Scary fact: More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. (according to the US Centres For Disease Control)
Shocking fact: 69.2% of adults age 20 years and over are overweight. (same source)
Suspicious facts: One out of five meals are eaten in a restaurant setting. Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant. In 1972, we spent $3 billion a year on fast food — today we spend more than $110 billion. A single restaurant meal can make up as much as one-third of your day’s total calorie consumption.
Maybe there’s no direct link with your creeping weight gain. But…
With restaurants competing for your business, most of the meals on their menus are loaded with sugar and refined oils that hold your tastebuds hostage. And these are the exact ingredients that scramble your hormones, pile toxic load onto your body, and practically force you to gain unnecessary fat.
Did you know there’s an entire and very secretive industry dedicated to engineering foods that get you hooked and force your body to continue storing stubborn fat year after year?
But I’ve got great news. You CAN enjoy dining out and STILL lose fat and look great if you follow the 5 simple restaurant tricks I reveal below. I’d never suggest you quit eating restaurant and fast food, because I know it’s virtually impossible.
In fact, I know first hand that sometimes it’s your only choice…
…for nights when you get home late and there is nothing left in the fridge, lunches where the workday is crazy and you need something quick and convenient, and places to eat when you’re on the road.
However, you CAN’T use that as an excuse to eat crap and keep gaining more weight. Maybe you believe you can’t sustain a healthy diet if you’re stuck in the dining-out lifestyle…
But over the past 12 years, working with busy men and women from all walks of life in my successful San Francisco personal training business, I’ve discovered that you CAN indulge in restaurants, fast food, your favorite cheat foods, and even nightly feast meals and still have the lean-for-life body you deserve.
In fact, I’ve developed an entire fat loss lifestyle system that keeps you lean for life without destructive deprivation diets and giving up your favorite foods. It’s called Feast Your Fat Away, and I’ll be explaining exactly how to do it on the next page.
But first, whether you dine out once a month or multiple times a day, the 5 simple strategies below will save you a lot of weight gain frustration. I’ve taught these tricks, as part of my personal Feast Your Fat Away lifestyle plan, to countless clients. And the result is always a lifetime of high energy, vibrant health and a lean body, without being captive to deprivation dieting or locking yourself away from friends, family and fun.
So let’s get started…
These 5 steps reveal the things you absolutely MUST AVOID if you want to reverse sneaky weight gain from restaurants & fast food, reclaim your health, and achieve your ideal body.
Just follow the 5 simple steps below and you’ll discover which restaurant meals can reverse your creeping weight gain and actually “turn on” your body’s fat-burning switch with each and every bite, so you can enjoy dining out without sabotaging your body and slowly ruining your metabolism with every meal.
Below, you’ll find all 5 dining out tricks, and you’ll also discover an easy to follow system that puts an end to restrictive diets, nutrition myths that keep you fat, and meal plans that are impossible to follow, ending in failure and rebound weight gain. And you’ll discover how you can eat big meals every night, dine out at restaurants, enjoy drinks with friends and continue eating your favorite foods, all while burning MORE fat and reaching your goals even faster.
AVOID The WORST Meal Of The Day
(breakfast SHUTS DOWN fat burning)
You’re lucky. You naturally wake up every morning in a fat burning state.
If you don’t screw it up, your body starts the morning primed to effortlessly torch off stubborn and ugly body fat.
But 98% of people throw away their weight loss advantage by listening to the WORST nutrition advice ever given: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…”
WRONG. In fact, breakfast — especially the type of breakfast you probably think is healthy — will immediately shut down your body’s fat burning metabolism.
And it’s all because of the hormone insulin. You see, insulin is your “storage” hormone. When you eat typical breakfast foods — even something you THOUGHT was a good fat burning food like oatmeal — you jack up your insulin and trap fat in your cells.
Fact is, you can’t burn fat when your insulin levels are high. Period. So just say “No”…
Skipping breakfast is one of the EASIEST ways to extend your fat burning sweet-spot each and every day. It will NOT hurt your metabolism. It WON’T make you mentally groggy. And it won’t have ANY effect on your energy. In fact, once you get used to it, you’ll be MORE focused and energetic, all while burning through fat like a hot knife through butter.
This is just a small part of a SMARTER way to organize your meals for easier and faster fat loss. I explain why it works on the next page.
NEVER Eat This Food At Lunch
(it kills your fat burning progress)
If you eat starchy carbs at lunch, you’re setting yourself up for a sleepy afternoon, and a guaranteed rush of new fat storage on your love handles and belly fat.
If you’re following Step #1, you’re in a perfect fat burning zone all morning. But what you eat at lunch will determine whether you a) maintain your energy throughout the afternoon and keep torching off ugly fat stores, or b) doom yourself to a food-induced coma while you undo all your fat burning progress.
That’s why I recommend you find yourself a “Paleo-style” lunch: lean animal protein, veggies, whole food fats and an optional piece of whole fruit.
By avoiding starchy carbs at lunch you keep insulin low, so your body keeps on using fat as fuel for the afternoon. You also avoid the insulin spike and drop that causes afternoon grogginess.
