How To Fast The Fat

By

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

There has been a lot of blood stirred up since I posted an interview i did with author, Brad Pilon, as we discussed his “anti diet” program called Eat Stop Eat. I’m sure you’re initial reaction to his program was, “This guy is crazy…”

If you’ve read the book, you’ll discover how brainwashed we’ve become by misinformation and Brad’s ESE book is one of the best nutrition resources I’ve ever read. I read the entire booklet on Sunday afternoon and was fascinated by the science, most of all by the dieting myths he destroyed.

I got a chance to email Brad with some questions I wanted him to touch on before you follow his plan:

Vince: Are you sure fasting will not cause me to lose muscle mass?

A: No, short term flexible intermittent fasting like the kind I recommend in Eat Stop Eat will not cause any muscle loss for two reasons. First the fasts are very short and aren’t long enough cause any muscle loss. Second, I always recommend some form of weight training that will ensure you never lose muscle. As a matter of fact you can build muscle while fasting if you are following a good muscle building program like Vince’s.

Vince:  Can you reassure my skinny guys that you can’t lose muscle?  I know that people are so afraid to “lose muscle” so share the truth on how to avoid losing muscle.

Brad: Your body burns muscle when you are inactive so if your arm were put in a cast, then you would lose muscle in your arm.  Similarly if you were to be in a situation like a famine where you have had so little food for so long you can barely walk or stand, that’s when you start losing muscle because the lack of food has forced you to become inactive.

Its all dependent on your activity levels. So it’s exactly the opposite of what most people think – being active while dieting is how you save your muscle, doing nothing is how you lose muscle.

Vince: Why is fasting such a powerful way to lose body fat?

Brad: When you don’t have any food in your system to burn as fuel then your body shifts to burning fat as its primary fuel source, this is the whole reason your body stores fat in the first place. When you eat your body prefers to burn the fuel you ate first, but if you don’t have any food in your system your body still has to burn something, and it chooses to burn fat first.

Vince: Is this a detox plan or fat loss plan?

Brad: If detox can be taken as a simple statement for helping balance the system and rejuvenate your body, then I would say it does have some benefits like that. However it is first and foremost a plan for losing weight with minimal rules that still allows you to eat all the foods you like without feeling guilty. So I think you can call it a simple effective weight loss program that also promotes overall health benefits.

Vince: What did you talk about on the Mike and Juliet show?

Brad: We covered a lot of topics in a small amount of time. Firstly we talked about the three major misconceptions about short term fasting (that your metabolism will slow down, that you will lose muscle and three that you will go hypoglycemic).

Secondly and probably most importantly, we talked about how dozens of cultures and hundreds of millions of people around the world already do short fasts as part of their culture, and have been doing so for centuries.  This is important because it proves that flexible intermittent fasting can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Vince: How can this help my skinny guys muscle up?

Brad: The Eat Stop Eat style of eating has been scientifically shown to increase growth hormone. And I mean a lot, by the end of a 24 hour fast research shows growth hormone can increase as much as 10 fold! This is the same growth hormone that so many celebrities and bodybuilders are taking to build muscle mass. The only difference is in this case you are using a special eating technique to coax your body into increasing its own growth hormone levels instead of buying it on the black market and injecting it into yourself every week.

Growth Hormone is important for muscle building because along with testosterone it is one of the most potent muscle building hormones in your body. For anyone looking to build muscle, Eat Stop Eat is a great way to spike your own natural growth hormone to get a muscle building effect.

Vince: How can this help me get a six pack faster?

Brad: In order to let your abs show through you must burn all the fat off of your midsection. One of the best ways to boost fat burning is a short term fast. It shifts your metabolism to burning mostly fat. During your fasts your body is burning a very high percentage of fat and one of the places it preferentially burns it from is your belly/stomach area.

Another way Eat Stop Eat can help get your six pack faster is through portion size control. We’ve noticed that after a fast it takes less food to fill you up and feel satisfied, some people even report they have less cravings for sweets and fatty foods. In a sense it trains your body to learn to eat just the right amount of food and no more.

Vince: What are the major health benefits and risks with your program?

Brad: Fasting has many health benefits from increasing growth hormone and fat burning to lowering your insulin levels, it also helps to reduce chronic inflammation. In a way it’s a good strategy for giving your system a break and letting it reset and refresh.

I actually went back to university to study the effects of short term intermittent fasting on the human body with a specific eye towards fat loss. I can honestly say when done correctly I can’t really find any risk involved with short term fasting, and there is a host of beneficial effects.

