It has been nearly five years since The Fat Loss Factor was published. In that time, many people have lost weight, become healthier, come off of blood pressure medications and even used it as extreme prep for a bodybuilding show. This is the most versatile and easy to follow diet ever created for both the everyday person looking for health and a better body to the person looking to take dieting and physique display to the extreme. Also, in those five years, science has evolved, nutrition has evolved, I have had mentorship as an elite EXOS trainer and I have also had the privilege of training 1,000s of people through these published works and hearing feedback. While the original Fat Loss Factor is highly effective and in my opinion the best, most complete healthy diet book every created, if I can make something better, you’re damn sure I will. Without further ado, The Drop Factor Transformation Edition is here and it is time for YOU to get your best body…and health…ever! Read on and change your life now!
We have really honed in on the mental part of dieting and the physical part of training. We need our brains to function optimally. This means controlling insulin throughout the day and having ample energy to train. We do this by controlling carbohydrate intake around training and restricting it in favor of healthy fats other times of the day.
Another benefit is not having to measure every single little morsel of carbs, fat and protein. We achieve this by using the diabetic exchange. What is the diabetic exchange?
We don’t count every calorie. We count macros…and only some of them. Before your OCD kicks in, realize that adjusting is the key and this allows you to easily adjust to see progress. The diabetic exchange factors in consistency, Dieting is all about consistency. What we do is count the protein from protein- based foods, the fat from fat-based foods and the carbs from carb-based foods. Unless they are high (see chart) we neglect counting the other macronutrients from that food. Some guidelines on when to count the “other” macros on foods:
Carbs: When there are over 7g carbs per 25g protein
Fat: When there are over 5g fat per 20g protein
I’ve explained the Diabetic Exchange and how that works, so we will have a handy list of food choices at the end of this book. Following the exact food choices in the example menu will not lead to optimal results. BUT, please pay attention to meal timing, since it is vitally important for physical and mental performance. Will fat loss results be similar if those guidelines aren’t adhered to? Most likely, yes. Thermodynamics tells us that calories in versus calories out is the most important variable in fat loss. BUT, for maximizing muscle retention and/or gain, fat loss and mental and physical performance, I fully believe that the timing does indeed make a difference.
TESTIMONIAL - DAVID POPE
In 2001 when I met Marc Lobliner, I weighed 380 pounds. He and I formed an instant friendship that has lasted now for 15 years.
In 2008, I almost died. I went to the hospital in the morning on April 2nd with a massive infection that had started to shut down my internal systems. The mortality rate for those in my condition that checked into the hospital was 30 percent. Had I waited another 12 hours, the mortality rate would have been 70 percent.
Over the next month as I fought this illness, I came to the realization that things had to change. One of the causal factors was that I was morbidly obese. Another was that my stress levels were through the roof. Both combined to lower my resistance and create a situation where an odd, as yet unidentified bacteria was able to nearly kill me.
After recovery, I began searching for a way to become healthy. I tried doing it myself, I tried fad diets and fad workouts, all with no real success.
On August 10th, 2011, I emailed Marc and asked him for help. I didn't really believe that anything could change, but Marc told me in a phone call a week later to give his program a try, but not to expect anything to happen overnight. On September 1st, my life really did change.
When I started with Marc, I weighed 341 pounds, was pre-hypertensive, had borderline cholesterol, a resting heart rate in the 80s, my triglycerides were through the roof, and I could barely climb a flight of stairs without nearly passing out.
Over the first three years working with Marc, I lost more than 100 pounds, triglycerides became low normal, cholesterol is low normal, my blood pressure averages 105/59 and my resting heart rate is 50. I have kept all of my weight off since then and now participate in bicycle endurance events as well as running events (all while continuing to lift).
It was NOT easy. I went through periods of physical, mental and even spiritual pain and anguish. Days where I didn't want to go on, weeks and months where I suffered from panic attacks, injuries and depression were common. But Marc pushed me through and it was ALL worth it.
It is a whole new world for me. In the summer of 2017, the goal is to participate in a multi-day bicycling marathon as well as compete in the Colorado State Time Trial championships. The goal for the summer of 2018 will be to compete in my first triathlon.
Marc’s methods are awesome in their simplicity. His methods retrain your body and your mind, including your nutrition. It is a process, not an outcome. This means you can carry the process throughout your life, even after you reach your goals.
One of the things he told me when I was frustrated one time (other than threatening to fire my a** if I didn't stop whining), was that if I am in a hurry to take it off, that means I am in a bigger hurry to put it back on again. Steady gains are long term gains. Proper nutrition, proper exercise and proper, conservative supplementation are key.
I am 55 years old. At an age where most men are in the middle of a slow decline, I have gotten fitter, faster and healthier every year for the past five years because of Marc Lobliner’s program.