Eat Stop Eat Review and Results

Eat Stop Eat Review and Results

Losing weight is not easy, we all know it. And there are tons of ways advertised to us on the World Wide Web and in the real world as a solution to this. We are bombarded with lots of diet fads, workout routines, nutritional plans all coming from different sources and all claiming different ways to lose weight effectively and fast.

These continue to grow and be successful because the truth is, once you lose weight there is a huge chance that you will gain back this weight. Even worse is you will gain back more. It is the ugly truth, even science says so.

For instance, an emerging way of losing weight that is getting popular in the weight loss world is intermittent fasting. It basically means having restrictions over when you can eat and not what you can eat. There are tons of plans and programs available for web search as to the ways of doing it. You can for instance fast for 18 hours and eat for 6 hours every day. There are some that recommend eating every other day.

The subject of intermittent fasting is just as complex and full of information as any other subjects in the fitness world. There is a lot to understand and a lot to consider. This is where Eat Stop Eat aims to help its readers.

This review aims to understand what Eat Stop Eat program is and how it really delivers on its promises. I will also provide you with pros and cons and my own experience to help you in considering whether this program is for you.

What is Eat Stop Eat?

Eat Stop Eat is a program and a guide in intermittent fasting. It claims to be a proven way of losing weight. It boasts of its quick and fast way of losing weight that works in one’s own discipline. There is no need to restrict yourself with food, be on calorie deficit, or take supplements.

It also claims to have the permanent solution to weight loss. You can successfully get rid of your weight and not have it back again permanently. Eat Stop Eat works on a sustainable solution for controlling your weight and maintaining it.

Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the books and its contents, it would be better to first know who authored and developed the program.

Who authored Eat Stop Eat?

The program is authored by Brad Pilon. According to his story in the website, Brad apparently was trying to debunk intermittent fasting in his post-graduate studies only to find out that a certain type of intermittent fasting is actually effective. Not only effective but gives the best results in the shortest period of time. This then is what he went to write for his thesis defense in the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

Before that, Brad actually grew up with a hobby and fascination of muscle and fitness world. He also claims he is a big science and nutrition geek and even started subscribing to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition at the age of 14 and started selling nutrition supplements at the age of 16. He eventually graduated with a degree in Applied Human Nutrition.

He eventually worked on with a couple of research companies and discovered a lot about intermittent fasting. This is what led him to develop Eat Stop Eat Program along with his other books and programs: How Much Protein, The Adonis Effect, and Anabolic Again.

How does Eat Stop Eat work?

The main book to be followed is entitled Eat Stop Eat: The Shocking Truth That Makes Weight Loss Simple Again. The book, as I have mentioned, recommends you to follow a certain type of intermittent fasting which Brad himself discovered. But other than that, the book also provides you a few more information about intermittent fasting and losing weight. I will give you a brief walkthrough of each of these claims the book offers.

The book claims to boost your body’s #1 fat burning hormone as much as 15 times more. This hormone is most commonly called Human Growth Hormone and is assumed to be the most powerful fat burning hormone. This is because it directly interacts and fights off your fat cells. But the power and level of this hormone eventually lessen as we grow old. To be able to revitalize it, models and athletes sometimes inject themselves with the hormone. Eat Stop Eat follows a nutrition plan that is said to naturally increase your own Human Growth Hormone production as much as 15x.

Another benefit Eat Stop Eat offers is the cleanse and detox healing protocol. With all the products and with the environment our body is exposed to, there is no wonder that inside there lies a lot of toxic we have accumulated for years. This is usually collectively called “toxic load”. There are a lot of nutritional programs in the form of herbal teas, detox potions, and smoothies that marketers all want us to use to get rid of this.

Eat Stop Eat claims to be able to do this naturally as well together with weight loss. The science behind this is the process our body makes called autophagy. Simply put, this process is our body’s way of repairing damaged organelles, cell membranes, and cellular proteins. But constant eating shuts this process down. Of course, with fasting, this will bring the process back and working.

