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The Every Other Day Diet

I am no different than everyone else, and I struggle with my body-weight just the same, that is why when I read Jon Benson’s book the “Every Other Date Diet” I wanted to try his suggestion (eat your favorite foods and still shed body-fat like crazy). I have had great success, on the first 5 days I dropped 5lbs. even though I had ice cream, and Mexican food two out of the five days. I am really excited about my progress and I wanted to share my new found knowledge with you, but I thought who better to explain the “Every Other Date Diet” than the author himself. The following is an excerpt of an excellent article from Jon Benson’s Blog I hope you enjoy it…

Rapid Weight Loss Foolishness: The Yo-Yo Syndrome

We must clarify the difference between accepting and adopting a more rapid form of weight loss and going on a quick weight loss fad diet. These two ideas may sound similar, but they are night and day different.

Our plan is controlled, measured, and reasonable; designed from the ground up to be a lifestyle approach as well as a rapid fat loss system. Fad diets are predesigned to END. If you can think of one fad weight loss diet that does NOT have an end to it, be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Ending a diet is similar to ending a savings plan. Do you really think you stand a chance of accumulating wealth if you plan to STOP saving money, or plan to invest only for a few months out of the year?

The only real diet is a a lifestyle diet. This is a system of eating that, while regulated, allows you the mental and physical freedom to enjoy food and enjoy your life. Diets based on deprivation for long periods of time are destined to fail. The body cannot stand deprivation and will fight for its survival.

This brings us back to caloric staggering. This is the skill of “planned deprivation” — a short period of caloric restriction followed by a shorter period of structured re-feeding. This is your ticket to weight loss paradise, and I suggest you take it.

The alternative is a lifetime of “yo-yo dieting”, or going up and down in body weight, never really losing any weight over the long haul at all. In fact, the vast majority gain weight slowly over time when yo-yo dieting, making it fool-hearty at best and downright dangerous at worst.

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Most diets fail because there is no end in sight to the deprivation. The result is emotional and physical frustration, followed by long periods of overeating. This is not a weakness on your part as much as it is a natural physical reaction, just as running might be after being caged up for a period of time. The body craves balance. When balance is removed it usually results in a pendulum swing to the other side. In this case, the swing is to high-calorie foods and emotional eating after being drained by low-calorie foods and emotional stress.

Stress is the key player in yo-yo dieting. Diets that cause emotional stress will fail on multiple levels. Stress causes cortisol, the “fat-friendly” hormone, to be secreted in greater amounts. Talk about going in opposite directions! A “stressful diet” is literally an oxymoron. The two cannot coexist, as one nullifies the other.

When I created the low-stress dietary principles in Evey Other Day Diet I did so with a purpose. I knew from my own experience with obesity and emotional overeating that stress, particularly emotional stress, was a key factor in my weight gain. Dieting too severely and with too much restriction for too long a period of time not only shut down the metabolic processes that burn fat, such as lowering thyroid output and increasing cortisol levels, it also led to emotional frustration and burn-out. And we all know what that leads to: Overeating.

It was only through learning how to manage my “bad foods” and actually use them to my weight loss advantage (yes, you can do this!) that I was able to adopt what I call a “real-world approach to dieting.” One that did not restrict myself from any food for too long a period of time, yet one that promoted long-term fat loss with periods of rapid fat loss.

EODD is just what the doctor ordered.

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