Vote NO on Soda Tax Prop D & E – 5 Reasons to Vote YES on “No Exercise” Tax Instead!

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Yesterday, I shared 5 key science backed reasons why Berkeley and San Francisco’s Prop D & E Soda Tax measures are doomed to have nothing but negative consequences and must be defeated.  Today,  I would like to share a solution to dramatically reduce obesity (especially childhood obesity) and serious illness such as diabetes and even cancer that research and science says has a real chance of working:

A “No Exercise” Tax

We can start by copy and pasting the language from Proposition E Section 551 and do a simple “find and replace” all Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) with something all political sounding like “lack of  Metabolic enhancing activity (MEAs)”.   If I were writing the bill I would just keep it simple and replace SSB’s with “lack of exercise” (no exercise).  

5 Key Science Backed Reasons To Vote YES for the “No Exercise” Tax

1. There is strong clinical research and evidence to support exercise is truly effective against obesity

While many dispute that any one food is the cause of obesity, and there are no studies to prove SSB’s are the cause of obesity, or that removing them would help anyone,   there is virtually no dispute that consistent exercise would be part of the cure for obesity.  I have yet to see a study where exercise did not have a positive impact on obesity, if done safely using effective exercise techniques.  The reason exercise hasn’t already cured obesity is because people are not taught to exercise properly and effectively, and more importantly, because people believe effective exercise is optional.  If we are serious about realizing the significant health savings associated with reversing the obesity epidemic, we must enact legislation that sends a powerful message to all citizens that they are responsible to our society for their (and their children’s) well being.  This means finding science backed ways to achieve our goals.  Science tells us becoming more active, not taxing SSB’s will have a dramatic impact on managing their weight.

2. There is strong science based evidence effective exercise can directly reduce your risk of diabetes as well as cancer and other diseases

Although the improved insulin sensitivity after glycogen depleting exercise may not have evolved to improve regulation of blood glucose, such effect of exercise may be the mechanism that protect humans from developing type 2 diabetes in the modern society. We suggest that dynamic glycogen metabolism is important for healthy regulation of blood glucose and prevention of insulin resistance.

    The role of skeletal muscle glycogen breakdown for regulation of insulin sensitivity by exercise  Jensen, et al Frontiers in Physiology Dec 2011

Physical Activity Lowers your risk for pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke – American Diabetes Association Guideilnes  http://www.diabetes.org

“We found that not only does high-intensity training reduce the risk of developing the disease (Type 2 Diabetes), but the regime needs to be performed only twice a week to reap the benefits”  Dr. John Barbaj from Two Minutes of Exercise Will Beat Diabetes  UK Express May 2014  

“Both increased body weight and weight gain as an adult are linked with a higher risk of breast cancer after menopause…Many studies have shown that moderate to vigorous physical activity is linked with lower breast cancer risk.”    

“Studies show a lower risk of colorectal cancer and polyps with increasing levels of activity. Moderate activity on a regular basis lowers the risk, but vigorous activity may have an even greater benefit.”

                 Source:  American Cancer Association Guidelines for Nutrition and Physical Activity http://www.cancer.org

There’s more, but you get the idea. I’m still looking for the “only change you need to make is stop drinking sugary beverages and you’ll reduce your risk of serious illness” studies — haven’t found it yet.

3) Exercise can provide the metabolic benefits (changing the function of the hormone insulin for example), needed to allow for the healthy metabolism of sugar and other high glycemic carbs

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4. Our bodies have been designed through evolution to move for optimal health and fitness.

“If physical activity helped mold the structure of our brains, then it most likely remains essential to brain health today…Recent studies have shown that “regular exercise, even walking leads to more robust mental abilities, beginning in childhood and continuing into old age.”

                              Linking Brains and Brawn, Exercise and the evolution of human biology.  Raichlen, Polk  Proc Biol Sci  Jan 2013

5  Our metabolism and evolutionary genetics are not designed to deprive ourselves of food – ANY food.

“Cutting calories reverses weight gain for a short while…but predictably increases hunger and slows metabolism even more”

                                 Increasing Adiposity.  Consequence or Cause of Overeating  Journal of the American Medical Association June 2014

“What we see here is a coordinated defense mechanism with multiple components all directed toward making us put on weight,” Proietto says. “This, I think, explains the high failure rate in obesity treatment.”    

