The WORST Place To Look For Fat Loss Answers!

By

Vince Del Monte, WBFF Pro Fitness Model, Certified Fitness Trainer
and Nutritionist and author of No Nonsense Muscle
Building.

In this video, John Barban, Pat McGuire and I take you into our local book store to show you just how confusing and contradictory the messages get in the diet and nutrition section.

It’s no wonder why we are all so consumed and frustrated with weight loss nutrition advice which prevents us from living in the body we deserve.

The nutrition section of the book store sounds like it would be the right place to get any answer on eating for fat loss right?

WRONG!

After watching this video, let us know your comments below and your feeling towards the confusing, contradicting and consuming weight loss world.

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The nutrition section of the book store sounds like it would be the right place to get any answer on eating for fat loss right?

Every year dozens of new weight loss diet books hit the shelf promoting a special new solution to the weight loss challenges we are all facing. Each book has its own set of special eating rules as well as success stories and people who swear by it. But how can this be?

How can 10 different weight loss books, have 10 different stories on how weight loss works, and yet all ten of them can produce results?

The answer is simple, each one of these books/diets simply get you to eat less calories than you are currently eating no matter what the special method or marketing hook is.

There is no magical food that will cause you to lose weight, nor is there some special set of cells in your body that you just need to fire up to burn off all of your body fat.

Each one of the diet books you will find in the nutrition section of your local book store will eventually come down to the same message, and that is ‘EAT LESS’.

The exact same message you learned in grade 9 health class.

The way they suggest that you go about doing this is what makes them slightly different, but the end game is always the same.

This is why nutrition books and diet books have gotten so confusing. Each one tells a complicated and confusing story about how your body works and how the food you are currently eating isn’t helping you lose weight and on and on.

And every time a book comes out with a new theory the next book has to tell and even crazier story.

So far in north America we’ve been through a low fat AND a low carb craze. The low fat movement then turned into a low saturated fat movement, and then once we discovered trans fat it also became a low trans fat movement. The only macro nutrient left that hasn’t become the villain is protein. (just wait, I’ll bet in 5-10 years protein will be evil too!)

We’ve also seen books promoting your blood type as the guide for eating along with things like the glycemic index, the volume of your food, and the level of processing the food goes through, and the concept that we just need to eat like our ancestors…whatever that means.

In reality it would be impossible to apply all of these rules at the same time as you would have virtually nothing left to eat.

Bottom line is eating shouldn’t be complicated.

Simple balanced meals using lots of whole foods is the surest bet for lasting weight loss success and a true enjoyment of food variety. This is the principles behind our Done-For-You Fat Loss Meal Plans. Just open the plan and follow along, and leave the rest of the confusing nutrition/diet book industry behind.

Tomorrow we are going on a trip to the local grocery store with Vince to do a bit of fat loss food shopping using our meal plan grocery list. Don’t miss it.

Between now and tomorrow, we want 100 solid comments and opinions from you.  What is the most frusturating part about all the weight loss books for you?

Vince

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58 thoughts on “The WORST Place To Look For Fat Loss Answers!

  1. I’m trying to build the body women want. Call it the adonis body.
    I need to slim my waist and increase my chest to the right proportions.
    These are: waiste 45-48% of your hight, and chest 1.4 times the waist, of inclusing arms at the widest part around is 1.618 time the waist.
    I know exactly what I want and I’m going to get it somehow.
    I am 61.
    help me get there.

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  2. The thing that is most frustrating to me about weight loss books is all the information that is included and all of the extreme things you need to eat and actions you need to do to become that fit person. Grr!

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  3. The thing that is most frustrating to me about weight loss books is all the information that is included and all of the extreme things you need to eat and actions you need to do to become that fit person. Grr!

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  4. Whatever Vince says is golden! Ill see you at the top!

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  5. Same as above blog. Can not see the movie, just the screen. Very interesting reading the comments. Some great advice in here.