Besides this two, Eat Stop Eat also proves that fasting has a positive effect on the development of our muscle quality.  It was explained on the website that this is done by decreasing the muscle’s chronic inflammation, increases cell health and detox, increasing effects of insulin in muscles, preserving testosterone levels, increasing growth hormone, etc.

A picture of Brad over the years since 2006 is seen on the website showing how his muscle quality has progressed and actually looked better than before. He was able to decrease the intensity and length of his workouts and still able to achieve and improve his muscle quality.

Eat Stop Eat also claims to boost your metabolism. It works on three concepts of fat-burning. Insulin, a hormone that encourages the growth of fat cells, decreasing drastically when your body is fasting. It will also increase your fat oxidation by 800%. Finally, your metabolic rate even when you are at rest will also increase.

Accelerated aging is also one of the things Eat Stop Eat claims to prevent. As mentioned, chronic inflammation is proven to decrease by the certain intermittent fasting the book follows. This chronic inflammation is also the reason behind accelerated aging triggered by overeating and being overweight.

Basically, the book wants you to follow a nutrition plan that still follows a calorie threshold but instead of days, this should be maintained by weeks. This makes you able to eat more calories even more than your average intake on some days as long as you fast for the days that are recommended.

Those are some of the contents of the book. These are all the major claims that the program aims for you to achieve. But aside from that, purchasing the books gives you access to a bonus book.

This bonus book is entitled Eat Stop Eat Quick Start Guide.  This eBook provides you with a guide and instruction on how to get started with intermittent fasting. This is perfect after consuming all the information the main book provides. After all the overwhelming info about intermittent fasting, you would still want a guide to help you get started and this is exactly what it does.

What you get when you purchase Eat Stop Eat

To give you a recap, purchasing Eat Stop Eat will give you access to two downloadable digital books:

  • Eat Stop Eat Book
  • Bonus: Eat Stop Eat Quick Start Guide

These two are retailed for $49.95 but for the month of July, Brad is having a promo of only $10 for the both. Get yourself a copy on their website here.

Pros and Cons:

As with all nutrition plans, there are always pros and cons to be considered. I have laid out on this review the pros and cons that I have noticed. This is to help you in considering whether the plan is for you or not. This will also give you a real expectation of the product. Let’s start out with the pros.


  • Brad Pilon is a highly credible individual with a degree and work experience in nutrition. As mentioned, his thesis is even about the subject matter of this book. With this, there is no doubt that the claims he is saying about all the book’s science is real and credible.
  • The book is easy to follow since there are really no restrictions with what you eat. Just when you eat it. Instructions are all clear and well said. The information is very easy to understand as well. Brad tries to help you understand how the program works and how your body will respond to it.
  • It’s something different so following it might be easier for you. If you feel like you have no patience for all those calorie deficit, food restrictive diet then intermittent fasting might just be something that you would be able to follow easily.
  • It claims to end your yoyo dieting and permanently help you lose weight. This may or may not be true and effective for you but at least Brad knows that this really does happen to a lot of nutritional program. He might have incorporated this knowledge in the development of his program.
  • Aside from weight loss, you will also be given with lots of other positive side effects such as preventing fast aging and improving your muscle quality.


  • Since the book focuses on the science behind intermittent fasting and helping you understand it, the book has very few information about what food you can eat. After all the book tries to restrict you of when you can eat and not what you can eat. But for some who are looking for some tips about this, expect to see so little of it.
  • You will have to prepare yourself with a whole lot of discipline. Especially if you are not used to not eating for long periods of time. Cravings should be kept off until when you can eat again. On the bright side, in just a few days or weeks you will get used to it and you have practiced your discipline which then is adapted to your lifestyle.

Those are just some of the pros and cons that I have noticed which I hope have helped you in considering whether to purchase it or not. You can read about my own experience of the program later on.