On that note I would like to point out that all the research I reviewed was in healthy people at varying body weights (normal to obese) with normal blood sugar regulation. So I cannot technically recommend this program to diabetics or people with a diagnosed blood sugar problem, in these cases I always recommend you check with your physician or health care provider before starting any new diet or exercise programs. However with that said I have received emails from diabetics who have used Eat Stop Eat with good success.

You’ll really love his program if you hate the “bodybuilding lifestyle” of six small meals every 3 hours.  Overall, I think you’ll find his 24 hour fasting method much easier than you think and it might improve your productivity too.

Personally, I probably won’t use Brad’s plan every week because I have a hard enough time gaining muscle weight but I know his plan will be a part of my lifestyle if and when I need to lose any belly fat without having to suffer through it.   I think you’ll appreciate Brad’s refreshing take on dieting and weight loss.

Vince

P.S. The whole point of this program is to take the stress of eating and not obsess about the clock every 3 hours so make sure you add this to your arsenal for fat loss:

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48 thoughts on “How To Fast The Fat

  1. i will show this to my husband..hope he will be encourage. thanks

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  2. oh what a lovely capture….i am looking for the additional capture

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  3. I was a fat body with huge stomach . i tried a lot to be fit . none of them worked very well .thats when i saw this website .it really helped me. in 2 months i reduced 17 kg .thanks to this website on how to loose weight and gain muscles

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  4. A lot of people probably think that eating this way is completely unnatural. But they are wrong. For thousands of year, people have eaten very irregularly. If the hunters caught something, the entire tribe was eating a lot of food for a couple of days, and if they didn’t the entire tribe went hungry.

    What I’m trying to say is that our bodies are very well adapted to this kind of eating. And I’m pretty sure that it won’t cause you to loose muscles, since that would be genetically unsound.

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  5. !!ATTENTION!!

    Quoting your article, we have.. “Brad: The Eat Stop Eat style of eating has been scientifically shown to increase growth hormone. And I mean a lot, by the end of a 24 hour fast research shows growth hormone can increase as much as 10 fold!”

    I made a small research on the net and found out that there’s no proof to this theory of improving T-levels by FASTING…

    My search links that support my theory –
    http://www.nel.edu/pdf_/25_12/NEL251204A08_El-Migdadi_.pdf
    http://www.nature.com/ijir/journal/v15/n3/full/3900981a.html(Check point 49)

    Plz i would like it if somebody would have a good n accurate repoly to this. Plz e-mail me, as I’m interested in knowing more…

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  6. I have been using eat stop eat for about 2 months now. I have had such great results and for me personally it is really easy to stick to and is suprisingly enjoyable. I feel a real sense of achievement when i have completed a fast and it also helps me to make healthier food choices and trains my body to get used to small portions. Working out is no problem either, i am able to work just as hard on fasting days and feel no negative effects at all. I just have one question, i really want to lose 12lbs by christamas so am now fasting every other day. Is this ok?

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  7. Ya gotta lift heavy… no time for small and weak!!

    I was obsessed with bench pressing for a long time. And I have always trained athletes who get tested on it. I proudly proclaimed it to be a great size and strength building lift and measure of upper body power. I have discussed this issue with many of the worlds top shoulder specialists in recent months and they are all in full agreement.

    That’s not to say that you can never bench again.

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  8. Interesting Share Vince.

    I am a Muslim, and we fast every yr for a month…the fast usually lasts for about 12-13 hrs, but the difference is…there’s no food or liquid intake what so ever during that time frame…

    so I’m thinking this is indeed different…but I must say sounds quite unique…Will look into it!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hi Vince,

    In the last 25 hours I fasted, with no trouble. Instead of starting in the morning, mine started after my evening meal. It has been a great reminder of just how little food I need, and it enhances my faith in Christ. Highly recommended.

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  10. please can you tell me if it is ok to fast as in muslem way from 5 am to 6 pm ( 13 hour only) is this doing the same result or must be 24 hours fast with no food.
    also can i drink water, coffee , grean tea without sugar during fast hours.
    thanks

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  11. I’ve ordered and read Brad Pilon’s book and I gotta say it really works. 3 things really amazed me by implementing intermittent fasting into my lifestyle.
    1. It’s very do-able. During my 24-hour fast (usually breakfast to breakfast) I do get hunger pains which are easily quelched with water or peppermint tea. My worst hunger pains come right before bedtime, but by then I’m sleeping and waking up ready to break my fast. I thought I was going to need a lot of mental preparation to get through my fasting day, and it’s actually a LOT easier than I expected.

