Recent studies have shown that most diets
really don't work and can even be harmful.
This book turns the traditional concept of
dieting upside down and replaces these old
ideas with a healthy plan for weight loss
designed around the latest information - a
plan that can be sustained for the rest of your
At any given time in these United States, some 43
million people are on a diet to lose weight.
Diet pills and liquid diets have been with us for
decades now, with mixed and often alarming results.
A large, well designed study done in 1990 called the
"National Health Interview Survey" estimated that in
the U.S., a staggering 28,688,881 or 40.1% of women
were trying to lose weight and 15,009,011 or 23.3% of
the men were trying to lose weight.
One major reason is that almost all "diets" work, yet
ultimately they fail. They produce gratifying weight
loss but in the end, people gain it back. This holds
for just about all diets, including the liquid diets such
as the powdered formula diets, the liquid protein
diets, low calorie diets, modified fasts, and drugs.
The most common type of diet is a simple calorie
restriction diet. To be sure, this type of diet works.
However, one of the most common reasons these
diets fail is that they fight your hunger by limiting
calories or by "portion control," or focusing on a
strictly limited amount of a single formula (e.g.
powdered shake) or food (e.g. grapefruit diet)
without taking into account your hunger or your
If the calorie count is too low, your body fights back
by changing its metabolic setpoint, that gauge which
determines your metabolic activity and therefore the
rate at which you burn calories.
In other words the hungrier you are, the more your
body resists losing weight. In addition, many diets
have you count calories without considering that
most people will find it impractical to count calories
for the rest of their lives.
There are two problems with this type of diet: first is the
"yo-yo" effect that we've already mentioned; second,
without eating a variety of real food, no one can stay on
these diets and remain healthy for any significant period
One of the best known types of diets is the
low-carbohydrate diet or the "military diet." Some
examples of the "military diet" include the Atkins diet and
a variety of the Stillman diet. Furthermore, most of the
foods on these diets are high in fat and cholesterol and
therefore increase your risks of cardiovascular disease and
cancer. There is no "quick fix" in dieting.
The media, with all its tantalizing
advertisements for food, is another part of the
problem. TV food ads sensualize food, deify
it, romanticize it--and generally reinforce our
fixations. Something is seriously wrong with
our relationships with the foods we eat when
the foods we choose are what's killing us!
In this book, you'll learn which foods help you lose
weight--fit foods--and which help you gain
weight--fat foods. You can identify these foods with
the help of a simple tool that I developed, the "Eat
More Index' (EMI).
The simple purpose of this book is to show you how
the summarized principles of all our human
experience can help you lose weight--your excess
The main concept behind any conventional
weight-loss program is: Input minus output = weight
loss (or gain). That is, the number of calories you eat
minus the number of calories you burn each day
determines how much weight you gain or lose. Said
another way, in order to lose weight, you have to eat
fewer calories than you burn, or burn more calories
than you eat. (Calories, by the way, are simply units
This `input-output' concept is why most reputable
weight loss programs ask you to count calories and
limit portion size. Recent research is changing our
understanding about calories and finding that
calories are not always equal. . The Eat More Diet
takes these concepts and makes it practical for you to
incorporate them into your daily life.
You will learn how to melt your fat away by
consuming food that satisfies your hunger
while at the same time automatically
decreasing the intake of calories-- without
counting them! You'll learn how to increase
the output of calories WITH OR WITHOUT
EXERCISE, while you are at the same time
satisfying your hunger rather than depriving
yourself of food.
Very soon you're going to learn how to EAT
MORE AND WEIGH LESS, and at this very
moment you're on your way to new health,
new vitality, and a slimmer, trimmer you!