The All-Day Fat-Burning Diet, Yuri Elkaim
Author of the bestselling The All-Day Energy Diet, Yuri Elkaim, nutritionist and renowned fitness expert, posits that no combination of calorie cutting, exercise, or restrictive dieting can help people unless they set their bodies to burn fat all day, all night, 24/7. His solution is the 5-Day Food-Cycling Formula, which resets your metabolism to lose up to 5 pounds per week.
What is the 5-Day Food-Cycling Formula? It is 21 days of prescriptive eating and exercise that lead to weight loss and the beginning of total fitness. The 5-day cycle is Day 1: Low Carb Day / Day 2: 1-Day Feast [Not what you think. SK] / Day 3: 1-Day Fast / Day 4: Regular Calorie Day / Day 5: Low Calorie Day. Repeat 4 times.6
Elkaim asserts that today’s overweight epidemic is due not only to inappropriate eating but to numerous environmental stressors. To remove some stressors, his food lists exclude the following common allergens: caffeine, dairy, wheat, rye, oats (unless gluten-free), refined sugar and agave syrup, most packaged foods, fast foods, soy, and vegetable oils. There are many delicious foods to eat (including beans and fit fats). Small amounts of goat milk products, plus ditto honey and maple syrup are also allowed.
What happens to 5-day cycling when you reach your 22nd day? In the final chapter, “How To Stay Lean For Life”, Elkaim draws on your 21 day experience and focuses your attention on being a “body whisperer”. He gives 3 options for modifying food-cycling and includes 10 Fat Loss Commandments.
7 Late in 2016, Rodale Books published Elkaim’s The All-Day Fat-Burning Cookbook, containing over 125 recipes. (They look delicious.)
Siri Says: With the 5-Day Food-Cycling, Elkaim elevates “food as medicine” and “eating on purpose” to a new level. I acknowledge his precise science- and experience- based directives as the new way to weight loss. 5-Day Food-Cycling really is a formula for whole body fitness. Elkaim encourages vegetarian protein sources.
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