         Long-Term Persistence of Hormonal Adaptations to Weight Loss   Proietto, et. al.  New England Journal of Medicine  Oct 2011

Framework For How The “No Exercise” Tax Would Work

And we’re back to the language of Proposition E.  Sort of.  I took the liberty of making a few changes that would further encourage results:

Assessing a tax on no exercise is intended to help address the high levels of obesity, type 2 diabetes,
and other diseases by reducing consumption and providing a revenue stream for City-directed and
grant-funded program that would include the following:  

  • Offer extensive public education of effective exercise, nutrition and diet programs that have shown lasting results.
  • Establish a committee to establish minimum fitness standards adjusted by age health and physical limitations
  • Using a fitness score established by the committee to assign each family member a minimum score that must be achieved by the next annual physical
  • Fund annual physical exams to assess weight health and fitness based upon these minimum fitness standards.  
  • Assess a tax of .5% for adults and 1% for each child in any year the minimum results are not achieved.  Exemptions to the tax for injury and disease that was not preventable per the Dr.’s judgement would be offered.  Using a tax based on percent of income  would avoid yet another flaw in proposed Prop D and E which is using a regressive tax which is grossly unfair to lower income citizens and their familieis.   The No Exercise tax would be more fair to all. However it makes sense that a minimum tax be established to ensure low income families with children had proper incentive to comply even if they owe no income tax.

Then with whatever money is left after we build a program that will actually produce meaningful results via the No Exercise Tax, if the committee is so inclined, it can get around to Prop E’s physical activity and nutrition programs in schools, parks, community centers, and through community-based organizations thing.  That will look nice and make some folks happier but has no scientific basis that it will help accomplish anything relative to the true goal.

Can The No Exercise Tax Really Deliver Lasting Results?

Science confirms it’s a far better option than anything else on the table.  At least exercise brings measurable results.  Eliminating Sugary SOME Sugary Beverages?  Not so much.  Let’s be clear:  No one has to become super fit overnight with the No Exercise Tax. In most cases that would not be sustainable and do great harm over 5-10 years.  Citizens would simply need to progress with small improvement or maintain a minimum fitness level once achieved.  It’s also important to note there would be no incentive or benefit offered for doing better than the minimum.  Scientific research is clear that pursuing unsustainable fitness levels (pushing yourself to the highest limits possible) cause people to stop exercising altogether which simply furthers the obesity and health crisis.  The Tax is not designed to create a super race of athletes, we simply want to reverse the obesity and health epidemics and encouraging exercise that creates small improvements over time will go a long way to achieving what currently seems like an impossible task.

Final Thoughts Before You Vote

The No Exercise Tax is a far more viable solution than any food restriction tax.  It would simply encourage all citizens to learn effective nutrition and exercise strategies that could be sustained year after year which is the solution to reverse the obesity and health epidemic we currently face.  People will ba free to enjoy SSB’s or any other food they decide fits their lifestyle them without being penalized while being encouraged to improve their health and fitness.

To many reasonable people, all of these sorts of measures (Soda, Fat or No Exercise Tax) sound very intrusive.  However,  if Government is determined to intrude on the lifestyle choices of its citizens and how they raise their children lets at least enact a tax that is science based and encourages the direct outcomes we are seeking in terms of reduced obesity and related illnesses long term.  Speaking personally, it will be nice to see “less than fit” politicians, nutrition and  health professionals who feel qualified to tell you what you should and should not eat improve their fitness using consistent exercise – a far more proven strategy.   They can serve as role models for the rest of us!  

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Obesity Research Proves Soda Tax Prop D & E Will INCREASE Obesity, REDUCE Health

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I’m not into politics.  I am into finding cures for obesity and improving people’s health.  Politics to me is much like the current “proven” world of weight loss and fitness.  It features lots of preaching and spinning of facts, with very little in the way of meaningful results to show for it.  So, imagine my surprise when I stumbled into San Francisco’s Proposition E, to be voted on next week, which includes a “Soda Tax”

This measure, which would impose a $0.02 per ounce tax on sugary beverages in San Francisco, was introduced by city supervisor Scott Wiener. The tax would amount to a 24 cent tax on every can of soda sold. The tax was estimated to bring in a revenue of about $31 million per year.[1]The proceeds of the Proposition E tax would be earmarked for “nutrition, physical activity, and health programs in public schools, parks, and elsewhere.”[2]  The purpose of taxing SSBs is to make San Franciscans healthier by discouraging consumption 24 of the main source of added dietary sugars, and by raising funds to support health promotion and 25 obesity prevention, particularly targeting children in San Francisco’s low-income communities. 

