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How to Eating Anything You Want and Be Fit for Life Part 7

eating and exercise How to Eating Anything You Want and Be Fit for Life Part 7Okay, so by this time, I’ve already read and watched everything the EET website and blog has to offer me, and have exchanged quite a few e-mails with Jon. Starting from this article, I will go over the major aspects of EET, which, again, is Eating and Exercise Timing. This particular article will cover Timing, and the following articles will cover Eating, then Exercise.

First of all, though, I’d like to point out that I was way off with what I first thought the rules of EET were going to be. As I mentioned in part 2, I initially wanted to create my review of EET based solely on what I gathered based on all the free articles and videos available. I am very glad that Jon made me an official member so that I could see all the details of EET and how it actually works.

That said, the following articles beginning with this one give only a brief overview of EET, despite the fact that there will be at least three of them (one for each major component). While I do advise people to be critical about the content of the review and share their thoughts as well as ask questions, I do not advise you use the content of the articles as your sole resource in starting or trying EET.

As I mentioned, I originally thought that I had enough of the key components based on the available free content, but was still way off. This could result in you actually gaining weight instead of losing it, since you might handle the “junk food” aspect of the plan horribly wrong (like, uh, I did, hehe), as well as get possibly injured by the exercise routine I will eventually explain.

So, if you are honestly intrigued by EET and want to give it a try as soon as possible, you’d better act fast because membership will close from November 15 – January 1. Jon wants to concentrate on EET’s existing members during the holiday period so does not have the time to evaluate new members. Membership will, of course, be accepted again after that time span.

[box type="note"]Now that that’s all clear, it’s time to get the ball rolling and discuss the Timing aspects of the EET Fitness Plan.[/box]

Guidelines, But No Rules!

First of all, and this concerns everything about the plan and not necessarily just the timing, EET has guidelines, but no actual rules. This means that every rule pertaining to EET can and should be easily customized to suit each participant’s daily life. Jon stresses this a lot in his videos and when he communicates with you.

He clearly states several times that you should follow the guidelines as close as you can for the best possible results, but that your life comes first and should not be taken over by a fitness plan. So, if some sudden appointments, meetings, emergencies, and whatnot make the foods or exercises you planned for at certain times completely unavailable, that’s fine. Just move on and do better next time. Your life doesn’t have to totally realign because of a new fitness deal, and Jon understands that perfectly.

Forecasting

Next is what EET calls “forecasting”, which is the primary timing tool for the plan. It’s what helps the participant eat the right types of food and perform the right sorts of exercise at recommended times to reach his or her fitness goals. It is an activity where the participant spends 15 minutes or less a week to make a schedule of how he or she should follow EET. Here’s a sample daily forecast I made for myself with advice from Jon:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010:

  • 7:30 AM – Wake up; Green Tea
  • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Grad School
  • 12:00 PM – Treat Meal during lunchtime (junk food. Hooray!)
  • 4:30 PM – Strength Circuits with Tabata Intervals
  • 5:30 PM – Treat Meal (Oh my, junk food again!)
  • 9:00 PM – Green Tea

Each participant is also advised to review his or her forecast at the start of each day and make any necessary changes. This shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes and should only include things such as, for example, me moving the strength circuits to 5:30 PM instead of doing them at 4:30 PM because I found out the day prior that I had to attend a seminar at 4:00 PM. This allows the participant to still the follow the plan as closely as possible while still being in control.

What dieter hasn’t found him or herself doing the same sort of routine in the past, especially if the plan being followed has rules such as “eat protein every three hours” or “never eat anything four hours before bed”? I certainly have, and have done so for years. It’s worked very well for me in the past, and I love that EET uses a similar methodology.

EET Consultation

It was only natural that I picked up forecasting rather easily, but not without proper EET consultation. My initial problem was that I tended to unconsciously change my forecasts too much on a daily basis. Jon helped me to sort everything out so that I followed a more definite pattern from day-to-day. After all, “Eating and Exercise Timing” doesn’t really work very well if your timing is erratic every day.

Again, this is where I don’t advise going on EET without having a proper membership and thus, access to an EET consultant. Even after I had access to all the member-only information and had time for all of it to sink in, I still messed up!

Anyway, a properly forecasted schedule is also incredibly helpful to fight things such as cravings. If the schedule is well made, then you should always have food in your system when you need it and never be hungry at inopportune times. If the craving is purely mental, as it usually is, then you can just take a look at the schedule and remind yourself when the proper time to eat next is.

