Dieting: The 3-Hour Diet (cont.)
They will also increase great energy because they are eating carbohydrates. They will feel good, their dopamine levels and serotonin levels will be elevated because they feel happy and stress free. They will see their confidence improve and their self-esteem will improve because they can do this plan. That gives people confidence -- they see they can do something and they keep it up. It makes you feel proud of yourself and confident. With that confidence soaring, you will be able to tackle obstacles in all sorts of things in life, whether they're work related or personal.
I tell people that there's no greater instrument to control and master than our body. When you have that body -- your physical health -- in top-notch shape, what happens is that it gives you the power to achieve any goal.
I have had people write me that once they have lost the weight, they feel like they are better parents, they feel like better role models. They had been on the South Beach and couldn't teach their kids to follow that plan because the first two weeks of South Beach don't allow carbohydrates. Or they were on Atkins and had ketosis and gout and all these things and their kids were concerned. They -- finally for the first time -- feel proud that they are good role models.
I have people write me about business goals that they finally have the energy and the focus to achieve. So many of these people write about low-carb diets and how they were very tired. They say that the first week or so they were high energy, but after that they lost their energy because they were so low in carbohydrates that they just couldn't think.
People wrote me after they lost the weight on the 3-Hour Diet? that they ate this way and they were sharper and more able to work more effectively. It goes on and on - these are all the wonderful benefits of eating every three hours.
I do have a fitness background as well. My first four books were called 8 Minutes in the Morning , all on the New York Times. They all required eight minutes of exercise. The 3-Hour Diet book is really the prequel to my 8 Minute books -- it's the foundation. If I could go back in time I would have written this book first and then done the exercise books.
This plan requires no exercise at all, it's completely optional. Chapter 11 of the book does give you some basic, simple eight-minute exercises you can do. What I find is that most people, once they lose the initial weight with my 3-Hour Diet book, will then attack my 8 Minutes in the Morning books with vigor because that will help define and sculpt their final pound or two of toning that they want to do. They can use the 3-Hour Diet to remove the excess mass weight. Then, when they need to sculpt their body if that's what they want, if they want firm and toned arms, buttocks and thighs and to remove cellulite, the 8 Minutes in the Morning books will help do that finishing touch -- that's optional.