Dieting, for lack of a better word, sucks.
Between obsessing over calories, denying yourself your favorite foods, feeling left out when everyone around you is enjoying dessert, trying to squeeze exercise into your busy schedule and devoting time you don’t have to cooking healthy meals night after night after night, losing weight can feel like a full-time job — one that’s demanding, frustrating and a constant challenge.
No wonder then that, according to many experts, 95 percent of diets fail.
Dieting as most people practice it is too darn difficult!
But, what if, you could diet just five days a month, then eat the way you normally do and watch as your belly shrinks and pounds melt off your body?
Sounds incredible, but breakthrough research at the University of Southern California proves it’s possible!
As stubborn pounds fall away you’ll surge with more energy, have more stamina and, according to the research, lower your risk factor for a range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease at the same time!
Interested? Here’s how it works:
We Need REAL Weight Loss Solutions
NOW More Than Ever
You’re reading this because you, or someone you care about, struggles with their weight. And you’re certainly not alone.
Overweight and obesity have become a worldwide health epidemic in recent years — with North America leading the way.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 74 percent of Americans are considered to be overweight. And 1 out of 3 men and women are now obese. (1)
When you struggle with pounds of stubborn, unwanted fat it impacts EVERY part of your life.
Your clothes don’t fit right, your self-confidence suffers, your back and joints ache, taking the stairs or even tying your shoes can leave you feeling out-of-breath — it’s enough to make you feel helpless and hopeless.
And then there’s your physical well-being:
You’re at much higher risk for serious health issues, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis and early death.
No doubt you’ve tried diets in the past to manage your weight.
The typical approach is to reduce your food intake and obsessively count calories. And that works — in theory.
After all, the arithmetic of weight loss is quite simple: consume fewer calories than you burn each day. And a calorie-restrictive diet will do that.
But as we’ve seen, these starvation diets don’t work long-term: they’re too difficult, too demanding, too much darn trouble!
What we need is a weight loss solution that works for real people in the real world.
A diet that’s simple, effective and easy-to-manage. And researchers at the University of Southern California may have just discovered it.
It’s called short-burst dieting. And in only 5 days a month it can give you the metabolism of a teenager and shrink your belly.
What Is Short-Burst Dieting?
Short-burst dieting asks you to eat a plant-rich 1,000-calorie-per-day diet for 5 consecutive days out of each month.
The other 25 days in the month you can eat as you normally would.
(Within reason, of course. I’m not suggesting you can pig out on pizza and McDonald’s 25 days a month and make up the difference with this diet plan.)
Short-burst dieting is a solution for anyone who is busy, has trouble sticking with a traditional calorie-restrictive diet and wants to shed pounds without sacrificing too much of their freedom and fun.
If that sounds like you, continue reading to discover how short-burst dieting works… as well as… a complete meal plan that will get you started towards your weight loss goals today!
How Does Short-Burst Dieting Work?
A recent study at the University of Southern California (USC) proves just how effective is short-burst dieting:
After just 3 months, participants on a short-burst diet had lost an average of 3% of their body weight (up to 14 pounds). At the same time, their lean muscle mass increased so not only did they look thinner, they were more toned too.
And remember: these results came from just 5 days of dieting per month!
Clearly, short-burst dieting is an effective way to slim for many people — but HOW does it work exactly?
Cellular biologist Dr. Valter Longo, a member of the research team studying short-burst diets at USC, explains that this dieting approach “mimics a fast” — and that puts your body in the fat-burn fastlane.
When you reduce your calorie intake for 5 days, says Dr. Longo, your body goes into energy conservation mode by pausing unnecessary processes and eliminating unnecessary cells — especially your oldest, sickest cells.
As you start eating like normal again after 5 days of calorie restriction, your body begins to rebuild. All of those old, damaged cells that were eliminated get replaced by vibrant, healthy cells.
It’s this cellular regeneration that seems to be at the heart of what makes short-burst dieting so effective.
In fact, by Day 4 of a short-burst diet, insulin-resistant muscle cells become responsive again.
Suddenly, you’re burning more calories and brimming with energy because your body is using blood sugar more efficiently.
And it gets even better:
Short-burst dieting commands cells to burn stored fat — especially belly fat.
When your body doesn’t have a lot of calories coming in where does it go for fuel? You guessed it: belly fat!
Belly fat is really just stored energy. Problem is, most of us consume so many calories our bodies are never required to burn belly fat as fuel. But short-burst dieting changes all that.
According to Dr. Longo, in just 4 short days, the body is blazing through stored fat at full speed, all the while energy levels surge, confidence levels soar and lost health and vitality are restored.
Will Short-Burst Dieting Work For You?
As exciting as short-burst dieting is, it’s not for everyone.
Dr. Longo warns that this diet plan isn’t for anyone with a history of anorexia, anyone taking diabetes drugs, and pregnant women.
