Eat Stop Eat Review – Does Brad Pilon’s Fasting Diet Really Work?
In this review I would like to outline some of the good as well as some of the bad aspects of the Eat Stop Eat diet. I am making it my goal to remain as unbiased as I can, however I must tell you that this diet is very effective.
Eat Stop Eat is the diet that started intermittent fasting and covers how you can use 1-2 fasts per week to lose fat and preserve muscle. Pilon even goes as far to state that you can gain muscle while on this fat loss diet.
I originally learned about intermittent fasting from a review my friend’s website. After looking more into it, I found that Eat Stop Eat was the diet most used by those who I respect in the fitness industry.
College Research Turned Diet Book
After Brad’s in-depth research and thorough testing, he has found intermittent fasting to be healthy and effective for fat loss. What he found during his research titled “The Metabolic Effects of Short Periods of Fasting in Humans and its Potential Application in Weight Loss” was that people did not slow down their metabolism and that fasting did not cause muscle loss all on it’s own … in fact, people didn’t lose any muscle at all and their metabolism was improved.
Like many who initially heard of Eat Stop Eat, I had my reservations.
After I finally committed to to purchasing Brad Pilon’s diet and then started to implement it I was quite impressed at not only the results but also in the ease of use.
After the first week of following this diet plan I already noticed that I was dropping fat. After 2 months I lost all the weight that I wanted.
Although you do see results quickly, they are not out of this world. This diet is more of a lifestyle change than a “lose weight fast” diet.
You can eat the foods that you eat now and still expect to lose 1-2 pounds of fat every week. That may not sound like a lot and I know there are many promises online but that is a solid number.
If you lost 1.5 pounds of fat each week, for 3 months that is 18 pounds. Go for 6 months and you’re at 36 pounds, 12 months and you could be 72 pounds lighter, which is actually a realistic number for this diet … if you’ve got that much to lose.
What I Like Most About The Diet
There are a lot of great aspects to this diet. What I really liked, since I work at a desk all day, was the option of purchasing the audio version. In order to get this you can purchase the “Ultimate Package” which includes many more extras.
None of the extras are essential, but they are nice if you don’t mind forking over the extra money.
Another aspect that I really liked and motivated me to write this review had to do with the effects that the diet has on your body with respect to boosting your HGH (growth hormone). Here’s a brief video explaining how the effects of intermittent fasting are quite similar to a good workout.
Who Is Going To Benefit From Eat Stop Eat?
I think just about everyone can benefit from Eat Stop Eat. When I first thought of writing this review I almost didn’t do it. I figured that most people coming to this site wanted to learn about workouts and getting ripped and those interested in losing weight might look up more of a nutrition focused site.
The thing is that when it comes to getting ripped, diet is key. You simply cannot expect to reach 10% or less body fat without some type of dieting. Eat Stop Eat is awesome for dropping those last 5 pounds or so of stubborn body fat.
While it is great for those who want to get super lean, it is also great for those who have a lot of weight to lose. I know of ones who have lost over 60 pounds following this diet, so it works no matter where you are at in relation to your weight loss goals.
Now For The Bad
As I said at the beginning, although I really believe in this product, I’m trying to keep from being one-sided. So let’s look to the negatives.
No product, workout or diet is perfect. Eat Stop Eat falls short in the type of foods and/or menu category. I personally kind of like this fact, but I’m sure not all will be crazy about this.
Brad does not give you exact meals to eat. I’m sure that there are many who expect a diet to tell them what to eat and when to eat it… this one does not.
Another common complaint is in regards to the workout.
There are no set workouts to follow although you are encouraged to do some type resistance training. Pilon’s argument is that this is a positive and not a negative. The truth is that you can follow your own workout plan and get great results.
You are encouraged to workout 3 times a week while following this diet. That does not mean that you need a gym membership or expensive equipment though.
Even doing pushups, squats or any other body weight workouts is plenty sufficient and certainly qualifies as resistance training.
Table of Contents For Eat Stop Eat
Here’s a sneak peak at what the main manual talks about in the 144 page book.
- A Special note
- How it All Started
- The Fasted State
- The Disappearance of the Fasted State
- Forget Everything You Have Ever Read About Fasting
- Fasting and Your Metabolism
- Fasting and Exercise
- Fasting and your Brain
- Fasting and Your Muscle Mass
- Fasting and Hunger
- Fasting and Your Blood Sugar
- Other Misconceptions of Fasting
- The Health Benefits of Fasting
- The Eat Stop Eat Way of Life
- How to fast Eat Stop Eat style
- How to Eat Eat Stop Eat style
- What to do While Fasting
- How to workout with Eat Stop Eat
- How to keep it off
- Eat Stop Eat Conclusions
- Eat Stop Eat Frequently Asked Questions
Wrapping It Up
I hope that you found this review of Eat Stop Eat has proved helpful in making a decision on whether or not you would like to try Brad Pilon’s approach to losing weight and burning fat.
Author: Brad Pilon
Guarantee: 60 day money back guarantee
Type of product: Main product is downloadable e-book (PDF)
Overall rating: I feel this is probably the best diet plan out there
I realize that many are a bit tentative to trying intermittent fasting but I really do recommend that you at least give it a shot.
It was much easier and more effective than I ever thought it would be.
For more information you can click here to Brad’s site.
If you know (or think) that you are ready to give this a shot and drop those last 5 (or 50) pounds I give Eat Stop Eat my highest rating for a long term diet/lifestyle change.
Click here to go to Brad Pilon’s official Eat Stop Eat website and learn more
September 27, 2011 @ 6:42 am
Thank you for writing this review. My wife and I started this program two weeks ago. Both of us have lost a minimum of 4 pounds so far. We are fasting twice a week. My goal is to lose a total of 40 – 45 pounds. This may take in the neighborhood of 20 – 24 weeks, but like you said, this is a lifestyle change.
I also have enjoyed your website, in fact, it was what introduced me to this program. I am also learning of effective exercises that I intend to work on, even though I have been an avid exerciser for 25 years or so. Why am I so overweight you might ask? I love food. So, in a sense, I am a healthy overweight person. 🙂
But this Eat Stop Eat will allow me to continue enjoying food, while losing it in small, but effective increments over time.
November 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am
That’s awesome Marv! Sounds like you’ve got the right mindset too. It’s all about finding a good balance. There’s no reason to be a fitness freak to enjoy good health.
Michael- The Underwear Body
September 28, 2011 @ 2:50 am
Good to see both sides of the story, though I am a fan of the product myself. It is a breath of fresh air in that it really invites you to think about “dieting” in a new way. Like most great ideas it has that “of course, why didn’t I think of that?” quality.
November 12, 2011 @ 10:52 am
So true. I really like the down to earth/common sense approach and explanation that Brad teaches.
Dave - Not Your Average Fitness Tips
September 30, 2011 @ 11:24 am
Eat Stop Eat was an eye opener for me and really fit with my goal of getting in good shape without sacrificing my favorite foods. I like to pair intermittent fasting days with cheat days as well. Great review!