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The 3-Hour Diet (TM) On the Go (Collins Gem)
By Jorge Cruise
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.Copyright © 2005 Jorge Cruise
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Quick Guide to the 3-Hour Diet
The 3-Hour Diet is about uncovering the buried concept of timing--the fact that when you eat is critical to weight loss. By eating every 3 hours you'll constantly Set Your Metabolism in Motion and lose 2 pounds every week starting with belly fat first. You will never have to count calories or ban any foods, including carbs.
So how does the 3-Hour Diet work exactly? The answer is found in what I call Time-Based Nutrition. It's the future of effective nutrition. No more low-carb dieting. No more fad dieting. Time-Based Nutrition is a brand-new category of dieting. It's the power of combining smart eating with smart timing. Yes, timing. You see, the secret to losing weight and keeping it off has to do with much more than what you eat, it's also when you eat.
Why every 3 hours? Countless research studies confirm the power of eating every 3 hours. What specifically happens if you wait more than 3 hours to eat? Well, after 3 hours your body passes a tipping point and launches its natural "starvation protection mechanism," or SPM. When your SPM is switched on, your body preserves the most calorie-rich tissue in the body to ensure your survival. That tissue is body fat. But there's even more bad news. It's critical to know that anytime you allow more than 3 hours to pass between meals, your bodypreserves body fat and begins to cannibalize precious fat-burning muscle. Yes, by waiting more than 3 hours to eat you lose muscle tissue.
Why is losing lean muscle devastating to your health? Lean muscle tissue is your metabolism. Bottom line: it burns fat and thus sets your metabolism in motion. Lean muscle tissue manages how many calories you burn while doing nothing, whether you're resting on the couch, driving your car, sitting at the computer, or even when sleeping in your bed. Each pound of muscle burns approximately 50 calories every day doing absolutely nothing. Lose just 5 pounds of muscle and your metabolism burns 250 fewer calories a day. In the course of just one year that will equal 26 pounds of new fat--no wonder dieting has been so difficult! Make sure to visit 3hourdiet.net to get a free profile to help you determine how much muscle you've lost.
There is one more devastating consequence of not eating every 3 hours: increased cortisol levels. What exactly is cortisol? It's a stress hormone that is closely associated with abdominal fat. The good news is that medical research has shown that eating every 3 hours helps reduce levels of cortisol, and that is the key to losing belly fat first. For more on this, make sure to read chapter 5 of the original 3-Hour Diet.
Okay, so what are the smartest foods to eat? The best foods are the foods you love in the proper serving. Yes, the secret is choosing the right amounts of the foods you enjoy. My core philosophy is that there are no bad foods, just bad timing and unhealthy portions. Banning the foods you love will guarantee failure. For this reason I created the 3-Hour Plate in the original 3-Hour Diet. It shows you how to avoid calorie counting and saves your precious time by helping you stay organized with a visual system.
But here's the best news about this little book: since it is for people on the go, you won't even need to use the 3-Hour Plate to eat the right foods. My nutrition team and I have done all the work for you! Yes, we have researched your favorite fast-food joints, family restaurants, meal replacement bars, and even a few more special things to bring you the ultimate guidebook to enjoying the 3-Hour Diet with no hassles and, best of all, no cooking!
That is why you will love this easy-to-use guide. Basic rules for the 3-Hour Diet
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