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  6. You know what i really hate? Its not letting me watch these videos, all i get is this little yellow frame with a big black screen saying audio acrobat underneath it. Some one please help me out…

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  7. Most of the confusion in my opinion is that *most* popular authors are not actually experts in technical domains of human performance and pathology (that is, in the sense of being scientists), they are trainers, dieticians, celebrity doctors, and gurus of various sorts. Even among the legitimate technical experts in nutrition, obesity, and psychological and physiological sciences, if they are also popular authors or trainers, they are under tremendous pressure to _brand_ their information rather than share the scientific consensus. If people could get it right from the library or free web sites, these folks couldn’t sell it nearly as effectively. There are a couple of exceptions, I know, but they feel the pressure, I warrant.

    I’m not saying that self-help and fitness authors aren’t adding value by virtue of their various packaged systems and interpretations of research, I’m just saying that they are contributing to the confusion by having to differentiate themselves from the consensus rather than explain and interpret it because it is their business if they sell information in some form.

    I know this because as a consultant I face the same tension myself, how much of my valuable knowledge to share and how much to incorporate into proprietary services. It’s tension because I don’t really have many secrets, I have mostly skills and experience for applying what is freely available knowledge. The same goes for trainers and fitness authors, they have experience and skills in most cases, but they aren’t getting paid to tell people the consensus view of the technical material. So they don’t. And when every “expert” tells a slightly different story in order to differentiate themselves, you get a “choice from confusion” rather than an education in the core technical principles. It isn’t neccessarily that there is no scientific consensus (although there are a few areas where that is still true). It is often that trainers need to focus on their differentiator by the very nature of competing in a marketplace of information, money, and attention.

    There are some authors who provide good programs that follow solid, simple, principles, but they generally don’t share or don’t even really know the real principles for why their programs work from what I can tell.

    It is still possible, although difficult, to get a good sense of the technical fields. A handful of popular authors are also either legitimate technical experts as well as trainers, or are researchers who are better than average at communicating the findings of their field in simple terms.

    When you find a real expert, it is like finally having a satisfying meal rather than a bunch of fast food snacks. I have a couple in mind but I’m not posting here to advertise anyone or put anyone down, I just want to offer my solution to the confusion: either go for a simple program and refine it so it works for you, and don’t worry about the principles, or if you really care about the deeper underlying principles rather than just the rules of the program, learn to distinguish fast food authors and popular gurus branding their own systems from deep technical experts who explain the consensus science, and have the patience and self-responsibility to reflect on and apply what you learn from them. Programs very often work but due to different reasons than the author claims. Unless they have discovered some true scientific anomaly, which is often claimed but very rarely the case, their system probably works by known consensus scientific principles of psychology and physiology. We know a lot about how appetite works, how metabolism works, and so on, and we also know a fair amount about how different factors interact in real life programs.

    The knowledge accumulates slowly, but it does accumulate, while the trainers and popular authors have to market themselves quickly and furiously, so they tend to run a bit ahead of the accumulation of knowledge and differentiate themselves by making up new branded principles rather than explaining and applying known scientific ones.

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  8. Could not access this video or the last one (7 day plan). Can see the top one on this page but nothing else.

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  9. Hi, Vince –
    Have you heard about the absolutely guaranteed way to lose weight?
    It has only ONE rule – IF IT TASTES GOOD, SPIT IT OUT!
    Seriously, the one major problem is that, even with the fast expansion of the number of persons with diabetes (me), nobody appears to address the fact that it is hard for a diabetic to lose weight. I have tried a supplement designed by an MD and after using it for a couple of days, I noticed that my shoes fit a bit looser. That is normal (for me, at least) – the weight comes off of the extremities FIRST. So, BE PATIENT, eventually, it will start coming off in the mid-section.
    As for the supplement, I had taken it for a month and when I went to the Dr. yesterday, discovered that I had lost 10 pounds. OH, JOY !!! There are NO drugs involved, just ingredients from nature. One really neat benefit for me is that when grocery shopping now, I have disinterest in foods that I shouldn’t eat; just buzz right by them like they aren’ there.

