Calorie Shifting - What is it Exactly?

by : John Davenport

Calorie Shifting has become one of the hottest topics of debate in the weight loss industry. But what is Calorie Shifting and how does it work?

Calorie Shifting was developed as a solution to the barrage of what I call "Low Something Diets". You know what I mean: every where you turn is another low this and low that diet. Once it's a low fat diet, another time it's low carb or even NO carb. There are diets which proclaim that they hold the solution to your weight problems because they are low calorie diets. You get the picture.

For a while, some of these diets seemed to work. People reported an early fat loss at a good rate. It was what happened a few weeks or months down the line that was troubling: those same people who lost weight in the beginning, ended up gaining it all back and then some. It didn't happen to all of them, but the statistics state that 95% of diets fail and people end up fatter than they started.

Wondering why this happened? The reason is simple: when you deprive your body of a certain food group like carbs or drastically cut down on the amount of calories you eat, your metabolism slows down. You see, your metabolism thinks you're starving, as if you were in the wild nature, and in order to make sure that your energy deposits last as long as possible, it slows down. It's a protective mechanism which is biologically active in all of us.

The challenge was to create a system in which your metabolism will remain running high but in which you'll still lose fat fast. That's how Calorie Shifting came to be. Calorie Shifting is a way in which you constantly rotate your food thereby tricking your metabolism so it remains running high and burning a lot of fat.

Calorie Shifting works by getting you to eat the right food at specific times of the day and then by roatating it so your metabolism never gets used to any routine. The good thing is that because your metabolism keeps on running high, you don't have to dperive your body of any food groups or eat an absurdly low amount of calories. Becuase your metabolism is high all the time, you don't gain all the weight back the moment you stop being on a diet.

It is hard to get yourself to carry out the Calorie Shifting method by yourself because you need to create an expert menu which is based on this system. It is usually done by a special software. As far as I know, the only diet that uses Calorie Shifting is the Fat Loss 4 Idiots diet.