Frequently Asked Questions about Eat Stop Eat

Will I really lose weight when I buy this book?
The book actually promotes a lifestyle that is helpful for when you lose weight you will never gain it back again. To be able to do this, you would have to follow and put in principle what the book suggests. With that said, buying this book alone will not make you lose weight. As I mentioned, you would have to prepare yourself with a whole lot of discipline. Only then you will be able to achieve the results you want whether it is to lose weight or to gain muscles.

Can I still eat my favorite foods if I follow this plan?
Absolutely! As mentioned, Eat Stop Eat follows a program that is not restricting you of what you eat only when you eat it. This means you can still eat all the hamburgers, ice cream, pizza that you want without worries. Of course, this must be done on times that you are only allowed to eat. Also, keep in mind that Eat Stop Eat follows a concept of calorie threshold. It’s very different from the concept of calorie deficit. But to put it simply, in a week you are only allowed to eat this much calories. If you have gone beyond your threshold then might as well not do the program at all.

Can I do Eat Stop Eat while I am on other diet plans and style?
It is generally safe because Eat Stop Eat does not restrict you with food consumption anyway. But know that most of these diet plans are actually not very helpful at all as mentioned by Brad. All the more when it takes just as few as 4 to 8 weeks to finish. Brad suggests that instead of following these plans, change your eating lifestyle with incorporating fruits and vegetables and protein. You can still eat your comfort food along with these. This is what consists of a healthy nutrition lifestyle.

My Experience in Using Eat Stop Eat

I’ve been a follower of a lot of diets in the market for the past few years. I admit I am also one of those that have lost and gained back their weight a couple of times now. I did not get it at all and I was getting tired of having a calorie deficit and food restrictions for my diet so I just stopped altogether.

I fell across this product and thought I could give it a try. I was really convinced by the idea that I don’t have to restrict my food and calorie intake. I finally understood why my weight keeps on fluctuating every time I try out a new diet. The book gave me lots of information I wouldn’t have known. It was some sort of enlightenment.

The first week I tried the fasting, I gotta admit it was so hard. Probably the hardest I’ve ever tried. I almost gave up. On my first week, I gave myself a bit of modification so my body will have time to get used to it. I was able to finish that week of fasting and calorie threshold good. The next week I tried fasting on full mode, exactly the way Brad mentions it in his book and I unbelievably got through it. There are times that I would really hear my stomach growling and what I do is keep myself busy.

It’s been a few weeks now and I can say I am already used to the lifestyle I chose. There are no more moments of stomach growling or modifying the plan. It’s now a walk in the park for me, performing the program. I am still able to eat the comfort foods that I want but I also try to eat lean meat and vegetables as much as I can.

So far I have lost a few kilos. With all the diets that I have tried, my expectations have already been set and I understand that weight just cannot be lost that fast. At least there’s progress and I intend to keep it that way. After all, there isn’t really much effort I have to exert in doing the program anymore. I am considering on toning my muscles next and I am excited about how this book will help me achieve my goal physique.


Brad’s book is no doubt very informational and packed with well-research facts. This is probably the simplest and easiest way to learn about intermittent fasting. However, I wouldn’t say following it is as easy. You really have to dedicate discipline and a lot of mindful motivation on doing this one. Eventually, though, I think anyone will get the hang of it.

I recommend this to those who would want a lifestyle change. One that will help you permanently get rid of your unwanted weight. However, if you think this is another form of a diet program that you start and finish in just weeks right after achieving your results, then it would not change anything at all.

27 Responses to “Eat Stop Eat Review and Results”

  1. Ben says:

    This guy really knows his stuff. He has put a lot of work into this and backs it up with a ton of sources. I came to this book though another intermittent fasting book I had found online. I have been using the guidelines I found in the first book (not too different from the ones suggested here) and have had great results. I think I will be switching over to a eating pattern more like the one outlined in this book when I am down to my goal weight.

  2. Henry says:

    Fasting for 24 hours a couple of times a week might not be the only option for intermittent fasting. Leangain’s 16 hour fast everyday is another option to consider.

