What is this diet plan and does it work? See my review of this book that reveals the secret to how James Ward lost 36 lbs and what you need to do the same.
Table of Contents:
- Why You Should Trust Your Intuition
- What is the Cruise Control Diet?
- Sample Meal Plan
- Does it Work?
- A Better Option than Cruise Control …
Why you should trust your intuition
I believe that your body intuitively knows how to stay healthy.
Several years ago, I fell ill to the point that it made me paralyzed on the bed. I discovered that eating the wrong foods and taking the wrong medication just made me even more ill. I stopped taking the wrong drugs, and I instantly felt healthier.
It made me realize that those drugs only prevented my body’s natural intuitive ability to heal. The less of these drugs I took, the healthier I became. Eventually, I stopped taking these drugs altogether and I have never needed to take them again.
This same body intuition also applies to managing your body weight. Your body needs less intrusive ways and more intuitive ways to manage weight. When it comes to eating, your body doesn’t need a controlled diet that is restrictive and can be harmful. It needs an intuitive eating habit based on your satisfaction of feeling full or not.
In other words: eat intuitively; not intellectually.
When you eat intellectually, it requires a large amount of willpower. You have to restrain yourself from eating again when you feel hungry, or to eat more even when you feel full. However, when you eat intuitively, you reduce the willpower it takes to eat properly. You simply follow the natural intuitive path your body wants, and it reduces your resistance, which ultimately makes things easier and simpler.
Since eating healthy becomes simpler, you can reach your desired body weight faster.
What is the Cruise Control Diet?
The problem you’re facing is that you go on and off diets trying to control your weight, but it never lasts. It makes you feel depressed about how much you weigh and how it makes you look. You lose control and become hopeless to try again.
James Ward struggled with being overweight and fat also. He was burnt out with dieting and not losing any weight at all. The diets made him feel tired, depressed, moody, and not good about himself. It made him not have the energy anymore to try. He hated that he didn’t have the willpower to change his weight.
James felt that most diets are too demanding, complicated, time consuming, and expensive. It’s hard to find ingredients, and it would cost too much to even be able to try the diet. This is why he did his own research, and found a less restrictive and less expensive diet that gave him control and freedom over what he ate and still lose the weight and keep it off.
James decided to share all he knows in his book, the Cruise Control Diet, which he published through Fisico. Inc. It is a diet plan that reveals how James was able to lose 36 lbs in 2 months. The way the diet works is by building a healthy eating habit that consists of 3 phases. Each phase is designed to help you start losing weight as quickly as possible with the least amount of changes to your current eating habit.
When you order this product, you get the digital e-book version and also the hard copy book sent to your address. Below is a photo I took to show you the size of the physical book version (it’s quite big at 11 inches tall!):
Here is a brief summary of these 3 phases (found in the 72-page Core Program part of the book):
1. The Metabolic Reset Phase
The first phase is the hardest and most strict. It is also the most important, because this are the basics where you reset your metabolism. This phase lasts for only 2 weeks, but it requires the most willpower on your part. The good news is that once you have successfully gone through the first 2 weeks, the rest of the program becomes much easier.
2. The Cruise Control Phase
This phase is where your weight loss and fat loss will be on cruise control. This is less strict than the first phase, and it lasts for your practically your entire life because you adopt it as a lifestyle. It’s very easy to do and very difficult to get wrong. Once you do it right, you will lose your weight and it will never come back.
3. The Rapid Fat Burning Phase
The third phase is optional but highly recommended. It happens together during the second phase. It is not for beginners, but if you do it, you will get a feeling of well being, energy, and strength that is the peak condition of a 20 or 30 year old person.
The phases of this diet are designed to help you start losing weight with the least amount of effort necessary. As you can see, the most important phase is the first phase, which only lasts 2 weeks. This is where you will start to eat intuitively, following your body’s signals. If you can follow the strict rules for 2 weeks (which are still less restrictive than other diets out there) then you can enjoy more freedom and control for the rest of your life:
A sample meal plan for quick weight loss
Besides the Core Program, the Cruise Control Diet book consists of 2 other sections. These sections are the Cookbook and Jump Start Guide. The Cookbook is great to put in your kitchen since it contains over 70 recipes to create tasty and healthy foods to eat.
