The one main idea here at FatFreeBlueprint.com is burning the extra fat off our bodies, and the bodies of our audience; and then making sure that fat stays off going forward.
There are many ways to go about this, and one of those “ways” we promote through our free email mini-course, “The Key Ingredients To Burning Off As Much Fat As You Want.”
It’s made up of proven methods that help to melt away fat, and keep it off. These methods are sound, and will get you results . . . however, some people want to go as fast as possible. It’s not enough to win the race. They want to win the race faster than anyone has ever done it before.
It’s this “hack” mindset that can lead us to try things that may not necessarily make a whole lot of sense health-wise. I am all for getting the best results in the shortest amount of time, and I understand that testing needs to be done to continually find new ways to find that data, but it should never be done at the expense of your long-term health.
Thing is, one of the members on my team informed me that this particular site is not geared towards “health,” it’s all about being fat free. So I had to get off my high horse, (sort of), and I decided to stay true to the integrity of the site, but also to my own beliefs as well. Let’s see how close I can get to something that looks like what I’m trying to achieve.
New data being supplied to us by the folks over at The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology shows us that a high-protein diet helped to create more fat loss on test subjects that consumed almost double the protein that was recommended.
For high-performance athletes, the numbers say they should consume 0.77 grams of protein per pound of weight; while the average everyday person should be consuming 0.36 grams.
Eggs Help With High Protein Diets
So if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be consuming 54 grams of protein a day. On the other hand, according to this new data, the numbers should be doubled to get the most benefit. So instead of 54 grams, a normal Joe Schmo or Plain Jane, would be consuming around 110 grams of protein – WTF?
First of all, what are the benefits, right? Well, in the cases ran by the FASEB Journal, they found that those with the doubled protein, experienced more fat loss with their overall weight loss.
All the subjects lost about the same amount of weight, for the most part; but those that consumed 2x more protein had lost more fat than the other subjects. Sounds like the next big weight loss discovery has been made, right? Well, not exactly.
See, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study done on people who consumed a high-protein diet found that the evidence was too limited to give the strategy a stamp of approval as a definitive option for burning fat, and losing weight.
Protein Weight Loss Diet
Now the reason I was cautious about publishing this content was because of all the wacky things people can do, and often do, with the information a publisher provides.
The FASEB Journal’s research mentioned that the subjects restricted carbs in a big way while on this particular diet. So one big aspect is to make sure that you do not eat the same amount of carbs, as you do now; when, and if, you decide to use this diet.
Another factor that was never considered in either study, was the use of a movement program. See these studies are looking for The Holy Grail – a way to burn fat and lose weight while watching TV.
It’s my personal opinion that the idea of more protein helping to burn fat has some merit, but everything most work together for it to have the most powerful results. So if you made it your business to move your body every day, in ways that cause you to sweat, I believe a high-protein diet becomes even more powerful at that point.
So here are the “rules” to this diet:
- You must double the amount of protein you are supposed to be consuming already
- You must lower carbs and junk food
- You must institute a movement program to help burn the fat
- You must consume at least 30 grams of your daily intake within 30 minutes of waking up
Now this is a challenge for many people because they don’t like to eat in the morning. They especially don’t want to be eating eggs and slabs of bacon and/or sausage to reach their protein goals, just a few minutes after waking up.
With this I totally understand. I mean, I like breakfast – but I don’t want a full blown meal as soon as I get my day started. Tim Feriss, who developed the research on this discovery, has shared it with the world, and many have people have put it into action.
Many of the individuals that went on the diet said they were forced off because they were actually gaining weight! WTF?!
Once again, was a movement plan in place? If it was, what was being eaten in addition to the protein? See, you have to run troubleshooting drills on your own before writing to the rest of the blogosphere that something doesn’t work.
So here’s the plan I gave to my brother, who I’m sad to say is morbidly obese, despite the fact that he has ME for a brother. WTF?!!
I told him to begin intermittent fasting, (I.F.) which we will not be able to go over here in this post, but is something I wholeheartedly believe in. His window to eat starts at 12 pm – basically lunch time.
Now with I.F., you are not supposed to eat or drink anything, other than water, before your window begins. Well I changed the rules to the game. I knew he had to get his 30 grams in before the first thirty minutes were up, and since he was on IF he couldn’t eat, so I had him buy a protein shake.
So when he wakes up in the morning, he downs a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar before he even gets to the bathroom to wash up.
He, then, drinks 30 ounces of “treated” water, before he takes his shake. Now for the record, his protein shake is a very poorly created product, but provides him with what he needs in just one 1 ½ scoops – so he’s happy using it. You can certainly do better, and I encourage you to find the best answer for you.
He drinks a 9 ounce protein shake with water; not milk, soy milk, or even almond milk. Mind you, he still hasn’t “eaten” anything – he just consumed a boatload of fluids. To be more accurate, counting the water used for the shake, and the four ounces of water he mixes in with the Apple Cider, it’s a little over 40 ounces of water within 15 minutes of waking up. Lastly, he pours himself another 30 ounces of water; but instead of drinking it all down, he sips at it until he’s done.
So, in the first 30 minutes of my brother’s day, he has not only consumed his 30 grams of protein, but he also drank over 70 ounces of water, and did not “officially” break his fast.
He also creates a sense of “fullness” that helps him reach his window with a lot less hassle. He used to complain about being hungry before starting this plan.
High Protein Diet Plan Meals
Once he begins eating, he’s now focusing on adding to those 30 grams of protein, with the intention of hitting his numbers towards the end of his window – sometime around 7 pm.
Even though his window officially closes at eight, it makes more sense to eat an hour before it’s up, or you actually run through your window if you’re eating at 8pm.
Hey folks, that in a nutshell is the new fancy schmancy program I have my brother on to help him lose weight. Like I mentioned, this is but one way – there are many others. No way is the “right” way, there is only the right way for you.
And to be able to find that solution, you need to be willing to be your own guinea pig; for a while at least until you find it. If this new system we’re trying works for you, please give us some feedback, it would be very helpful.
And even if you do decide to implement this plan, I suggest you still join up for the email course. It never hurts having several ways available to reach the same destination with. To gain access, just fill out the form below. Until next – take care of yourself, Nicolas.