I’m always experimenting on myself… And this time, I made an incredible breakthrough for fat loss… Here’s how to finally lose that stubborn belly fat…
There’s a terrible inflammatory killer chemical making men fat around the middle and limp between the legs…
Just one teaspoon of this killer chemical can add as much as 10 pounds of fat to a man’s belly area…
…while also destroying a man’s ability to get an erection, leaving him limp and unable to perform.
This inflammatory killer chemical is one of the most dangerous threats to men’s health, and yet no one is talking about it…
No one but me.
How the Bounce-Back Effect Stops Fat Loss and How to Overcome It
In my quest to bring my students the best possible advice, I’ve done some CRAZY experiments on myself.
I’ve tried tons of supplements (that’s how I know what to recommend).
And I’ve tried some seriously nutjob eating regimens – diets and otherwise.
Through all this experimenting and a ton of research, I’ve developed a simple high-carb plan that tons of my students have used to lose weight without dieting…
Because dieting doesn’t work and it’s just a terrible, terrible idea.
Most people who’ve gone on a diet know that dieting usually is all about rules that are totally frustrating, and hunger, and (if you’re lucky) sometimes weight loss.
But there’s a BIG, BIG problem.
Even when someone loses weight on a diet, they will probably gain the weight back.
“Research has demonstrated that dieting, or the restriction of caloric intake, does not lead to long-term weight loss.”
Part of the reason this happens is because of what dieting does to our hormones…
In particular, the production of cortisol – an important stress hormone that can cause serious problems when there is too much of it.
We’ll get more into the cortisol production caused by low-calorie dieting in a bit.
But first, let’s look at some of the MAJOR causes of weight gain.
Weight gain is caused by chronic psychological distress and cortisol production.
There are many causes of weight gain – including eating too much.
After all, when I eat too much white chocolate I gain weight pretty quickly.
But there are also biological reasons beyond calories that make your body more likely to hold on to weight.
And two of those are the EXACT same responses that you can CAUSE by cutting calories…
Yep, chronic psychological stress and cortisol production.
“…chronic psychological stress and cortisol production – two factors that are known to cause weight gain…”
Now that we know two of the known causes for your body holding on to weight, let’s take a look at how this study was done in the first place.
They did this study using a control group.
I always feel more confident with the results of a study when the research is done with a control group. It gives the research more reliability.
“In a two (monitoring vs. not) by two (restricting vs. not) fully crossed, controlled experiment, 121 female participants were randomly assigned to one of four dietary interventions for three weeks.”
The results of this particular study show that dieting increased two of the main factors that cause your body to gain weight more easily.
Dieting INCREASED the output of cortisol and increased psychological stress.
Think about it this way…
If you’ve ever had to take steroids (such as cortisone), you know that your body will start gaining weight super-easily as long as you’re on them.
When you are trying to lose weight through calorie restriction your body is producing its own steroid – cortisol. Think about that.
“Restricting calories increased the total output of cortisol, and monitoring calories increased perceived stress.”
What this means is that, while restricting calories can START you on losing weight, your results will slow down over time…
And you will probably experience the dreaded bounce-back effect.
This may be why the bounce-back effect happens to a huge amount of dieters.
It’s my thinking that these two factors are one of the main reasons that so many people who restrict calories end up gaining back more weight than they lost.
“A recent review article found that 30–64% of diet study participants gain back more weight than they lost on the diet…”
The cortisol response can set up a built-in failure mechanism.
This makes sense – because our bodies are set up to make sure we live and reproduce.
That’s hard to do when we aren’t getting enough calories.
So your body is going to try to make the best use of the calories that it’s got – and it’s going to drive you to get more.
“Dieting is one of the most common behaviors used to control weight. This study suggests that dieting may…potentially be deleterious to psychological well-being and biological functioning…”
“Specifically, this study found that monitoring one’s diet increased perceived psychological stress…and restricting one’s caloric intake increased total daily cortisol.”
“These findings lend support to the idea that stress may be a mechanism of diet failure.”
The next time you’re tempted to go on a super-restrictive diet, maybe you should consider how your body will react to it…
That doesn’t mean you can’t lose weight.
But it might mean that you may have to take a different approach to it.
I Defied My Doctors with This “Dangerous” Experiment
One of the first health experiments I ever conducted on myself landed me an interview with ABC News.
But my doctors were freaking out… None of them wanted me to go through with what they called my “dangerous” experiment…
And now I know why… Because everything I did in this experiment works better than anything they can prescribe…
This experiment put me on the map as a professional health researcher and completely turned my life around.
But don’t worry because it’s not really dangerous at all.
Here’s what Fellow Health Renegade, Earl, has to say about copying my “dangerous” experiment:
- Low Calorie Dieting Increases Cortisol https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2895000/
- Calorie Restriction and Fasting Diets: What Do We Know? https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/calorie-restriction-and-fasting-diets-what-do-we-know
- LOW CALORIE DIETS https://cehsp.d.umn.edu/sites/cehsp.d.umn.edu/files/lowcaloriediets.pdf