The recipes are made with the beginner in mind, which means that most of the recipes are easy to cook or prepare. There are a few recipes that require more work to prepare, but many of them you can cook in under 30 minutes.
A sample meal plan you can eat for a day consists of this menu:
- Peppers Stuffed with Eggs and Feta Cheese for breakfast
- Rich Thai Chicken with Greens for lunch
- Mango Salmon in Parchment Paper for dinner
All of the recipes above take less than 30 minutes each to cook. Unlike other diets where you are told to eat 5-6 times a day, James tells you to eat whenever you are feeling hungry and stop just before you feel full. He also writes several recipes that you can use as snacks if you are feeling peckish.
This diet gives you freedom to choose what you want to eat. However, if you are the type of person who wants to know EXACTLY what to eat, then the Jumpstart Guide is your best friend. In this guide, James gives you a complete grocery shopping list containing a list of foods to buy for your first week on this diet. If you repeat it again for a second week, then you’ve practically finished the first phase of the Cruise Control Diet. From this point forward, your body will be on cruise control and lose weight effortlessly.
What I love about this book
I personally don’t have much weight to lose, but after reading the book and eating the easiest recipe, I do feel healthier and have more energy as a result. You can find more testimonials from customers who share their success stories on the official website. If you’re still wondering whether this diet is any good, I will give you my independent review in the following points so you know the truth and more information about this diet:
1. The diet is supported by scientific research and data
James Ward is a man who doesn’t only write what works, but also WHY it works. Personally, for me this is important because it helps me to understand the processes that allow the rapid weight loss to occur. The beginning chapters give you these scientific explanations, and correct a few misguided paradigms to prevent your weight from ever coming back.
2. The recipes are healthy and tasty
This diet gives you plenty of tasty recipes to eat. James does warn that it will take some time for your body to get used to eating healthy, but once it does, the foods will taste even better. Not only that, you will also feel more satisfaction from your meals because you are eating the nutrition your body needs to be at best health.
3. You don’t have to go to the gym
This book is strictly a diet book. There are no exercises or workouts in it, at all. James believes that if you follow the diet in his book, you will lose the weight without doing any additional exercise, other than the movement you already do (such as walking, climbing the stairs, etc.). This is great if you are like me and hate going to the gym!
What I don’t like about this book
1. You pay a higher price to buy organic foods
James recommends you to buy locally grown organic foods as the ingredients for your meals. These organic foods can have a higher price than what you’re used to buying, depending on where you buy them. If this turns you off, remember what James says, “If you don’t pay it now, you’ll pay for it later with expensive medical bills.”
2. You won’t get a firm, toned body
Yes, you can lose weight and be slim with this diet. However, if you are looking to get that firm, toned body similar to Hollywood movie stars, then you will have to workout also. The diet alone will help you lose weight, but not necessarily get in shape. If you want to get in shape, you will have to add your own workout routines along with this diet.
Even though this book is not without its negative flaws, it is a legitimate diet book. There are many scam diet books out there that are fake and a hoax, but this one is not. Other than the criticism I’ve written above, in my research I couldn’t find any complaints from customers who have bought the book.
A better option than Cruise Control …
Now, the Cruise Control Diet is a good option if you want to follow your intuitive eating pattern. You can get good results by following James’ plan of eating organic foods to lose weight.
But there is another diet program that you may want to look at before making a buying decision. This diet program I recommend has helped Elise G., a woman who carried around an extra 30 pounds since having her first child, lose 23 pounds. On top of that, she lost it in just three weeks …
Why do I recommend this program over Cruise Control? One of the reasons is because it is more affordable. A second great reason is that this program has been around for a while and is still gaining popularity with both men and women who are looking to lose weight.
Check out the video below that explains all the details, including how this diet ‘forces’ your body to burn 1-2 pounds of body fat every day for the first seven days …