 

Apparently there is a similar measure on the Ballot in Berkeley, Prop D.  These ordinances cite “research” and health agencies that defend the claims of Proposition E with careful phrasing such as “research shows” or “there’s a link” to disease and obesity due to the consumption of sugary beverages.   I’d like to present some science that shows their conclusions are very wrong.  Here’s are 5 key points that OVERWHELMING obesity and health research shows are far more accurate and relevant to making an informed decision Propositions’ D+ E:

1)  PROP D + E WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCREASE IN OBESITY AND REDUCED HEALTH OVER 5-10 YEARS.

Proposition E encourages the forced reduction or elimination of a particular food that dieters currently enjoy.  Research does support a possible short term benefit of reduced consumption if it passes.  However, the only results we can count on if there is reduced consumption in the first year  is supporters of Proposition E claiming success that the measure is “working”.  This is the exact behavior dieters on a restrictive weight loss diet display when they believe they are successful using their restrictive diets because they see weight loss in the first year.

 Sadly, Prop D + E supporters and 1 year dieters would be very premature in their celebrations.  They would be ignoring the more important scientific FACTS.  There is absolutely no evidence, none,   that any forced restrictions in your diet will lead to weight loss or health improvements over a period of 5 or more years.  Restrictive diets produce weight GAIN and reduced health over the 5-10 year period approximately 100% of the time.  That is why you see leading obesity experts risking their reputations to make quotes like these:

  • Obesity Research Confirms Long-Term Weight Loss Almost Impossible

                                        CBC News JUNE 2014

…the only effective alternative that we have at present for halting the obesity epidemic is large-scale gastric surgery.”

–  Dr. Martijn KatanNew England Journal   of Medicine  FEB 2009

And these facts don’t even consider that those who reduce their soda consumption will likely replace it with foods that can be even more harmful nutritionally, for example, foods high in both carbohydrates and fats.  While there’s no evidence that a “food restriction or fat tax” of any sort helps reduce obesity or improve health, there is evidence to the contrary.  The data from 2007 – 2010 clearly show what happened following the 2007 Trans Fat Ban.  By 2010 obesity was higher and the use of Cholesterol Medications had increased dramatically. 

Therefore, obesity research would suggest that the soda tax could possibly bring short term weight loss and health benefits, it is an approach PROVEN to lead to weight gain and reduced health over a longer period of time. 

 2) PROPS D+ E ERRONEOUSLY LABELS SUGAR AS “HARMFUL”. 

This declarative statement has no basis in scientific fact, and is no more accurate than a claim that “electricity is harmful”.   Whle it’s true both sugar and electricity can do great harm, if managed responsibly they can also bring incredible benefits to our lives.   Not only is there extensive scientific research in the field of Nutrient Timing that proves the metabolic benefits of sugar at optimal times (before, during and / or after exercise depending on the circumstances), many dieters are able to enjoy sugary products including soda responsibly which helps them enjoy a healthier self-regulated diet that actually has some support for long-term health and weight management success.  If there were some assurance that the proceeds from this tax would be used to educate the public including children, and especially the creators and supporters of this bill on the significant health benefits, both physiological and psychological, that can be achieved with the responsible use of sugar, this might be a tax worthy of supporting.

 

3) SENDING AN AUTHORITATIVE MESSAGE THAT A FOOD MANY SAFELY ENJOY IS “UNHEALTHY” CAN DO GREAT PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM

Telling a dieter that the path to long-term success means giving up or heavily restricting the foods they enjoy in order to achieve health or weight loss benefits is not only a major cause of yo-yo dieting, which is a major factor in causing obesity (multiyear studies PROVE this, they don’t “suggest” it),   this approach also creates significant psychological problems.  When dieters indulge in foods they have been told by experts are “bad” and “harmful”, they feel guilt and regret.  This inevitably leads to feelings of failure.  Obesity research proves this not only leads to completely giving up on the restrictive diet, but the conflict created by desiring and ultimately “giving in” and eating foods you believe are harmful leads to great stress and major eating disorders.

 4)  THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE SODA TAX FOR “nutrition, physical activity, and health programs in public schools, parks, and elsewhere” WILL ULTIMATELY CAUSE GREAT HARM IN TERMS OF INCREASING OBESITY AND REDUCED HEALTH.

