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 enjoyed. As with any book, there are things I agree with and others I don’t, but he had a lot of good input. As for the nutrition plan, I agree with it for the reasons stated by Andrew. As for the cheat day, it is used successfully by body builders and many others. I have found it does not work for me or my clients. If someone approaches it with a lean body mass to begin with, I think it is well advised. But when someone approaches it with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, or morbid obesity and it’s related chemical/metabolic problems, the cheat day becomes a week long binge. For someone with those issues, I have found the cheat day will set off cravings and set them way back in progress. And in my experience for the normal woman, it will take an entire week just to take off those cheat calories, stalling any weight loss progress.