How To Do Eat Stop Eat Fasting And Finally Ditch Restrictive Diets
In order to lose weight and to continue losing weight you’ve got to be able to stick to your diet. Unfortunately, most of the main stream diets out are a bit strict and can be hard to follow long term. My favorite diet is definitely Eat Stop Eat because of this very reason. If you are looking for a way to really simplify your weight loss plan then I recommend that you get the full Eat Stop Eat diet and read it over. Here’s a brief rundown of how to do Eat Stop Eat style fasting.
Tired of restrictive diets? Here’s a how to do Eat Stop Eat fasts and lose weight without eating dirt every single day of your life!
How To Do Eat Stop Eat
There are many different ways to implement the Eat Stop Eat diet into your life. Below is just one example of how you can do this when combined with a 2 day split workout.
- Monday – Workout / Eat Maintenance
- Tuesday – Workout / Eat Maintenance
- Wednesday – Fasting day
- Thursday – Workout / Eat Maintenance
- Friday – Workout / Eat Maintenance
- Saturday – Rest / Eat Maintenance
- Sunday – Fasting day
As you can see, I’ve planned for two fasting days during the week. This isn’t necessary to lose weight but it will speed up the results. Each fasting day dramatically reducing your weekly caloric intake. The nice thing about this diet is that you aren’t measuring your daily calories. Instead you are looking at your weekly caloric intake. This sounds a bit harder but it really turns out to be an easier way to diet.
Here’s an example of what your diet should look like to lose weight normally. Say that you need to take in 2,100 calories per day to maintain your body weight. In order to lose 1 pound a week (3,500 calories) you would need to eat 500 calories less every day.
- Monday – Sunday: 2,100 – 500 = 1,600 calories every day
This equals 11,200 calories for the week
By following the Eat Stop Eat style of intermittent fasting to lose weight you can eat normally for 5 days out of the week and lose the same amount of weight.
- Monday – 2,100
- Tuesday – 2,100
- Wednesday – 350 (salad with fish)
- Thursday – 2,100
- Friday – 2,100
- Saturday – 2,100
- Sunday – 350 (salad with a chicken breast)
- TOTAL = 11,200 calories for the week
So no, Eat Stop Eat isn’t a miracle diet, but it does work. You are still reducing calories. You are still exercising. But in the end you get to eat a much more appealing and free diet while losing weight for as long as you want.
Another great aspect to this way of living is that you can eat 3,000 calories on a non-fasting day as long as you make it up on another day or throughout the week. This is great to plan in for a big meal on Friday or Saturday night when you normally like to go out with your friends or family.
Recommendations For Doing Eat Stop Eat
Brad Pilon, the author of Eat Stop Eat, recommends that you do some type of resistance training 3 times a week. This is a great idea because it forces your body to hold onto it’s muscle (since you need it to workout) and to drop pure fat weight.
Honestly, I wouldn’t follow this diet if I wasn’t planning on doing at least some type of workout … lifting weights, body weight exercises or another type of resistance training like resistance bands.
If you’re thinking about following this diet to lose weight then checkout this post for some intermittent fasting tips.
Raza - Exercise Routines Blog
December 29, 2011 @ 5:53 pm
Loving the concept of your blog… the theme is awesome. Your pushup routine post is awesome too.
January 31, 2012 @ 8:07 am
Hi Raza, thanks for stopping by … and for the compliment.
August 15, 2012 @ 1:48 pm
Hey! I am interested in doing this, since nothing else has helped me. Well, they did – but I could only change my life style for a little time. So you are talking about your fasting days… What do you mean? Is that a 24h fast? Like: Tuesday night dinner (7pm) to the next day Wednesday 7pm… Or just a day that you only eat 350 calories spread over the day, or 1 meal? I’m confused 🙁
March 16, 2013 @ 11:57 pm
I have read his special report when he talks about the workout and diet he used to get to 7% body fat in 60 days. As he described his diet, he essentially did just what you asked. He would eat his dinner the day before a fast, and wouldn’t eat again until the next night. And, it would be a light meal as he describes above like a salad and chicken breast. Then normal eating would resume the next morning. The only difference is he only fasted one day a week, on a Sunday.