If you want to know how to use a special type of “controlled overeating” to make dieting more enjoyable and effective, then you want to listen to this episode.

For most, the beginning of a diet is an exciting moment, teeming with optimism and ecstasy.

For the first couple of months, it’s usually smooth sailing: you exercise regularly and maintain a proper calorie deficit and your body fat percentage progressively declines.

Eventually, though, progress slows. Your energy in the gym wanes and your workouts get harder and harder. Your goal, which seemed in the bag just a month ago, now appears further and further away.

And if you’re like most people, this is where you lose heart and binge. And then binge again. And again.

But there’s hope. And it doesn’t involve dropping your calorie intake to dangerously low levels or frying your muscles with excessive cardio.

Instead, the “trick” is something you’ll relish: occasional overfeeding.

Yes, that’s right–eating a bunch of food. Not just anything and everything, though–there’s more to it than that. This weight loss aid is known as “refeeding,” and here’s how it works…

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