The Weight Loss Grail is an online diet and fitness program which claims it can help you lose 28 pounds in 28 days (a bold claim, indeed). The basic concept of the program is that you need to use the same tactics which body builders do to reduce their body fat.After all, bodybuilders have super-low body fat and so it makes sense to make use of their methods to become leaner yourself.
The program comes in the form of an ebook with a companion audio program, and an online weight loss diary program for you to monitor your progress. The program is short, to the point, and is easy to read and follow.
Let’s go over what this weight loss plan has to offer and see both the good and the bad things about it…
Weight Loss Grail Overview
The first thing the Weight Loss Grail program requires you to do is to break down your calorie consumption. You’re advised to eat 6 meals a day instead of 3 big ones. The program states that this helps you maintain a higher metabolism and to burn more calories throughout the day.
Not eating for long hours causes the body to enter into a “starvation mode” of sort in which it “hangs on” to its calorie stores and not burns them efficiently or quickly. By eating many small meals with short pauses between them, you prevent this from happening. It’s also called ‘grazing’ because you nearly always have something small to eat.
The program does state that you need to reduce your calorie consumption. However, there is no set number by which you need to cut down. You’re shown how to calculate the daily calorie requirement to maintain your weight and advised to go to 80% of this daily requirement to lose weight safely.
You’re daily calorie consumption should be divided as followed: 45% carbs, 35% protein, 20% fat. However, you don’t need to be deadly accurate, measure you food, or anything of the sort. Just keep close to this recommendation and you should see a reduction in your body fat.
As part of the safe way to lose weight and to keep it off, you’re advised to take certain supplements to make sure you’re getting all the minerals you need (this is not required if you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables): Cod Liver Oil, Probiotics, Extra virgin coconut oil.
Here is a list of recommended foods from the program:
Protein: Fat free milk, cottage cheese, chicken, beef, turkey, steak, tuna, lamb, fish, fat free cheese, eggs, protein powder
Fat: olive oil, nuts, avocado
Carbs: whole wheat bread, rice, fruit, vegetables, cereals, pasta, potatoes (not fried)
As to exercise, the Weight Loss Grail states that while you can do both aerobic and anaerobic workouts (strength training), the latter are better for fat loss since strength training helps you burn more fat and builds lean muscle tissue.
Weight Loss Grail Pros and Cons
- Includes links to videos which show how to do various exercises
- The program is easy to follow and simple to understand
- Places an emphasis on good food and proper meal consumption
- Has positive testimonials
- Addresses goal setting, visualization, and motivation
- Has a money back guarantee of 60 days
- The 28 pounds in 28 days claim is way over the top
- The program may become a bit pricey if you buy all those supplements
- Has no detailed recipes and lacks in depth nutritional guidelines
- May be a bit too simplistic
- Requires calorie counting and portion control
The Weight loss Grail is a nice and simple program to follow. However, most of the program doesn’t provide any novel perspective on how to lose weight. In addition, the information in the program lacks the necessary extensive guidelines on calorie and portion control that I would have like to see. Furthermore, the expectation level of this program is exaggerated. Losing 28 pounds in 28 days is close to impossible.