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  10. Seriously, we all need to pay attention to the quality of food that we eat. Organic whole foods are the way to go: http://www.foodincmovie.com/ is the harsh reality of our grocery stores and the quality of food we ingest. If your body is not getting quality food, it is getting foods filled with chemicals or foreign substances that we cannot digest; hence the increase in belly fat and cancers.

    We all need to support organic farming and push for legislation that supports it!

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  11. Yo. Good teaching. I just bought a Sculpting Bible by James Villepigue and others, do you know him? I just follow his meal plans and workout guides cause they look bloody well similiar to your stuff. You put it better totaly but i can understand this guy totally. The only book i would ever learn from though, anyway, thanks for more understanding, peace.

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  12. Stay away from white sugar,white flour,hydrogenated oils. Increase fruits and veggies,and whole grains,and protein like fish and chicken.Observe portion sizes, and of course, exercise.

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  13. Vince you are entirely right and I can’t wait to get the Meal Plans!

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  14. Just wondering how this could be adapted to someone who is on the road for a living. He gets very little exercise and definitely a paunch.
    Ginette

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  15. @Rick – That was your best post ever Rick. Very, very well said and thanks for challenging everyone and pushing outside our comfort zones.

    Thanks for painting a visual picture of how easy it can be if put yourself in the driver seat and take responsibility.

    Keep those posts coming.

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  16. Sounds great Vince, looking forward to the information.

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  17. I just finished looking at the Tea Diet book and is just a low calorie well balanced diet with a different kind of tea in every meal and in between. To me is just ridiculous

    For those who think eating healthy is expensive, you should try to actually go to the store and buy some of the stuff and do the diet as best as you can, because is not as expensive as it seems. 20 bucks for whey protein that can be your snack and part of your post workout meal for 30 days is not expensive. Think about it and stop eating in fast food restaurants and buying boxed and microwavable crap because that is really expensive.

    Stop making excuses and stop playing the victim game. Look at the meal plans, and go shopping. Use your beer money or your happy meal money. You don’t need everything organic, or everything exactly as it is in the meal plan.

    Pick the fruits and the veggies that you can afford, pick the nuts that you can afford, pick the meat that you can afford. You can’t buy a can of beans?

    You adapt the meal plan to your life. Substitute stuff. You do what you can with what you have.

    The victim game is getting old and you are getting fat playing it. What are you going to do about it?

    Thanks for the info Vince, looking forward to the program.

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  18. Staying focused is the best advice for anyone trying to lose weight. Everything in balance from your diet, to your workout program, to your ability to “Keep your eyes on the prize” are all interconnected! It’s not rocket science!

    Vince and his team have come up with a complete “turnkey” system. The R&D has been done for you. All you have to do is plug-in and follow directions. It’s so simple . This is the program and the knowledge level of biomechanics and nutrition that has been sorely needed in the natural bodybuilding industry. I have also read many of the same books as John. Bottom line, there are no bad carbs, bad fats, or bad proteins. There is only balance. That’s why this program is successful today as it will be 50 years from now. It’s science.
    I can’t wait for the Empowered Nutrition Diet coming out on Jun 30th. I know it will be another fantastic product that I’ve come to expect from Vince and his team. Keep it coming guys! This 58 year old grandfather is getting into the best shape of his life and I’ve got you guys to thank for it!

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  19. @Retirementcoach – Thanks for speaking from personal experience. Retirement coach, I know you’ve worked hard and learned from DOING, not talking about it which when knowledge leads to behavior change and then results!

    Keep the comments coming guys. I want to hear from each one of you and if you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, make today your first day.

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  20. @Jessica – Jessica, glad you learn from history and move forward with eyes wide open.

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  21. John,

    Eat Right for Your Type is about total health, not losing weight. Weight loss is simply a fantastic by-product. Different foods react differently with each blood type and each blood type has different foods that help lose weight or cause weight gain.

    Nobody said that Eat Right was the only way to lose weight, simply that it works. And yes, you must have more calories going out than what you take in.

    Try reading the book and trying the diet before you condemn it.

