If you have ever heard of the eat stop eat diet you may be wondering exactly how it works and if it really will work for you. Obesity is a major epidemic in the world today so every time you turn around you are probably hearing about some new diet, or gimmick, or supplement that will help you to lose weight easily. The reality is that losing weight isn’t easy or you probably wouldn’t see overweight people all around you now would you? The good news is that while most of those diet plans that are out there are worthless, there are some that are actually quite effective. The diet falls into the latter of these two categories, and it really can help you to lose weight quite quickly.
The eat stop eat diet is basically a variation of intermittent fasting. It allows you to eat as much healthy food as you want to eat, so long as you only do it during specified times. The idea here is that by restricting calorie intake to only certain portions of the day will force your body to tap into its fat reserves for energy. This is not a starvation diet because unlike a starvation diet you are allowed to eat plenty of food. But what this diet will do is force your body to go into starvation mode by not feeding it calories all the time. A major problem that contributes to obesity is the fact that we now have access to food pretty much around the clock. The human body wasn’t meant to eat all the time, but modern society allows us to do that. As a result most people simply keep consuming food all the time which in turn makes it so they never have to tap into their fat reserves.
1. The 16/8 method. In this method, you only eat during an 8-hour window each day and consume no calories during the other 16 hours, including skipping breakfast. By the time your 16 hour fasting period has ended your body will have been forced to tap into fat reserves for energy.
2. The next variation is done by eating no food at all during an entire day once or twice per week. This also forces your body to burn fat for energy.
3. The third option is to only consume 500 o 600 calories a day once or twice a week then to eat normally the rest of the time. This is a great option for anyone that has trouble fasting for long periods of time.