- Publisher: Rodale
- Editor: Adam Campbell
- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 1623369886
- Published: December 26, 2017
Unlock your body’s rapid fat loss capacity with Dr. Mike’s latest book – a paint by numbers simple blueprint for losing up to 15lbs in the next 28 days.
The MetaShred Diet is the culmination of a decade of academic research and individual client optimization for the pursuit of maximum fat loss in minimum time. It marries the most effective components of a calories in vs. calories out approach to fat loss with the best characteristics of a carbohydrate restricted hormonally driven diet plan. The MetaShred Diet progressively optimizes both the type and amount of calories that you are eating so that your body has liberal access to stored fat as a fuel source while at the same time leveraging the most recent nutritional science findings on appetite and craving suppression. The end result is a science and behavior driven fat loss program that will allow you to lose up to 20lbs in 28 days.
Below you’ll find the Introduction found in the MetaShred Diet. After you read this you will get a feel for if it is right for you or not.
Introduction: Lifetime Fat Loss
Recently, I caught up with a friend of mine, Jack. Like most people, Jack hadn’t really changed in appearance since the last time we had seen each other, about 8 months prior. He and I made small talk for while, hitting on topics such as our kids‘ obsession with Minecraft Story Mode, the increasing price of beef, and how summer TV is really bad. But as many of my conversations seem to go, Jack soon started asking me about nutrition and fat loss. It comes with the territory of being a Ph.D. nutritionist and weight loss advisor to Men’s Health.
Basically, Jack was pretty frustrated. He said that he had been dieting for “as long as I can remember,” but somehow still had 15 pounds to lose. After further discussion, Jack confessed that while he was a lifetime dieter, his compliance to his fat loss diet was pretty bad.
This resulted in a behavior that I see in a lot of people. Because Jack was supposed to be “dieting,” he never felt like he could enjoy indulgent foods or foods in normal or even large quantities. He felt guilty when he ate them, get discouraged, would fall off the wagon, eat more, and then wait until Monday and start dieting again.
This cycle would repeat week after week, month after month. The upshot was that Jack wasn’t losing the weight he wanted. He was burned out and discouraged because he felt like he had been dieting forever and not getting anywhere.
Sound familiar? It happens to a lot of people. And the best cure that I’ve found is an all-out blitz. In fact, it’s exactly why I wrote this book.
Jack was lost in the perpetual starting and stopping of 12-week fat loss programs, so a shorter—and more “extreme”—program was a better way for him to break the cycle and make a serious change. I told Jack about my 28-day rapid fat loss program—The MetaShred Diet—and explained that there were a couple of rules he needed to follow if he was going to do the plan.
- No cheating. He needed to stick to the diet 100 percent.
- Complete focused effort. No low-carb dieting and then a week later switching to Paleo only to decide 3 days after that to try carb cycling. All of his efforts needed to be focused on losing as much fat as possible, as fast as possible.
- Let people know. Telling people what he was doing would put the pressure on Jack to really make the 28-day fat loss sprint work. 28 days isn’t that long and if he told friends and coworkers, they were sure to check in with him to see how he did (plus, most people would assume that losing 10-15lbs in 3-4 weeks isn’t possible, so they would be intrigued enough to find out what happened).
He agreed that rapid fat loss was what he needed to end his lifetime of dieting. He also agreed to my three stipulations, and he started The MetaShred Diet that next Monday. And really, that’s all it takes for anyone. The rules are simple—and all you have to do is commit for 28 days.
Have you been dieting forever?
If so, you’re not alone. I have yet to meet for the first time with a client who has never lost weight. They have all lost weight. The problem is that they all just regained the weight or stalled out with their weight loss.
They felt trapped in this mindset that they should be dieting. So any and all social situations where “forbidden foods” were served were accompanied with guilt and plenty of remorseful thoughts, such as, “I probably shouldn’t have had that [insert decadent food or drink].”
Let me tell you: I have no time or tolerance for food guilt. And neither should you. Life is too short.
Nutrition is so powerful because you are only one meal away from moving in the right direction. Your next meal—whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner—is your opportunity to say with your actions, I’m making a change now. Moving forward, it’s going to be different.
The time to end a lifetime of dieting is now and you deserve to be in the best shape of your life.
Let’s make that happen together.