    Steve
    @john barban

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  22. ummm has anyone noticed that the 7 day meal plan follows the same principles as the Zone diet created by Dr. Sears? I mean you could literally take the items off the sample menu and compare them to the zone diet block guide and they match up perfectly, the only difference is the amount of Caloric intake per day is different?!!

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  23. Totally agree, especially with the blood type diet. Just can’t comprehend how asparagus and such other vegetables are ‘bad’ for me just because my blood has contains a certain antigens. And there is a dizzying spectrum of books out there, I get a headache just looking at the nutrition/weight management shelves. And what irks me are the authors who claim that their formula is the only, way, the one-way street to losing the flab.

    Also, I believe everyone is made different, there can’t really be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet plan. Food is meant to be enjoyed..

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  24. Retirementcoach June 22, 2009 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I agree with Vince many seem to be making the meal plan more complicated than it really is. What the meal plan does is define the protein/carb/fat ratio you need per meal for the given calories you want.

    So from there you can actually build you own meals. The plan has a very extensive substitution chart allowing you extreme flexiblity in what you eat! Even if you can’t afford a lot, the ratio guides you with the foods you CAN afford.

    The meal plan helps simplify your life by defining what to eat for a meal. This doesn’t mean it is etched in stone! You can sub any food that you like as long as it stays within the amount prescribed.

    For me, it made the difference is going from 12% BF to <10% in three weeks.

    Patrick/John have taken the guess work out of what you should do. And as John states if you just do 70-80% of the meal plan you’re going to be way ahead of the game.

    And, yes, there is one meal/week that you can eat whatever you want! So now you don’t need to feel guilty if you stray!

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  25. Unfortunately, this whole thing is all about the money. That’s the reason for so many confusing volumes. Well, who does not want to make an extra couple bucks? If they would really want to contribute to solve America’s obesity, then they should publish their stuff freely. Just like Vincent wants to make money by selling his products, all of these authors want that too. And besides, how can we know that Vincent’s products aren’t as confusing as these? If he would like to help people then he should give his ebooks for free.

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  26. I have one main problem with 99% of the books and websites I’ve seen. They all go after an international audience, but are written for North America. My 2 specific problems are;
    1. No oven – a large number of these recipes require an oven.
    2. Unavailability of ingredients. I live in South Korea and this country, while having made some headway in the last year or two, is not really caught up with a lot of the foods these books’ recipes require.
    An ideal program that is truly international would recommend portion size per meal with a list of recommended foods, but with flexibility. That way international customers could follow the plan using locally available foods and cooking methods. I’ve only found 1 book and 1 website that allow me to do that and they have helped me tremendously in pursuing my fat loss goals.

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  27. Hey Vince,

    Great video! I have always thought that I’m aware of all these marketing gimmicks, but after watching this, I’m even MORE surprised at what these people do to sell things.

    Like what you guys said, its about not becoming obsessed with your food. The times when I lost a lot of weight and body fat, I was just eating less, but not necessarily perfectly clean. That was basically because I had no idea what was “healthy” or not. Fast forward 2 years, my exposure to all these diets and theories have resulted in me becoming obsessed with what I eat and at what times, but all I have to show for it is two-fold increase in weight gain that I’m only starting to drop again now.

    I appreciate your advice and humor, so keep up the good work!

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  28. Lorri,

    The full system has an extensive food substitutions guide, I’m positive you can find foods that fit into your diet, and that are available and affordable.

    John

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  29. Deborah,

    Weight loss is the same at any age. We all gotta find a way of eating that allows us to lower our total calories and still enjoy the process.

    John

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  30. Steve,

    I’m sure eat right for your type may work for some people, and I would guess that is because it manages to help them eat less total calories, however it is not necessary for everyone to follow such a prescription.

    I would also guess that anyone who followed the blood type diet without restricting their calories wouldn’t lose a single ounce of weight.

    After all there are only 4 blood types, and yet there are hundreds if not thousands of different cultural and traditional ways of eating that all produce their fair share of healthy lean fit people all around the world.

    I find it difficult to believe that everyone who has ever lost weight or who maintains a lean healthy weight has accidentally just managed to ‘eat right’ for their type.