    2. When I fast I cannot tell you the kind of mental clarity I have the day of my fast and the following day. I don’t feel sluggish and tired, and I’m mentally sharp.

    3. Fasting has forced me to tune into How I eat, What I use food for, and How to listen to my stomach and shut off my mouth when I’m full. As somebody who’s an emotional eater this revelation has been a bit of a Godsend for me. Amazing!

    4. I know I said 3 things, but for a kicker and as a “duh” factor, I don’t spend as much money on food. It’s nice to save a bit on that grocery bill.

    But enough of my yappin’….see the results for your ownself.

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  12. hey Andy

    You are more than welcome to being your 12 week transformation any time. Just have proof of your before and start date and you submit your story at the end of the next round.

    I’m not sure when that will be yet. You’ll find out via the newsletter.

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  13. Vince thanks for the quick response. I just find some of the information promoted from other sources sometimes contradicts one another. But YES it is up to each individual to take what works and stick with it. If you do get to a plateau it is always good to try something else to break through it.

    I do think you program is great I just have had to cut the workout to a shorter period of time with as much intensity as possible to make best of my little free time that I have. I love the workouts and have made the workout and cardio part of my life that last 6 months. I have dropped 25 pounds and am starting to look tight and feel great.

    Thanks for the help and thanks for the response back on my earlier comments which I meant no wrong just what I honestly felt.

    DES

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  14. hey vince, id appreciate if you could tell me when your next 3 month transformation contest starts?

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  15. Whoa, what an array of opinions.
    Brad and Craig and Vince, you guys sum it up very well but I think many of the other readers don’t get the point. This is just a method to reduce calorie intake and it will work for some and for others it will not work. We each have to try and decide what works best for us. I must say though that for me this was the FIRST method that actually made me drop weight (I’m not really overweight, just need to lose a few kilos). Healthy eating and HIIT/weight training alone did not do that for me. So, I believe that it is at least worth trying and you’ll see how it works for you.
    I pick the start of the 24-hour period according to my schedule/activities and usually do it twice a week. I drink tons of water and various teas during the fast. Also, besides weight management, yes, this gives the body a break and a chance to recover/clean out itself. My skin totally cleared up since I’ve been doing ESE. So, I’m pretty sure I will continue doing it even as I’m not looking for losing weight, just for health maintenance.
    Thanks to Brad for spreading the word about this most easy and simple method for weight loss/health upkeep.

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  16. The program will not fail you, only you can fail the program. Everything works if you work 😉 I just thought I throw that in 🙂

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  17. Hi Des,

    It’s not for me to tell you, nor anyone else, if you have cause to be confused or frusturated. Those are your emotions you have to take responsibility for.

    Just like I promote a variety of training books, I have no problem promoting a variety of nutrition books – consider each of them like a tool.

    They will all serve different purposes to different people at different times.

    The question you must ask is, “Will this tool benefit me – right now?”

    Use your instincts and intuition from past experiences and knowing your own body to decide if it’s worth testing. If you have a tool that is already working, you might not need to both with experimenting with another tool.

    There is never any pressure to use the resources I recommend or provide and it sounds like you’re making a wise decision using what is working for you.

    Your instincts will tell you when it’s time to respond and investigate new information to go to the next level – right now it sounds like you’re doing fine with the information you have so don’t fix what’s not broken. That’s a rare quality to have and I can tell you have it in you 🙂

    I’m not worried about my reputation as someone who promotes a variety of programs because I believe everything works for different people and at different times.

    Everyone must take responsibility with the information available and take control of their own results.

    Trust that makes sense
    Vince

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  18. This is some book, I said holy crap 3-4 times just on page 28 🙂

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  19. Vince,

    I have a hard time understanding why you would recommend this way of eating (EAT NO EAT). As stated by Brad Pilon:

    “In my opinion its time to not only give up on this trend of OCE (Obsessive Compulsive Eating), but to actually start raging against it.
    The existence of OCE is something that many other health authorities are also starting to become concerned about.
    All of the nonsense we are being fed by nutritionists, personal trainers and health food store employees is doing little to make us look better or feel better, and in fact may be psychologically damaging to our relationship with food.
    Eating food should not be about guilt!
    I think OCE is the number one nutrition mistake that you can make. Worse than any other diet or nutrition crime.

