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In just 29 days I dropped 13 pounds, tightened up my waist and finally got six-pack abs.
Here are the three strategies I used to make this transformation happen.
1. Calorie Shifting
If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried low-carb diets in the past.
And maybe you saw some “ok” results, but you could never get truly lean.
That’s because the standard low-carb diet SUCKS when it comes to losing maximum fat in minimum time. Instead, scientifically cycle (or “shift”) your calories and your carbohydrate intake. This means consuming a high level of carbohydrates on certain days and a low level of of carbohydrates on other days.
Research shows by scientifically cycling/shifting your calories and your carbs, you can actually burn 2.6X more fat as compared to standard dieting(1). In other words, you could be done with your diet in 30 days instead of 90 days!
2. Zero Cardio
I spent ZERO minutes on the treadmill during my incredible 29 day transformation. ZERO minutes on the elliptical machine or exercise bike. ZERO minutes jogging, walking, running or swimming.
In case I’m not making myself clear, I did absolutely ZERO cardio. None. Nada. Because when it comes to burning fat, cardio is an absolute waste of time.
Did you know that running a full-marathon — 26.2 miles –burns just 2,600 calories?(2) That’s roughly 1/2 pound of fat. Think about that for a second: If you went out a ran a full marathon — 26.2 miles — every single Saturday you would lose LESS than 2 pounds of fat after a month!
I don’t know about you, but running for 6 hours straight on the weekends isn’t my idea of a good time. For this reason, I skipped the cardio and instead focused on using brief but intense resistance-training sessions to build muscle mass and maintain my metabolism while the diet stripped away the fat.
3. Pre-planned Cheat Meals
To keep my metabolism running high, I enjoyed 3 cheat meals per week. But I didn’t just randomly binge out on pizza and ice cream. I scientifically pre-planned my cheat meals for maximum fat burning results.
I allowed myself three cheat meals per week. Cheat meals always happened on days where I did resistance training. This was so the high level of carbohydrates and calories would be used to repair and rebuild my muscles after an intense training session.
By utilizing these 3 strategies for aggressive fat loss, I was able to get ripped in just 29 days.
If you want to read more about how I pulled off this incredible transformation in just 29 days, check out my book, “The Aggressive Fat Loss Bible.” I’m offering an exclusive discount for ROK readers. (limited time.)
1: Davoodi, Sayed Hossein, et al. “Calorie Shifting Diet Versus Calorie Restriction Diet: A Comparative Clinical Trial Study.” International journal of preventive medicine 5.4 (2014b): 447.