Calorie Shifting - How I Lost 30lbs in 30 Days With No Exercise

By: Jake Hyten
Calorie shifting is a hot issue when it comes to rapid weight loss ideas. I've been getting many emails asking how I lost so much weight using Calorie Shifting so I am writing this article in an FAQ style with some of the most commonly asked questions you guys have sent in.

What is Calorie Shifting In A Nutshell?

The concept of calorie shifting is simple although implementing it may not be as easy without some practice or guidance. Suppose you were eating 2500 calories per day on average and this was your normal caloric intake. What happens is your body "expects" and anticipates receiving 2000 calories per day. So what you would do is the next day eat say 1500 calories for a few days and your body tries to adjust by burning more fat for energy. Then you would use calorie shifting again and up your calorie intake. This tricks your metabolism into maintaining a metabolic rate conducive for fat loss.

Why Does This Work Better Than If I Just Cut My Calories In Half Or Something?

Great questions. That's what I used to do when I was exercising is just exercise and cut my calories way down. What happens here is you will actually lose weight for a short time but your body becomes "accustomed" to the low calorie intake and says to itself. "Oh great, I'm only getting x amount of calories a day and that's not enough. I better store a portion of it as fat for energy later" THIS is EXACTLY why you lose a good amount of weight for about a week or so and then BAM it stops. That happened to me EVERY time. So when you use calorie shifting you are constantly tricking your body into a metabolism that will help you lose weight. I didn't exercise for 30 days because of my ankle and lost more weight than I ever had because of calorie shifting.

What Kind Of Foods Can You Eat?

The concept of calorie shifting is simple but knowing how to put it all together is the tougher part. The variety of foods you can eat are pretty good. I pretty much was already eating it or buying it at the store so that part I really liked. Its combining the right foods in the right proportions at the right times that make it all come together. Here is a sample of one of my daily diets.

Meal 1 - Oatmeal

Meal 2 - Fruit Salad (my favorite!)

Meal 3 - Turkey Sandwich or I would have Fish quite often

Meal 4 - Cottage Cheese

How Much Weight Loss Should I Expect In A Month?

I hate this question because I did REALLY well on the calorie shifting diet and with NOT a single day of exercise lost about 26 pounds in 30 days. From the feedback I'm getting this isn't normal and its closer to about 15-20 lbs in 30 days for other people. Obviously 15-20 pounds in a month is AWESOME for JUST dieting and no exercise. The people that are exercising are losing closer to 15-25 and remember as you exercise you are building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat!
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