Welcome to my Eat The Fat Off review.
I’m usually loathed to research and review any diet programs, as I’m usually not a fan of “diets”.
By this I mean the type of eating plan most commonly associated with the word “diet”, which generally involves restricting certain foods or even entire food groups.
However, the popularity and literally the thousands upon thousands of positive reviews about Eat The Fat Off made me want to know more.
The program is focused on manipulating a unique fat-metabolizing enzyme by eating certain foods at certain times of the day (or the night to be precise).
The creator of Eat The Fat Off makes certain outlandish claims about eating foods that contain this enzyme, as well as stimulating the same enzyme found naturally in the body.
Such things as you will be able to:
- Increase weight loss
- Reverse tummy troubles
- Slow the ageing process
- Prevent heart disease and diabetes
- Smooth and de-age the skin
To be honest, it takes a lot to convince me, and these types of claims typically signal “red flags” to me, so I had to investigate further and provide you with my Eat The Fat Off review.
Eat The Fat Off Review
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Product: Eat The Fat Off
Price: $19 (I’ll explain how to get it for $9)
Type of Program: 21-Day Eating Plan to Burn Fat and Lose Weight
Guarantee: 60-Day Full Money Back Guarantee
My Rating: 5 out of 10
What is Eat The Fat Off?
Eat The Fat Off is a 21-day step-by-step guide aimed at helping you lose weight and burn body fat.
This is achieved by increasing your body’s natural thinning enzyme, namely lipase
The creator refers to this as Lipase-P throughout the program, but it is merely pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that is produced by the pancreas.
The program is split into two separate phases.
Firstly, Phase 1 lasts for 12 days (and not a second longer according to the creator) and you will experience weight loss and new-found energy during this time by eating certain foods (I will explain exactly what you are actually doing during this stage in a moment).
Then Phase 2 begins, which is when your “Lipase-P” is zooming and you eat foods that you would generally think are bad for you, but apparently these foods are “rebuilding your hormones”.
The entire process is outlined in the Eat The Fat Off handbook.
You’ll also receive a Grocery Guide, Meal-Planning Blueprint, and the “Cheat Your Way Trim” guide.
Who is the Face Behind Eat The Fat Off?
The creator of Eat The Fat Off is John Rowley.
John is someone who I already know of, but there’s certainly more to him that he mentions on the sales page of this program.
I think it’s important to state that I like and respect John before I get into what I feel about Eat The Fat Off.
So, please allow me to tell you what I know about John (that you won’t find specified on the sales page).
I know that he had dreams of becoming a professional athlete.
He was considered a great 400m and 800m track runner, while still at college, and was looking forward to the Olympic trials in 1979 (although the US eventually boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games).
He suffered a near fatal car crash and literally had to rebuild entire areas of his body. This of course brought an end to the then teenage-John’s athletic career.
John went through a number of years of rehabilitation.
His father got him a job as a janitor, even though he was still using a walker, simply so he could get out of the house and have something to do with his time.
And eventually John started using a gym in downtown Brooklyn, R&J Health Studios, which is actually where “Pumping Iron” was filmed.
There was no such thing as “rehab from injury” back in those days, so John set about slowly “making himself stronger”.
Following his few years working as a janitor, he eventually went on to work in Real Estate in Manhattan, although I know he has spoken of literally hundreds of rejections in his initial interviews.
John had an extremely successful Real Estate career, culminating in him becoming the youngest ever Senior Vice President in Manhattan Real Estate.
After this John moved back to Brooklyn and actually bought the gym he was training in.
Over the years, as well as being a gym owner, John has written various articles and publications for some very well-known health magazines.
John has also been involved in committees with the International Federation of BodyBuilding (IFBB).
So, in effect you could say that John has a hand in the Health industry now for well over 30 years, as well as conquering the business world.
Even though John has co-authored various exercise programs he typically focuses on writing about nutrition.
John was also the author of the highly successful E-Factor diet before releasing Eat The Fat Off.
John has also featured on CBS, Fox News, ABC, and various other media outlets. This has generally been within his role as an ambassador for The American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness.
John Rowley on Fox News
How Does Eat The Fat Off Work?
The entire Eat The Fat Off program is based around the digestive enzyme, lipase.
As mentioned, this is an enzyme produced by the pancreas, and it’s main role is to metabolize and digest fat.
So, in effect lipase breaks down fats during the digestion process.
However, for many of us this “fat-burning enzyme” isn’t properly activated due to the foods that we eat. This is particularly true in the Western world.
Therefore, in order to increase the production of lipase inside the pancreas we need to avoid particular foods, while adding certain other foods to our diet.
