Chapter 3 Restoring Deep Nutrition: The Truth About Food and Weight Chapter 4 The Hormone Connection (How Hormones Make Us Fat and Old) Chapter 5 Get Ready to Lose Weight Super Fast
Welcome to TheSuper Fast Diet! I’m thrilled to be able to share this life-changing diet strategy with you and I look forward to our month of Super Fast weight loss together.
I’ve been fat — really fat — and I know the frustration and difficulty of trying to lose weight. (True confession time. I didn’t want to post my “fat picture” all over the internet, but click here if you want to verify my formerly fat status. Caution: This picture is not for the faint of heart).
Since my medical reputation is at stake, I won’t make fantastic or false claims about your predicted weight loss. This is a scientifically-proven diet, not a marketing fantasy. I get a good chuckle at many of the weight loss claims out here on the Internet. “Lose 9 pounds every 11 days,” “Lose 28 pounds in 3 weeks,” “Lose 30 pounds in 30 days.” Unless you cut off an arm or a leg, weight losses of this magnitude are almost impossible. (I say “almost” because an extremely overweight person or someone who has a lot of water weight may lose up to 10 pounds in the first week of dieting. This will happen on The Super Fast Diet, too. But sustained weight loss at this speed doesn’t happen except in our dreams).
How fast an individual will lose weight (after than first magic week) depends on a number of factors. Your age, starting weight (fatter people lose faster), activity level, and sex (men tend to lose faster than women) all make a difference. Certain medications can slow weight loss. Weight-related hormone imbalances, described in The Super Fast Diet, play a major role. To get a basic idea of your “fasting” weight loss (how fast you would lose if you were eating nothing — a true “fast”), let’s looks at your daily calorie requirement:
One pound of body fat contains 3,500 calories. If your daily calorie requirement is 1750, for example, you’ll lose about one pound (3,500 calories) every two days. This equates to 3 1/2 pounds every week. With hormone balancing and the “Super Fast Ten” daily minutes of correctly-performed exercise, expected weight loss will be more. But it almost certainly won’t be 10 pounds every week.
Since the 1980’s, numerous studies have looked at various diets and their short and long-term effects on weight. (These studies are completely referenced in The Super Fast Diet ). Over twenty-five well designed and conducted medical weight loss studies, with long-term follow-up, have repeatedly shown that people who lose weight the fastest tend to stick with dieting until they achieve their target weight. Even more impressive, their long-term weight maintenance far exceeds that of their slower-losing peers. For the purpose of getting and staying slim, “fast is better.” Especially when it is Super Fast.
It’s Not Just “Any Diet” Fast weight loss is preferable to slower weight loss when done correctly. In other words, it’s not a “do anything to lose weight” diet that produces these positive results. A diet that causes fast weight loss must also be perfectly nutritionally complete or negative health consequences can result. The Super Fast Diet patterns itself after the medical weight loss studies demonstrating that “fast is better.” It is nutritionally complete and perfectly well-balanced. In fact, this may be the healthiest diet you’ve ever been on.
Did you ever stick faithfully to a diet but still found it difficult to lose? Perhaps you thought it might be your hormones, but your doctor dismissed the idea. Well, guess what? You were probably right.
Today we know that alterations in hormone levels contribute to overweight, and…