In just 29 days, I dropped 13.0 pounds of fat. My waist shrunk from a soft and bloated 34 inches down to a rock-hard 30.75 inches. I added lean muscle. I got stronger every week. And I got 6 — check that — 8 pack abs just in time for a beach vacation.
Ask any personal trainer, nutritionist, dietician, doctor or "Fitness Guru" and they will all give you the same tired, conventional wisdom:
I’m a certified personal trainer and founder of Fitness Under Oath. As the name states, I’ve made a career out of revealing the TRUTH about all things fitness.
Until just recently, I too thought it was better to lose fat slowly. After all, that’s what "everybody" says, right?
I started looking at the clinical research of rapid fat loss versus the science of slow and steady fat loss. And what I discovered SHOCKED me. Because despite what I’d always heard, it turns out..
I know this sounds unbelievable. I know this flies in the face of what you’ve always been told. But the science backs me up. See for yourself:
Scientists from Newcastle University put this common misconception to the test. They took 3 groups of over overweight men and put them on a diet.
All groups ended up losing approximately 5% of their bodyweight. The difference is how long it took. Group 1 did it in 6 days. Group two did it in 3 weeks. Group 3 did it in 6 weeks.
Siervo, Mario, et al. "Imposed rate and extent of weight loss in obese men and adaptive changes in resting and total energy expenditure." Metabolism (2015): Accepted Article.
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