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Every Other Day Diet Review And Does It Really Work

Updated on February 9, 2010

Created by Jon Benson, the Every Other Day Diet is all about fooling the body into believing that it is not starving. It is based on the idea that extreme dieting is unsustainable and can do more harm than good. It is an alternative to the calorie restriction method that takes tons of willpower, works short-term but usually ends in failure. This "lifestyle alteration" will work long term, because it takes into account that getting a lean, fit body shouldn't be such a painful experience that when the diet is "over", a person is inclined to pig out on foods and regain weight.

According to Benson, this diet allows you to eat what you want on alternating days so that you can fulfill your goals and maintain your weight loss once accomplished. There are only three things to remember if you decide to take on the EODD.

1. You will need a certain level of dedication to change your pattern of eating. While you don't need to be extreme, you do need to be prepared to make some changes.

2. Exercise is required. Anybody who tells you that you can lose weight without exercising isn't giving you the real deal. While you don't need to take extraordinary steps in order to be considered "exercising", you do need to do some exercise in order to be successful.

3. Be reasonable with yourself. You won't get back into shape overnight; there is no magic pill and Every Other Day dieting is not the cure all to eating to lose.

The program is based on varying your diet so that your body taps into your body fat for fuel and keeps your metabolic rate steady. It's called "planned variance" or "interval eating" which has been called "calorie cycling" in other programs. It's all the same thing.

Why does this work? Well, if you simply restrict your caloric intake your body will automatically go into "survival mode". It will think you are starving, and your metabolism and the way your body gets rid of calories will decrease to compensate.

What that means is that every calorie you take in from that point on will not be wasted or discarded. Point of fact, extreme dieting only works if you can keep it up for a long period of time. It isn't fun, and it is not healthy.

The healthier, smart way of losing weight involves a lot less pain, strain and feelings of starvation. The key to losing weight is getting your body to think that you aren't restricting your calories even when you are.

For instance, if you spend two days eating a bit more than your body needs, and then you eat a slightly less than you need for a couple of days, followed by a single day where you eat more, and a couple more days where you eat less, you will still be restricting calories overall.

However, your body and metabolism will guess that everything is consistent and it won't slow down. Viola! At the end of the week, you will naturally lose weight because you've eaten less calories. However, your body won't think it is starving, so your metabolism will continue to chug along at its current level. You also won't experience that frantic - I gotta have something to eat NOW feeling.

There are three different levels of the diet: a primer, maintenance and extreme program for athletes. There is a cool comparison chart you can use in the Every Other Day Diet e-book that will allow you to figure out which level of the plan is good for you. Each level runs for 7 days, and there's a schedule of when you can eat what you want and burn calories.

If you've been looking for a low pain and strain diet, the Every Other Day Diet is one to be seriously considered. Check it out today.

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