There also happens to be various foods which are high in natural digestive enzymes, which when consumed can help to speed up the entire fat-burning (lipase-production) process.
John actually talks of making this discovery while reading a travel magazine, more specifically an article about Icaria, Greece.
The island Icaria has actually long been known for the longevity and overall health of its occupants, most famously written about in the following article by The New York Times.
The reason I reference this article is that it covers the same story that John talks about on the next page.
There are also various scientific and medical studies which show that certain diets high in digestive enzymes, which also happen to activate higher levels of lipase in the body, are good for our overall health.
Not only can they aid in weight loss and the body burning fat, they can also ward off certain diseases and conditions most commonly associated with fatty stores in the body, and around the internal organs, e.g. heart disease and diabetes.
Additionally, by combining the increased production of lipase in the body with enzyme-rich foods you can also expect vastly improved gut health, as well as increased energy levels.
I won’t go into any more detail about lipase and the effects it has on fat burning and your overall health, as John explains it all to you here.
However, I will spell out the actual 21-day plan to you (as I see it) in just a moment.
Eat The Fat Off comes with the following material:
Eat The Fat Off Weight Loss Manual
This is an instantly downloadable PDF booklet, which will introduce you to the entire Eat The Fat Off principles.
The guide will explain what you will need to do over the 21 days, by following the two phases of the eating plan.
The Eat The Fat Off Grocery Guide
John provides you with the exact list of foods you will need to eat in order to follow the Eat The Fat Off plan.
The Eat The Fat Off Meal-Planning Blueprint
This PDF guide removes all the guesswork and tells you exactly what foods you should be eating and when you should be eating them.
Cheat Your Way Trim
This PDF guide shows you how to splurge and enjoy your favourite foods (including desserts) without feeling guilty.
In fact, the Eat The Fat Off program states that “Cheat Meals Are Mandatory”.
Eat The Fat Off is available for $19.
However, I have noticed that whenever I spend at least a minute on the sales page, and I have also scrolled to the bottom of the page, as I’m scrolling back up a $10 discount voucher flashes up on the screen.
I am unsure whether this is a permanent discount or simply a time-limited offer.
By simply clicking on this voucher you can purchase the entire Eat The Fat Of program for just $9.
The program is sold via the merchant Clickbank, which means it must adhere to their strict 60-day money back guarantee.
This means you can purchase Eat The Fat Off, try the program for two whole months, and if for any reason you’re not satisfied simply request a refund.
What Did I Think of Eat The Fat Off?
I thought long and hard about what I should write here.
I want to provide you with my honest opinion of Eat The Fat Off, but I also want to remain objective.
What I mean by this is that, as I say I know of John Rowley, and I like many of the things he has to say (more in terms of exercise). I respect him and he comes across as a decent guy.
However, the Eat The Fat Loss program isn’t something I’d ever follow, plus it is specifically focused around eating principles that I don’t particularly agree with.
With that said, I have to take a step back and look at the program and ask myself, “Will you achieve the desired results by following this program?”
The answer I must give is YES.
If you’re looking to lose weight and burn body fat then Eat The Fat Off will definitely work.
Nevertheless, you may have noticed that I have only rated Eat The Fat Off as 5 out of 10.
So, I think I owe you an explanation.
In its most basic form the 21-day eating plan is split into an initial 12-day phase, followed by a second phase (which is pretty much ongoing and not just 9 days).
I would call Phase 1 a modified version of the Keto diet, whereas Phase 2 is a modified version of the Paleo diet.
Just in case you’re not aware, carbs are going to take a back seat here, and you will be eating a lot more healthy fats.
The first 12 days focuses on high-protein and high-fat foods, while restricting your daily carb intake to just 30g.
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However, you are actually allowed to eat bananas during the initial phase, which goes against a strict Keto diet.
Additionally, the average small-sized banana (about 6 inches long) contains approximately 23g of carbohydrates.
So, I’m already a little lost about the restriction of carbs in the first 12 days.
With that said, John does call Phase 1 a “Ketone-Modifier Diet”, as he wants you to include enzymatic gut-healing foods in order to increase lipase production (bananas are one such food, as I will reveal below).
John explains that without these foods you won’t be able to kickstart lipase production, and this would simply be another “Keto-diet”.
You will only follow the first phase for 12 days, as John says that any longer and it may make you feel ill.
This statement alone troubled me a lot.
I understand that on a strict Keto diet that before the body goes into ketosis you can generally feel unwell, as your body adapts to the lack of carbs and higher fat intake.
However, it bothers me that any diet should “make you ill” even if it is only for a few days.
