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Eat. Stop. Eat

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,444 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Now you can lose weight through a 4-week intermittent fasting challenge!

Learn how with the Eat Stop Eat program.

The discovery of Brad made after years of real research?

Why most diets actually won’t work long term?

Find the real truth why the eating style in real North America has been really molded to support the interests of real major food companies?

Learn what happens
ebook, 212 pages
Published August 18th 2007 (first published 2007)
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Diane Hopkins
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Eat Stop Eat is a unique approach to intermittent fasting that’s characterized by the inclusion of up to two non-consecutive fasting days per week.
Amber Tucker
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-come-back-to
Since there are no reviews of this yet, I'll give it the basic breakdown.

The good:
- a very quick read (took me less than two hours)
- does not try to convince you it's the ONLY worthwhile weight loss method in existence
- advocates a healthy *lifestyle*, including exercise, rather than pushing toward any type of diet whatsoever
- aims for flexibility, and achieves it more successfully than any other plan I've tried, read or heard of
- uses common sense, not popular "sense"
- recommends NOT stressing
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Granted, if you're ready to take the give fasting a try, I can save you 40 bucks. How to "do" Eat Stop Eat is to simply not consume calories for a 24 hour period one or twice a week. The purpose of the book is not to explain what to do, but to convince you that it's a good idea. The author seems to be a scientifically-minded person who is a legitimate expert on nutrition and fat loss. He makes a compelling case, based on research evidence, that not only are the commonly held beli ...more
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
I am sure that any one who knows me would think, "Stefani does not need to be on a diet." They are correct. I don't need to be on a diet. I do fall within my ideal bodyweight. But this "diet book" isn't all about weight loss. The book advocates "flexible intermittent fasting" meaning every 3-5 days, fast for 24-hours from food (drinking water and non-caloric drinks are okay). This can create a calorie deficit and help people lose weight. Done less often, it helps maintain weight. Fasting, Pilon ...more
Joseph Mason
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book a couple years ago off of Brad's website as a little PDF e-book, though the first edition was published back in 2007. Little did I know the popularity that fasting was gaining and would continue to in the next couple of years. Brad's background is as someone who left the supplement industry after questioning some of the practices within. He became obsessed with the simple science of losing fat, not the latest diet fad in the most recent edition of Muscle and Fitness. ...more
Cindy Rollins
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I read this for free and I really liked it. I started Intermittent Fasting (IF) using One Meal a Day (OMAD) several months ago and lost 20lbs before hitting a plateau. The best thing in my mind is that I haven't gained any of the weight back even during the holidays and several big trips. This book describes the fasting lifestyle which in itself is pretty simple, don't eat, but he goes through some of the negative press fasting gets and explains the science. I love that there are no restrictions ...more
Jayden Aiden
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eat .Stop. Eat changed my life.
Nirmal Kartha
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Not your usual run-of-the-mill eat your veggies book, I recommend this to any "dieters" who can identify with the agony when a blueberry muffin cake magically springs up in front of you.

I endorse the fasting regime not just because I tried it out (Alertness and weight loss was at an all-time high) but cos it's damn sustainable.
Diana | Book of Secrets
I skim/read this book via Kindle Unlimited. I haven't tried the author's "eat stop eat" (fasting) method yet, but I'm curious. It's simple and straightforward, and the best part would be not having to worry about what foods to eat or not eat. He does encourage readers to choose an overall healthy diet, though, and include strength training. ...more
Fares D. Alahmar
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Next time someone tells you "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" or "bodybuilders should eat 6-8 small meals a day to gain muscles" or "not eating will crash your metabolism", please feel free to shave this book into his mouth.

Brad Pilon did a great job laying the scientific foundation of intermittent fasting, busting all kindz of myths surrounding this subject and exploiting the massive amount of brainwashing the market is pumping, from turning hunger into a learned response in the
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eat Stop Eat refers to a 24 hour cycle of fasting. Straightforward advice about nutrition and a lot of myth-busting about diets. Not a lot of rules about what one can and cannot eat. Brad Pilon is pretty chill. I believe he is Canadian.