    It makes a lot more sense to me that anyone who has lost weight and kept it off has in fact just simply managed to find a system of eating that helps them eat less calories then they are burning off and enjoy the process along the way.

    John

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  31. Vince,

    I am a personal trainer who has been a professional in the field for 32 years and have also read many of the same books. I agree with a lot of what your buddy said, especially the part about not getting published with just one book idea. He is totally correct in saying that is why there are so many junk books out there.

    I really have to disagree with his analysis of the “Eat Right for Your Type” book and Dr. D’Adamo’s follow up books. Type A blood isn’t required to be a vegetarian. Quite the contrary, they can and should eat chicken, turkey, eggs, and a lot of different fish. Not so vegetarian! I’ve been reading and experimenting with my clients on the diet for over ten years, and have to say
    Dr. D’Adamo is right on.

    My latest successful client is 5’8″ and started out at 370 pounds. Following my advice, based on Eat Right for Your Type, working out with me for 30 minutes 3 times a week and walking 3 times a week he lost 120 pounds in less than a year. He’s still losing and going strong.

    I know you are trying to sell a new idea here, but check Dr D’Adamo’s books out for yourself and see what you think.

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  32. Hi Deborah,
    I feel for you, and understand where you are coming from, as far as I am concerned, any exercise is better than nothing, working in your garden, taking short walks, what ever you feel you can handle. It will all add up and you will soon feel the benifit from it. As far as diet goes, listen to your body, it will tell you what agrees with it and what doesn’t, it took me a long time to relise this and suffering ie migraines etc, just adding more fruit and veges especially raw to my diet helped no end. Yes there is so much info out there, but I think if we just went back to basics, and everything in moderation we would be a lot healthier.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

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  33. Nothing aggrivates me more than diet and nutrition books that recommend low fat products and artificial sweeteners. All the artificial c**p and sugars that are in “diet” foods don’t belong in the human body. I want to throw the book right through the window. I will be selling ALL I own in a yard sale.
    My response to your video? Tell me something I DON’T know. Plus all you supposed “experts” seem to think only younger semi-fit people want to lose weight. Nothing for the older folks struggling to lose for health reasons. And nothing aimed at those of us with physical limitations. Seems to me that’s a large untapped area. I’m 62 5’2″ and weigh 205. Yes I did mean 205. I have spinal injuries that prevent ab workouts, simple crunches kill my low back, so what do I do to get rid of the flabby belly that aggrivates my back issues. Can’t do even 1 pushup. I can walk and lift very light weights, do a little easy dancing and not much else.
    In the past year I did try a couple of meal plans and had small success but the exercise thing is where I miss out. Who is doing anything for people in my shape?

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  34. I think it would be far safer to stick with your advice vince who needs them books when we have you. Im glad i went shopping with you ,it sure did open my eyes from someone who knows what he’s talking about ,I feel privleged to be able to have this info from a pro & someone who can see things that we cant . thanks vince geff

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  35. Will your meal plans have “acceptable” substitutes? In “my neck of the woods” I would have to actually go out and shoot a pheasant to get any. I’m willing to try your plan but as some of the previous posts have stated some of the foods listed aren’t available – especially for those overseas.

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  36. Ray,

    I’m with you on that. I don’t believe in the concept of good vs bad foods…there is just food and how it affects your body…some of us do really well with dairy, other people can’t handle it at all (see anyone who is lactose intolerant)

    Same thing will everything else…just gotta find the combo of foods that works well with your body and stick to em’.

    John

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  37. Nastase,

    You will have to test and see what works best for your body. these plans are a target, a guideline of what we know works and we have used these plans successfully with thousands of other people. Some of the foods on the plan will work will for you, others might not, and that’s why we have a complete food substitutions guide with the full system.

    These plans are designed for fat loss and not really meant for bulking. That is a different story all together and requires more calories.

