OK so this is something odd and exciting. Often you think of Empowered Nutrition as full on eating for maximal benefits. Well my good friend Brad Pilon and I have had conversations over the last few years and to be honest, he has won me over with his Eat STOP Eat theory (I always liked it, but liked to challenge it just for kicks).
Before you tie me to a stake and light the torches, There are 2 things I want to say:
- First, I have to remind you that it is in the best interests of all of us that I submit myself to continuous research and open minded discussions.
- Two, the STOP part is just ONE of 3 or maybe 7 parts (days) if you will and is easily applied to the Empowered Nutrition Programs. In fact, Brad is often asked what to Eat on the Eat days. My answer is Empowered. Its the STOP that confuses people, the eat part is all taken care of and both programs are very powerful, even synergistic in effects and results.
OK so if you are confused about the STOP part, you need to read Brad’s book. Make that books. Start with the main guts and check out some more info on Eat STOP Eat, then you will honestly love this guys honest and ethical approach, back by research and science and want to know and follow more of his stuff. Its simply amazing what Brad knows.
The STOP is so beneficial in so many different ways, far too many to list here, but let me tell you this; Adding a STOP day to your Empowered days is a killer fat burning furnace of an idea.
I have implemented STOP days off and on for a few years now. Recently started to get more focused with it (1 per week sometimes 2) and it allows me more time to stop thinking about food and just write, talk or get more done (especially since I am pretty obsessive about eating and meal timing).
Adding a STOP day can increase fat burning with an increase in positive hormone output, especially in GH (growth hormone) release, but the immediate impact a STOP day has is in the total calories consumed. I recently read that the average North American male, eats 3700 calories a day.
WOW!?! 3700 calories a day.
That is more than a brick of butter.
OK what the heck was the “brick of butter” reference for? Well that’s a pound of fat. A brick of butter has about 3500 calories and really is pretty much the same as a pound of fat on your body in terms of size and what it will take to burn that fat off your jiggly parts.
So in theory if you STOP eating 3700 calories and you increase calorie expenditure you could easily drop 1 pound of fat a week and change nothing else in your diet or daily routines.
Not to mention there are studies out there that clearly show if you can “EAT LESS LIVE LONGER“ like one of our previous posts by John Barban our Director of Research and Development.
If you don’t think you can do it, just try it. Seriously, John and Brad almost dared me to do it a few years ago and since then I have had a few personal challenges and surprises, even going as far as implementing a STOP day Friday afternoon while driving to Manhattan, New York for a trade show with the New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) and carrying on until 10pm Saturday after tear down when John and I booked it to grab a New York Strip loin and beer in a historic restaurant downtown with a good friend of John’s. Just for the record that was 29 hours total intermittent fasting during a crazy day at a tradeshow, it was awesome.
I know I usually tell you to work with 1 strategy, but if you really rip apart Empowered Nutrition you will find we incorporate about 7 strategies into one easy to follow Done-For-You Meal Plan that works. Adding a STOP day will only increase your results.
if you still think its nuts, just read it and get some great insight as to how Intermittent Fasting can work for you with Eat STOP Eat.
Check it out ==> Eat STOP Eat
Hey if you like what you read, then consider using it pre-feast for the next few holidays. Even if you stuff yourself like last year you still won’t have as many calories sitting in your system to store as fat.
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FYI: the last few winners of many of the popular contests were using either our Empowered Nutrition Meal Plans, Eat STOP Eat or a combination of the two. Guttorm won the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest Summer 2009 using our Done-For-You Meal Plan and the TT workouts. the next 2 winners (runners up) included STOP days for their success.Brad Pilon is a nutrition professional with over seven years experience in the nutritional supplement industry. Brad’s specialty is a common sense approach to weight loss, muscle growth and nutrition. He lives in the greater Toronto area and is the author of Eat Stop Eat (www.eatstopeat.com) and How Much Protein (www.TruthAboutProtein.com). Brad has had the opportunity to travel the world. From China to Germany, Scotland, and England and all over North America he has had the privilege of meeting some of the world’s greatest minds in sports nutrition and exercise sciences. Brad has also appeared on National Television discussing the cultural history of fasting and the use of fasting for weight loss. Brad is also listed as an inventor for multiple patents for nutritional compositions affecting growth hormone, testosterone and for muscle building and weight loss. The purpose of this blog is to review the latest and greatest nutrition trends and fads.
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