The Ultimate Diet 2.0
While dieting to a moderate level of body fat often provides few major problems, the story changes as dieters attempt to reach extremely low body fat levels. Men at 10-12% bodyfat or women at 15-17% bodyfat who want to get much leaner face many potential problems.
Among these are crashing hormone levels, runaway hunger and both muscle and performance loss. These are issues that the genetically elite or drug using athlete may never face. But for the natural dieter, they are real problems.
The Ultimate Diet 2.0 offers a solution. A coordinated program of training, nutrition and supplements that both mimic the physiological of the genetically elite while avoiding the problems inherent to dieting to the extremes.
The diet itself includes two discrete phases: fat loss and muscle gain. The fat loss phase generates maximum fat loss without muscle loss. In contrast, the muscle gain phase creates an anabolic rebound to build muscle. Each phase coordinates training, nutrition and supplements to optimize the goals of that phase.
Topics in The Ultimate Diet 2.0
The Ultimate Diet 2.0 starts with a discussion of the physiological difficulties that face the extreme dieter. This includes not only discussing who the book is actually for but some of the fundamental reasons that getting extremely lean is so difficult. This includes an examination of calorie partitioning and the hormonal changes that occur while dieting.
This leads into a discussion of the basics of body fat and fat cell metabolism along with the processes involved in muscle growth. The background information culminates with a look at different training systems and their pros and cons. This leads into the diet itself.
The Ultimate Diet 2.0 is divided into two discrete phases: fat loss and muscle gain. The fat loss phase is set up to generate maximum fat loss without muscle loss. This is followed by the muscle gain phase which creates an anabolic rebound to build muscle. Each phase coordinates specific training, nutrition and dietary supplements to optimize the goal of that phase.
Each phase of the diet is laid out in detail in the book in terms of how the diet should be set up, what training should be done and what supplements should be considered (or avoided). Finally, some UD2 variations are provided including basic information on how to adjust the cycle for endurance or strength sports.
Like The Stubborn Fat Solution, The Ultimate Diet 2.0, is aimed at lean dieters trying to achieve extreme levels of leanness. Dieters will not benefit from the approaches in The Stubborn Fat Solution until they are very lean. Men should be at 10-12% bodyfat and women at 15-17% before using the information in this book.
The Ultimate Diet 2.0 Addendum
The Ultimate Diet 2.0 Addendum is included with your purchase and covers a number of important topics. The first is a 2-week break-in period meant to make transition into the diet easier. Information for what to do between dieting blocks is also provided.
The addendum also addresses how to move to maintenance eating when the diet is over. Finally, it offers expanded information on how to adapt the UD2 for endurance or strength/power sports.