Eat Shit and Die(t) is the name of a new dieting book by Max Cunningham and for once it’s a refreshing take on dieting which does not tread lightly. If you’re not a fan of swearing or brash language then turn around because this isn’t for you, but if you’re looking for straight to the point talking then give it a go.
The premise of the diet is intermittent fasting which is something I’ve actually written about for some clients in my freelance work before and the concept intrigued me. Through his book Max makes it seem so simple, in basic terms you don’t change what you eat, you change when you eat. Your body takes a few hours to digest food so if you need energy during the digestion period your body will use the energy from the food you’ve eaten, but if your body isn’t digesting food then it will take it from fat supplies in your body helping you to burn fat.
Usually your body only gets this when you’re sleeping but Max’s diet states you should eat within an 8-hour window during the day leaving 14 hours for your body to digest and burn fat. For me this wasn’t too bad as I’ve never been a massive breakfast fan so I would chose the 1pm-9pm slot allowing me time for lunch and then late enough that I could eat dinner whenever (although usually I only needed about 7 hours of eat time). From the point this post goes out FYI I am going to be doing this diet to see if Max is right, and I’m going in for the optimal version of the three ‘dieting’ options.
The concept is clever and makes lots of sense with scientific and dietary breakdowns in the book if you want to read them, there’s even a section on exercise giving tips on the types of things to do to aid your dieting. The whole book reads partly like a self-help book trying to tell you to man the f**k up and it’s partly like a wise friend who knows how to make your life easier. If this sounds like your kind of diet you can grab a copy of the book here.