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Unleash Your Thin Review

Have you tried Atkins and other low carb diets and loved the weight loss but hated the carb counting? If so – or if you want to lose weight enough that you’re willing to try – Unleash Your Thin may be for you.

It’s a new and easy low carb diet developed by Dr. Jonny Bowden that takes a relaxed approach to carbs while ensuring you stay within certain boundaries with simple rules about what you can eat.

Here at Free Online Diet Reviews we don’t believe in the “one diet fits all” approach. There’s no perfect diet in a pot at the end of the rainbow. There are a ton of healthy diets and any of them could work if you can stick to them. The critical point is finding a diet that you can stick to, which means one that fits your tastes and your lifestyle and is easy for you to follow.

So we’ve taken a look inside this new diet plan and can tell you more about what it includes. It seems to have worked for other people – but keep reading to see if this diet could help you lose weight.

What’s on the Menu

Unleash Your Thin is basically a low carb diet that also has similarities with the paleo or primal style of diet that is very popular right now.

Low carb diets were made famous by Dr. Robert Atkins in the 1970s/80s for getting terrific weight loss. On the Atkins diet you had to count your grams of carbohydrate which meant weighing everything you ate. There’s no doubt it worked, people could lose a lot of weight, but unless you’re a real obsessive it can be a nightmare figuring out how many carbs you’ve eaten.

The paleo or primal diet focuses on eating foods that would have been available to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. The claim is that many modern diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes can be caused by eating the products of agriculture that our digestive systems weren’t designed for. These include grains, potatoes, dairy products and legumes (peas and beans). Some paleo diets also recommend cutting out all fruit except for berries.

Unleash Your Thin is a blend of these two approaches. There are a few “forbidden” foods and you can basically eat as much as you want of anything else. You are allowed legumes, so that makes it a little easier for vegetarians than a paleo diet. You don’t have to count carbs so it’s a LOT easier than Atkins. And as far as weight loss, it seems to work very well for the people we’ve seen who are following it.

Where This Plan Is Different

Up to now we’ve focused on similarities with other diets. But the thing that really makes this diet plan different is not the food rules but the emphasis that Bowden puts on overcoming food addictions.

Dr. Jonny BowdenA former drug addict himself, he’s developed a powerful series of quizzes that will help you identify and beat the addiction that many of us have to sugar and refined flour products. He goes into the science, but very simply this is caused by the action of insulin that leaves us with “sugar lows” and the effect of high blood glucose on endorphins in the brain.

Bowden’s message is that you CAN beat food addiction but you need to understand exactly what your triggers are and how much damage it’s doing to you. The quizzes are contained in an ebook called the Craving Crusher Action Guide which is 77 pages. That gives you an idea of how important this is to the plan.

There’s no required fitness program. Bowden says of course that taking a little more exercise will be good for our health and our waistlines but his belief is that overweight and obesity is caused by what we eat and that’s where we need to make major changes. Exercise is optional.

My results for the end of Week 2 of the eating plan:
Weight: lost 5.5 pounds this week, total 14 pounds in 2 weeks (amazing!)
R.C., in the members’ forum

If You Have Chronic Health Problems

If you have chronic health problems, you may find they improve on this diet. Of course you should talk with your doctor before starting any new diet. However, a lot of us have mild to severe allergies or intolerance to some of the foods that have been introduced into our daily diet in the last few thousand years, and cutting these out can make a big difference.

These foods include most grains (except for quinoa and wild rice which are not true grains), the nightshade family of vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, chilis), and dairy products.

Starting this diet plan will automatically mean you don’t eat most of these “allergenic” foods at first. You can easily add tomatoes etc to your no-go list for the first phase if you want to do a full elimination diet for testing.

Then Jonny Bowden’s recommendation is that you start introducing things back to see (a) what you can eat and still lose weight and (b) if there’s anything that might be causing your eczema, asthma, chronic fatigue etc. This dietary approach can be particularly helpful with autoimmune diseases.

Weight Loss Results

When you join Unleash Your Thin you get access to a forum where everybody on the diet can support each other and share their results. We’ve quoted some of those results in the grey boxes on this page. Broadly, what we found was:

  • Many members are losing a lot of weight in the first 2 weeks: up to 10 pounds in the first week is not uncommon
  • The more carbs/sugar a person was eating before, the more they’re likely to lose in this phase
  • If people have problems it’s often when they’re starting to reintroduce foods, so we think it’s better to do that more gradually than Bowden suggests – see the next section
  • Members are often surprised by the positive impact on their health and lifestyle, e.g. having more energy

[The diet] has given me so much energy and after 8 days, I’m down 9 lbs! Just a week ago I was feeling tired and depleted, but now I feel a return of hope along with all the energy. Getting excited about pulling the next size smaller down from the shelves!
M.T., in the members’ forum

Tips For Following Unleash Your Thin

  • Food Reintroduction

Bowden suggests reintroducing some of the higher carb foods rather early – after about a month. Most people haven’t lost all the weight they want to lose at this point and a lot of people will find that eating these foods now will slow down or halt their weight loss. Then you have to be very careful not to overreact by thinking you’ve ruined everything. You haven’t, you just ate too much carbohydrate too soon, and need to take a step back.

