single day. Not really… You may have temporarily sabotaged your ability to burn off your food as fuel. Because you need the time to experiment with Eat Stop Eat for yourself—and to go through each question above so you can prove to yourself it works—Brad has agreed to give you a crazy guarantee.
He will accept all the risk on his own shoulders. And Brad expects that before the end of those 60 days, you must agree that Eat Stop Eat is a sustainable lifestyle. And that it will give you a lifetime of peace and freedom from your struggles with weight and diets.
If not, he actually expects you to ask for a refund of your purchase. He wants you to enjoy your life, your food, your family and your friends to the fullest. The last thing he wants is to bring more stress into your life. I need to be totally upfront with you. Even Brad admits that Eat Stop Eat is not for everyone. In fact, he has identified a few common traits shared by the rare folks who did not thrive on his system.
Brad firmly believes the information in Eat Stop Eat is the solution to our modern crisis of obesity and poor health. Because until now… no one had figured out how to make it easier to eat less! The thermometer is dropping and you naturally long for warm and satisfying comfort foods. The season of never ending string of Christmas and New Years parties all tax your willpower and endanger your waistline. Thankfully Eat Stop Eat actually gives you the freedom to indulge in all those joyful treats while still losing weight and experiencing growing energy and health.
Yet they can be a big danger to your waistline. Thankfully Eat Stop Eat actually gives you the freedom to indulge in all the fun and treats while still losing weight and experiencing growing energy and health. The dark days of winter may be coming to a close. Yet the effects of cold-weather comfort foods and hiding behind bulky clothes are harder to get rid of. The dark days of winter may be gone.
Yet the effects of cold weather comfort foods and hiding behind bulky clothes are harder to get rid of. In fact warm and sunny days might already be cause to break out your shorts or even your bathing suit.
Summer treats like ice cream, hamburgers and hotdogs are half the fun on those warm spring days. And you want to lose weight without depriving yourself…. Thankfully Eat Stop Eat actually gives you the freedom to indulge in all those summer treats and more while still losing weight and experiencing growing energy and health.
Summer weather is finally here! Summer treats like ice cream, hamburgers and hotdogs are half the fun and you want to keep losing weight without depriving yourself…. The thermometer is starting to drop and you naturally start longing for warm and satisfying comfort foods.
Thankfully Eat Stop Eat gives you the solution to stripping off fat while you still enjoy your favorite end-of-summer treats and indulge in the comfort foods you love on cool autumn nights. The season of never ending special holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all tax your willpower and endanger your waistline.
The season of never ending special holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all tax your willpower and endanger your waistline. After interviewing hundreds of successful Eat Stop Eat users, I discovered a simple extra to make your experience even easier and faster.
I asked Brad to develop a new manual and to include it for free with Eat Stop Eat. And he agreed to test the idea. Have you ever skipped the complicated instructions when setting up some new software on your computer, and then regretted it? That's me… I always want to skip ahead and just get started. So I created the Quick Start Guide for you. Whereas so many diets force you restrict certain foods like carbs or fats, Eat Stop Eat breaks those chains and unlocks the door to enjoying food again on your terms….
Whereas dangerous diet pills, fancy supplements and pre-packaged weight loss meals cost you a bundle, Eat Stop Eat actually puts grocery money back in your pocket so you can spend it enjoying meals out with friends and family…. Whereas exercise takes a huge effort for a small result, just 24 hours delivers noticeable changes using Eat Stop Eat …. An Alkaline balanced body is healthy, vibrant, and energetic, free of sickness and disease.
An Acidic body is one that is degenerating, breaking down, showing a myriad of symptoms of ill health from the simplest form being a cold or a rash all the way to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. We all know people or more that are ill or dying of these or many other terrible diseases that can be solved with a change in their lifestyle and diet.
High levels of stress, negative thoughts, lack of exercise and poor shallow breathing which most of us do all day long all play a key role in this lifestyle and are acid forming. Changing your diet will improve your pH and reduce your symptoms to a certain degree, but you must also manage and balance these other pieces of the puzzle to reach optimal health.
The most amazing thing about this alkaline lifestyle is that it is measurable because it IS a science. If you have a live blood analysis done by a trained microscopist where you can see your blood cells actively moving on screen before you begin this lifestyle change, after as little as 30 days, you will see a change in your blood cells and the fluid that they live in. It is utterly astonishing to see the yeast, parasites, we all have them to some degree if you eat meat , stress indicators, pre-cancerous crystals, and many other unhealthy organisms floating around in your blood and how they change or disappear with only a diet adjustment and further more, with a healthy lifestyle.
I see the trend toward alkalizing growing in leaps and bounds because there is such a great awareness of how SAD the typical North American diet is. Made up largely of meat, dairy, sugars, alcohol, saturated fats, highly processed foods and caffeine, we have become a very sick nation looking for quick cures from pills. Change your Diet ….. The beauty is that you CAN reverse the negative effects of an unhealthy diet if you sincerely have the will to do so.
