A short extract
from the Introduction
to the 15 Day Diet
To lose weight quickly, you’ll be implementing short-term fasting. Now, this isn’t going to be some long drawn out fast where you’re starving all the time. Instead, you’ll be periodically going without food in a planned manner that will basically supercharge your fat burning to a level that you’ve never seen before.
When fasting, you do two things:
First, you experience reduced insulin levels. This makes you burn up body fat as a fuel source because there is no glucose present for your body to use. Keeping insulin levels low is of paramount for maximum fat burning success.
Second, you’ll also get a huge release of catecholamines, which are substances that help to signal the body to ramp up fatty acid utilisation, releasing fatty acids into the bloodstream for use as fuel.
With this two-pronged approach, you would be losing body fat. Forget about what you may have heard about fasting and it causing the “starvation” effect, resulting in a slow metabolism. You are not going to be fasting long enough for that to happen here, so it’s of no concern. You’ll fast for a brief period and then fuel your body with smart foods that keep the fat burning process moving, while keeping your metabolism where it needs to be.
Most people are unable to really fully utilizes their fat stores because they are eating all day long. When a steady stream of fuel is coming in, why would your body turn to fat stores instead? It simply will not.
By fasting, you force your body to tap into those fat stores as a fuel source. The end result is far superior rates of fat burning.
You might think that while in the fast state you’ll be starving, but that isn’t the case. In fact, many report feeling no hunger whatsoever once their body adapts to being fasted.
Remember that the loss on Day 15 might not be exactly 15 pounds, as results will vary from person to person.