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How I Lost10 Pounds in 6 Weeks Eating Junk Food every Day

Now that I’ve discussed in detail what EET’s all about in the “How to EET anything and you want and be fit for life” series of articles, it’s now time to discuss my personal journey with EET. I’ll start with, of course, the very beginning, and work my way up from there.

Junk Food Diet

EET has several features, including:

1) Eat any treat you like (cookies, chips, ice cream, whatever) every day and lose weight

2) Create a personalized diet and fitness plan that you can maintain for the rest of your life without fear of quitting and relapsing

Among others. That first one is where the real controversy lies, and why people label this plan as a junk food diet that can never work. Eat junk food EVERY DAY AND LOSE WEIGHT? Sounds like something from a sleazy infomercial, right? That’s what I originally thought, too, but I decided to dive in anyway. And, honestly, after 6 whole weeks on the plan, it has worked wonderfully for me.

Stats

I’m a 5’11” Filipino male and, before starting on EET, I weighed 214lbs. After 6 whole weeks, though, I lost 10 pounds, no kidding. The only other ways that I lost this much weight that fast was a) Suffering through weeks on end with work-related stress problems and b) Experimenting with a sort of liquid diet I made up. I’ve also previously lost this much on traditionally cleaner diets. These are the types that tell you to eat totally clean 6 days a week and have a cheat day the other day, but, not this fast and easy. Well, on this plan I pretty much have a cheat day every day, never deny myself any food and still lost weight! So, given the options, I think I’ll stick with EET a bit longer.

I’ve also known and read about people from all over who have tried all sorts of diets, most of them suffering through them and quitting earlier than they expected, and never lose this much weight. Pretty amazing for a “junk food diet” if you ask me. Jon also tells me that this is all just the tip of the iceberg, which makes me pretty eager.

Typical Forecast

I talked about forecasting in part 4 of my first series of articles and even offered an example. I’ll offer a more complete weekly forecast, though, which will be very representative of what a typical week on EET is like for me.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • 7:30 AM – Wake up; Green tea
  • 9:30 AM – Interval training on the exercise bike and heavy bag, totaling 30 minutes
  • 10:30 AM – Treat Meal (usually consisting of something like fried chicken, mixed vegetables, root beer, a cup of ice cream, and a bowl of Cheetos)
  • 2:30 PM – 2 small sandwiches, 1 tuna and 1 chicken breast, both with vegetables and mustard
  • 5:30 PM – Egg white omelet with humus and a plate of vegetables
  • 8:00 PM – 15 minutes of stretching
  • 8:30 PM – 1/2 can of Salmon (about 110g) and decaf green tea

Tuesday and Thursday

  • 7:30 AM – Wake up; Green tea
  • 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Grad school
  • 12:00 PM – Treat Meal during lunch break (usually consisting of something like pork chops, mixed vegetables, skim milk, and a plate of cookies)
  • 4:30 PM – Circuit weight training and Tabata intervals, totaling to around 20 minutes
  • 5:30 PM – Treat Meal (same as 12:00 PM meal)
  • 9:00 PM – 15 minutes of stretching
  • 9:30 PM – Decaf green tea

I’m in grad school pretty much the entire day on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the other days I work on my articles, study, do research, go out, do chores at home, and so on.

Highly Individualized Forecasting

And doing that every day for several weeks lost me 10 whole pounds. I didn’t start out with that forecast, though. Believe it or not, it took quite a bit of tweaking to finally arrive at that schedule. While EET has several forecasting templates, every member’s forecast is very different from one another because of their individual lifestyles. You don’t adjust your life so that you can go on EET, it’s the other way around.
[box type=”note”]So, if you decide to just go and copy my weekly forecast, I really can’t guarantee the same results. That forecast took about 2 whole weeks of work from both me and the EET consultant, so it’s really not something just pulled out of a hat. I’ll discuss in detail how that forecast came about in my next article.[/box]

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.

24 Comments

  1. [email protected] Diets

    March 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I am once against EET for diet but whatever diet strategies you choose that you think fits you then go for it. That would make you feel better and makes you think that you will success on it so yah GO for it!

    Just one thing, its better to keep it simple. Balance diet, daily exercise, rest well and proper water intake theres nothing compares the result it brings.

    Nice post right there Keep it up Noel…I know I will have enough time to follow your writings..

    Good Luck

    • Noel Blanco

      March 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Hi, and thanks for commenting!

      Thank you very much for congratulating me on my progress. It’s actually gone extremely well ever since this post:

      http://www.hivehealthmedia.com/30-lbs-lost-after-4-months-on-eet-new-after-pic/

      • [email protected] Diets

        March 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

        Yeah I can sense that,, When it comes to fitness and diet different ideas comes in and shared by different individuals..

