Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The New OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Dieting

Obsessive Compulsive Dieting - that's the catchy phrase Brad Pilon has coined to describe the behavior of many Americans who are interested in losing weight. Brad's book, Eat Stop Eat offers a different solution to dropping pounds - intermittent fasting. If you're a person who hates trying to plan and prepare 6 meals a day or refuses to measure and log every morsel that passes your lips, this approach may be for you.

Brad appeared on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet yesterday. He held his own but, unfortunately, the other panelists were extremely narrow minded and parroted the misinformation we've been fed for years. And, as usual on these shows, there was not enough time for Brad to discuss his own research and that of the other studies done on fasting.

I know we've all been brainwashed into thinking that missing a meal will cause our metabolism to screech to a halt and go into "starvation mode" but the research (contrary to the woman on the show) does not bear this out. You also will not lose muscle while fasting as long as you are strength training on a regular basis.

I think the one panelist may have had a valid point about fasting being easier for men than woman. That being said, multiple female TT Transformation contest winners have used Eat Stop Eat.

Anyway, you can see the clip of Brad appearance here.

The show also filmed a Green Room Exclusive, where the discussion continued after the show.

If you're looking for a less obsessive way of dropping fat, I recommend you check out Eat Stop Eat. Brad didn't just invent some new diet to scam the masses. In the book, he explains the benefits of intermittent fasting, debunks the many weight loss myths and discusses the scientific research in plain English.

Now he just needs to post a new photo on his website. I was really surprised at how much thinner Brad looked on Mike and Juliet than in his picture.

Update: Here's a link to Brad's thoughts on his TV experience:
The Nutrition Help Blog

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