While I have no doubt the supporters of Proposition E have the best of intentions, and it would be wonderful to see kids becoming more active through the use of the funds, the overriding message is still horribly harmful.  To reinforce to the public the false assertion that sugar is by definition bad and harmful, and that an effective diet consists of restrictions enforced by others that have been conclusively scientifically proven to be failed methods long-term is simply too harmful in the long run to support.    If we hope to make progress in reducing obesity and illnesses like diabetes, we must stop recommending restrictions and plans that research has proven ultimately make these conditions worse! 

5)  PROPS D + E REPRESENTS AN EFFORT TO CONTROL THE PUBLIC’S BEHAVIOR THAT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS 

Once the Government begins levying taxes by deciding arbitrarily a certain food is “healthy” or “unhealthy”, where does this power end?  Today it’s sugary drinks, and no research is needed to know there are many in the field of nutrition who would support taxes or bans on all sugar products, certain types of fat and anything they deem as “junk food”.  Science tells us the only long-term benefit that would be realized by any such measures being approved is more funds being collected by the government. 

History sends an even more important message.  Voters should consider the harmful costs of the Government’s intervention efforts with Prohibition of alcohol.  Short term successes were claimed which actually led to very harmful unintended consequences such as a dramatic increase in crime, and only after much damage was done, the ultimate repeal of the act, with no meaningful results accomplished whatsoever.

THE BOTTOM LINE

The solution to reducing obesity and major health issues will never be found by politicians and short sighted health and nutrition professionals proposing taxes to encourage restrictive, punitive approaches that at best will produce short term results, and completely reverse themselves long term.   Science and research is clear a new paradigm is needed if we have any hope of reversing the obesity and health epidemic and that we must abandon the failed approaches Propositions’ D + E  encourage.  Extensive education of our youth and a “re-education” for politicians and experts who support approaches that are proven failures long-term is the only path where meaningful, successful results can be achieved.

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At LEAST 100 Low Carb Sandwich Options For Weight Loss, Fitness on The EET Timing Diet

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If you’re trying The EET Timing Diet and thinking “There’s only so many EET Sandwiches you can eat you know!” That sounds like a BETTER FOOD problem to me, and this post will give you tons of options to help you solve it.  Note:  I’ll be adding even more ideas at The EET Community than the many that are in this post.  Join us there if you like–it’s FREE!

THE EET SANDWICH EXPLAINED (HUGE 5 Minute Meal EET Sandwich menu below!)

First some background.  The EET Sandwich is a sandwich YOU ENJOY (make a note!) that strives to meet the following guidelines:

  • Low Carb (use under 20 net carbs for discussion but it’s flexible–I don’t even count low carb veggies for example)
  • Low Calorie (use 300 calories but that’s flexible)
  • Low Fat As Possible (use under 30% calories from fat but it’s flexible — DON’T GO BY NUMBER OF GRAMS OF FAT–EVER!! That’s meaningless!  With 300 calories in the sandwich how many are from fat?  Nutrition labels provide this info, but it’s easy to figure out–just ask :-)  The lower the fat the better.
  • High in Fiber (use over 5 grams of fiber but that’s flexible) — more is better of course.
  • Includes plenty of low carb veggies for the antioxidants (my go to veggies are onions peppers and spinach but it can vary.  I use broccoli slaw for my pork sando and sauteed zucchini for my eggwhite omelette sando to name a few examples).

EET sandwiches are great because they are usually a lot of food,, and typically meet EET’s Nutrition Meal Guideline of 10-5-1-1 all by themselves (see EET’s FREE Personal Training Guide for more on 10-5-1-1).  EETers can eat them at any meal, as they fit EET’s Timing Guidelines all day and night long, so they are truly THE go to food for many successful EETers.

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WHAT THE EET SANDWICH IS NOT

So that’s what EET Sandwiches are.  Now, if you hope to succeed on a diet (even a TIMING Diet) for years, it’s probably more important to know what EET Sandwiches are NOT:

They are NOT just Chicken or Turkey breast rolled up with dry spinach on a sawdust like low carb wrap you can barely stomach.  3 Times a Day.

But, if a lifelong deprivation dieter is “too busy to diet” they often treat low carb meals like gruel being slapped on a plate in their jail cell.  And, to them, that is what The EET Sandwich becomes.   Too many times, these are the same dieter’s who will seem to find all the time in the world to relax in a restaurant eating all kinds of foods they wind up thinking “wasn’t so great” or spend 6 hours slaving over the perfect Fettucini Al Fredo with homemade garlic bread and all the trimmings during their high carb meal times.  

