21 Day Flat Belly Fix by Todd Lambs is yet another quick fat loss solution for those seeking to shed extra fat as fast as reasonably possible.
The program claims to help you shed unwanted fat in as little as 21 days, plus it claims to deliver a plethora of other beneficial side effects like higher metabolism, better sex life, higher energy levels, younger-looking skin, a “thyroid accelerator” technique to achieve that and many more such benefits.
I dug down to find out what the plan is all about, as the program seems to make many positive claims and offers some alleged scientific back up to support them, particularly in regard to Capsaicin.
This program is backed up by a 60-day money-back guarantee.
Without further ado, here is what I found out.
Suitable For Whom?
Ideally, 21 Day Flat Belly Fix is a plan for those seeking a fast solution to fat loss. However, fast and well do not usually go well hand in hand.
While getting lean in two, three, or four weeks is a highly coveted dream for many, a better solution remains always a complete overhaul of lifestyle and nutritional habits for the long run.
Still, the program may offer a viable blueprint for the first part of your weight loss journey with a view to continue with a healthy regimen thereafter. What is interesting about this program is how the author claims to help you shed 23 pounds in 21 days without exercising hard or being in a restrictive calorie deficit.
This is quite unusual by Todd Lambs’ standards, especially considering his military, SWAT/tactical background. His other programs SpeForce Alpha and Specforce Abs do provide solid blueprints to working out as part of healthy body weight management.
But here’s the kicker. According to him, he stumbled upon an unexpected solution to quick and effortless fat loss thanks to an accidental close encounter with pepper spray during one of his SWAT missions, when he experienced a surge in body temperature because of the capsaicin component of the pepper spray.
Following this accident, he wondered whether he could use oleoresin capiscum to burn fat for weight loss. LOL…
How Does It Work Exactly? The Capsaicin Theory
This is the catchy theory behind the program. He allegedly found proof to back up his claims in a study from Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, though no link is offered to such a study, and the study itself is based on rats, not humans.
According to this study, capsaicin boosts the activity of proteins inside fat cells that break down fat. Also, capsaicin seems to reduced the activity of the enzymes responsible for synthesizing fat, thus preventing the development of mature fat cells, effectively acting as a fat burning thermostat.
While I couldn’t find any Hokkaido University study on capsaicin fed rats, I did found a similar study on ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, which claims that Capsicum shows potential property as an anti-obesity substance, inducing body weight reduction.
Following his finding, Todd Lamb then sought to find out a way to turn up one’s body metabolism and its fat-burning capabilities without the nasty side effects of capsaicin. And apparently, he found the solution.
The solution is a specially concocted “Fat Burning Tea” recipe, a secret spice to weight loss with all the benefits of pepper capsicum without the nasty side effects.
Nevertheless, I think that the beneficial effects of capsaicin purported by Todd are a bit overrated and more a marketing tactic to tease you in. If capsaicin is so beneficial for weight loss, why not just eat your regular meals with some nice, good old fashioned cayenne pepper or paprika sprinkled on top?
Leptin And Insulin
To be fair, the program is not just about special teas or cayenne pepper. It also delves into relevant topics like leptin and insulin, two of the most important hormones responsible for fat loss.
This part of the program is more convincing and up to good standards, particularly regarding leptin sensitivity, a hotly debated topic especially for female weight loss that has been successfully used for female-only weight loss programs like the VFX Body.
For men, the author delves into the beneficial properties of turmeric, and this is also one of the reasons you are met with turmeric extract upsells during the purchase phase of the program, which you can bypass anyway.
Aside from some good information on these topics plus 3 additional bonuses described at the bottom, which come included in the price, that’s about it for the program.
Endocrine Nervous And Energy Systems
In the main manual, the author goes on to discuss the nervous system and the endocrine system and how these affect hunger and your fat loss process so as to cause your body to burn fat for energy rather than relying on sugars, all solid and timeless information.
Particularly useful are the two chapters about Hunger and Appetite and the Energy Shift System.
In the Hunger and Appetite chapter, Todd Lamb describes the impact that the nervous and endocrine system have on permanent weight loss, while in the Energy Shift System chapter he describes how to teach your body to switch from using sugar to burning stored fat instead as a source of energy.
