Brad Pilon is the creator of the Eat Stop Eat weight loss plan which has become popular as an alternative to the standard and usually restrictive diet plans. He takes a fearless, cutting-edge approach and challenges — with clinical and scientific evidence — common beliefs about what it takes to burn body fat and maintain your metabolism. The result is his breakthrough program which combines intermittent fasting and weight training to produce faster (and less oppressive) fat burning and weight loss.
He takes such a contrarian approach to diet and weight loss based on his years of academic research. He received his master’s degree from the University of Guelph, in Guelph Ontario, Canada. It is here that he did graduate studies on the metabolic effects of short-term fasting, otherwise known as intermittent fasting.
Previously he had worked for some six years in the sports supplement industry as a research analyst after having received his initial degree in Applied Human Nutrition. He also did consulting work in this field of weight loss and diet supplements. With years of traveling around the world and meeting elite athletes and professionals in fitness and bodybuilding He knew as only an insider could know what they do to maintain their levels of fitness and athletic performance. He also met top researchers in nutrition and saw first hand some of the research being undertaken to find new innovative approaches to reducing overweight and obesity through supplementation.
As the same time, he came to know first-hand the ins and outs of the supplement industry and the kind of marketing power that is unleashed upon the hapless consumer who simply is looking for the holy grail, that is not just losing weight, but quick weight loss. After all, the one or two pounds a week just doesn’t cut it for those who are impatient and/or have deadlines — losing weight for a wedding, high school graduation, strolling on the beach, etc. — and/or have health concerns and want to ditch the prescription meds for good. So of course the supplement companies take advantage and we are spending way too much money on products and getting questionable value for the money.
Brad Pilon is a man with a fascinating background and biography as one who walked away from the industry and turned to academia for answers to the questions we all have about how to lose body fat and maintain metabolism and lean muscle mass and how to do it as efficiently as possible. Additionally he is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, CSCS as well as a lifelong athlete himself who has competed as a bodybuilder and a power lifter.
Now, in his own words, he gives us Eat Stop Eat, a user-friendly version of his graduate thesis, which was entitled ‘The Metabolic Effects of Short Periods of Fasting in Humans and its Potential Application in Weight Loss.’
The online program, in eBook instant download format, is intended to be liberating and achievable for the average person. I think he deserves much kudos both for his willingness to share this knowledge with the public, but also for his ability to communicate complicated principles of human physiology in the context of a fat loss plan that is ironically so much easier to follow than the standard six meals a day with prescribed amounts of carbs, fats and proteins that we may associate with effective dieting. Intermittent fasting might seem intimidating, but he shows how in fact it gives us our lives back and we’re not chained anymore to this rigorous eating schedule that, frankly, may be among the main reasons for diet failure. Fasting to lose weight is not starvation and will not slow down your metabolism as the fasts are not long-lasting but they are enough to create a caloric deficit as well as a boost in human growth hormone that aids in speeding up fat burning.
Remarkable, in a word. Brad Pilon is an active presence on the Internet, with his blog and his frequent YouTube video tutorials (see example below) as well as in social networking including Facebook and Twitter. He regularly engages with people, and answers their questions. You can search the Web and not find negatives — he does not have a poor reputation or run a scam or a fly by night program with no customer support. Customer reviews are detailed and specific in revealing how the program helps real people in the real world meet their diet and exercise challenges. As further testament to the program’s effectiveness, it is also popular among fitness pros and bodybuilders.
For all the details check out the official Eat Stop Eat Web page.