Review of Leigh Peele’s Diet Book – Starvation Mode
With the approach defined by Peele as “No Secret Foods. No Gimmicks. Just Science and Logic.,” it’s easy to see why many are so excited about the release of the new Starve Mode book by Leigh Peele.
The eBook promises to explain and reset metabolic problems that can come from dieting. Many run into these problems without even realizing whereas others noticed their bodies have changed but don’t know what to do about it. With over 270 studies and more than 200 pages, this book is sure to be considered one of the top books of 2013.
Is your diet based upon actual tests, studies, or scientific data? If not, is it based upon the personal testamentary of some Hollywood celebrity or TV diet guru. A lot of diets are, and this might be why so many diets have trouble losing weight or keeping it off. Overweight people want a good solution, not just hype, in order to lose weight, keep it off, and stay healthy.
Now consider Starve Mode by Leigh Peele. It might help to understand something about the author’s philosophy first. She really believes that everybody should understand how the body burns fat before deciding that any diet is worthwhile. She believes that when people actually understand the science of fat burning, they will understand the logic in her diet proposal. If a dieter is convinced of the logic, and the plan is sensible, it should help the try the diet, find success, and even stick to it as a lifetime method of staying fit and healthy.
The author also is not obsessed with typical health foods or fad diets. Many common types of food are healthy. This might include beans, whole grains, and produce that you can find in the aisle of your regular grocery store. This can also include a selection of lean protein. You do not need to visit a health food store in order to purchase healthy food. This makes obtaining the right food a lot easier and cheaper. If it is easy to buy, prepare, and afford the right food, a dieter is much more likely to find success too!
In fact, the author makes it as simple as possible to find the right food. Though she does offer some guidance, she makes it possible for anybody to make good choices. Simply consider the calorie content of each particular food. Then consider the amount of accessible nutrients and how easy these nutrients are to digest.
If you do this, you are likely to be able to determine which food choices are good and which are not. By using this system, it might be easy to decide that a piece of peach pie should only be consumed for a treat! But a peach is a good choice for daily consumption.
Compare this logic with the so-called logic of many other diets. They might ask you to totally restrict your consumption of carbs or fats. While these diets are easy to understand, they are incredibly difficult to stick to.
If you try to totally ban carbs, for example, your body will not have a source of quick energy when you need it. If you try to ban fat, you may be missing out on essential fatty acids that your body needs to repair itself and function properly.
What usually happens is that you do lose weight initially. Then cravings set in because your body is screaming for what it lacks. Your fall off the diet wagon to quiet your body’s screaming, but when you fall – you usually fall along way and never go back. In the end, you may end up gaining back more weight than you ever lost. Then you are back at the bottom of the weight loss game, and you are probably frustrated because you think it is impossible to actually stick to a diet and lose weight.
Some weight loss programs are not based upon diet as much as hard training. Do you really have time to work out for an hour or more each day. Reasonable exercise is a good part of any healthy lifestyle, but you should be able to take a nice walk or spend twenty minutes on your exercise machine. Besides, if you are not already fit, you might hurt yourself by suddenly starting a rigorous program. This is just not sensible for the majority of people who need to lose weight.
Here’s the deal. You cannot judge a weight loss program by some movie star’s testimony. You need to understand how your body digests food and burns fat. Once you grasp the science behind the whole process, you are more likely to be satisfied with the sensible advice in Starve Mode by Leigh Peele. Good luck!