    It is going against a lot of the things that I am following and read in your NO NONSENSE SIX PACK QUEST AND NO NONSENSE MUSCLE BUILDING E-BOOKS. Again so much info overload and different diets that just cause lots of frustration. I am doing very well with my new diet, and exercise program that I am following under the info purchased from you (Vince DelMonte and Mike Geary). Both programs support each other and are similar.

    I just have a hard time understanding why you would recommend new advice from a fitness expert that is putting a knock against your material. As quoted above Brad is saying we have to stop this OCE which both you and Gary preach over and over again.

    In the end I am not saying that ENE does not work and I might try it out after I get to a plateau and need some change or further help. I just find it irritating that one fitness expert will contradict another. I know that the more we read the more we learn and we can also decide on what works and does not on our own. I still find it funny and confusing when this happens. Did not have a problem when you suggested looking into Mike Geary’s program because you guys agreed on almost everything. It is hard when the other program you suggest is almost everything you do not agree on.

    Get back to me and let me know if I have right cause to be a bit confused and frustrated.

    Thanks,

    DES

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  20. Much of what Brad makes sense. I have problem doing the every three hour thing, and wouldn’t ya know, not do body builders recommend it, but Naturopaths do as well, as mine does. She says it keeps the metabolism busy with small bites, and its obvious that you have to “something physical” to keep it working in order to burn more than what goes in.

    The fasting “overnight” doesn’t seem to be much of a biggy. You sleep most of it, and it reminds me of what we are told to do before the blood test the firrst thing in the morning, that fourteen hour fast.. There is a reason for that fasting that might be related to Brad’s system, but I am not smart enough to “say it”.

    Then, too, if you can drink water, or perhaps, tea, there are plenty of teas that may add to the process, the Tibetan tea that is supposed to do something for metabolism, Gensing, or simply teas that make the body think its full, when its “only water”.

    Haven’t tried it yet, but I know the feeling of not eating for a few hours while you are on the go. The body wants fuel, and when you “have enough” already to burn, it takes form the spare whatever. As one of those “accordions”, some time ago, when I got my weight down to something respectable, I would take long walks around my town, and “in no time at all” aka a few montths my weight went down. Granted I supplemented it with bodyweight exercises and went to the local gym, but still . . . there was a lot of walking, something four miles every night.

    Gotta to get back to that. In the meantime, I am doing bodyweight, and likely fast a nights and see what it does for me.

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  21. The comment from Brad to KR pretty much sums it up. While the interview seems to speak authoritatively that fasting is THE WAY to go, yet, as Brad states, there are different approaches for different people. I personally disagree wholeheartedly with fasting for alot of reasons. I believe a body builder’s body needs food all day, every day in order to fuel the gains s/he is looking for. I personally have experimented with various ways of eating and I’ve found the way that works for me. It is an Experiment of One and that’s the key point to take away from things like this. The hair on the back of my neck goes up when I see the reaction of people to things like this. They all think that they’ve found THE WAY to burn fat and many of them will be severely disappointed.

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  22. hi im really interested in this program and it seems like it should work. but i was wondering wat if i ate on supper one day, and decided to start then. but say later that day i work out with weights..can i drink a protein shake or no? just water im guessing? please get back at me asap thanks 🙂

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  23. Great interview Vince and Brad.

    When Brad first told me about fasting, I thought he was nuts. Fortunately, after I read his book, it made a lot of sense. I tried it. And now a lot of my clients use the system.

    I find that some personalities like it, and some personalities don’t. For example, some folks can never do 6 meals per day, so fasting is good for them. However, other folks love 6 meals per day, and can’t stand the thought of fasting.

    Thanks again.

    Craig

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  24. Hi KR,

    Other diets aren’t wrong, but a large portion of the time their explanations for why they work (the mechanisms) are incorrect. This is my main contention.

    Your health and nutrition points are interesting, however I am of the opinion that there is no perfect diet – this is why I will not recommend a certain style of eating.

    Culturally, there are hundreds of different styles of eating. And in all of these cultures there are healthy and unhealthy people.

    I cannot (nor can anyone else) recommend a perfect diet or macronutrient profile that works for everyone.

    And your synopsis is 100% correct, an easy and effective method (but nothing more) is a great way of describing Eat Stop Eat. No magic – just a surprisingly simple way reduce calorie intake.

    BP

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  25. Hi Walid,

    24 hours twice per week is enough. I do not recommend doing anymore than that.

    BP

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  26. Hi Elizabeth,

    You’ve got it right, it is no food for 24 hours, however calorie free beverages are fine.