        I don’t really think which one is better way of practicing healthy diet lifestyle but one thing I am so sure with… I’m doing it for myself.. and not because somebody told me so..

        :)

        • Noel Blanco

          March 2, 2011 at 4:40 am

          ” I’m doing it for myself.. and not because somebody told me so..”

          I’m not really sure what you’re implying here, but I, of course am doing this for myself. For nearly ten years now, I’ve tried dozens of diet plans to try and attain my “perfect body” and none of them worked out for me until now.

          So, in that sense, of course, I did all this for myself. I have personal fitness goals in mind and EET is continuously allowing me to reach them.

          Jon Pearlstone didn’t seek me out to market and write about his plan. It was the other way around, as you can read in detail in my first two articles about EET:

          http://www.hivehealthmedia.com/junk-food-diet/

          http://www.hivehealthmedia.com/eet-fit-life-part-2/

          Mr. Pearlstone’s plan seemed incredibly ludicrous to me, but I was amazed at how passionately he defended and attempted to explain it to others. So, I contacted him personally to see if it really does work and how it would affect me. Needless to say, it has worked very well for me these past few months.

  2. Dawn @ Probiotics LoveThatBug

    December 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve been following the EET plan for 7 weeks now and have lost 8.6lbs.

    Many of my treat meals are simply lots of fruit. I “have” to have my fruit and yet it gives me higher carbs than the EET plan encourages so I make my fruit indulgence my treat meal.

    The EET plan is incredibly versatile. You don’t HAVE to eat rubbish to be part of it!

    • fitnessphp

      December 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm

      Wow, 8.6 in 7 weeks?! That’s amazing, Dawn, and it’s even better than my own progress! Congratulations!

      That’s most probably because your treat meals are composed mainly of fruit and not, er, Cheetos and ice cream, hehe.

      • Noel

        December 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

        And, yes, I realize that this comment of mine is mathematically erroneous (after looking at it and going “wait a minute …”).

        I was just so genuinely enthused by another EETer’s progress that I, uh, over-exaggerated my response a bit too much, hehe.

        That said, it doesn’t diminish my congratulations to Dawn. Keep up the good work!

  3. Caren Reaves

    December 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I think that EET has somehow gotten a label that it’s the “junk food diet”, which is far from the truth. Sure, no food is off limits. However, the plan calls for a healthy balance of protein, fiber, vegetables, lots of water, and green tea BUT treats are allowed/encouraged. Perhaps EET comes across to some as “junk food diet” because those of us succeeding on the plan are so thrilled to be able to satisfy our sweet tooth when we’ve always been told we can’t have those types of foods on conventional diets and that’s the emphasis we all rave about. I eat a far healthier diet on EET and consume more calories, even with the treats, than I ever did on conventional diets. Please do not confuse EET with the “Junk food diet” of nutrition professor Dr. Haub. EET is an entirely different animal.

    EET emphasizes over and over that it is not the only way. I think Mr. Pearlstone would be the first to say stick with any plan you are successful with, but I think EET needs to be taken seriously and is a viable option for people.

  4. Jon Pearlstone

    December 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Dawn

    with EET we don’t cut food — we try to eat at least as much if not more–and we include all the foods we love so there is no deprivation–EVER

    EET has no food restrictions like atkins and no calorie counting like nearly impossible to maintain conventional diets–basically EETers live their lives and do what’s right for that time of day to maximize their metabolism and lose weight and improve fitness.

    We simply match the timing of our eating with our natural metabolic cycle and also take advantage of metabolic windows that are created by exercise. EETers eat more “healthy foods” on any given day than most caloric deficit dieters–look at what noel is eating most of the time – protein, fiber, veggies — a nice supply of carbs — is that Atkins?

    I have been doing this for nearly 3 years with no adverse effects -in fact i have seen only improvements. The type 2 diabetics on EET would agree that after nearly a year EET is far superior to any calorie counting restrictive diet they have ever been on. Many other success stories support our efforts as well.

    What foods are healthy ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY depend on what time of day it is.

    As a great example, please see Dr. John Ivy’s Nutrient Timing book for studies to support this — he indicates how exercise creates significant need for high glycemic carbs — especially fast carbs like REFINED SUGAR. Athletes have been doing this for years — EET just figured out how to allow everyone to benefit from timing for weight loss.

