Are you ready for a science-backed eating plan thatâ€™ll lead to permanent weight loss... an eating plan that includes plenty of real food, lots of really tasty recipes and guilt-free cheat days?
Then you're ready for Wendy Chant, MPT, SPN -- a likeable high-energy sort who holds not just a master of personal training degree but also a specialist in performance nutrition degree.
Chant, a former marathon runner and bodybuilder from Central Florida, first learned the science behind trimming down and powering up for competition, then put pen to paper to create her hot new book, Crack The Fat-Loss Code (McGraw-Hill).
Chant, whose book is subtitled "Outsmart Your Metabolism and Conquer the Diet Plateau," claims that if you follow her "scientific way to lose fat" you'll drop up to 25 pounds in eight weeks... and keep it off!
I have to admit that a "scientific" approach to weight loss sounded like something that would be dry and difficult to follow. I was wrong on both counts.
Chant has done the homework for us and she writes in such an easy to understand style that you'll quickly embrace her formula.
Once you understand that the human body evolved to resist starvation by holding on to fat you understand why it's so darn hard to lose weight!
Chant notes, "My plan is scientifically designed to help you outsmart your body's natural cycles for storing and burning calories. The plan teaches you to boost your metabolism through 'macro-patterning' -- a simple routine of alternating carb-up, carb-down, and baseline days. There are built-in cheat days so you can enjoy the foods you love. Once you get your eating habits on schedule, you'll find that you can lose weight... for good."
So what is the fat-loss code?
According to Chant, "The bodyâ€™s survival mode and adaptive response is the fat-loss code you need to crack so you can lose weight and keep it off for good. Like any code, the 'fat-loss code' solves a mystery â€" in this case, the mystery of why you can restrict calories, lose weight, and then hit the dreaded diet plateau.
"So cracking the fat-loss code is about understanding the body's adaptive response."
The Fat-Loss Code
â€˘ Youâ€™ve got a body whose job is to survive.
â€˘ Youâ€™ve got food coming in: intake.
â€˘ Youâ€™ve got energy being used: expenditure.
â€˘ Youâ€™ve got a â€śsurvival machineâ€ť analyzing the fuel coming in every 72 hours.
â€˘ Youâ€™ve got the same survival machine processing the energy going out every 48 hours.
â€˘ Youâ€™ve got a point of adaptation where the body analyzes the 72/48 fat-loss code and realizes how much to spend with whatâ€™s come in.
â€˘ And you? Youâ€™ve got a nasty dieterâ€™s plateau just waiting to be conquered!
Chant notes, "As a result of these very powerful elements, cracking the fat-loss code is a scientific process of macro-patterning during a proven eight-week period specifically designed to counteract the bodyâ€™s inherent adaptive response."
Macro-patterning? Chant says that's the manipulation of the energy you take in via protein, fat and carbs.
With her plan, you can eat all foods, but you need to develop an understanding of how your body uses the energy from food.
"The body uses energy logically," Chant says. "It uses carbs as its main source.
"The three sources of energy are the food you eat, the energy readily available in your muscles, and the energy stored in fat cells."
Chant says fad diets are doomed for failure because they keep you on the same eating regimen and that allows your body to adjust and stop burning fat as efficiently.
"Every 72 hours the body figures out what is coming in," she says. "You never want three days the same because it's the design of the body to keep and hold."
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