Then they wonder why they struggle!  It doesn’t have to be that way.

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THE EET SANDWICH — ENDLESS VARIETY

EET has Guidelines to help end this spartan approach to dieting.  #4 Don’t Enjoy It, Don’t Eat It might send the right message, but there’s also, #21 Use Endless Variety to Stay on Your Diet-ee, and #25 EET’s 5 Minute Meals, not to mention the Guidelines detailing EET’s Timing Principals which offer.

So take a look at the menu above.  This is a PARTIAL MENU of options I choose from every time I want to consider an EET Sandwich.  EET has covered most of this with clients and on our webinars so most EETers have seen this stuff before.  Why do they end up thinking they have no ENJOYABLE EET Sandwich variety?  I can’t answer that.

Also, note that EVERY ONE of these options can be prepared in about 5 MINUTES start to finish.  I have an equally long list of options for EET Sandwiches that can be made more “gourmet” if I have time for more prep like pulled pork, tritip, salmon burgers, or pEETza, etc.  

low fat sausage sando

I enjoy my lean corned beef, low fat sausage, BBQ pork and beef EET Sandwiches so much I often choose them as the entree for my high carb meals!  Maybe I’m just lucky I love these low carb, calorie and fat sandos so much–you know me, I’m such a “whole foods” kind of guy :-).  Or maybe I scratched and clawed to find foods, toppings, breads and wraps I love for all times of day because I know that BETTER TIMING + BETTER FOOD = BETTER RESULTS and my years of maintaining my weight and fitness are directly related to my love of the awesome EET Sandwich!  

 

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  Learn more about other keys to The EET Timing Diet, for FREE!

  Go to www.eetfit.com to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

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EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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Competitive Timing Making U Fat, Ruining Your Life – EET Says STOP!

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If dieters who are struggling could get in my head for 5 seconds they would see the world of weight loss and fitness very differently. Instead, I get a steady stream of communication that reads like these (altered to protect confidentiality)

I’m happy with my life but I am also the most miserable. I have GOT to lose weight starting today! 

I’ve gained it all back! I am miserable.

I yo-yo’d in a big way but was too embarrassed to ask for help.

PLEASE get me started on weight loss again! 

I lost my way…I was too ashamed to discuss it, I just shut down.

Despite how these dieters feel, they are far from alone.  In fact, they represent dieting in the real world and way more common than happy dieters!  You see all the happy facebook posts from vacations, from ballgames, with family. But for far too many, there’s also a much darker, painful side that most suffer in silence.  I am sure for each one who courageously shares their struggles there are at least 10 who are struggling more that won’t.  Why not?  From my experience it all comes down to one reason:

They are sure they know what they need to do, they just need to DO IT.

And this single thought is ruining their lives.  Why?  Because it makes them COMPETITIVE in their efforts.  This attitude convinces dieters that weight loss and fitness is a competition that somehow is won or lost and has a beginning and an end.  It convinces them that they can pick and choose when to enter “the game” which is always when they are “motivated and ready”.  At that point they will once again START focusing on their weight and fitness and relationship with food as if such focus is optional–EVER.  

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The Nightmare Of Competitive Timing 

EET is all about Timing and we have shared the 8 Types of Timing we’ve discovered.  I use seven of them daily, but I NEVER use COMPETITIVE TIMING.  Why?  Because, 20 years of trying to compete with my body’s desire for amazing food just to lose weight caused 25 lbs of weight GAIN and I was miserable!  I don’t claim to have all the answers, but here are some FACTS that should be meaningful to those who love to “compete” that are interested in long-term results:

I DON’T know what I gotta do, and I certainly don’t need to force myself to “just do it”.  I need to constantly learn what to do to continue to succeed

I DON’T fight my eating urges EVER — I use EET Timing to give in immediately or find another time to give in.

I DON’T enter competitions (marathons, crossfit, other short term challenges) or arrange activities that I don’t truly enjoy because it might help my weight loss and fitness efforts.  

The day I gave up on competitive timing,  I started on a path to a high level of success that has lasted longer than most super competitive dieters will ever see–and I’ve never struggled!  But I always remember I still have a long, long way to go.  This game never ends and I sure as hell don’t want to be competing all the time!  

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For dieters who are struggling — the above thought from this recent post is letting you get in my head for 5 seconds.  Is it possible for you to see the world of weight loss and fitness very differently?   

 

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  Learn more about other keys to The EET Timing Diet, for FREE!

