Tuesday, February 24, 2009

6 Meals Per Day vs. Fasting for Fat Loss

So you might be thinking...
"How can Craig Ballantyne recommend that we eat "6 meals per day" and then also recommend "fasting"?"
These diets couldn't be more different from one another.
And that's true.
But it doesn't mean they both don't work, because they do.
On the one hand, you have the folks who are very regimented and organized and like to control their meals right down the last
And that's fine and good (to a point, as long as they don't take it to the levels of Obsessive-Compulsive Eating).
I personally eat 5-8 meals/snacks per day (and most of them are shared with Bally the Dog - he loves apples, pears, peanut butter, avocado and almost anything else he can get his sneaky little paws on).
1) Breakfast (Blueberries, Pecans, Coconut flakes, Peanut butter, and sometimes a banana - all mixed up in a bowl & Green Tea)
2) Brunch (4 egg omelet with lots of vegetables and a bit of cheese - with salsa on top, plus a pear & Green Tea)
3) After workout (chocolate milk)
4) Late lunch (a combo of salad, nuts, fruit, raw vegetables, hummus)
5) Dinner (chicken breast or Amy's Organic Chili with vegetables)
6) After dinner snack (almonds & dried apricots, or an apple or pear plus almond butter)
But a lot of folks can't do that...either mentally, physically, or practically.
You either have no interest in eating that often, or you can't do it because of your busy job and home full of kids who need your attention.
Other folks roll their eyes at sticking to such an eating frequency or having to count their 6-meal calories on nutrition tracking software.
And those people tend to gravitate to Brad Pilon's fasting for fat loss program.
I like it too. In fact, I'll be doing a fast every week for the next 8-12 weeks during an experiment (more details to come when it's all over!).
If you don't want to deal with the hassles of mega-meal planning and calorie counting, grab your copy of Brad's revolutionary program.
And find the right diet for your personality,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
PS - Today is the last day...
...to view Brad's free video on protein myths and to grab your bonus copy of "How Much Protein?" - his shocking new report.


Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing a nice post. Healthy food should help anyone lose weight. Foods like brown rice, low fat yoghurt, oats, pulses, nuts and olive oil are quite effective.It is important to have a realistic weight loss goal and then choose the fat loss diet that best suits you

David at Animal-Kingdom-Workouts said...

For me, I just don't have the inclination to eat 5 to 8 small meals a day. This is why in the past I've used the fasting method. It definitely helped me.

- Dave

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Thanks Dave!

Amber said...

About how much of each item do you mix together for the breakfast listed? It looks really good!

pnw fitness said...

I also do both. I love eating, so I love the idea of a bunch of smaller meals. I work from home though.

Back in the job days it would have been more difficult. Didn't matter then though. I was living out of Minute Marts eating nasty cellophane wrapped mayonnaise trucker sandwiches & crispitoes.

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