The easiest way to start your low-carb lifestyle
Here's my challenge for the New Year: If you're not ready to commit to a low-carb diet, take it out for a test drive, starting this week.
Try it out for just two days a week and see how you feel. Two days a week -- and that's it.
No dramatic instant lifestyle changes. No calorie counting. No gimmicks. No expensive protein shakes or, God help you, frozen "diet meals" that taste like they were left over from New Year's Eve in 1978.
Nope, forget all that -- and just try two days a week of the foods you love anyway: delicious steak, farm-fresh eggs (even the yolk), your favorite cheese and whatever fresh vegetables you like (or none at all if you prefer).
If that sounds easy, it's because it IS easy -- so easy you can do it no matter how many other diets you've failed on. And the latest research shows that just two days a week of the low-carb lifestyle works BETTER than full-time calorie counting.
In just two months, women who tried the part-time low-carb approach lost nine pounds -- while women who counted calories seven days a week lost only four pounds, which is a lot like losing nothing at all.
The part-time low-carbers also saw their insulin levels plunge by 18 percent -- versus a measly 4 percent in the low-calorie group.
Now, there's a catch here -- there always is -- and it's a pretty big one: I don't care how good those short-term numbers are... because if you're even remotely interested in long-term health, two days a week won't cut it.
The women in the study began to figure that out on their own: Despite having permission to eat whatever crap they wanted five days a week, most of them ate better EVERY day.
Now THAT'S how you live, people -- and if you go low-carb for just two days a week at first, you'll feel so good so fast you'll want to turn it into a seven-day lifestyle yourself.
But let's start with a small step -- start with two days. Take my New Year's challenge today -- and don't forget to drop me a line and let me know how you do.