Reviewer: Elliot Erikson
Product Reviewed: Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon
Here is my Eat Stop Eat review. Initially, I started reading Eat Stop Eat with a LOT of skepticism, having bought wholeheartedly into the notion that everyone should be eating 4-5 or even 5-6 meals a day, like clockwork, every single day.
If not, you were supposed to fall into a horrible state where your metabolism stalled to a crawl and you’d stop burning calories correctly, forever. Or that is what the nutrition industry scares people into thinking when they start pounding their “KEEP EATING” dogma.
Having bought this idea hook line and sinker, I started reading Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon, with negative bias from the start. Then something rather amazing happened. I realized that Brad knows what he’s talking about. The guy has researched, researched and researched nutrition. And, he has the body and the nutrition blog to back it up.
The cornerstone of the Eat Stop Eat program is intermittent fasting, once or twice a week. This did not resonate with me at first, because of the aforementioned 4-gazillion small meals a day dogma.
It was around page 62 where Brad starts discussing the Eat Stop Eat lifestyle, that I started to think to myself “hey… well, it might be awesome to only sacrifice eating twice a week and not have to force things so much the rest of time”. I’m a big fan of efficiency. Since I’ve not been seeing any kind of great progress with my fat loss goals lately, I decided to try it, pronto.
Aside from the information about fasting, the book also contains a good sized section about the types of workouts to do and what kind of exercise to continue doing while doing the program. This program is much more of a lifestyle change than a diet, which makes it compatible with whatever way you’re trying to eat during the rest of the time.
A big whopping pro of this book is the money saving potential. You can buy the basic version for about the same as a greasy meal, at $39.95. If you follow the plan, you are effectively cutting 28% of your food costs if you fast 2 days a week. Basically, if you typically spend 100 bucks on groceries a week, then cut out 28% of your grocery expenses by following this program, you are more than paying for the book by week 2. I’ve never heard of another food program where the materials actually pay for themselves within the second week (or.. ever.. actually).
The only thing caveat (besides the actual fasting) is that the basic version of this book really doesn’t go into the bits and pieces of nutrition. I thought that the author assumed that his reader was already pretty knowledgeable about nutrition to begin with, as he clearly is.
The deluxe and advanced packages go more into the nuts and bolts of nutrition, and also include some cool audio features. Brad Pilon backs up his lifestyle program with a great many pages of references which makes me feel like there is definitely enough meat to back up his information and feel as though his program is worth trying.
The end result of my Eat Stop Eat review is this: if you’re interested in trying something that the author, Brad Pilon has extensively researched and has the body himself to back up, definitely give Eat Stop Eat a read.
It has really made me reconsider some of the more strongly held notions I’ve had about eating and nutrition. If you don’t think its for you, Brad has a 100% money back guarantee, so I urge you to give it a try, like I am. I hope you found this Brad Pilon review useful.
Note: Eat Stop Eat is a downloadable e Book. You can download it immediately to take a look. Very green and efficient.