Pretty heavy on the science, but Pilon breaks it all down into manageable chunks. I didn't feel overwhelmed; my brain felt agreeably stretched.
Ryan Caracciolo
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was simple and easy to follow. With all the information in the Eat Stop Eat guide, I was actually able to do the fast with no problems.
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A short, yet interesting and very informative read. Pilon busts a lot (and I mean A LOT) of current fitness myths with regards to diet and fat loss. He covers his own background, explaining his extensive education and experience in the nutrition field and the way he talks, he comes across not as someone trying to sell you something or make any sort of profit from a "diet program" or anything, but simply comes across as someone who wants to relay important information about eating and living a he ...more
Alexander Johnson
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you want more info on fasting, health, and fitness, check out this very popular e-book <<<<- Eat Stop Eat ->>>>
What I found from reading this book include the following thoughts…mostly direct quotes from the book.
"The theory of 'starvation mode' is something that fuels obsessive compulsive eating in North America and throughout the world.
The theory of starvation mode is challenging to dispute because the definition continually changes. As each definition is prove
Joe Marley
This is the first don't-be-fat-plan that I think could actually work for me. It's completely minimalist in its approach and requires very little effort. It's probably not for everyone, but I think it will work well with me being a food junkie. ...more
Jen Dalton
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well researched, poorly edited

In a way this read like a prolonged high school research paper. That said, the science is well founded and the book is well researched. However, I hope he hires an editor to deal with the numerous typos and syntax errors for the next edition.
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book covering intermittent fasting.

If you're more serious about bodybuilding/building muscle, you should check out:
Zeeshan Khan
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
only program which helped me lose 50 pounds for good and introduced me to the world of intermittent fasting which has become part of my life style!
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, read-in-2018
Excellent! Full of good info about metabolism, how the body uses macronutrients, the science behind the benefits of fasting.
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent summary of the physiology of the fasting & fed states. Logical conclusions regarding the way we have been influenced by marketing & the food industry to eschew the fasted state & live in a constant fed state. No special diet....just recommends 1-2 24-hour fasts per week! Hard to argue with the evidence.
Mike Moran
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The best advise for overall body composition and health. Much easier than any of the fad diets and a very long standing and proven way to maintain a lean body and fix your insulin response! I have lost over 20lbs of just PURE Body fat using this method in combination with my Kettlebell and Karate training. Try it!!
Mike Shelan
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book shows you about intermittent fasting which focuses more on when you eat rather than the types of foods you eat. Fasting will promote weight loss and will retain muscle better than a diet that eliminates specific foods or cuts your daily calories. Also, intermittent fasting will also lower your risk of chronic disease.
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Short book that could be even shorter because there are only few points in the book that are repeated throughout. Formating is also bad.
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, ebook
Brad's writing was logical and meshed well with my scientific training. His advice is sound; so far, it's working! ...more
João Bruno
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brad's website looks like a giant internet ad. The sort of thing you only really notice if you forgot to install an ad-blocker extension on your browser. Stock photos everywhere, big bellies right next to chiselled abs, giant text headlines with bold claims.
If you get over your carefully nurtured distrust - moulded by years of ignoring those sort of web ads - and get the book you might be in for a big surprise.
It really is a great book. It's written in clear, unpretentious language. Its chapters
Jay Cresva
Oct 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Pilon talks about Intermittent Fasting diet..essentially this is a calorie restriction diet..unless one is trying to bulk up for bodybuilding, and even in that case fasting results in efficiency in energy metabolism.
Some points he argues-
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I only gave this 3 stars instead of more because i found myself skimming through it quite a bit. Part I read, part I listened to on audio. I already knew intermittent fasting was good, but I wanted to know why. While the author does a great job of telling you about all of the studies, I just had a hard time getting into it. I also felt like it was weird in the beginning him knocking all the diet books & gurus who tell you the way to lose weight, yet that's what he's doing in his book. I got what ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been implementing intermittent fasting and periodic 24-hour fasts into my life for a little over half a decade now. I thought I had a pretty good grasp on fasting and the benefits it provides, but despite my own personal research and studies, Brad was able to teach me more about fasting and he has the research to back it. The fact that every claim Brad makes is backed by one or multiple peer-reviewed articles is a BIG deal. Most fitness-experts and gurus nowadays spit out grossly inaccurate ...more
Magnus Hansen
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read this book if you want to know why and how the food industry is lying to you.

"Obesity isn’t created by one specific macronutrient in our diet. In fact, it’s not the diet at all. In my opinion, the number one cause of our obesity epidemic is profit. As long as people profit from us eating, they will always find a way to make us eat. From my experiences, profits are the cause of our weight problems, food is just the tool. Just think if you owned a large food company, wouldn’t you want everyon
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: newly-read-2014
I have nothing against intermittent fasting and practice it myself from time to time, but I just could not get behind this book. The guy is super excited, but as a result, the research felt incomplete (although this is probably more a reflection of the nutrition field).

Also, women, please remember that some women respond differently to intermittent fasting as described here ( and related links, particularly by Stefani Ruper who notes, "Many women find that
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