    John

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  38. Hi guys, the most frustrating part is that one says to quit 1 thing and the other says to add that same thing eg. Dairy, some say that we should completly eliminate dairy & i hate this thing coz we have been taught to consume dairy since we were kids….I love dairy and i dont like abandoning it.

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  39. I readed a lot of nutrition books too about 12 or so

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  40. @Vince – Yes Vince but you know, i dont know about daniel but myself, im not really a begginer, im into it for almost 1 year now, and my body dosnt respond to regular training anymore, i just completed a fat loss phase losing 12 pounds in the last 2 months and now im coming back to bulking, and the fat and carbs thing seems obviously for me. Look how i decided to do, i look at the amonts and the nutrients on the plans and i substitute them with what i have, what do you say?? mr.john what about you?

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  41. I have bought and read lots of books on this over the years and it really makes me wonder if I will ever get to grips with what works for me. It is just so true that they all just seem to create confussion. Some of the diets work for a while and then you find that you can’t stay on them as they are too weird to fit in with real life or as soon as you loose the weight and stop the diet, it all seems to go back on again!! Who wants to be forever going in circles getting nowhere – I know I am fed up of it.

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  42. I have tried a lot of different diets out there. The problem is half of them contradict each other. The way they are explained with the information given makes a lot of since, but having an Exercise Phisiology background now I look back and see what a crock they are. Yes eating healthy is work at first but once you get in the groove of it, it isn’t that bad. I love the way these diets are laid out, it is plenty of food and you don’t have to think about it or count calories or any of that, you just eat whats on the list.

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  43. Hi Vince,

    I agree with the confusion part of it, there’s so much out there and really one simple answer. They all seem to boil down to the same idea in the end; calories,quality of food and exercise, so why all the books?

    Joe

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  44. Its so true, all of the base of the books truly make you go into a caloric deficit and that is how you loose weight.
    Some of them just dont seem healthy too

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  45. Hello, I have read over 60 nutritional books, sport nutrition, diets for exercise, etc, you name it I have read it, and I came to the conclussion that the more I read the more comfused I get. I hate it, I stop buying nurtritional books, my book shelf is full of them I have two. I can’t wait until your meal plans be released on june 30th, you will make my life easier, since I have follow so many nutritional plans, and haven’t seen too much results, I love the idea of having 3 phases as your body changes, I defenetely think that was the part i was missing since I will eat the same ratios 7days a week for the entire year.

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  46. Well said Vince,

    We’re just trying to take the confusion and guilt away from eating and make food fun again and still lose weight.

    Heather, its crazy isn’t it. You say you were in better shape and enjoyed food more BEFORE you stared reading about nutrition! And I totally believe you.

    Weight loss is that simple, just eat less food, and enjoy the food you choose to eat.

    I’ve spent the better part of 10 years researching nutrition and now ironically I spend most of my time trying to help people get over their broken and often obsessive compulsive relationship with food. Trying to help them stop obsessing over food ‘rules’ and ‘dos and donts’.

    Most of all I’m trying to help you all eat without feeling guilty all the time.

    Food is fun, its one of life’s greatest pleasures, and I fear that each new diet book takes a little more of the enjoyment away.

    But there is still hope! I think common sense will win out in the end, and that’s was the point of this video in the first place 🙂

    John

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  47. The problem with diet books is that, unless you starve yourself, they don’t deliver results, and its highly annoying being hungry and/or thinking of food all the time.

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  48. This kind of information is impowering. I agree with another poster up there..I got so caught up in ‘eat this, don’t eat that, eat protein, don’t eat carbs at night’ that I became obsessed with food which is probably one of the big reasons I gained weight. I would worry what I was eating wasn’t ‘right’ and at the wrong time and if I ate a banana AT NIGHT, ‘I blew it’ I would think, I’m destined to never be thin. Then I’d decide I was too confused and ate whatever I wanted…too much mind you.
    When I was my leanest I ate bagels, I ate bananas, cheese, cereal, milk (full fat milk at that), even cookies..but it was the quantity in which I ate these things. I never overate, I ate 1 cookie..not a whole row of them. I had a 4 pack. Then I started buying the diet books….

