Saturday, May 17, 2008

Strict Weight Loss Plan

Statistically speaking, if you are on a strict weight loss plan, you are likely to fail to achieve your goal. Lack of motivation, difficulty of the diet plan, temptation to cheat, cravings that overwhelm your will power and undermine your discipline, and lack of availability of the right foods, are all contributing factors to derailing you from your weight loss efforts.

Although low-calorie diets, low-carbohydrate diets, and low-fat diets have all been proven to be effective means of achieving weight loss, each one of these are very easily sabotaged for one or more of the above reasons. There is one diet, however, that is completely idiot-proof and leave you less likely to succumb to sabotage. That diet is known as the calorie-shifting diet.

Unlike low-carb, low-calorie, and low-fat diets, where you must reduce your intake of carbs, calories, and fats, the calorie-shifting diet allows you to eat as much food as you like without counting. Not only that, but this diet also allows you to eat food from all four food groups. Above all, you are required to eat four full meals every day.

In doing so, you can expect to lose 9 pounds every 11 days on this diet plan. Most experts agree that rapid weight loss has the potential to be unsafe and ineffective. That is why the calorie-shifting diet requires you to take a 3-day "cheat" break every 12th through 14th days on this diet. During those 3 days, you are expected to eat "sensibly" but not follow the diet plan as prescribed. You can think of those 3 days as a good practice run for how you would eat if you had reached your goal weight and wanted to maintain it. Then, after your 3-day break, you are free to resume the diet again for another 11-day cycle if you wish to lose more weight.

There are numerous advantages to taking this 3-day break. Firstly, it is good for your motivation. Rather than sacrificing your eating habits for several months with no end in sight, you get to eat normally for 3 days, as a miniature reward. Secondly, your body does need time to recover from the rapid weight loss you will have experienced. These 3 days will bring your metabolism back in balance.

How does the calorie-shifting diet work? How is it possible for you to lose weight so rapidly while being allowed to eat as much as you want and eat from all four food groups? Essentially, this diet is based on the principle that you can manipulate your body's metabolism at will simply by shifting the types of calories you consume from meal to meal on a rotational basis, every day. What that means is that what you eat, when can directly trigger the appropriate metabolic response in your system that will induce fat burning. By withholding certain types of calories at certain times and reintroducing them at others, over the course of several days, you are consuming calories in a way that is conducive to weight loss as opposed to weight gain!

Here are some sample meal plans to give you an idea of how this diet works. The diet plan runs in 11-day cycles but only 3 days are included here, just to give you an idea of how the plan is structured and to give you a sense of how satisfying and sustainable this diet truly is. Keep in mind that each of these four meals may be eaten in any order throughout the day, as long as you only eat that the designated foods at each of their respective meals.

Day 1

Meal #1: Flavored Oatmeal

Meal #2: Tuna Salad

Meal #3: Scrambled Eggs Meal

Meal #4: Sandwich (any type)

Day 2:

Meal #1: Banana Milk Shake

Meal #2: Scrambled Eggs and Mixed Vegetables

Meal #3: Chicken

Meal #4: Cottage Cheese

Day 3:

Meal #1: Cottage Cheese

Meal #2: Chicken

Meal #3: Fruit Salad

Meal #4: Fish Filet

So what are you waiting for? Generate your personalized meal plan now at and you will be 9 pounds lighter in a week and a half!


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