Want to lose belly fat fast? I mean really fast?
…Try following this “ultimate fat loss diet.”
I wanted to discuss a diet that I read about that is killer for getting very lean, very fast. This works extremely well to drop body fat for a vacation or for an event, but it is extreme in nature and so you should only consider doing this for a week or two.
I have to give credit to my fellow fitness writer Rusty Moore for this eating plan, as he is the one who came up with it (along with every other poor college student ). Rusty has a new fat loss program out for burning excess fat with “strategic cardio.” It is called Visual Impact Cardio, and I highly recommend you get it. You can check it out by clicking here.
The diet goes like this:
* Drink a 30-40 gram meal replacement shake for breakfast.
* Drink a 30-40 gram meal replacement shake for lunch.
* Eat a salad for dinner with 1-2 chicken breasts and vinegar based dressing.
* If you are still starving, eat a piece of fruit after dinner.
* Optional: Eat a cup of cottage cheese before bed (gross to me but your call).
The reason this diet works very well to lose fat without sacrificing too much muscle is that you include a significant amount of protein to preserve muscle mass, but keep the sugars low to torch belly fat.
Rusty answers some questions about this diet below:
Q: Do you get a cheat day?
A: No. The goal is to see how many days in a row you can do this. Most people only last about a week. If you can do two weeks…that is fantastic. I wouldn’t go much longer than 3 weeks. Each day “builds upon” the previous day…you will be visibly leaner day by day. It is a pain, but works wonders!
Q: What is your favorite type of protein?
A: I like Myoplex by EAS. Myoplex contains roughly 42 grams of protein per serving. I like Prograde’s meal replacement shake as well (which is probably the better option for women due to the slightly lower protein and calorie content).
Q: How much weight can you lose?
A: It depends, but you will drop weight at a fast rate. Not all of that weight loss will be body fat. There is a good chance that you could lose 8-15 pounds in two weeks, but some of that will be lean body mass and water. If you have a lot of weight to lose, you can drop rate at a much faster rate.
Q: This sounds pretty extreme.
A: It is and it is NOT meant to be done long term. Maybe just 1-2 times per year to either jump start a diet…or use leading up to summer or a beach vacation.
Big props to Rusty Moore of Fitness Black Book for coming up with this diet. I also highly recommend Rusty’s new program, Visual Impact Cardio, to anyone trying to lose fat fast.
I’ve done a few articles on this program on this site. This is the most strategic program for fat loss currently on the market…
…I own it and use it and I can guarantee that you won’t regret getting it. Check it out here.
Good luck and enjoy
P.S. Make sure you check with your physician prior to trying any new exercise or eating plan. It goes without saying, but this article is not intended to be medical advice.