    The only thing I think we should know better by now is conventional dieting with it huge failure rate, deprivation and restrictions, and fighting against foods people love to eat is a complete and total failure and should not be pursued by those who have yo-yoed over and over and over and over and over again.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Jon
    EET Fitness

  5. Dawn

    December 7, 2010 at 4:08 am

    I think the real issue here is the long term health issues someone is likely to develop on such a regime. Remember the awful consequences people suffered following the Atkins diet. Of course people lost weight (you can loose weight if you cut out any food group), but the price on their health was simply not a price worth paying. We should know better by now. Dawn

  6. Jon Pearlstone

    December 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    All I can do is present the results — compare to the 98% of people who can’t stay on a “healthy diet” and the 31% and climbing obesity rate in the U.S.

    http://metabolicmemory.wordpress.com/category/doctors-results/

  7. Richard Harrison

    December 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Just can’t buy into this – not healthy

    • Noel

      December 8, 2010 at 2:41 am

      Hi, Richard,

      I haven’t even told Jon this, but I don’t think this is healthy, either. No offense to Jon because he’s given me some great direction so far, but just 2 months ago, I was part of the group that thinks eating stuff like this every day is a definite no-no, and you can’t wipe that kind of mentality that quickly.

      That said, I’m losing weight on a regular basis, have plenty of energy throughout the day, don’t have cravings, and just feel great overall. No signs of bad health so far.

      Even though I’m not 100% down with the plan yet, I really can’t deny that it’s delivering what it promises!

      • Noel

        December 8, 2010 at 2:48 am

        Oh, and just to clarify, the part that I meant wasn’t healthy was the eating junk food every day part. Jon’s right in his comment below that I do eat healthy food most of the day: green tea, tons of vegetables, and so on. Plus, I exercise literally every day, and so on, so I certainly didn’t mean that I think all of EET’s guidelines are unhealthy.

    • Noel

      December 8, 2010 at 2:29 am

      The interesting thing here is I technically don’t watch how much I eat while following EET. I just stop when I feel full. No calorie counting, no weighing food, no portion control, no whatever.

      I won’t debate on the quality of the food, however, since pretty much everyone has their own personal philosophy about this, and I don’t want to accidentally offend anyone.

      Vegans, for example, think that anything that has meat in it is “junk”. People on strict Paleo diets think anything with grains is “junk”, and so on.

      Jon Pearlstone, founder of EET, runs marathons, exercises almost every day, keeps a very trim figure at age 47, and consumes processed foods on a very regular basis. I’d relate what he thinks is “junk”, but I don’t what it is since he pretty much eats anything, hehe.

      Again, I don’t want to argue who’s right and who’s wrong here. If it works for you, whatever it is, then great!

      I was just really curious about this plan and wanted to find out if Jon is really on the level. And so, far he definitely is.

      Rest assured, though, if I become hospitalized or something from eating cookies every day, then I’ll write about it immediately and stop singing EET’s praises.

      For now, though, EET’s all aces in my book, so I’ll continue writing about it as such.

      Thanks very much for the comment, Susan!

    • Rich Thurman, MA, CSCS, CPT

      December 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm

      I’m with you Susan. Quantity for weight and quality for health. The combination will put you in the right place. Choose a lifestyle over diet. Eat in moderation, treat yourself or reward for accomplishing, but every day can’t be a reward when you have goals to accomplish. Notice the diet is all about “weight” loss not about the quality of weigh lost of muscle gained. I can’t support any diet really. Too far to the left or right and we miss the mark and I think that’s what people are doing with diets in general. Eat a balanced, well rounded nutritious diet and exercise.

      • Jon Pearlstone

        December 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

        Rich

        If I could do what you suggest I would have, and EET would not exist. I am sure the other 98 out of 100 people who can’t maintain a “healthy” diet would do it if they could too–but how many years do we have to see conventional caloric deficit dieting fail the masses before we accept the fact that it simply is not doable long term for almost everyone?

        EET was designed to build in what people like me and so many others are going to eat anyway, no matter how much we wish we had all the willpower and discipline of people like you and Susan.

        Interestingly, the amazing power of timing your meals properly to match your natural metabolic cycle seems to MORE THAN OFFSET the supposedly negative health effects of processed foods, refined sugar and the like (I say supposedly because Mark Haub’s Twinkie diet had the same sort of health improvements as EET) — at least that’s what EETer’s blood tests and doctors results is showing (including my diabetic EETers!)

        As for fitness and quality of weight loss — EET teaches your metabolism to burn FAT and build muscle in very short highly effective workouts — I’ve never been more fit or had more muscle tone — same goes for many other eeters–even eeters who don’t do regular exercise–they are now timing their activities and seeing amazing results.

        I tried to be a good boy and follow the experts advice with my nutrition and exercise – I’m just not able to do what they recommend, plain and simple–i have no willpower–I love great food too much.

        So I had to find a better answer and the answer lies in TIMING to match your metabolic cycle through the Guidelines of the EET Fitness Plan.

        I always enjoy your comments so keep em coming!

        Jon
        EET Fitness

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