666 Weight Loss
A very simple way to start your weight loss program is called 666 Weight Loss. This strategy is used by women who succesfully control their weight long-term. It is a simple ‘rule’ they live-by. You can do it too. All it takes is a little self discipline to get started. Before you know it 666 Weight Loss will be habitual.
Do not eat anything between 6.00PM and 6.00AM 6 days a week. You can drink water only during this period, definitely no alcohol, no fizzy drinks or fruit juices – just water. This is not about deprivation because you would normally be sleeping for around 8 of those 12 hours anyway..
One day a week you can eat after 6.00PM and before 6.00AM.
From 6.00AM to 6.00PM you can eat normally.
People who eat within 2 hours of sleep, who eat nocturnally risk weight gain. People who ‘sneek eat’ or ‘cheat eat’ are self sabotaging themselves.
People who have little self-discipline generally have difficulty losing excess weight too.
The daily 12 hour fast teaches you not to eat in the 2 hour period before sleep. It teaches you not to eat nocturnally. It teaches you self-discipline.
Yes, you’ll be hungry at times—but it’s not necessarily overwhelming or constant.
Challenging the short-term urges to eat will reward you with development of new habits of behavior and weight loss.
It may also lower blood glucose levels and insulin resistance and reduce inflammation and cardiovascular risk.
“Studies suggest you keep more muscle and lose more fat than on other diets, even if you lose the same number of pounds.” That’s because after about 12 hours of fasting, you run out of stored energy from carbohydrates and start burning stored fat.
The idea is to give yourself one night ‘off’ per week. If you plan to go out on both Friday and Saturday night, and eat, you should ‘pay yourself back’ for one night lost. That means in the next week you do not get an evening meal.
For more information about Peter Zapfella’s Weight Control programs see Weight Control