  3. Candy says:

    I was surprised how short but very descriptive this book was. A must read for those who have tried several “diets” already and unable to sustain. It shows facts, different sources, charts, graphs and diet comparisons. Eat Stop Eat. Intermittent fasting is not a “diet” it’s a lifestyle change.

  4. Filip says:

    If some person would ask me this and that about my fasting, I would refer them to this book.

  5. Ozzy says:

    The best advise for overall body composition and health. Much easier than any of the fad diets and a very long standing and proven way to maintain a lean body and fix your insulin response! I have lost over 20lbs of just PURE Body fat using this method in combination with my Kettlebell and Karate training. Try it!!

  6. Joe says:

    A very interesting book with lots of supporting research to explain the science behind intermittent fasting.

  7. Nicole says:

    A quick read. Interesting approach – intermittent fasting for weight loss. The first part (and majority) of book is on the research supporting intermittent fasting, which I believe is very good. The balance of the book suggests balance, which is attractive.

  8. Andy Anderson says:

    Pretty interesting. Intriguing idea, quite informative, not a lot of pie or any other kind of charts, no pages and pages of recipes and somehow was inspiring enough. So i’m gonna try it, like, now and if it works maybe will add one more star?

  9. Martin says:

    If you’ve heard about the 5/2 diet and intermittent fasting, then this is an essential book. Explains the science but also makes it clear how the simplified version of IF in magazines is pretty rubbish and the proper way is much better. Nice quick read and full of good info.

  10. Federic says:

    This is my go-to guide for fasting information. I also like to read what’s left on the “Leangains” site. If you’re interested in incorporating fasting in your life this is a great place to start. Flexible with a variety of options.

  11. Ryan says:

    Love the theory. The book itself can easily be read in a short 30 minute sitting or less. It is extremely simple and harps on the point of fasting for 24 hour period once or twice a week for overall health and fat loss.

  12. Jasper says:

    Read in under an hour, well worth my time.
    Simple and straight-forward. Making a few very good (life changing) points.
    Towards the end, it start repeating, could have been even less pages.

  13. Brian says:

    Fantastic and quick read. This will change your life. Will make you healthier and stronger.

  14. Felix says:

    strongly recommend to everyone i know. especially for my fat friends

  15. Nate says:

    Brilliant, easy to read, informative, and effective.

  16. Mircea says:

    Turns everything you thought about the normal diet plan on its head with facts to back it up. I’ve been intermittent fasting for quite a while and finally have the facts to back it up!

  17. Dustin says:

    Well researched explanation of the benefits of fasting.

  18. Tim says:

    This book was short and straight to the point. Gave me a better understanding of fasting.

  19. Doris says:

    Realizing what fasting can do to improve markers on health!

  20. Oliver says:

    Easy reads with lots of information. All claims backed up by sources so anybody can get the relevant studies and form their own opinion.

  21. Optimus says:

    Interesting, will be reading ‘warrior diet’ next to compare the two. I will probably try methods from this book for 30 days or so to see the results.

  22. Pitt says:

    This is a great book. The author’s claims are backed by science. The book is well written and kept me reading. I have implemented this lifestyle and the results are great.

  23. Martha says:

    Interesting concept. In summary, the idea is to fast 1-2 days per week and eat your maintenance calories at other times to reach a 10-20% calorie deficit.

  24. Gloria says:

    What I love about this book is that it’s written professionally and is based on research. It’s easy to read. Definitely a must-read 🙂

  25. Michele says:

    Can I drink tea with skimmed milk or must I stick to black tea without milk though out the day?

  26. Laura says:

    Thanks for a thorough review of the book. I agree what you said about “truly understand when you get hungry vs. when you simply get bored and want to eat.” And also what you say about how IF helps with diet adherence – it makes it easy to remember what you should eat – which in this case is nothing!

  27. Vickie says:

    Nice review. I love what you said about how people look at you if you tell them you’re fasting! IF is one of those love it or hate it type of calorie restrictions. I personally like the freedom to eat what I want (within reason) when I’m not fasting.

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