Cheaters seriously do prosper, and they prosper well when following the Cheat to Lose diet plan. By using the planned cheating method, dieters are able to stay away from the negative metabolic adaptations that can often hinder weight loss.
Cheat to Lose maintains it is on the market that has been specifically designed to work with the body, both on physical and psychological levels, instead of against it. Cheating enables people to lose by manipulating a very powerful hormone called leptin. Leptin, also known as the hormone centered around "anti-starvation", is the main thing that works with the brain to preserve body fat when food intake is low.
Unfortunately, leptin levels plummet quickly when dieting (by about 50% after only one week), which in turn decelerates fat loss. For these reasons, it only generally takes a few weeks before most individuals fall off a diet - the results just are not motivating enough to warrant the sacrifice.
And while it only takes around a week to see such a significant decline in leptin, it only takes a single day of "splurging" to bring levels of this fat-burning hormone back to baseline. And for those who worry that a day of dietary defiance will nullify recent progress, have no fear - leptin levels rise more quickly than lost fat is able to regenerate. By implementing regular dietary cheating, results actually occur faster than with restrictive dieting, consistently, week after week.
The Cheat to Lose plan allows for a nice array of variety -- from steak to chicken and fish and things that are typically "off-limits" like breads, pastas, rice, and potatoes. Because the research has shown leptin to be highly correlated with carbohydrates, we strategically manipulate carb intake during the week to keep leptin levels high even when not cheating.
Yet there are rules, such as never stuffing yourself to the point of discomfort - that's not the purpose of the Cheat Day; it's supposed to be something you enjoy, not regret. Besides that, there are not any limits on the types of foods that folks can cheat with.
Eat until you are moderately full and then hit up your next craving when you are hungry again.
During the first three weeks, known as the Priming Phase, expect to lose from 7 to 12 pounds. After moving on to the Core Phase, weight loss usually is about two pounds and two inches every seven days.
The kinds of foods depend on the day, but the typical structure is the main 3 meals with snacks in between. There is protein with each meal to keep blood sugar under control and there are also plenty of healthy fats and a variety of carbohydrates again depending on the day. Here is just one example from the 12 weeks of meal plans included in the book:
SnackCafe Mocha Protein Smoothie
LunchOven-Roasted Turkey and Cumber Sandwich
SnackBlueberry Cobbler Parfait