I am living proof and so are many others who have even reversed cancer and are living a vibrant life, well into their late nineties with very little degeneration. I challenge you to try it for 30 days and see how much you like the gain of energy and the positive changes that happen. A food chart to help guide you, showing the value of alkalinity or acidity, is right here. Is there a pain strong enough to make you stick with it?
How badly do you want to be healthy? Are you choosing this or is someone else? Are you craving energy and vibrancy? Then give it a go for 30 days and see how you feel, see if you are addicted to the feeling? You might be pleasantly surprised and change your life forever! So a good way to begin is to decide- would I choose cold turkey or a slow go?
A slow go means less pain but slower gain. Either way, you will be WAY better off than not doing anything different at all. It will inspire you to keep on trucking and you will develop a lifestyle habit that you will become addicted to. As a scientist with over 40 years of research, exploring and uncovering he shares the steps to gain control of your health again. Another recently published book that I am devouring is Crazy, Sexy, Diet by Kris Carr who is a cancer survivor who alkalized to heal and has brought together a wealth of knowledge thru her own experience and that of many health experts that will inspire you to take the plunge.
The following is a list of things to begin eliminating or reduce your consumption of. If you really want to kick it up a notch the best way to kick the acid is a juice feast where you nourish and flush the body at the same time in order to alkalize and regenerate healthy new cells.
For the full details and recipes on a great way to jump start your alkaline journey see this post here. All living things exist because of a balanced pH level. When these conditions are not ideal symptoms begin to occur. Most inexperienced gardeners would head to the garden center and purchase a product recommended to cure the ailing plant and spray it on the leaves and the plant would perk up but shortly there after it needs another application.
However a well seasoned gardener knows that an adjustment to the soil in which the plant grows is what will improve the health of the plant. The terrain in which our cells exist is the environment that must be pH balanced just as the roots of the plant growing in soil. Our inner terrain is everything.
When it is out of kilter we are out of kilter. If we can clean up our systems, pair it with a healthy outlook on life, manage our stress levels, and incorporate daily fitness we can experience optimal health and a life of longevity and vibrancy.
THIS is how we were meant to exist on this planet and we should settle for nothing less. If you require an alkaline coach to make this shift possible, I get it. Please contact me for further info and references for Alkaline Coaching so I can guide you based on your needs and your geographic location.
If you desire live blood analysis Google it for your area or contact me in case I can help you locate a qualified professional. Ive been very interested in the kind of life style that you have described. I do have a few questions for you though. You mentioned fermented foods as one to avoid. Ive done some research on the healing properties of fermented teas like kombucha as well as apple cider vinegar.
If I use these products regularly am I causing my body more harm than good? Sarah, I tend to listen to Dr. Young as I understand his philosophy of yeast, fungus and mold contributing to disease. I avoid all fermented foods for this reason as disease prevention. Occasionally it is impossible so I let it go esp. Thanx for stopping by: While living an alkaline lifestyle, will the fruits and vegetables help with bone strengthening?
Dimonique, the alkaline lifestyle is basically an anti-inflammatory diet that will immensely help you and all of your symptoms if you are committed to making some adjustments to relieve your symptoms. Alkalizing would be sooo beneficial for you. I recommend hydrating really well with alkaline water and minerals. Drinking liters of water with super greens and then 1 glass morning and night of the phor salts will work wonders for you. These will flush many toxins from your body, slowly providing relief, persistence is key.
I would also guess that you are low in good omega oils thus the knee popping. I like Nutra Sea fish oils and take them generously in smoothies and salad dressings or by the spoonful. You can hardly over dose on these according to Dr. Young and his pH Miracle book which is a really good book to read. You most certainly will strengthen bones if you eliminate dairy and replace it with volumes of leafy greens in salads, smoothies and green juices.
Kale is very high in calcium and is full of chlorophyll which builds blood cells that build bone. Milk leaches calcium from our bones and is one of the leading causes of osteoporosis. Hi Julie, my name is Sandra and I am 47 years old and for the past 10 years I have been increasing in a lot of joint pain, this past year it has increased to very chronic pain in the joints and now my feet are stiffing up and the pain to walk on them is getting horrible.
Around 10 years ago I went to a vitamin shop where they had one of those Dr. I would suggest getting Dr. He also outlines it more clearly in his book, this is rather my version. A juice feast is a good way to begin detoxing and cleansing. Depending on your particular health picture the detoxing can be extreme or you may feel cold or flu like symptoms, this is normal.
I highly recommend consulting a nutritionist or naturopath if you have one you know of in your community who can gage and guide your success. I need to say this so that you know you are following suggestions at your own risk. From my experience a juice feast has been fantastic for people with your symptoms but everyone is different, if you can consider this. There is an alkaline food guide on the site to use as a reference for what to eat.
Avoid the treat recipes that have dates, or fruits as you want to avoid sugars even if they are from fruit. Let me know if you have any further questions, but do pick up the book: It will make so much more sense once you read his explanation and you will be more motivated once you are empowered with knowledge.
