There are plenty of different diet plans out there. One of the most popular diets today is intermittent fasting and it is characterized by a 16-20-hour fast coupled with a 4-8-hour eating window.
Not a lot of people can have amazing results following this diet plan, but there are some people that can attest to its amazing weight loss effects.
Because of its success, some people have different variations of the diet plan. Dr. Krista Varady, PhD, was actually one of the proponents of the EODD which stands for every other day diet.
This diet plan is characterized by a day of eating and a day of fasting. On fasting days, you should restrict your calorie intake to only 500 calories and while you’re on your feast days, you can pretty much eat whatever you want.
Now, you might be thinking that on the surface, this is actually a sham. I do, too, until one person tried it and has shared his results.
A Remarkable Transformation
Paul White, a London native that later migrated to the United States, was a relatively fit and healthy fellow. He is a natural runner and back in his high school days, he actually was part of the school’s basketball varsity team.
In his schooling years, he was relatively fit, but as soon as he went to the United States and married there, his physical activity started to wane.
He made a lot of friends when he came to the U.S. One of his friends, unfortunately, died in 2013 from terminal brain cancer.
White was surprised because his friend was a pretty active gentleman. He would describe his friend as someone who is physically active and he is most certainly not a victim of premature ejaculation or surrendering too early in bed.
However, this made him open his eyes that what you eat can actually be something that can lead to death.
So, he went online to find out how to lose weight and he came across the EODD diet. He then started to follow it and he instantly fell in love with it.
According to White, the fact that you can eat pretty much anything you want on feast days is something that he really, really loves.
In just two months of dieting using the program, he had lost 20 pounds. He had lost 175 lbs ever since.
Now, you might be skeptical if this diet works or not, but it actually works (as in White’s case). When Varady created the diet, she assumed that people would fall back into unhealthy eating habits, but it doesn’t seem to be the case.
If anything, people were more conscious of what they eat. This sentiment was echoed by White, stating that he is now more mindful of what he eats. The day of fasting can really help you focus your mind on eating less.
Furthermore, because you’re eating healthy, you will indirectly convince yourself to increase your physical activity as well.