Melt away stubborn fat and? make your heart BULLETPROOF with…?The one resolution that changes EVERYTHING
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, sucks the joy out of Christmas quite like New Year’s, and not just because the drop of the ball marks the end of the holiday season.
No, I think by the time we reach that countdown, we’re all secretly happy it’s over. We’re sick of the music… sick of the phony cheer… sick of enough bells to make you think you have tinnitus… and ESPECIALLY sick of the PC police trying to stop us from saying “Merry Christmas.”
So, yes, January 1st can’t come soon enough if you ask me.
But none of that’s as bad as the REAL reason the New Year brings so much dread: the phony promises we all know we’re not going to keep——the empty tradition of the New Year’s Resolution.
Quit drinking… quit smoking… quit red meat… quit everything you love because it’s all supposedly “bad” for you.
You may as well just quit living!
Well, my friend, I’m here today with a resolution you can keep——a promise to yourself NOT to quit any of those things, and still get into the best shape of your life.
You don’t have to fork over your hard-earned dollars on a gym membership, spill a drop of sweat on a hamster wheel or let some sadistic personal trainer scream insults at you for 45 minutes at time.
And you certainly don’t have to nibble on lettuce, choke back carrot juice or swap your steak for tofu.
In fact, this life-changing diet is based entirely around the very foods you already love.
Steak, eggs, pork chops, chicken (even——no, ESPECIALLY——the dark meat) and bacon are all back on the menu, my friend——and the more fat on those prize cuts of meat, the better it is for you and your new resolution-proof diet.
Now, if you’ve been with me a while, you’ve heard me sing the praises of the high-fat, low-carb lifestyle more often than you’ve heard “Jingle Bells.”
But I’m not singing solo on this tune anymore.
Today, I’ve been joined by an entire chorus of mainstream voices as a major new study confirms everything I’ve been telling you and then some.
Now that’s some real “Joy to the World” for you.
This new study is remarkable, and not just because it was a rare long-term head-to-head comparison of low-carb and low-fat diets with 150 adults assigned to one or the other and tracked for a full year.
No, what makes this especially unique is that it mimicked real-world conditions. No one babied these dieters or cooked their meals for them. No one was ordered to count calories or track every forkful of food. And no one was harassed and harangued into sticking to the program.
Instead, the volunteers were given the basics on how to follow each diet and then sent on their merry way with no calorie restrictions at all.
One year later, the low-carb dieters not only found it easier to stick to the plan, but they also lost more weight. More importantly, despite loading up on delicious fats at every meal, the low-carb crowd also lost more body fat.
Allow me to repeat that. No, allow me to shout that from the nearest mountaintop: Folks on the high-fat diet LOST MORE BODY FAT than the folks forced to nibble on bunny chow.
The ones grazing on sprouts and greens, on the other hand, not only lost fewer pounds, they also lost less body fat and more critical lean muscle mass.
Yes, my friend, the low-fat dieters weren’t getting lean and trim.
THEIR MUSCLES WERE WASTING AWAY!
Lean muscle mass is critical to your health and metabolism. Had this experiment lasted longer than a year, these folks would’ve eventually looked like those comic book weaklings getting sand kicked in their faces at the beach.
Some life, huh?
What’s especially critical here is this: The low-fat dieters were following every guideline in the book. They were getting just 30 percent of their calories from fat, in line with ridiculous government recommendations, and limiting their intake of saturated fats.
The low-carb dieters took those guidelines and used ’em to ignite a Christmas bonfire. They ate fats all day and night——unsaturated fats like fish, as well as saturated fats such as meats and cheese, to the point where they were getting TRIPLE the recommended levels of saturated fats.
Well, so much for those recommendations——because high-fat dieters not only lost more weight and more body fat, they also saw their inflammation levels plunge.
And if that’s not enough, their levels of HDL cholesterol——the stuff even mainstreamers call “good” cholesterol——jumped, and their levels of deadly triglycerides fell.
But I’ve saved the best for last——because while low-fat dieters saw no changes at all in the Framingham scores used to measure heart risk, the low-carbers saw those numbers drop so dramatically they were practically heart-attack proof.
All from a diet rich in allegedly unhealthy fats!
If you haven’t given it a shot yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. But if you’re nervous about it… if you’ve tried going low-carb before and have given up… or if you just don’t think you have the discipline to diet, let me ease your fears with just what you’ve been waiting for: Permission to cheat!
OK, it’s not exactly permission. It’s more of an acceptance of reality. Everyone cheats——and it’s the number one reason any diet of any kind will ultimately fall apart.
So as long as you’re going to cheat, let me give you the…
TWO SECRETS TO CHEATING RIGHT
First, never let your cheating snowball into an avalanche. Don’t let a single bad high-carb meal turn into a bad weekend, because next thing you know it’s a bad week… bad month… and then by this time next year, you’re right back where you started looking to make another resolution you won’t keep.
And second, when you (occasionally) cheat, take benfotiamine. This synthetic form of thiamine helps your body use sugar more effectively. Take two capsules whenever you cheat and whenever you eat out, since you never know where or when sugar will be hidden in restaurant foods.
Now, benfotiamine isn’t going to let you eat pizza or funnel cakes seven days a week. But it will give you a little forgiveness when in most cases you’d be destined for failure.
And if there’s anything that should be in fashion during the holiday season, it’s forgiveness.