Pls keep me posted on your progress. All the best to you. Wheat grass will be your friend! It will help you immensely! I can try to help: Just came across this site now and am eager to read through more of your posts … first and foremost though, I suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease and have high blood pressure, which I am trying to reduce naturally to prevent my nephrologist from adding another med to my existing one.
I am about to turn Can you tell me if there is any reason I should avoid this diet with the CKD or is is quite the opposite?! HI Molly, I truly believe that this alkaline diet will be helpful for you. Increasing your veggie intake of raw and steamed or lightly sauteed veggies will be very beneficial for CKD and High blood pressure as will eliminating dairy and reducing your consumption of meat and all animal products sticking to organic meats of course and filling in with plant proteins like avocados, hemp seeds, nuts and seeds and legumes or plant protein powders for smoothies as well as including a good dose of healthy omega oils, while avoiding high sodium foods and all processed foods.
I found this link that suggests many veggies as being excellent for CKD so you are on the right track with an alkaline lifestyle. This other link http: I hope this helps and that you can improve your health with some dedicated focus on your diet and lifestyle. Please keep me posted: But I know you are wishing me luck and I will get trawling through some recipes on this site. Many thanks again, you are super kind! Oh Molly, so glad you are starting to feel the difference. I love lots of lemon or lime in water or soda water and you can sweeten with stevia, add a few strawberries if you like.
Also try raw almond butter on crisp cold celery, it does it for me every time! Let me know how your next appointment goes: Hello, Thank you for the information -it was very informative and detailed as to how i can begin to start living an alkaline lifestyle. I suffer from uveitis and VKH which is an autoimmune disease that in my case causes inflammation in my eyes. Can you please tell me if you have any past post or information or know of any other frequent visitors of the site that has what i have?
I have been searching for a holistic approach and feel this would be the best and beneficial treatment for me right. I am currently on medications and have been told by doctors that i need to be on them for life and i really prefer not to.
So I had my follow up appointment yesterday with my Kidney Dr and was eager to let you know the results.
What are you doing differently? Fact is, since all these changes I am feeling re connected to my intuition, which I had feared I was losing, and my deep sense of faith. The world is a sunnier place. A cloud has lifted. And, personally, I am sure this has as much to do with the healing process as the physical changes.
He told me the urine test showed I was barely spilling any protein and that my sodium level was very low. He could literally SEE the changes on screen. My body told him about the changes I had made before I opened my mouth!
I have been spilling significant protein for 6 years plus now. And on the blood pressure front, it has generally dropped, although varies wildly. The Dr was not too worried about this, happy with the average result and realising that with 3. We just took a holiday to Dorset where everything slipped, think fish and chips, lol, but as I said, this visit has given me the kick I needed to get back on track.
I just want to say thankyou so much for taking the time to reply to my first email. It made all the difference to know you were rooting for me, and I really appreciate it. With Love, Molly X. Congrats to you for all your hard work, it certainly paid off! It really is amazing how our body can heal when we give it what it really needs. I see you living a perfectly healthy life if you maintain this lifestyle and attitude. Thank you so very much for sharing and posting your results so other readers can appreciate your story and your good news: What I do know that I have learned from Dr.
I believe what it needs is for you to provide it with alkalinity thru whole foods and pure water while nurturing a healthy attitude and stress level. Any inflammation that you are experiencing will be minimized or eliminated which will certainly improve the symptoms. Hope has to exist for a miracle to happen. Young says one disease is all disease and can be reversed with one cure. If I were you I would certainly find a microscopist to do your live blood analysis so you can see your current picture and then monitor your changes and success.
All my best to you and please, please keep me posted. Hello, I am very interested in this for my mother and I as we have had some health issues. My mom 52 had breast cancer last year and this year she is suffering from bad allergies and a bad cough. In I 29 had a fibroid in my uterus that was removed with surgery.
So far I have not had any more problems. Right now I work as a secretary and I am struggling with very low energy and I am tired all the time! I know that we need to make a big change.
We have begun already, trying to cut out sugar, white flour and dairy. Eating whole grains, more fruits and veggies. I think the hardest thing for us is giving up meat. We love chicken, ground chicken and ground turkey. Where would be a good place for us to start? I am SO excited to find someone who has the same passion of me! My WBC kept climbing. I hate to say but I have fallen into the medical monopoly. I hate meds and I never ever take them so this was a hard blow.
They say Im suppose to take this TKI drug aka chemo pill for the rest of my life! I say they are nutty!! What do u suggest to do for a blood cancer? HI Shara, I commend you for having the strength and intuition to choose the high road without drugs, esp.
I highly recommend reading Dr. I am currently studying the Psychology of disease in nutrition school. This could be very helpful for you if you are open to energy healing, understanding chakras, effects of emotions etc. All the best and please keep me posted as I am sincerely interested in hearing about your journey: Melissa, my sincerest apologies, this comment became buried in the heaps. You are totally on the right tract esp. I encourage reader to eat as much veggies as possible, raw or steamed, keep your high sugar fruits to a minimum and only enjoy your organic meats times a week, moderation is a good thing here.