Food is my friend. With every healthy meal I have an opportunity to make myself fit, healthy, and satisfied.

Your “diet” is quite simply the foods and beverages you consume, nothing more and nothing less. The word “diet” does not necessarily mean something good or something bad. In fact, the word “diet” is rooted in Latin and means “a way of life.” I have met people who are on the McDonald’s Diet, the “whatever I want” diet, as well as the Atkins, Bernstein, and South Beach diets, to name but a few. 

As I mentioned earlier, the Fat-Fighter Diet is not intended to be something that you follow for a short period of time and then forget about. Rather, it is a plan to optimize your health, fitness, and life. By motivating and educating yourself to make better choices when you eat, you are creating a new lifestyle that will move you beyond simply calorie counting and into a whole new way
of living. 

Conventional dieting, as prescribed in all mainstream diet books, will have you believe that if you simply eat less you will lose weight. Need to lose a bit more? No problem! Cut the calories again. But when does this end? Author Rob Faigin, writing in the book Natural Hormone Enhancement, makes this interesting observation: “If there existed an airtight mathematical relationship between caloric intake and weight loss, cutting caloric intake from 3,000 to 1,000 would result in a 730,000 calorie per year deficit—and would result in a 200 pound weight loss after a year. What if the person began the diet weighing 200 pounds? Would he disappear?”

Most of the popular diets today advocate a very low level of calorie consumption. These low-calorie diets usually elicit an initial weight loss of a few scale pounds, most of this being water weight. This initial weight loss is, of course, encouraging to the unsuspecting dieter. They naturally assume that this is fat loss, and that they are off to a good start. But what is really happening here? What do low-calorie diets really do to your body?