The promise of this diet plan for everyone else, however, is how simple and effective it’s proven to be.
Now, at last, there’s a way for regular folks (i.e. those of us who think “diet” is a four-letter word) to shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight WITHOUT the difficulty and frustration of a traditional diet.
If you think short-burst dieting is for you, check with your doctor or dietician first. Then, incorporate these delicious foods into your diet just 5 days a month and race towards your weight loss goals!
Delicious 1,000-Calorie Day Meal Plan
The secret to short-burst dieting success is reducing your calorie intake to 1,000-calories-per-day 5 days a month — you can eat like normal the other 25 days a month.
What does 1,000-calories a day look like? Delicious!
We want to help set you up for weight loss success, so here are meal options — for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks — that will leave you feeling full and satisfied on your 1,000-calorie days.
Dine on these mouth-watering meals just 5 days a month and watch as your “menopot” disappears and pounds and inches vanish all over your body!
Breakfast (250 calories each):
Whisk 2 eggs in a small oven-safe dish. Add 1 cup chopped broccoli and 5 quartered cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. shredded cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 mins. or until firm in the center.
Perky Pineapple Smoothie
Puree ½ cup chopped fresh pineapple, ¼ cup chopped celery, ¼ organic pineapple juice, a handful of spinach, a scoop of vegan protein powder and 3 ice cubes until smooth. Serves one. Drink immediately.
In saucepan, heat ½ cup oats and ¾ water for 5 mins., stir often. Stir in ½ cup frozen blueberries and ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk; let simmer 2 mins. Top with 5 chopped walnut halves.
Lunch (250 calories each):
Lentil Veggie Soup
In saucepan, cook ½ cup each diced onions and bell peppers for 5 mins. Stir in 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 tsp. chili powder. Add ½ cup red lentils, 4 oz. diced tomatoes and 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth. Simmer 20 mins.
Hearty Tomato Soup
Combine 4 oz. diced tomatoes and ½ cup water in a saucepan. Stir in ¼ diced onion, ¼ frozen corn, 2 minced garlic cloves, and ½ tsp. Thyme. Simmer 20 mins.
In a large bowl, combine ½ apple, chopped; 1 cup mixed greens and ½ cucumber, chopped. Drizzle with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. vinegar and fresh black pepper; toss well to coat. Garnish with 15 almonds.
Dinner (250 calories each):
Savory Stuffed Peppers
In skillet, cook ½ onion, minced, 5 mins. Add ¾ cup cooked brown rice; ½ chicken breast, shredded, ½ cup spinach, stirring 1 min. Spoon into halved pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 mins.
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
In skillet, saute 2 Tbs. bacon until browned. Stir in 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash, 2 Tbs. milk, 1 Tbs. Parmesan cheese, ½ egg and 2 Tbs. vegetable broth. Cook 5 mins., stirring often.
Slice small eggplant lengthwise; layer half in small oiled baking dish. Mix 1 Tbs. ricotta cheese, 1 Tbs. Romano cheese and ¼ cup spinach; spread over eggplant. Top with remaining eggplant and ⅓ cup marinara sauce. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 mins.
Snacks & Desserts (100 – 150 calories each; choose 2 a day):
In microwave-safe bowl, melt 3 oz. 70% dark chocolate and 4 Tbs. unsweetened almond milk for 30 second intervals. Stir to combine. Drizzle over ½ cop mixed berries and enjoy immediately.
Chocolate Tofu Mousse
In processor, puree 2 oz. silken tofu, ⅓ banana, 1 oz. melted 70% dark chocolate, 1 Tbs. cocoa powder, ½ tsp. maple syrup and ¼ tsp. Vanilla. garnish with fresh berries.
In processor, combine 3 oz. drained and rinsed chickpeas with 1 Tbs. tahini sauce, 1 Tbs. fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 love garlic, 2 oz. spinach and 1 tsp. Cumin. Serve with bell pepper, carrot and celery sticks for dipping.
Pick one item from each category everyday (you can pick two from the Snacks & Dessert category) for your 5-Day Fat-Burn Diet.
As with any diet or exercise plan, check with your doctor or health professional first before you start.
Now It’s Your Turn!
I’m impressed with both the ease and proven effectiveness of short-burst dieting.
Try it yourself and see how much easier it is to stick with — and how it revs your metabolism up for weight loss all month long — compared with typical starvation diets.
And since you’re interested in weight loss solutions that work, here’s something else you should know:
Unlike the foods we’ve included in this 1,000-Calorie Day Meal Plan, a lot of so-called healthy foods can actually “trick” your body into putting on pounds — especially belly fat.
Find out the 5 worst foods for a flat belly in this special presentation.
You probably have at least one of these foods in your kitchen right now. And when you find out how they sabotage your efforts to slim, you’ll be shocked.