Austerity Mode can best be described as Drink Your Carbs on steroids.
While Basic Drink Your Carbs includes plenty of healthy carbohydrates, including limited quantities of healthy starches such as brown rice and quinoa, Austerity Mode either eliminates these foods or further restricts them. This is not to say that Austerity Mode turns Drink Your Carbs into a traditional low-carb diet. Austerity Mode still allows plenty of foods banned by the low-carb gurus. More importantly, Austerity Mode continues to allow for the consumption of alcohol. This alone distinguishes it from every other low-carb diet we have seen. If you’re ready to make the leap, check out the Austerity Mode Food List.
There is no question that Austerity Mode accelerates weight loss. By eliminating most of the remaining sugars and starches left in the Basic Drink Your Carbs diet, Austerity Mode further restricts the calories you consume. Assuming your exercise and alcohol consumption remain unchanged, the results will be as predictable as they are dramatic. However, the increased pace of weight loss is not the only reason to spend time in Austerity Mode. There are numerous reasons that Austerity Mode is an invaluable part of the Drink Your Carbs dietary toolkit:
Faster weight loss
The most obvious reason has been mentioned. If you want to lose a few pounds fast, Austerity Mode can accomplish this. Basic Drink Your Carbs, if followed consistently, will lean you down to a healthy weight. However, weight loss tends to be slow and consistent. This is not a bad thing, as diets that are designed for fast weight loss tend to be difficult to maintain and are typically followed by subsequent weight gain. But there are times when we would all like to see faster results. Whether for an upcoming competition, event or an imminent high school reunion, sometimes the pace of weight loss matters. Austerity Mode is the answer.
Chasing the perfect bikini/Speedo body
Weight loss on Basic Drink Your Carbs will eventually level off. This is the result of reaching a healthy, manageable weight. Your caloric requirements go down as you lose weight. The less body mass you have to maintain, the fewer calories you need to maintain it. Eventually, we all come to a point where our calories and exercise fall into balance. Weight loss stops and maintenance begins. Drink Your Carbs is designed so that this leveling off will occur at a healthy, sustainable weight.
Anyone who has dieted will tell you, there is a difference between being lean and healthy and turning heads in a bikini or Speedo. Keep in mind that there are no additional health benefits from achieving this next level of lean. The only reason to pursue it is for purely aesthetic reasons.
The perfect bikini/Speedo body is not easy to attain. The older you are, the more difficult achieving this becomes. The discipline required will be enormous. You may have to spend more time in Austerity Mode than not. But if you want to pursue this goal, Austerity Mode will get you there.