Product Review: Eat Stop Eat, the Diet of a Non-Dieter
One of the common themes I try to portray on this blog is that everything within the human body is linked in some way. Not only is the mind linked symbiotically with the body but all the underlying processes are too. Hormones are linked to emotions, the digestive system is linked to the immune system, the muscles are linked to your happiness.
Eat Stop Eat is a diet plan created by Brad pilon which has an emphasis on something called "intermittent fasting". Intermittent fasting means that twice per week you don’t eat anything for 24 hours. "Wait… What…. 24 hours? There’s no way I can go that long!". It’s true many people believe that they simply can’t go for more than a few hours without eating. Well that’s true in most cases because most people have never tried to fast, and when they didn’t eat for a few hours they got hungry because they were so focused on where their next meal was coming from that they drove themselves hungry.
What are the benefits of Eat Stop Eat?
First off here’s a video from Brad Pilon, Eat Stop Eat’s creator explaining the similarities between fasting and exercise:
OK so maybe you aren’t that knowledgeable about or interested in the hormones of the body featured in the video. Here’s a list of a few of the benefits (minus the science talk):
- Fasting allows you to get to know your body better.
- Fasting will give you a better body image.
- Fasting increases your energy levels.
- Fasting increases your mood.
- Fasting can save you a lot of money on food.
- Fasting allows you to put more time into other endeavours in your life, this could be family, hobbies, or getting over social anxiety.
- Fasting increases your concentration.
- Fasting curtails comfort eating.
OK so those are but a few benefits of Eat Stop Eat that I have personally noticed. Having considered all this I still haven’t gotten around to explaining my main reason for recommending Eat Stop Eat which is:
I tried it, it works VERY VERY well!
I don’t recommend many products on this site. The truth is I think Eat Stop Eat will help you in whatever health and fitness endeavour you may have. Many people turn to food for comfort when they have a bad body image, they pile on the sugar which releases dopamine (a feel good chemical) in the brain, this dopamine allows them to ignore their problems for a short while but in the end it only makes them worse.
My own experience with Eat Stop Eat.
I have used Eat Stop Eat in the past. I never did it because I was overweight, it was just an experiment because I was one of these people who could eat massive amounts of any food and never get fat, but that was costing me a lot of money and even more time preparing all the food. Although I’ve never been fat, within the first 3 months of using Eat Stop Eat I had cut quite a bit of extra body fat and become much leaner. I looked and felt so much better, my mood was better, my energy levels were higher and my wallet wasn’t constantly drained. It did take me a few weeks to get used to though, going from eating every few hours to not eating for 24 is an eye opening experience.
Through using Eat Stop Eat I have gained a great deal more knowledge of how my body works. My mind thinks more freely because it’s not tied up thinking about food. In knowing my body better I have also come to know my mind and my emotions better, I have realised that a lot of the times that I used to eat was simply because I was bored and had nothing else to do. Using Eat Stop Eat allowed me to find new areas to improve on and I have become much more productive.
If you would like to find out more information about Eat Stop Eat check out the Eat Stop Eat website.