  Go to www.eetfit.com to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

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EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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The ONE Key Weight Loss Guideline That’s Worked For Years On The EET Timing Diet

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Of all the EET Guidelines, there is one in particular that most successful EETers credit for their long term weight loss and fitness success:

Need It? Eat It!  If Not, Don’t

 The challenge to make this Guideline really work for you is to learn what the word NEED means.  Diet and exercise gurus say you don’t need ANY foods with sugar or that are processed, or that are high in fats, etc.   If we define NEED as what you truly need to survive, then you’ll do just fine on a diet of lean turkey breast, broccoli and 1-2 other veggies and a glass of water, for every meal, forever.  Even the most restrictive diet and exercise gurus can’t restrict themselves that harshly, so who are they to tell you what YOU need?   EET has developed a far more realistic definition of what need means on a diet, and it’s incredibly flexible.  Why?   Becauase our needs change as time goes by (they can even change during a single day!), and we want to be on our EET Timing Diet a very long time!

The impact of this single Guideline has been very dramatic for many EETer’s who have been successful for years.  They no longer feel they have lost control and  have to finish off that bag of chips in a haze of guilt and self-created carb addiction because they “broke my diet” and will swear off chips forever tomorrow (again).   If they don’t need it, they can stop anytime, because they know they can eat more whenever they DO need it. How different is that from the life of the yo-yo dieter?  Speaking from 20 years experience, very.

This Guideline can be so powerful I call it “EET’s Golden Rule”.  It’s so helpful,  I think of it as a rule even though EET has no rules!

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  Learn more about Need It? Eat It! and other keys to The EET Timing Diet, for FREE!

  Go to www.eetfit.com to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

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EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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EET Disagrees w Expert On Tracking Calories, Weight Loss, Fitness Results Over Time – Case Study 2

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CASE STUDY 2  Does tracking your calories, exercise, weight loss, weight gain and other metrics make you more likely to succeed over time?

Expert Comment:

I’ve been tracking and charting my weekly calories, exercise and  weight for many years and currently have about 9yrs of history to reference.  This has been instrumental in my managing my results, though I will admit I would feel better if I could drop my current weight range by about 10-15 pounds.

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EET’s Reply: 

For the last 3-4 years I have tracked NOTHING other than my weight- -not even my weekly planning, as recommended by EET’s Guideline 14 (pic above).  I designed EET to become 2nd nature like “muscle memory”.  I diligently practiced for the first 2-3 years and now trust EET’s Guidelines will come to mind to help me make decisions consistent with my goals in challenging situations when needed — so far, so good.  

This is also true of EET’s several clients who have successfully lost significant amounts of weight for over 5 years (again what science considers nearly impossible).  They no longer rely on any formal tracking or planning system – just EET’s “official weigh-ins”.  To me this is compelling evidence that you can “retrain your brain” to make EET’s Guidelines second nature through focus and repetition over time.  This is important because no tracking of anything is a key component of being “off” a diet.  When you can live your life the same way ON your diet, you have greatly reduced the risk of yo-yo dieting and your chances of long term success skyrocket.

 

My experience (personally and with my clients) is required tracking tends to do more harm than good over time both physically and emotionally.  Dieters tend to track diligently while things are going well, but don’t want to track the fact we didn’t exercise along with the calories and weight gain caused by the 20 powdered sugar donuts and 2 liters of soda we drank during last night’s binge.

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  How’d EET do?  More real EET case studies on the way so watch for them.  Got Questions or comments for EET?  We welcome them!   Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com  and/or join us in The EET Community where real EETers are sharing ideas and much more detail discussions every day.

 

More ways to learn about The EET Timing Diet

Go to www.eetfit.com to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

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EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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EET Challenged By Expert re: Metabolic Timing’s “Free Lunch” – Real Weight Loss Case Study

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CASE STUDY 1  Can EET truly deliver a “Free Lunch” using Metabolic Timing?  Respected expert question/comment:

I think the metabolic timing aspect is the “free lunch” in the EET program and is not fully understood, incorporated, exploited or emphasized…here is a disconnect / opportunity :  Your plan essentially says skip breakfast and substitute a light brunch in order to allow the body to burn fat in the morning when glycogen stores are low.  Conversely, the article you sent me on the study at Tel Aviv University had participants eat a large breakfast…So is it no breakfast or big breakfast?  I don’t think there is necessarily a right/wrong here, but I think there is an opportunity to better understand the metabolic timing science and use it to simplify the overall program.  

