I have been around long enough to see all kinds of diet crazes and weight loss epiphanies to last a life time. I know the human body is the same but very different for everyone, what works for half the population may not work for the other half.
So here I sit reviewing yet another weight loss book wondering what all the hoopla is about and what makes this one different then the rest. Six Weeks To OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends has been all over the news.
The very first thing I heard was “you have to get naked!” What? Are you kidding me? Not for any other reason than to have an accurate weight from your scale.
I also heard the book suggests we don’t eat breakfast? I have been told everyday of my life to eat breakfast, eat breakfast, eat breakfast no later then 30 minutes after you wake up. Personally, I don’t like too, it hurts my stomach. His theory is that our body will use the reserves it has stored. I get what is being said and there are several arguments against it.
I say read it for yourself and see if it is sound. I am not one to jump on any bandwagon without a little research, but there are some definite things that sound reasonable and I would like to try.
Here is a little Q & A with the author Venice A. Fulton:
Q: Venice, I want to get skinny but do I have to do everything in the book?
No, because even if you use one thing, you’ll still outrun the couch potatoes! Before I wrote Six Weeks To OMG, everyone told me how bad they felt after giving up diets that they couldn’t stick to. The authors of those books claim that sticking to everything is crucial. These scare tactics don’t work in the real world because humans have such varied lifestyles.
Also, it’s kind of obvious that not everyone needs the same amount of help. So, I designed something that would work brilliantly as a standard plan, and would still have lots to offer those who could only apply a few techniques. This also means that at different times of the year, you’re in control of how hard you work.
Q: Venice, how can skipping breakfast be good if NO ONE else recommends it?
I’d ask why their non-skipping advice clearly isn’t working! Breakfast is a huge business opportunity, and the advice to eat it, starts at the corporate level. Of course, there’s no denying that we all feel hungry when we wake up. Your brain and other organs have been working hard throughout the night, and they want some payback for all their hard work.
And that’s exactly why you must not give in to them! Morning gives you a once-in-a-day chance to force the body to use fat as a fuel. The moment breakfast passes your lips, it sees no reason to use stored fat. With Six Weeks To OMG you will still break (your) fast, just a little later than normal.
Q: Venice, isn’t this just another paleo type diet?
Six Weeks To OMG makes paleo diets extinct! The paleo principles are limited to talking about diet alone. To look fantastic, your body can’t just rely on advice about food. Cavemen and women had very different physical lifestyles to us, and a different mental outlook. On top of this, no researcher was alive back then, so there’s a hunk of guesswork going on!
The best strategy is to learn from what we do know about our ancestors, and combine it with stuff they definitely didn’t have access to. Like the 21 million journals stored in the National Institutes of Health! Using a modern mix of diet, biochemistry, and psychology is definitely the way to an ultimate body.
I received a book for review, the opinions given are my own.