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New Five Minute Diet Revolutionizes World

I know I went after Tim Ferris pretty hard earlier this week. As a Tim Ferris disciple, as I am sure many of you are, it was a hard thing. But I must keep going. I MUST KEEP GOING.

Maybe you are saying, “Maybe the moral of the story is that losing weight is hard. The MED is high.”

Maybe. At the end of the day, there is an element of caloric restriction that is basically a law of nature. If you eat less than X, you lose weight. Eating less is hard, ipso facto, diet is hard.

But I want to give you an example, unexplored by the Ferris, of what I was hoping for.

Saw a new study on CNN last August that I have tried to take advantage of and I recommend it to you as well. This was a small sample size, but it was published in the peer-reviewed journal “Obesity”, which is the leading journal in the field for medical research, so it is the real deal.

Here was the study:

  • The scientists prescribed the exact same low calorie diet to two different groups.
  • The variable they introduced was that one group drank 16oz of water before each meal.

What happened?

The group that drank water before each meal lost 4.5 pounds more than the control group in three months.

That is a great diet. All you have to do before dinner each night is drink a large glass of water and you will lose a tiny, tiny amount of weight.

You will soon see Facebook ads for “water” replacing the ads for Acai Berry. I suspect the conversion rates will be low.

One Response to “New Five Minute Diet Revolutionizes World”

  1. ATC Says:

    Hmmm…I guess I tend towards the math side of things but any mention of the caloric equation, net calories = (caloric intake) – (caloric expenditure)? Seems like “diet” and “weight loss” programs usually focus much more heavily on the first term (caloric intake) and sometimes completely disregard the second term (caloric expenditure). While both are important, the latter has many benefits beyond just direct impact on weight loss. I suppose a lot depends on what you enjoy more (or dislike least)…some of us would far prefer to jack up the caloric expenditure (can be enjoyable) which requires less restriction on the caloric intake (which can also be enjoyable). Obvious I suppose, though still gets little play in many “diet” discussions…