    BP

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  27. Hi Bongile,

    Yes you can definitely drink water or any other calorie free beverages during the fast.

    BP

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  28. Vince,
    how are you supposed to work out on the fasting days?
    do you make it a cardio day or is it better to just workout.
    do yo keep your intensity tthe same?

    i need some answers before implmenting this new breakthrough.

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  29. I have been doing Eat Stop Eat for awhile and it is a great program. You can pretty much drink anything non-caloric, like coffee, black or green tea, diet soda, etc. Just don’t add cream or sugar and no juices or milk. However, I would recommend lots of water and little else because I’ve noticed heavy caffeine consumption and artificial sweeteners increase my hunger. I also prefer to have low carbs and higher fats the dinner before I begin the fast, as that also leaves me less hungry the next (fast) day. Other than that, eat all the foods you love (note: moderation is a must) and watch the FAT come off nice and steady. I still have a few beers on occasion, and every now and again, pizza, Mexican food, french toast with syrup, steak and fries (my favorite), In-and-Out… you name it! So you have a little freedom. Strangely enough, Eat Stop Eat also has inspired me to eat better. I’m not sure why this is? I eat more fruits and veggies, fish, and chicken than ever. I can’t believe I’m reaching my fitness goals this way and I’m as strong as ever! Good luck!

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  30. Dudes, that whole undereating and overeating phases Brad is talking about, like it was a great revolutionary discovery, is what Ori Hofmekler has been saying for ages!! And, although I did not read Brad’s book, for the litle I can see it looks very disorganized and not that enlightening.
    If you want to learn how to really fast, how to eat and how to put your training in the middle of that, then Ori’s book “The Warrior Diet” is the true way to go. “Eat Stop Eat” looks like just a cheap imitation of the former book.

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  32. Hi,

    Just wanted to know if you are on a fasting day and you workout with weights, do you have a post workout shake or not? If not, will this not impeed your recovery capabilities?

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  33. I’m a fitness book/e-book fanatic (this is probably my 20th or so e-book this year). And I have to say that I like the concept and totally think it will work. I’m planning on giving it an educated try starting next week for about a month.

    I have some qualms which are more so on how the book is written. Y’all, feel free to call me out if you disagree, if I misread something or misunderstood something in the book. Or simply to inform me of some science that may have been left out of the book that could better expound upon the topic.

    It seems like the author tries to point out what his research says and then says how EVERYONE else is wrong. Obviously, even if his method works, people have dieted down and lost weight before this well structured and laid out plan was put out there. I would more likely argue effectiveness instead of ‘rightness’. He also never says WHY his method works better or WHY others are wrong, just that he is right. Sometimes he admits merit in a program, only to then say, ‘but my way is better’. WHY, I ask!?!?! 6 meals a day has it’s merits, especially over 3 meals a day, and since you are going to have to have a normal eating day, I think that should have been addressed.

    Which leads into my next point. Where’s the health and nutrition emphasis?? There is one small blurb near the end of the book, pg 60 I belive, which says, ‘oh yeah, and eat veges and fruits.’ No real mention of protein or what foods shouldn’t be eaten for better health or what foods set back fat loss. With all the evidence that he provides about the great affects of fasting, what about telling people about the health benefits of not drinking soda or fried foods galore on the days that you are not fasting?

    It does say it can be used with any diet, but I was hoping that he’d at least recommend one. Even though he says Atkins is ineffective in the long run, he never calls it unsafe. Maybe the uneducated person decides to do Atkins on the non-fast days? A vector whould have been nice.

    I think the author is a bit misleading with his sports example as well as the true science behind the ‘fasting day’. He explains how athletes perform better in the fasted state, and as an athlete, I’d agree. But not in a 24 HOUR fasted state. Maybe no eating about 3 hours before, yeah, but not 24 HOURS! He even says that performance exertion time is decreased, but then goes on to ignore it in the next paragraph stating that the fact that there is still full exertion for a little bit, that his theory is proven. As an athlete, I’d take that with a grain of salt.

    The fasting day, as implied in his FAQ, does not necessarily have to be a don’t eat anything day. Supplements are allowed as well as gum apparently. Though the calorie content of gum is negligible, one could argue what is negligible . I would say that fasting is great! But, I could potentially then, eat nothing, but still have my post or pre workout shake. If I fast 2 days a week and that eliminates 2000 calories, but on those 2 days I have a 200 calorie shake, I’d still say that 1600 calories is still pretty good ….negligible… with the trade of either having a better workout or having better recovery. If you’re dialing down for a show, maybe not, but for the Average Joe/Jane who gets sore easy or loses steam after 15 min, that might be a worthy portion/trade off for their ‘fast day’.