Plus, I have always said that it’s not carbs that are the enemy, but simply the carbs that we choose to eat.
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Both Keto and Paleo focus on eating whole foods that haven’t been processed, but for me you can still do the same thing while still eating carbs (basically don’t eat processed foods, simple).
The second phase of the diet is what I would call a modified Paleo diet, as it also includes legumes.
But once again you are eating these for their lipase-producing properties.
John also talks about consuming various nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, and pine nuts, but that these should be soaked and sprouted before they are consumed.
This seems like a lot of trouble to eat some nuts, but this is again done to enhance lipase content and production.
The papaya is heralded at one of the best foods to eat throughout the diet because of its natural digestive enzymes.
Other foods high in lipase include:
- Raw Honey
- Kiwi Fruit
As you can see there’s a fair number of fruits here, but John speaks of cutting out fruit (well certain fruits I guess) in order to lose weight.
It just all seems ever so confusing.
As you move into the second part of the eating plan you can also phase in a certain amount of yoghurt and cheese.
You will typically be eating 4-5 times a day on the Eat The Fat Off plan, as well as consuming more food than you would usually expect later in the evening.
Finally, you have one cheat day in-between phases and this is to ensure that you have something to look forward to and therefore stay on-track.
Now, while I completely agree with having cheat meals or even cheat days, this is far more of a requirement when you are being so restrictive with your diet.
I can only imagine the quantities of food that I would consume on a cheat day if I was following this diet.
In its simplest form, Eat The Fat Off is a Keto/Paleo diet plan with additional “enzyme-inducing” foods that usually wouldn’t be allowed on either of these diets.
John does touch on exercise in Eat The Fat Off, although I was disappointed with the information provided based on his knowledge and experience.
You are literally sold on the fact that you “only need 7 minutes” of exercise, although this refers to resistance training, while actually training each specific body part for 7 minutes each, i.e. chest, back, shoulders, legs, and arms.
All-in-all, I wasn’t overly impressed with Eat The Fat Off.
Do I recommend it?
Well, not really, but that is based on my own opinion and beliefs about eating and various diets.
Will you lose weight and burn body fat by following what you learn inside the program?
Yes you will.
I know this doesn’t really help, but it’s a decision I have to leave to you.
There are literally millions of people the world over who will claim that Keto or Paleo is the greatest way to eat in terms of weight loss, fat burning, and energy levels.
There will be others who support the claims that sticking to a diet high in natural digestive enzymes will produce equally good results.
I can’t 100% disagree with any of this.
Certain ways of eating have their merits in terms of weight loss, fat burning, etc.
It’s just not the way I choose to eat.
I have always been in the corner of eating protein, carbs, and fats.
Sticking to whole foods and avoiding processed foods.
But allowing yourself the occasional meal or day when you can eat whatever you choose.
This to me is something that everyone can apply in their lives without being overly-restrictive or completely cutting out an entire food group.
I’ve not even mentioned the sales page in much detail, but take a look for yourself.
It has clearly been written by professional copywriters.
Basically, it’s extremely overhyped, over-the-top, uses scarcity tactics, and “buzz” words to catch the viewer’s attention, etc.
- If you follow the Eat The Fat Off program you will lose weight and burn body fat.
- The program is created by John Rowley, someone I consider to be an authority in Health, Fitness & Nutrition.
- There is scientific and medical evidence which proves that increased lipase production has many health benefits.
- Eat The Fat Off has literally thousands of positive reviews and a whole host of positive testimonials.
- The program only costs $19 and you have the opportunity to get it for only $9 if you spend some time on the next page (I don’t know if this is a permanent or time-limited discount).
- Eat The Fat Off comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.
- Eat The Fat Off will restrict the intake of carbs, not something I agree with.
- There is some confusion initially when going through the program as to what is allowed and what isn’t, so you will have to ensure that you stick to the EXACT food lists in each phase.
- Eat The Fat Off is basically a modified Keto and Paleo diet.
- Every single review you read is literally a sales pitch, focusing intently on the magical island of Icaria, which is apparently abundant with lipase.
This is one that I unfortunately have to leave to you to decide.
You will lose weight and burn body fat by following Eat The Fat Off, but the eating principles are not ones that I agree with.
So, I feel I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place.
The diet will undoubtedly work for millions of people and they’ll wonder why I was making such a fuss.
I just think if you have the discipline and willpower to restrict yourself as you’ll have to with Eat The Fat Off, you may as well just follow a sensible, well-balanced, nutritious eating plan.
This in its simplest form means – eat whole foods, not processed ones.
As I say, I leave the final decision to you.