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The “Food Lovers Fat Loss System” is a 21-day weight loss program that promises after the 21 days, you will never need to diet again. This program revolves around the person eating the foods they “love,” making it a very compelling story, especially since you only have to do it for 21 days. They state that if you combine foods that you love in a certain way, it will spark your metabolism and change your body so you will never have to diet again.
Then what? Do whatever you want? Eat whatever you want? Anyway, you get the point – it’s highly unlikely but definitely entertaining. At the end of the day, you cannot change your body so that it will not store excess calories as fat. But if you can keep the “foods you love” so that you consume fewer calories than you burn until you reach your weight loss goal, and then eat just enough to maintain your weight for the rest of your life, then hey, it worked.
The bottom line is that any results attained from this weight loss program are due to a restrictive diet and/or added exercise, leading to eating fewer calories than burned.
All diets have to have a system to be effective. It is absolutely impossible to believe that you can just eat whatever you want, take a pill and magically lose weight or block carbs or fat.
No matter the nutrition system it comes down to calories in versus calories out. It gets very complex under the surface but at the core it is calories in versus calories out.
If you increase your activity to burn more calories and you enjoy foods, eat things you like and on the average intake less calories than you burn you will lose weight no matter the food you take in.
I am an advocate of alternate day eating, UP day/DOWN day eating. But there is a system that must be followed. You have a day of higher eating followed by a day of lower eating. The system is designed to incorporate normal enjoyable (higher calorie foods) every other day in order to break the boredom of eating clean all the time. The trade-off however is if you eat more one day you must eat less the next day. Also the more you exercise and the more muscle you have the more calories you get to ingest.
My point is to support the NASM answer and say that anything to promote mindless eating is something that just is a myth. Even diets that promote eating the foods you love must have a system in place.
This fat loss system claims that you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods regardless of amount and lose weight at the same time. After further review of the program, you will find that although you can still eat the food you love, the amount that you consume is limitied and that, in combination with an exercise program, will lead to weight loss. This is no secret as weight loss occurs when you are consuming less calories than you are expending - no matter the caloric source. So although you are still eating the foods you love during the Food Lovers program, you are still eating less of it...no magic weight loss bullet here.
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