We’d recommend only reintroducing ONE food at a maximum of THREE meals the first time. So if you’re adding dairy foods, make it milk OR yogurt OR cheese, not all of them, and only three times during the week. Then if that went okay you can add another one the following week.

Some people will notice an allergic or intolerant reaction such as sinus inflammation or diarrhea and if that happens it’s worth cutting out that food again and having an allergy test.

  • Vegetarians

If you’re vegetarian you’ll find the first phase of this plan limits your food choices quite severely if you follow it to the letter. As we’ve said, you can have legumes which makes it easier to follow than Atkins or the paleo diet, but most people on the diet will be eating a lot of meat and fish.

You can have unlimited eggs so if you eat eggs and legumes you’ll have a certain amount of choice. It’s true that there are probably easier diets for a vegetarian to follow. However if you’re a food addict you might find it useful to follow the approach in the Craving Crusher Action Guide and simply tweak the diet itself to allow you to add back certain foods (like cheese) earlier than meat-eaters do.

Where To Buy Unleash Your Thin

You can only get the full program from the official website (see link at the end of this review). It isn’t sold on Amazon or anywhere else. There are the two main ebooks (Fat Burning Blueprint and Craving Crusher Action Guide) plus bonuses and you also get lifetime membership of the forum. You’ll need everything if you’re going to take this seriously and actually lose weight with it.

Thank you Jonny!!! My goal was to lose 40lbs. I started in January 2012 and today, 08/16/12, I exceeded my goal by 1/2 of a lb! I have tried repeatedly to lose weight & had little success. But thank God i found “Unleash Your Thin”.
S., in the members’ forum

Our Verdict

Based on our investigation we think that Unleash Your Thin could be the diet for you if you’d say “Yes” to any of the following:

  • You’ve tried to lose weight before but gained it back
  • You have food binges or feel like you’re addicted to some foods
  • You wish you could quit eating certain foods that trigger your cravings or binges
  • You’re often low on energy
  • You want to lose weight without having to do a lot of exercise

It’s available at a reduced price now (we paid $10 more than the current price) and we recommend you get it now while the discount lasts.
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If you are like most people who are carrying a few extra pounds, you would like to get rid of them as quickly as possible. This makes perfect sense of course, though losing weight quickly has its own dangers. People who lose weight quickly run the risk of creating additional health problems, and they are also more prone to putting the weight back on at a later date.

During the first week or so of any diet, you will probably lose enough weight to make you feel confident about what you are doing. This is an exciting time for many dieters, but the reality is that the rate at which you lose weight will eventually slow down over time. The longer you diet, the slower your metabolism gets, and the more work it will require on your part to maintain the weight loss.

How Can You Lose Weight Safely?

Since most people do not have the time or the interest to count every single calorie that they eat, there are a number of different diet plans that can help you lower your caloric intake without having to be so precise about what you eat. Some of these programs will restrict you from eating certain classifications of foods, such as grains and pastas, while others are based on a simple point system, with many different foods in your grocery store stating exactly how many points are in a serving.

One mistake that many people make with the foods that they eat is that they have an unrealistic idea of what a serving is. If you were to look back at the size of an adult McDonald’s hamburger in the 1960s, it would now be smaller than a child’s serving. It is astonishing at how large are servings have become, with many meals in restaurants now containing 2000 or more calories with very little effort.

What About Exercise?

One of the problems with dieting is that you often do not feel like doing exercise because you are simply too tired. But, one of the keys to quick weight loss is being more active. People who take part in a sport or activity that they truly enjoy, rather than simply walking on a treadmill in the gym, have a tendency to lose weight and keep it off over time.

There are certain activities that can help you lose weight fast, and they include weight-bearing exercises such as walking, running, or weightlifting. You do not need any special equipment to be active enough to lose weight, nor do you need a gym membership. Simply getting up out of your chair and doing things around your home walking around your neighborhood can often help increase your metabolic rate to the point where your weight drops more quickly.

Do Not Underestimate the Power of Water

If you are looking to achieve quick weight loss, then perhaps one of the most obvious changes you can make would be to eliminate soda, alcoholic beverages, and that big mocha or latte you have in the morning. By eliminating these empty calories, you will lose weight very quickly, but you may find yourself thirstier than you normally would be. By increasing your water intake throughout the day substantially, you will help to rev up your metabolic system while also helping to fill up your stomach so you are less hungry. Additional water helps to flush toxins and waste materials from your system, producing an almost immediate weight loss and it is also beneficial to the quality of your skin, hair, and nails.

It is possible to lose weight rapidly, but it is essential that you do it in a healthy and safe manner. Paying closer attention to your diet, becoming more active, and making changes to your beverages can make a big difference when it comes to the number on the scale.

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