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EET’s Reply:  

The studies on timing always include a larger breakfast because there are other studies that say a big breakfast leads to weight loss (SHORT TERM AS USUAL –  SHEESH!!), and then, especially in the case of the most dramatic timing results, phased down carbs later in the day and into nighttime.  That’s ideal metabolic timing–BUT NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE THIS WAY — and everyone who tries it fails LONG TERM — BEHAVIORAL TIMING overrules metabolic timing every single time.  Period.

This is why EET suggests delaying carbs at breakfast (more details in this video).  There’s also some science that justifies delaying carbs:  that you can burn more fat if you don’t get carbs in the way, and delaying carbs is the perfect set up for fat burning exercise before lunch, but that’s all secondary to building a diet plan you can actually adhere to for 5 years or more.  It’s challenging enough to eat a high carb lunch then phase down carbs and all but eliminate them at night to enter “EET Transformation or Fat Loss Time”, but it’s doable.  

Good luck eating your last carbs at 8 AM and not eating high glycemic carbs the rest of the day– maybe you can do it (which would make you a scientific freak of nature) , but I want no part of it–I love my carbs at all times of day too much!  That’s why you want to embrace the behavioral side of The EET Timing Diet and get away from your primary focus on metabolic benefits–those are easy to learn and achieve once you understand how to manage your behavior longer term.

I learned early on that there is a lot more to life than metabolic timing, which is where the other 7 types of timing emerged.  On SOME nights you go low carb, and on other nights you indulge, and you have to be very flexible and practice diligently to make Timing work over an extended period – but the good news is you’re eating without restriction while you learn–so it can be an awesome learning process!  Despite weight loss and fitness success well beyond my original goals,  I am still learning, practicing and improving after nearly 7 years so I know of what I speak!  

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  How’d EET do?  More real EET case studies on the way so watch for them.  Got Questions or comments for EET?  We welcome them!   Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com  and/or join us in The EET Community where real EETers are sharing ideas and much more detail discussions every day.

 

More ways to learn about The EET Timing Diet

Go to www.eetfit.com to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

EET personal training guide cover

EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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Should You Be Ashamed That You “Need” To Lose Weight?

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You believe you need to lose weight.  Why?  Do you have something to be ashamed of?  Your self-image?  Your body?  Your health?  Your love of  pizza? Most dieters feel ashamed of their “need” to lose weight and their desire for lots of amazing food.  This 30 second video offers powerful examples from EET’s dealings with 100’s of clients to show you what’s going on in the real world of weight loss and dieting and a glimpse into the change in thinking EET Timing can provide.

Go to www.eetfit.com to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

EET personal training guide cover

EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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VIDEO: Exercise Timing Basics On The EET Timing Diet – Things Trainers / Crossfit Won’t Tell You

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Motivation, discipline, and enduring painful workouts are not the path to long-term weight loss and fitness success.  This is far more than EET’s opinion.  This is confirmed by every major study involving exercise for weight loss and fitness.  But shattering the myths of  “Just Do It” and “no pain no gain” can’t even crack the top 3 things your Crossfit instructor won’t focus on as they push you for short term results.  We share the top 2 in this video clip taken from our upcoming Exercise Timing episode of EET’s new TV show:  TIME to Get Fit

There’s more, but I recommend stopping there for weeks or even months, until you’ve seen lasting proven progress towards your goals,  as I believe all trainers should.   

However, years of experience tell me to add the obligatory “action” exercise video with me and other EETers.  Why?  If you watched the first video thinking “come on already, just show me the timed exercises!”, and watch the second video seeing EETers who have been successful for YEARS thinking,  “Wow, that’s motivating” or “there’s no way that could work for me” then that’s a huge red flag you need to make dramatic changes in your thinking about exercise.  EET helps you build a lasting exercise program that works for YOU!  But, whatever the exercise,  the first step is to prove you’ve mastered EET’s Must Haves first.  If you want results watch first video again! 

You can learn how EET produces long-term results by focusing on EET’s Guideline #24 Phase It, Don’t Force It — in fact, here’s a page right from EET’s FREE Personal Training Guide to show you how it works:

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we hope you’ll learn all about it and other key’s to The EET Timing Diet–here’s how:  

 Wanna Download More EET Timing Secrets for FREE? Okay! 