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  49. Fenella Pearson June 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    If diets worked, we’d all be at our ideal weight. If crunches worked, we’d all have flat abs. I found low-fat diets particularly useless – cause weigt gain, & if I’d carried on I would now weigh 300 pounds & have type II diabetes as well. The UK Government promotes low-fat diets “even if you’re not losing weight, it’s better for your heart”. One-size-fits-all, delivered by jackboot.

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  50. @Nastase Raducu@DanielTheAssasin@Nastase Raducu

    Your solution is very simple if you’re prepared to do some work yourself. Can I count on you guys taking just a little responsibility here?

    The meal plans are a template. As you already know, you can swap out the expensive foods for the inexpensive foods that you listed.

    I would consider Marion’s advice more advanced and creating a meal plan based on staggered nutrient intake is excellent if you’re at this level.

    Since you’re asking the question, I assume you’re at a beginner nutrition level and would suggest you stick to ours which keeps you in hormonal balance.

    You’re trying to complicate nutrition more than necessary, this is exactly what we’re trying to get you away from.

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  51. You are right, slightly different twist on basically the same info. I have purchased a bunch of books too. I have a feeling, all of this “knowledge” I’ve obtained over the years, may just be why I have so much trouble losing the fat I want to lose.

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  52. instinct diet?? OMG who could have write that?? what about the other books john? i think daniel assasin got you right there, you talk about the bool sayng carbs are bad, in the other fats are bad, isnt there a book there sayng fats AND carbs toghether are bad?? anyway =)) thanks for the tip daniel thats great

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  53. Well I’m glad that someone has finally revealed the confusion caused to consumers by all these books. I myself could open up a library with the books I’ve purchased and I”m still trying to lose the same lbs of years ago. Enough is enough. I sometimes walk into my local B&N bookstore and stand in the isle with the diet books. I watch people to see which plan they choose. It’s almost like standing in the produce section of a grocery store. Lots of different colors, shapes, and so long as we have the green or the plastic, it’s all ours.

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  54. Thanks for the video Vince. I agree totally- don’t waste your time and money on all these books that are 90% the same info w/ a slightly different spin…don’t let marketing ruin your chances of building a healthy body!

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  55. DanielTheAssasin June 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    But you already sent us this video and 3 more a week ago, in an affiliate link! And Raducu its right, Problem nr 1 on meal plans i cant afford the cost of the food in thouse meal plans so i cant follow them
    Problem nr 2, your combining fat with carbs! What kind of nutritional experts are this 2 guys if they dont know that carbs + fat= fat storage?? Our buddy Joel Marion told me this! Look at this Vince http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNWEtHMKrFc before you finish the new meal plans!!

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  56. I agree with this; I am very confused. I’ve been reading a lot, both in print and online for the last year. It is all different from what I though I knew from back in the 80s and 90s and so much of it conflicts. As I read each book, I feel convinced that is the way to go, but after reflection and comparing to other ideas, it all gets very murky. What’s worse is that I now feel depressed nearly all the time I or my family eats, knowing the choices are wrong according to at least some of the things I’ve read. It’s a heavy load.

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  57. Unfortunatlet i cant follow the 7 day meal plans, not even the cheap ones in your programs. They are far to expensive for me! Same with the protein powder, Even the cheapest protein powder is too expensive for me.
    And almost half the foods in the meal are way to expensive or not to be found at all in my country. The only food i can afford is very basic: Chicken, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Milk, Apples, Bannanas, Olive Oil, Peanuts, Tomatoes, Cereal, Whole Grain Bread, Cucumber, and Potatoes. thats REALLY ALL i can afford! The members at Sean Nalewanyjs forum are discussing the same thing! So I would be very very glad if you and Pac McGuire could make a meal plan with just this 14 foods listend here or just aproximativley!! Please do it!

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  58. Staying fit is simply common sense, staying active and not overeating,as well as minimizing processed foods especially fried foods and bakery dishes weight resistance training when you want to add muscle even on days when you do not feel like it DO IT ANYWAY and you always feel good about it when your done.

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