Most of us hate how our bodies and our metabolisms dictate what we can eat and how much we can eat. And if we don’t listen, more often than not, the weighing scale will drive us into self-pity. Well, how about reversing the roles? How about driving our body crazy with dictations! ‘Crack the Fat-Loss Code’ will help you achieve just that. Master how your body works and learn to beat it at its own game!
How Does "Crack The Fat-Loss Code" Work?
It builds on the understanding that the human body holds on to fat in order to resist starvation. Wendy, the author of the book, has created a plan that helps you crack the code, by following a pattern of food consumption – more carbohydrates on given days, less on others, etc – in ways that your body never expected. The idea is for you to confuse your body, so that it ends up burning fat rather than storing it. Expect cheat days too, when you can have food to your heart’s content.
One Amazon reviewer, Gina, from Connecticut, summarizes the "how" of Wendy’s plan very aptly:
"The body gets energy, first from food, and then, from glycogen stored in the muscles, because it’s more easily available than the third source, which is fat. You only do one, virtually no-carb week to rid the body of most of the glycogen. Then you cycle through low, medium and high-carb days, so the body doesn’t go into "starvation" mode, lower metabolism, and hence, refusing to burn fat – which it does when it thinks there won’t be more easy energy coming any time soon."
Does "Crack The Fat-Loss Code" Work?
Yes. As a reviewer from Florida, puts it, Wendy’s plan aims to:
1. Protect and support your muscle.
2. Level your blood sugar.
3. Create an energy deficit in the body.
4. Produce heat.
5. Manipulate energy stores.
Will You Be Able To Crack The Code And Lose Weight?
Thomas, in his late 40s, who reviewed this book on Amazon, ponders how he remained at a plateau for 3 years after losing an initial 60 lbs. He still had more to lose but his weight just wouldn’t budge. Enter this book with its plan, and he had lost 20 more lbs in about 3 months’ time!
There’s yet another reviewer who is thrilled about snipping 4.5 inches off the waist in 8 weeks’ time.
Gary, from Great Mills, lost 10 lbs within a week of following this plan. And hold on, Maggie, who admits to having cheated on the plan a little here and a little there, also lost her 10 lbs but it took her a week more.
So whether you’re prone to cheating or not – even though Wendy will suggest that you absolutely don’t – the news for your weight-loss and for overcoming those obnoxious and rigid plateaus, is good.
Another gentleman, Mr Plumadore, 59, confesses:
"I couldn’t lose weight following Weight Watchers or any of my "old faithful" diets from the past"
For him, this plan is easy to follow and makes sense.
"…My doctor is delighted because this plan has lowered my Cholesterol enough not to need medication!"
- You can simply follow the plan because everyday is clearly mapped out.
- You can understand the science of it all, if you want to know what’s going on, and why you’re consuming certain types of foods when you are.
- You can expect to have a balanced diet. There are no completely off-limits foods, unlike the Atkin’s Diet (with its no-carbs obsession) or the South Beach Diet (with its no-proteins obsession).
- "Doable" recipes, according to a Portland customer.
- You cannot budge from the plan, because this is strictly science at work. Fiddle with the plan and you risk damaging your entire regime, is what some reviewers say. But if we are to believe our friend Maggie, this program might not be that sensitive after all.
- Too many rules – hence, too difficult – to follow, says Mindy, from Memphis.
Problems And Complaints
A food lover from Tampa, Florida, hates that this book is more in tune with “eating to live” rather than “living to eat”. You can love broccoli all you want, but how can you eat it day after day after day…
Science is magical but you need to stick to the rules. Are you built like that?