One of the diets I see listed most often in weight loss forums is the Fat Loss 4 Idiots diet. Though this diet is not new, it has been seeing a renewed interest in the past year. Many of the questions that I have run across regarding this diet are in regards to exactly how the diet is supposed to work. The Fat Loss 4 Idiots website touches briefly on what is involved with the program, but does not give much in the way of detailed information as to what exactly the diet entails.
When you purchase the diet you will be given access both to an ebook and to a menu generator. The menu generator creates meal plans for you that are designed to vary the types of food and amount of calories that you are eating each day. The reason for varying the food from day to day has to do with tricking your metabolism.
Often times other diets can deprive your body of enough calories and as a result your metabolism slows down to compensate. Then when you do try to start eating normally again your body doesn’t burn enough calories and you can quickly gain any weight that you lost back.
With the Fat Loss 4 Idiots diet, some days are low calorie and others have more calories so your body doesn’t go into starvation mode and cling to the fat that you are trying to lose. Besides just varying the amount of calories you eat each day, the program also varies the types of food that you eat each day. The combination of these two elements is supposed to keep your metabolism from slowing down.
Most people find this diet easy to stick to because you are constantly eating. The program is designed so that you eat many times a day with little time between meals, which can help you to keep from feeling hungry. Feeling too hungry is one of the main reasons that people go off of diets, so the frequent meals are a nice benefit of this program.
Just like any diet, you should not stay on this program forever. The Fat Loss 4 Idiots diet runs in 14 day cycles. Typically you can do as many of these cycles as it takes to reach your weight loss goal. However, once you have reached your goal you should resume normal, healthy eating and consume a well balanced diet to be sure that your body is getting the nutrients that it needs.
The only downside that I can see to this program is that they do not stress adding much exercise to their diet plan. While there is not really any specific exercise plan with the diet, you would probably see faster results by adding some walking or other light exercise to the program.