Maybe this is why so many men can’t lose fat…
Diabetic men are reversing diabetes by avoiding 5 foods
Men who avoid these 5 foods find their blood sugar falls. And they can get off the treatments.
Many of these men find their penis begins to work again.
Just by avoiding 5 foods.
New Research: Food Labels May Be Completely Bogus
If you walk into any grocery store, there are all kinds of confusing labels on the products.
One will say “low fat” while another will claim “no sugar” – and yet another product will have “all-natural” on the label.
The labels I think are the funniest are for things like Twizzlers (those cherry licorice candies)…
They’re full of artificial colors and flavors – but they are prominently labeled “no fat.”
Or plain old prunes, which I recently spotted with the label “good source of probiotics.”
Twizzlers have never had any fat…
And prunes are well known for helping your gut move.
But just because a product is labeled to look healthy doesn’t mean it is.
The same goes for diet plans.
A diet plan that looks healthy or is touted by guru after guru may not actually be very healthy for you at all.
In fact, sometimes diet plans work for a short while…
And then you get the dreaded “bounce-back effect” – where you go off the diet and gain weight like CRAZY.
One of the big fads in dieting right now is intermittent fasting.
This is where you skip food at specific intervals.
Sometimes it’s eating all you want for 8 hours than fasting for the next 16 hours…
And sometimes it’s fasting for 2 days a week and eating whatever you want for the other 5 days.
“Intermittent fasting, also known as 16:8 diet or 5:2 diet, is trendy. Numerous popular self-help books on this topic promise weight loss without yo-yo effect as well as sustained changes in metabolism and resulting health benefits.”
The structure of when you’re fasting depends on the program your following.
But the idea is always to eat whatever you want for a while and then eat nothing for a while.
But does intermittent fasting work? Is worth doing?
Let’s find out.
Comparing traditional calorie restriction to intermittent fasting
In this study, the researchers compared traditional calorie restriction – restricting calories by about 20% per day – to intermittent fasting.
The results of the two approaches were nearly identical, with both groups losing about the same amount of fat and weight.
The researchers found that improvements in health status were the same with both dietary methods:
“In participants of both groups, body weight and, along with it, visceral fat, or unhealthy belly fat, were lost and extra fat in the liver reduced…”
One of the big things some people like about intermittent fasting is that they find it easier to follow than a traditional diet.
According to the study:
“…for some people, it seems to be easier to be very disciplined for two days instead of counting calories and limiting food every day…”
If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that it’s often hard to keep the weight off when you’re done dieting.
So that’s one thing that makes me question whether intermittent fasting makes sense for most people…
Because it doesn’t help you develop any NEW habits…
AND it can really SLOW DOWN your metabolism.
The bottom line: For most people, intermittent fasting is not an easy thing to keep up with for the long haul…
And we don’t really know what the long-term effects are going to be.
“The German Nutrition Society (DGE)…warns that intermittent fasting is not suitable for long-term weight regulation. In addition, according to DGE, there is not enough scientific evidence on the long-term effects of this dieting method.”
But I found an alternative that works much better: behavioral substitution…
It has to do with basic human psychology and our ability to reprogram habits.
Why substitution works better over the long haul…
Most people have to find a way to permanently change the way they eat – in order to lose weight.
“…in order to keep the new body weight, people must also permanently switch to a balanced diet following DGE recommendations…”
Both calorie restriction and intermittent fasting can work in the short term, but neither offers a long-term solution.
Instead, it’s a good idea to start with what I call “replacement behaviors.”
If you normally eat heavy, fatty food, then start substituting fruit for some of that.
But don’t try to do it all at once.
Start with one meal a day and add a piece of fruit to replace something processed or fatty.
It really works.
“I’m not stiff enough for sex…What should I do?”
Matt Cook here, and I hear this from thousands of men who write to me for advice.
It’s because the man’s testosterone has turned into estrogen.
Estrogen really interferes with erections.
So the solution is to get RID of all that estrogen.
- Effects of intermittent and continuous calorie restriction on body weight and metabolism over 50 wk: a randomized controlled trial
- Intermittent fasting: No advantage over conventional weight loss diets
- Interested in Losing Weight? | Nutrition.gov
- 3 Science-Backed Methods for Losing Fat: ISSA Online.edu