guest post by fat loss expert Josef Brandenburg
I’m probably going to get my Blog shut down over this, but I was up doing my market research for my new book (tentatively titled “The Booty You Want”). I’m scoping out the top selling competition on the bookshelves – what’s the hook? What did people like? What would people change?
I ran across the 4 Day Diet by Dr. Ian K. Smith. Then I went to his site and found a page with the results from Season 3 of the Celebrity Fit Club.
#1. Was Young MC (remember “Bust A Move”?) he dropped 38 pounds, but his body-fat % only went down by 8%.
Let’s do the math on that:
He started at 278lbs, so he lost 14% of his bodyweight.
So, 43% of what he lost was actually lean body mass (LBM), NOT FAT.
That is damn near half.
He dropped OVER 16lbs of LBM. Your metabolism is largely a function of how much LBM you have. If his metabolism slows down that much what are the odds that Young MC is going to keep that weight off?
Hmmm… Maybe that whole eat less and exercise more thing doesn’t really work all that well for most people?
If I get a 41 year old male client (Young MC was born in May 1967) he’s going to gain muscle while he drops body-fat.
NO, I did not cherry pick my data. Let’s look at all of the 100-Day Results:
#2. Bizarre: no data on body-fat % change
#3. Kelly LeBrock: did improve overall body composition (the ONLY one)
#4. Chastity Bono: 77% of the weight lost was LBM!
#5. Bruce Vilanch: 64% of the weight lost was LBM!
#6. Tempest Bledsoe: 55% of the weight lost was LBM!
#7. Countess Vaughn: just got fatter
Countess’ results beg the question: If you have someone motivated enough to embarrass themselves on National TV, and they GAIN weight on your 100 day program is what you teach of any value whatsoever? Are you just on TV because you are camera friendly and yelling at people makes for TV drama?
ONLY ONE PERSON in SEVEN made any meaningful progress. You can’t get any more motivated than someone being on TV. If motivation isn’t the problem, maybe your program sucks?
If you fall back on the “they didn’t follow through” excuse, then I say again: Maybe its your program that sucks? If people who are being embarrassed on TV can’t follow through on your program, who else will? If a program can’t be followed, then its sucks right?
Don’t even get me started on The Biggest Loser…
Josef Brandenburg is Washington, DC’s #1 fat-loss expert for busy people. He shows normal people with hectic lives and average genetics how to create the bodies they want in the time they actually have. To find out more click here.
Note from Josh –
Today's article from Josef Brandenburg was re-printed with permission.
I get a ton of people asking to submit articles for the Lose Stubborn Fat! blog, and most of them I don't use. Josef's article I read on his blog and then I asked him if I could use it. It has two things that most articles I read don't have: 1.) It's fun. 2.) It fits the tone of this blog.
Most of the articles I get are really good information, but aren't entertaining. Just good info isn't enough. This blog has got to be a little fun, a little rockstar. Articles have gotta have personality.