4-Hour body is the new book by time ferriss. He did tests on his own body for over 10 years (and recruited others) and came to the conclusion that we should eat protein (meat), legumes, and greens at 3 meals during the week and take one day every week to binge. Seems crazy, but the research backs him up. What do you think?
I have read Tim’s book, and I agree with his recommendations. Creating a nutrition plan composed primarily of lean protein, legumes, and vegetables eliminates many of the metabolic and hormonal challenges that occur when consuming sugars and starches. There’s no sharp rise in insulin, which significantly limits calories being shuttled to fat storage. In addition, keeping insulin levels in check allows other hormones (glucagon, for example) to release stored bodyfat into the bloodstream to be used as fuel. The ‘cheat day’ has been employed effectively by active individuals for years, and was popularized in the 90’s by Bill Phillips and his ‘Body for Life’ program. It does sound crazy, but having one day to eat whatever you crave can be an effective motivator in an otherwise sound nutrition program.
Hope that helps,