    This book really feels like the “Every Other Day Diet” on STEROIDS. Nothing wrong with that, just an observation. The one thing the EODD diet does well is explains the CONCEPT behind the diet–the fact that the body feels calories over a period of time so that’s why high and low calorie eating alternated over a week burns calories effectively and is mentally easier for you. Ultimately, I would recommend “EAT STOP EAT” simply as a good, non-conventional, but effective (seemingly, I’ll have to report back) way of dieting down. It portrays an effective METHOD….nothing more.

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  34. well, i fast every year for a whole month!!! religion…

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  35. hey just want to know what you accually mean by fasting is it eating less amounts or starving your stomach at specific times ? i have followed vinces program and it really worked well i can see my six pack now but only just and want to lose the body fat of my stomach please help?

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  36. Hmm interesting, just bought the book, you forgot to mention it’s cheap 🙂

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  37. hi long can i do the fast for?

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  38. I’m willing to give it a go, although I’m convinced that 6 meals a day with a day of cleanse with vegetable juices every two weeks or so is a best way to go, If you have the mental discipline that lifestyle requires… Sad to say I don’t, I really have that love-hate relationship with food, and one thing I found out about myself is: It’s much easier for me to fast than to eat right amounts off food, it requires less self discipline a quality of character I simply do not posses.

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  39. So is the way you do eat stop eat is for day 1 you eat normally 5-6 meals a day etc and the next day u do not eat at all , then the day after you start eating normally again ? thanks for any clarifications on this

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  40. i can make it this way 2 days weekly.. Is it enough?

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  41. Hello. Does this mean to fast like moslems with no water or drinks at all. We fast from sunrise to sunset is this enough?

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  42. Just one question…so in this program Eat Stop Eat, does Brad mean that you do not eat anything at all for the whole of 24hrs, you do not put anything in your mouth except maybe just drink water all day long and then the next day you can eat good healthy food without following any rules of eating every 3 or 4 hours?

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  43. The eat stop eat program sounds great and has broken through loads of misconceptions i had about metabolic slow down etc. And the fact that Vince has approved of it is also saying alot.
    The only thing that really worries me is that if i start using this program, will i really manage to go a whole 24 hours without eating anything at all??!!! Case iv never attempted something of this sort before.

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  44. hi Vince…i’m finding this exciting want to try it hope it’ll bring good results my concern though is how many days a week can i do the fasting and should it be 24 hours?

    oh almost forgot……can i drink water in between hours?

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  45. Hi Vince, I just started my diet plan 2 months ago, intial i was 89kg and now as today i alreday drop to 79kg that is 10kg loss. In the same time i’m controlling my food intake by eating less. My height is 178cm

    My daily activities is going to gym everday and i will start up with cardio exercise ( b’cycle ) for 30 min then i will hit to build muscle for 30 min. Then rest for 5 min and continue with cardio ( treadmill ) for 30min then once again hit to build muscle for 20 minute and finnished off with abdominal exercise for 10 min.

    So now i can see the result but i still not happy with my lower abdominal.

    My question is, am i doing the right method as i metinoed above thats is to loose weight and gain muscle.

    2nd is are there any effective way to burn fat faster especially on my lower abdominal.

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

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  46. Since reading Pilon’s book, I’ve been doing 24-hour fasts about once or twice a month, drinking only green tea and water for the duration. I find it much easier than expected, and not only does it seem to accelerate fat loss, I also find it gives me a lot of mental energy and clarity. I may even move up to once a week, though I doubt more — I just love my food too much!

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  47. I like this Eat Stop Eat approach.
    Read about it last night and decided to give it a go. Fasted since supper last night until suppertime tonight and it was VERY do-able. I’m not sure if that’s allowed on this fast but I did have a cup of coffee in the morning and then another one later on in the day. I also had some “lemonade” (the Master Cleanse recipe) when I felt quite hungry. After that, I felt great, no hunger pangs, no headache, dizziness, light-headedness, etc.

    I’m going to fast on Friday as well, same schedule – start after supper and go til Saturday suppertime.
    So, Tuesdays and Fridays will be fasting days for me.
    I have not read Brad’s book (yet) so I’m not sure how far off the mark I’m with my fasting but, so far, I like the idea of fasting 2 days a week 🙂

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