Recently, I was asked, “What’s the difference between Fast-5 and appetite correction (AC)?” The difference between Fast-5 and AC is the difference between a hammer and a house: the former is a tool you use to create the latter, a place you live in long-term. Just as a hammer may not be the only tool you need to build a house, Fast-5 may not be the only tool you need to correct your appetite.

Appetite correction: the gleaming holy grail of weight loss

Let’s look at appetite correction, which is the gleaming holy grail of weight loss. You might ask how appetite correction can be the holy grail of weight loss when you’ve been dieting and working on weight loss for years, but have never heard of appetite correction. After all,  isn’t the goal of dieting to achieve some specific weight?

You haven’t heard of appetite correction because for decades weight loss regimens have emphasized fixing what is perceived as an individual failure. The thinking goes like this: “If you have too much fat, something must be wrong with you. Your willpower is weak. Your metabolism is messed up. You’re not eating right. You’re lazy.” So, the traditional approach to excess fat has been to offer up one crutch or another to fix you, such as surgery or one of the many crutches requiring you to shell out money endlessly: drugs, packaged food portions, fitness centers, etc.

Your body is not the problem

That’s baloney, (bologna for the spelling bee regional champs). There’s nothing wrong with you—your body, brain and willpower are doing just fine. If you traveled in time to 100 years ago and lived the average lifestyle on the average food intake in an environment with no processed food, greatly reduced food availability, more manual chores, walking most places and fewer prompts to eat in the form of advertising and social pressure, your body would gradually drop most, and probably all, of any excess fat you now carry. Your brain’s built-in appetite center would guide you to eat the right amount—not too much, not too little. You’d eat just the right amount with no foods off limits and no calorie counting. In a 1916 world, your appetite center would function like it should.

Take a look—do a Google search on “1916 family photo.” Do you see any overweight people? The photos are almost all of Caucasians, unfortunately, so they’re not very representative of most communities in 2016, but maybe you can find an overweight person here and there. Do you see any overweight children? I found none.

Today, in developed countries like the USA/UK/EU/AU/NZ as much as two thirds of people are carrying excess fat and are considered overweight or obese. Has something gone wrong with two-thirds of human bodies? No! They’re made from the same stuff using the same genes that the 1916 bodies were; they are just a branch or two farther out on the family tree.

Culture is the problem and our bodies pay the price

If our genes and our bodies haven’t changed, what has? Look at all the animals in the world that aren’t human fed…are they having an obesity epidemic? No, so it’s not something in the air or the water. What has changed is our culture, which now pushes us to eat too much and too often. We’re paying the price in the form of excess fat and serious health consequences.

Let’s jump back to 2016 on Google to see how things look: 2016 family photo. What do you see now? A bunch of crap: politicians, celebrities, TV shows, advertisements, cars and Kardashians — the very stuff that’s responsible for much of the cultural shift toward overweight and obesity.

The Kardashians aren’t solely responsible for the obesity epidemic. As far as I know, they’re not responsible for anything, but they’ve had plenty of weight struggles of their own under the tabloid microscope. They are, however, among the TV entertainment celebrities who have helped shift the typical American family’s evening activity from the 1916 standard of storytelling, games, music, chores or reading with a bedtime soon after sunset to a sedentary TV-centered vigil perforated by relentless salvos of commercials: a 3-5 hour block of time during which a person will burn only a few more calories than when sleeping. The summary: our culture drives overeating and lures us into inactive pastimes.

Achieve appetite correction: no time machine required

In spite of our feeding-frenzy culture, we don’t have to time-travel to achieve appetite correction. There are tools you can use to shield yourself—and your appetite center in particular—from the barrage of eating prompts that we encounter daily. AC tools don’t involve drugs, surgery, a gym membership, packaged foods or shakes. The most powerful tool for correcting your appetite is Fast-5, which acts through both physiology and psychology to short circuit all those eating prompts. And when you’ve found and implemented the tools you need to achieve appetite correction, your appetite center says “no,” to food, so your willpower doesn’t have to.

Fast-5 allows for a daily five-hour eating window so you can get the food you need. If you have surplus fat, you don’t need much, because the bulk of what you need (fuel) comes from fat that you stored when you ate more than you needed—yesterday, last week, last year or during your “roaring twenties” (Erté, Bruté?)…it doesn’t matter when. The reality is the extra fat is there. The rest of the time (19 hours), it’s relatively easy to say “no” to food—it’s especially easy during the eight hours or so that you’re sleeping each day. Because Fast-5 is clock-based, you don’t have to make decisions about food all day. You don’t have to have extra-strong willpower. It’s either time to eat or it’s not. If it’s not, your brain and body have a fairly easy time waiting until it is, because you haven’t said “no”—you’ve said “not now.”

Fast-5: time tested by thousands for over ten years

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Fast-5 is a hammer, and it’s the best tool I know: powerful, flexible, durable and tested by thousands of users for over ten years. Fast-5 requires no calorie counting—your appetite center will do that for you, just as it does for all those wild animals out there that have brain wiring similar to ours for basic functions like appetite, breathing, heartbeat, libido, and balance. AC is the healthy house you want to live in for the rest of your life: a comfortable and satisfying place where you get lean and stay lean without too much maintenance work. The AC toolkit includes Fast-5 and 16 other appetite-correcting tools that help you shield yourself from the 2016 overeating culture and it’s available here.