I know sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to find “Paleo-style” food in restaurants and fast food joints. So I created a restaurant-by-restaurant list of great choices in my How To Choose Fat Burning Meals At ANY Restaurant, which you can get for free on the next page.
STOP Eating These Two Foods Together at Dinner
Eating fat won’t make you fat. Eating carbs won’t make you fat. But if you mix high amounts of both — typical for most restaurant meals — you doom yourself to excess weight gain.
The easiest way to deal with that is to find a place where you can have a “Japanese-style” dinner — lean protein, veggies, and a select few starchy carbs, relatively low in total fat. Here’s why…
Your meals should always start with protein as their base. After that, you’ve got two choices for your “energy nutrients” — carbs or fats. Both of these are your energy-dense go-to sources to fuel your body.
If you follow Steps 1 & 2, you’ve been using good fats as your “energy nutrient” so far. Your insulin has been low, so you can maintain a high fat burning metabolism. But dinner is the perfect time to turn that upside down and start refilling your muscles and organs with carb-based nutrients that have been depleted during the day. This will set you up perfectly for the next day, so you can start your fat burning frenzy all over again without ever worrying about hitting a weight loss plateau!
But remember, if starchy carbs are up, fats should come down, and vice versa. If not, you drive up your total calories and start storing fat.
The “Japanese-style” dinner works especially well for people who exercise. I explain exactly how it works within my Feast Your Fat Away lifestyle on the next page.
NEVER Order These Drinks
With Your Meal
Are you one of the 9 out of 10 people messing this up? If so, this ONE mistake is silently wrecking your metabolism and piling on massive stores of new body fat.
And even if you follow all three steps above, you’re probably still sabotaging yourself without even knowing it.
But it’s easy to fix… Just eat your calories, don’t drink them.
Did you know that Americans drink an average of about 49 gallons of sugar laden soft drinks per year? And that a typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar!
That means a large soda can instantly DOUBLE the calories of your meal AND cause a huge spike in fat storing insulin. Yikes!
So, what’s the best drink to have with your meals? Water.
What’s the next best? Sparkling water. Unsweetened hot or iced tea and black coffee are cool too.
What’s not? Everything else — soda, fruit juice, cream, milk, diet drinks, etc.
This is such an easy switch. And it allows you to eat MORE food later in the day, when you’re really hungry and need to crush your late day munchies. Let’s face it, evenings are when most of us really mess up. And that’s because most diet advice has things turned upside down, forcing you to eat too many calories during the day, and leaving you starving (or binging) at night. There’s a better way, and I’ll talk more about it in a minute.
Abandon ALL The Traditional Diet Rules
(this one is my favorite)
Every five to seven days, ignore everything you just read and have a blow-out cheat meal at your favorite restaurant. You’ll be surprised to learn that your weekly cheat will actually help you lose fat even FASTER.
I suggest you feast with friends so you can really let loose and totally enjoy the experience. And of course, you can have your cheat wherever you want. But I like to save my cheats for dinners out with friends and family.
There are a ton of benefits to your weekly cheat — both physical and psychological — that I cover in my Feast Your Fat Away fat loss lifestyle system. And it’s also a pile of fun.
Just to be clear though, you do NOT have to eat like a bird the rest of the week. In fact, rubbery chicken breasts, lugging your food around in tupperware containers, eating 6 tiny meals a day, and swearing off fats and carbs is actually the fastest way to fail on your diet and doom yourself to rebound weight gain.
Over the past 12 years, I’ve perfected a nutrition and lifestyle system that actually lets you feast every night in order to speed up your metabolism, stay satisfied, enjoy your social life and remain flexible in your meal choices.
Like you, I have a life. I like to dine out, enjoy the occasional beer, go to bed hunger-free, and eat fine food with good friends. I struggled with that — being a real person AND being fit — for a long time. But my Feast Your Fat Away system was the personal breakthrough that finally made it happen for me, and for the men and women from every walk of life that I’ve coached over the past 12 years in my San Francisco personal training company.
You May NOT Be Qualified To Use These Proven Nutrition Strategies On Your Body YET
If you were shaking your head all the way through this article. If you still believe breakfast is the “most important meal of the day.” If you think you’ll never lose weight because you’re stuck dining out at restaurants. If you believe you have to ban carbs or fat from your diet. Or if you think eating your favorite foods is incompatible with having a great body, then I definitely do NOT recommend you try the Feast Your Fat Away nutrition and lifestyle system.
But if you like the idea of going to bed full and satisfied every night. If you want to enjoy dinners out, drinks with friends, and everything else that goes along with actually having a social life. If you think indulging in all your favorite foods is something you could handle. And if you long to have a lean body that looks amazing and is overflowing with energy and vitality — without ever suffering through another damaging crash diet or punishing workout program again — then I can guarantee you’re going to succeed on the Feast Your Fat Away system.
It’s proven safe and effective, and it’s the surest way to visually see your body change in the mirror and your clothes get looser within as little as ONE week, while ensuring you still have a normal, fun and fulfilling life.
On the very next page, I’ll let you in on the specifics of my system, and how you can get started in less than 30 minutes from now.