Why Anything Goes…To Lose Weight

by Brad Pilon

There is a simple reason why John Barban and I say you can eat anything you wish and still lose weight. And that reason is this ==> We don’t think you are an idiot. In fact, we kinda think you’re smart. Weight Loss Rules

Funny, but true.

Our belief is that you’re goal is to lose weight and to be healthy.

So while some people like to use the logical fallacy of Reductio Ad Absurdum and state that since we say you can eat anything you wish and lose  weight, what we are really saying is that you SHOULD eat nothing but candy and chocolate for the rest of your life….nothing could be farther from the truth.

But as silly as it sounds, I guess that’s what other health professionals think you will do.

That’s why they give you complicated rules, because if they didn’t you’d obviously think that sitting down to eat your way through a bucket of chicken wings, 4 large pizzas, a whole chocolate cake and 2 liters of chocolate milk was a logical weight loss solution.

So if you were looking for a reason why we’re so liberal with our recommendations this is it – We think your pretty smart.

If you choose to take this advice and go the complete opposite direction of your goals then that’s your decision.

However, if you are still aiming towards losing weight then during this process you can eat anything you want.

It goes without saying…but I’m going to say it anyways (actually I think I already said it in a previous post)

A donut is fine, a box of donuts..not so much.

A couple Oreos? Terrific. Only eating Oreos for 7 days straight? Not so much.

But really, I’m guessing you already knew that 😉

To lose weight you need to eat less, but it’s not nearly as complicated as people would have you beleve.



Joe February 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm

So i have 2 questions… 1)Why would i need the anything go diet if i already have the How much protein and eat stop eat book? Does it provide that much more info? ok so i guess that was all considered one question even though i guess it was really 2 any how question 2) I have read both of those books and im not quite sure what my calories should be.. Im 5’4″ and i weigh about 130 with a 13 percent body fat so how do i figure out how many calories i would need? Im not really looking to go back to counting cal just figured it would be beneficial to have a number to try to go by. Thanks

Brad Pilon February 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Hi Joe,

AGD is for anyone who is struggling with what to eat in between their fasts, or people whom need a calorie guide on which to base their daily intake.


Joe February 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

ok thanks for the quick answer.

Vaclav Gregor March 11, 2011 at 4:20 am

I recommend the book to everyone who wants to get a clear understanding about food, diet and fat loss. Also Michael and John are amazing writers.

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