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Just click on the pic above or HERE and you can download The EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide (just scroll down a little) — for FREE.  No Registration, no obligations. You’ll see our completely different science-backed plan for weight loss, fitness and an amazing relationship with food that has worked for many EETers for YEARS.  

 However, EET Fitness respects your burning desire to see some short term results too, so The Guide is designed to offer a starting point to see if you can lose up to 10 pounds in 30 days -AND KEEP IT OFF — using Timing.  

We’ve been adding videos, most around a minute, to help explain parts of the guide.  Check them out on Youtube HERE.

You owe us absolutely nothing for The Guide — we hope it helps you!  However, at the risk of sounding pushy, we will ask a favor:  If you like what you see, maybe you could pass The Guide, or the free link along to a friend or colleague.  EET has worked for years trying to boil down the basics of our Timing Diet, now we can share it, and your help in making dieters aware of EET would be greatly appreciated.  

We must add that EET strongly recommends you read and follow all warnings and disclaimers.  EET is a very different way to approach weight loss and fitness and we want you to be safe.

EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

We welcome your feedback on the Guide and invite you to ask questions and meet real EETers in The EET Community.  In an industry where success is currently measured by how much money diet plans make off of dieters, with zero concern for long term results, EET has remained focused on SUCCESSFUL LONG-TERM WEIGHT LOSS AND FITNESS.  We never give up on EETers because we really believe The EET Timing Diet can be the starting point to end this: 

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But now, for the first time, you have all the time you need to decide for yourself, for FREE, with no pressure.  Study The Guide, try the skill builders, learn to focus on your Timing, and today could truly be the start of your final diet and exercise plan.  Whatever you decide, EET wishes you the best of luck in  pursuit of your goals.

Sincerely,

Jon Pearlstone, Founder

EET Fitness, Inc.

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You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):

 

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Video: Big Bang Theory Shows EET Timing Diet And FREEDOM Are Answer For Weight Loss, Fitness

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I’m a Big Bang Theory junkie (though the new season has kinda sucked–also HATE Penny’s hair!!).  I’m also a night munchie junk food junkie. I’ve built 7 years of weight loss success around both!  The EET Timing Diet includes COMPLETE freedom at all times.  This very short video offers some clear specifics that PROVE just how different EET is as  a diet.   That’s why EET has worked for so many people for years vs restrictive diets loaded with rules (aka yo-yo diets) that science proves can never last.

I offered a long list of nighttime munchie foods in my latest post at The EET Community.  Chips, candy, booze, more.  Go check it out if you like — it’s FREE to join!

 Wanna Download More EET Timing Secrets for FREE? Okay! 

EET personal training guide cover

Just click on the pic above or HERE and you can download The EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide (just scroll down a little) — for FREE.  No Registration, no obligations. You’ll see our completely different science-backed plan for weight loss, fitness and an amazing relationship with food that has worked for many EETers for YEARS.  

 However, EET Fitness respects your burning desire to see some short term results too, so The Guide is designed to offer a starting point to see if you can lose up to 10 pounds in 30 days -AND KEEP IT OFF — using Timing.  

We’ll be adding a bunch of videos to support The Guide in the coming days….here’s one discussing BETTER TIMING AT BREAKFAST:

You owe us absolutely nothing for The Guide — we hope it helps you!  However, at the risk of sounding pushy, we will ask a favor:  If you like what you see, maybe you could pass The Guide, or the free link along to a friend or colleague.  EET has worked for years trying to boil down the basics of our Timing Diet, now we can share it, and your help in making dieters aware of EET would be greatly appreciated.  

We must add that EET strongly recommends you read and follow all warnings and disclaimers.  EET is a very different way to approach weight loss and fitness and we want you to be safe.

EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

We welcome your feedback on the Guide and invite you to ask questions and meet real EETers in The EET Community.  In an industry where success is currently measured by how much money diet plans make off of dieters, with zero concern for long term results, EET has remained focused on SUCCESSFUL LONG-TERM WEIGHT LOSS AND FITNESS.  We never give up on EETers because we really believe The EET Timing Diet can be the starting point to end this: 

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But now, for the first time, you have all the time you need to decide for yourself, for FREE, with no pressure.  Study The Guide, try the skill builders, learn to focus on your Timing, and today could truly be the start of your final diet and exercise plan.  Whatever you decide, EET wishes you the best of luck in  pursuit of your goals.

Sincerely,

Jon Pearlstone, Founder

EET Fitness, Inc.

eet mission

 

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at  eetfit@gmail.com     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section HERE):

 

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