EET 5 Year Timing Menu (See Detailed Example Below)
The Basics: Consists of various time periods of weight loss and weight gain to reach a target weight in 5 years. Studies are clear that staying on a diet for 5 years or more is nearly impossible. By staying with The EET Timing Diet over 5 years, you will dramatically increase your chances of continuing to successfully manage your weight and fitness consistently over your lifetime.
Keeping it simple: Determine a weight you would like to weigh in 5 years. Get on the scale in 5 years and if that’s what you weigh you’ve succeeded.
Not so simple: Determining what 5 year target makes sense for your personal situation. Determining the best path to that target. What to do if you get way off your timing path. Getting over the myth that you always have to lose weight on a diet to succeed or to even stay with that diet. What to do if you don’t succeed. What to do if you DO succeed.
To Make EET Work: Make your 5 year target your “Guiding Light” you never lose sight of. Focus on it during challenging periods. Learn to use other types of EET Timing along with EET’s Guidelines as often as possible.
Typical Yo-Yo Dieter and/or Food Hater Reactions (Not all inclusive!) – “That’s not a plan!” “I’ve had 5 year goals before – It never works” “This plan won’t work because it doesn’t tell you what to do” “That’s not a healthy way to lose weight!” “You can time whatever you want but in the end you must eat less and exercise more to succeed.”
Specific example of 5 year timing:
5 Year Target – Weigh 25 pounds less than I do today.
Example: EET Timing Diet 5 Year Menu for a -25 pound target (click to enlarge) :
EET 1 Year Timing Menu (Detailed Example Below)
The Basics: MOST IMPORTANT EET TIMING MENU! (click to enlarge slide) Consists of months of weight loss and weight gain designed to reach a target weight in 1 year. In the 6+ years I’ve followed EET, there have been many BIG weight gain months and yet, with 1 Year Timing, I’ve never had to (or wanted to) go off my EET timing menus for even a single day. My weight gain months still include many days and even weeks of weight loss, many well-timed meals and exercise sessions (whether gain or loss, I haven’t taken more than 2 days in a row off exercise in over 6 years, though many workouts have been only 5 minutes!). I simply accept that some months out of each year are going to end in weight gain, and try to incorporate that into my yearly timing menus.
Keeping it simple: Determine a weight you would like to weigh in 1 year. Get on the scale in 1 year and if that’s what you weigh you’ve succeeded.
Not so simple: Exactly the same challenges as described in 5 Year Timing Menu above.
To Make EET Work: Learn the critical importance of your 1 year target. It’s far more important than any eating or exercise decision you’ll make. Learn the value of EET “weight ranges” to increase your chances of success. Learn to use other types of EET Timing along with EET’s Guidelines as often as possible.
Typical Yo-Yo Dieter and/or Food Hater Reactions (Not all inclusive!) – Same as the 5 Year Timing plus “What am I supposed to eat each month?” “Just get to the metabolism part!” “This is confusing – just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” “Oh, I know this plan! Dr. Oz showed a plan just like it!” “My friend tried EET and said it doesn’t work”.
Specific example of 1 year timing :
1 Year Target – Weigh 20 pounds less than I do today in 1 year. Note how it’s the first year target from the 5 Year Menu above.
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