Once you get the correct implementation of these two factors you are on the right track for a better lifestyle and sustainable bodyweight management. Ideally, your diet is 80% accountable for your results, while exercising is 20% responsible for a fitter you.
What About Workouts?
Diet alone will take you down your fat loss journey if you are disciplined enough to stick to the plan, or any plan, but exercising also contributes to speedier results as well as to a healthier cardiovascular system and better overall fitness.
Flat Belly Fix does contain a workout protocol as a bonus, a separate manual, with pictures and tutorial videos to go along, and they are pretty simple without delving on how these particular exercises may be especially effective for fat loss. Nutrition is king in this case, rather than workouts.
These are workouts that focus mainly on the core section as used by security or police forces personnel to keep fit in as little as 7 minutes a day with no complicated routines or old fashioned sit-ups.
These workouts are designed with time efficiency in mind so that you do not need to waste your time traveling to a gym or money on expensive equipment.
Here is a screenshot of the main weight loss program’s contents:
21 Day Flat Belly Fix Components
The plan is digital, and includes 1 main manual plus 3 bonuses with a 60-day money back guarantee. These are electronic books which you can read right away upon purchase after clicking through a download link. These eBooks are smartphone, tablet and PC compatible. They are:
The 21 Day Flat Belly System manual with the blueprint to follow
The meat and potatoes of the program, this is a downloadable PDF manual covering all the aspects contributing to weight loss and sustainable weight management, delving on topics such as hunger, energy, turmeric for men and women, capsaicin, green and chai tea, leptin, insulin, carbohydrates, leptin sensitivity, and meal timing, among many others. Very useful is the information about meal timing, a crucial but often overlooked factor, but also very easy to implement.
1 Bonus 7-Minute Flat Belly Protocol – A no “sit-ups” abs workout from his 17 years of experience in the police force
This is the workout part of the program where Todd Lamb extracts the most time-effective exercises from his 17 years of service in the police force. These workouts are what it says on the tin, short 7-minute bodyweight workouts, 4 or 5 times a week, as performed by special forces to stay fit and trim all year round, without the need for gym membership or equipment.
The manual comes complete with exercise photos and detailed instructions as well as links to videos, mostly concentrating on the ab and core section but without the use of traditional sit-ups.
1 Bonus Smoothie Recipes Book – With all the ingredients detailed for making fat loss smoothies
This guide on smoothies is not meant as a substitute for regular meals, just as a replacement if and when necessary. The author provides a useful shopping list with all the ingredients necessary for nutritious and healthy smoothies.
This manual may be especially useful if you are short of time and need a quick meal in smoothie format without compromising on quality and nutritional value. If you already have a blender, it’s a piece of cake to reference to the manual, if not you need to invest in one.
1 Bonus Free Month of Elite Personal Coaching
Todd Lamb offers one month of personal coaching with him and his team. However, after 30 days if you want to carry on with the online coaching you have to subscribe for 3 months at $29/month. After that, you’ll get free online coaching again for good.
This bonus includes a closed Facebook group where you can ask questions to Todd and hang out with other like-minded people who are in the same situation as yours, so as to encourage and help each other.
Todd Lamb’s Credentials
Todd Lamb is a real person. He is a former police officer and SWAT team leader and tactical fitness consultant who has also served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Being in top shape is the paramount ability required by his lifestyle, which means he has the right knowledge to pass on people who are fed up with working out with no results to show for so that they can break through their plateaus and thrive.
Overall, 21 Day Flat Belly Fix is a program that does offer good value even though is not the best fat loss program around. Some of the information on leptin, insulin, and the endocrine system is sound and timeless but other parts like the capsaicin theory and the secret tea formula that replicates the fat-burning properties of cayenne pepper without the nasty side effects are more marketing hype than anything else.
To sum up, Flat Belly Fix is a legitimate program by a known author who has produced excellent plans before, like Specforce Alpha or Specforce Abs, both in the workout and fitness range, even though is not quite up to the same high standards as the aforementioned programs, as far as weight loss is concerned. Still, the program comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee to safeguard you in case you want to give it a shot.