Up Next

DQ Dilly Bar How to Eating Anything You Want and Be Fit for Life Part 7Ah, eating; What seems to be the most controversial aspect of EET. The term “junk food” just instantly strikes fear and loathing in every dieter out there. But, still, as my sample forecast above clearly indicates, EET can allow you to eat them up to two times a day. Wait a minute, twice a day? Does that forecast have some serious typos?

Well, no, but then again, I’ve only just started on EET and can’t really vouch for it myself yet. But, in the meantime, check out these guys’ stories and see for yourself what others thought of eating junk food up to two times a day. Mark here lost 25 pounds and has maintained it after a year of being on EET and this doctor seems to have slimmed down successfully. So, what do you think? How can all this be possibly true? Find out next time as I reveal the details of how to eat on EET!

Eating and Exercise Timing Series Recap:

Hello, I'm Noel Blanco and I write Fitness Philippines. I have been involved in physical fitness for more than 10 years now and am currently taking up graduate studies on Exercise and Sports Science at the University of the Philippines.
  • Caren Reaves, MD, FACOG

    I am “this doctor” referred to in the blog and have nothing but positive things to say about EET and Jon Pearlstone, founder. I am achieving great results(size 4–haven’t seen that since elementary school!) without 1)starving, 2)depriving myself of treats, and 3)exercising much. I’ve lost 10% of my body weight in a little over 2 months and it’s been EASY. I’ve confidently referred several friends and patients and they are having the similar results.

    EET is not a “diet”…it is a lifestyle as is any plan that will be successful long term. The beauty of EET is that it’s a SUSTAINABLE lifestyle. Who can complain when they can eat cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, cake, ice cream, wine, beer, or any other loved food??? The key is TIMING–opening up and maximizing metabolic windows. Without starving and feeling hungry, most people don’t experience cravings. If they’re fighting the habit of nighttime cravings, it is incredibly easy to resist because they know they can have the object of cravings the next day at the appropriate TIME. No deprivation = better compliance with program = SUCCESS!!!

    If anyone is considering EET, just check out the success stories on the EET website. I certainly know mine is not doctored or edited in any way. We are all ordinary people achieving successful weight loss and maintenance.

  • Mark Chapman

    I started the EET plan a little over 1 year ago and lost 30 lbs and have settled in at a constant 25 lb weight loss level (15% body weight). It was easy, but it takes diligence to form the habit. Luckily, the habit is formed easy due to the immediate results which motivates you more.

    The exercise portion is 20 minutes a day and focuses on relatively high intensity which gets the metabolism working the way you want. Regarding food, you do not go hungry, you just focus on lean protein and veggies and eat your favorite foods/portions after you exercise and open the “metabolic window.”

    For me it is stuff like sausages, chips, etc. plus my favorite adult beverages! Keep the carbs low, and eat them at the right times. I even gained 5-6 lbs. on vacation and lost them within 5 days.

    The system works and I encourage you to investigate it and try it! Good luck.

  • http://www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com Dawn @ Probiotics LoveThatBug

    Hey – nice to meet up with someone else following the EET plan.

    I’ve only been on it for 1 week but have lost 2.2 lbs during that week.

    What I’m loving is the personal consultation with Jon. Because the EET plan comes at weight loss from a different perspective than most it is easy to not understand how it is put together. The consultations give you the opportunity to evaluate what you’re doing, what is working and what isn’t.

    Glad you’ve put a photo of a Dilly bar. We don’t get them in New Zealand and I keep wondering what these Dilly bars are. Now I know!

    I’m just getting into the forecasting. I find in many aspects that I am eating a more healthy diet – not sure why everyone calls it a junk food diet. It allows you to eat treats now and then but it also expects you to eat good nutritious food most of the time.

    Now as these “treats” that we all have trouble denying ourselves are the usual reason why we fail with weight loss plans, to me it makes sense to learn how to incorporate them into your life.

    I’m loving the EET plan so far and very confident that this time I will keep the weight off.

    I’ll keep you posted how I go.

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      Glad it’s working out for you great as well, Dawn! The “junk food diet” term comes from the fact that the plan allows “junk food” literally every day, which, as far as I know, is completely unlike any other mainstream diet and fitness plan out there.

      And, yes, the forecasting’s great, but does take a while to get used to. Jon’s always there to help out, though, which is really cool.

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    I always say that 80% of the way your body looks is based on how you fuel your body. It took me years to figure out how to break my plateau, and it was ALL diet! Great post!