Lose Weight Like You’re On A Low Carb Diet –
Even If You’re Not!
“The Half Day Diet” by Nate Miyaki
PUBLISHED: 04/19/2016 | BY: Dan McNeil, SENIOR REVIEWER
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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he benefits of a low carb diet for weight loss are well known but let’s be real, no one wants to give up the food they love. Weight loss efforts are effective and lasting only when they’re accompanied by reasonable lifestyle changes. However, it’s hard to imagine – as a base for such changes – a diet that requires eliminating a whole macronutrient group from your menu.
Carbs at night
The Half Day Diet by Nate Miyaki, is an ingenious weight loss strategy, designed to improve the burning of stubborn body fat throughout the day by ‘dieting’ for only half a day. The program highlights the necessity of eating the right type of foods during the day and picking the right carbs at night in order to control cravings and lose weight.
Miyaki’s program reflects the trend in the weight-loss world that – although it emphasizes the key role of carbs control – avoids the extremes of a low-carb approach and seeks to create a balanced diet regime that allows you to burn fat and to still enjoy your favorite carbs on a regular basis.
As the author explains on his website, choosing the right carbs and eating them at the right times, allows us to achieve and maintain high levels of fat loss without having to suffer from nighttime cravings and binges and the all the other side-effects of the slowed metabolism associated with a strict low-carbohydrate diet.
|Who Is the Author of the Program?
Nate Miyaki is a professional ISSA certified nutrition coach and an ACE certified trainer. He is educated in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.. During the last 15 years, he’s created a successful practice around the San Francisco area.
According to Miyaki, scientific research proves the human body only requires to be on “low carb” in specific times of the day in order to gain all the benefits of 24-hour low carb diet lifestyle.
WHAT you eat and WHEN you eat matter as much as how much you eat
Manipulating carb intake is an effective strategy for weight loss, as it helps to control an anabolic hormone insulin known as the “storage” hormone. For the most part, carbs that are digested and absorbed slowly help control the response of insulin. These carbs tend to be low in simple sugars and loaded with fiber. Think beans, vegetables, whole grains, etc.
Remember that WHEN you eat is just as important as how much and what kind of food you eat. This idea is based on how the body handles different types of food at different times. For instance, muscles are more receptive to absorbing carbs at certain times of the day. Thus, it takes less insulin to store the glucose from carbs, and boosts fat loss.
What happens if you cut out the carbs, or eat carbs at the wrong time? Your fat loss efforts will be sabotaged and keep your body trapped in the carb-craving cycle, which is generally responsible for weight gain.
What Does The Program Cover?
the program is based on the three primary “pillars”:
Pillar #1:Macro-optimization. This is designed to adjust your carbs, fat and protein intake to fit your goals. You simply chose a macro template, and by eating the right foods in the right amounts at the right times, you increase your body’s fat-burning ability.
Pillar #2:Customization. You’ll learn how to welcome the food you love into your diet. Miyaki asserts that no diet fits all scenarios and that each person is different. The Half-Day Diet program lets you personalize a meal plan that fits your needs, lifestyle, likes and dislikes so you can easily incorporate the new habits into your everyday routine.
Pillar #3:Evolution. Along with weight loss progress, your biochemistry, nutrition needs and goals are constantly changing. The old dieting guidelines won’t work anymore. Therefore, a nutrition plan must keep up with you as you start getting results. That’s why Nate included so many different templates in the program, including ‘Beach Physique’, ‘Strength Training’ or ‘Sedentary’. There will surely be one that can easily be customized to your new lifestyle. This part ensures that your nutrition plan will grow with you.
Bonuses that are included in the program:
- Fast Food Survival Guide – provides information on how to choose a restaurant with a menu that includes a healthy fat-burning meal.
- Happy Hour Handbook – provides tips on what you should consume before going out drinking with friends. It also offers the ultimate hangover cure.
- Flat Belly Platinum Club – offers support and knowledge from people just like you and includes must-try recipes, articles, videos and diet tips. The club also gives you private access to the Half-Day Diet Virtual Nutritionist software.
- Holiday Fat Loss Manual – Offers tips on how to handle special occasions where overeating is a real possibility – Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, etc
- Free lifetime program updates
- Free one-year email consultations
- Best support community, including a 24/7 online support person who can answer questions, address concerns, offer support and provide tips, recipes and much more.
Overall the program seems to be a serious proposal addressed to anyone who wants to start some healthy living and lose some pounds, especially those who want to restrict their carbs without having to resort to drastic solutions. The author is a known expert in the fitness world and proposes a sensible eating program based on solid science and years of practice. Considering the above, it seems a good kick-start into a new healthy lifestyle.
Definitely worth a try – even if you do not achieve the results you are expecting despite sticking to the plan, you are covered with a 60-day money back guarantee.
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