4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution Review

4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution Review – Eat Carbs & Burn Fat?

There has been a lot of talk recently about whether or not eating carbs is a good thing when it comes to fat loss. I eat carbs and I manage to keep a really low body fat percentage – so why can’t you?

I get annoyed when I watch TV programs that suggest you should start cutting ALL carbs out of your diet if you want start seeing results.

If I’m being brutally honest I try to ignore all the false information pushed out in the media -but I know there are people out there so desperate to burn fat and look good that they will believe almost anything anyone tells them.

So the question really is…..‘Can you eat carbs & burn fat?’

There is so much information out there now that tells us that this just is not possible, but Shaun Hadsall, a nutrition author who is labeled as the “stubborn fat expert”, claims to have the solution to being able to eat carbs and still have a great body.  Not only that, he wants you to eat carbs to burn fat.  Most people will think that it is just not possible to eat foods like white rice, potatoes, and white bread and lose weight, but Shaun claims this can be done with the knowledge found in the 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution.

So Who Is Shaun Hadsall? The Author Behind The 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution

Shaun Hadsall

Shaun Hadsall

Shaun Hadsall, the author of the 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution, is an ex-fitness model who placed as the first runner-up in a body transformation contest with over 20,000 people competing around the world.  He has spent over 15 years in the fitness and nutrition industry, working with and helping people to lose fat. He and his wife have even run a top ten personal training franchise for over five years.

Shaun’s methods help to reset and jumpstart fat burning hormones that are often suppressed due to our diets.  His methods have been featured on many television and radio programs, as well as magazines.  While he admits that it is not easy to burn fat and get a great body, his system really works and is out together in a way that makes it simple for people of all ages.

Just a quick side note – I first come to hear of Shaun through Craig Ballantyne, and after reading various posts from Shaun himself I quickly realized he had similar views to me on motivation and having a positive outlook on life as a whole. It all starts in the mind, whether you’re trying to burn fat, gain weight or even something completely different like learning a new language – whatever it is, it starts in your mind.


4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution Review – What is it?:

With the 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution, you learn about how your body works with high carb foods and why the information that you have been told about them is simply false.  The methods taught in the program have been proven over many years and are backed by science.

However, as with many info-based products (downloadable program), there a couple of ‘facts’ they outline on their program page. I have now decided to answer these facts because as I have noticed, a few people have taken advantage of this and have started claiming some iffy facts just in an effort to take your hard earned cash.

The way the review will go, is I will sum up in my own words what Shaun claims on the sales page then answer whether or not this fact is true.


Fat Burning Hormones

Fat Burning Hormones

Fact 1: Truth about Fiber:  There are lies that have been told for years by the fitness and weight-loss industry.  Take for example the lie that brown rice is so much better for you than white rice because of its fiber content; while it is true that white rice has had the fiber removed from it, if you tried to get your fiber from brown rice you would be racking up the calories.  It actually take five cups of brown rice just to get half a day’s worth of fiber.

What do I think?

This is something I have read up about a lot in the past and Shaun really explains it very well here. He is completely right in what he is saying in regards to the extra calories you could be racking up. You may well be getting that nice little bonus of fiber with your rice but you may also be consuming more calories than thought.


Fact 2: Truth about the glycemic index:  Another fallacy is the glycemic index.  It is a hoax because it gives all foods a number, but it doesn’t take into account the foods you eat with it.  If you eat a higher glycemic index food like white rice with other foods and understand the portions, then the glycemic index has no real meaning.  Carbs with a lower glycemic index number can be good for you, but the index numbers can be misleading.

What Do I Think?

I remember back in college when I was studying to become a trainer, that the whole glycemic index did seem a little dodgy. I mean attaching a simple number to a food does seem a little close minded. With things like nutrition there are so many variables to take into account.

Although I do believe Shaun has jumped on the bandwagon from recent media coverage on this subject, what he’s saying is completely true.

Fact 3: Truth about Carbs:  Also, our bodies need glucose like what is found in white starches.  It is used by all of our body’s cells and we actually need it to function.  It is actually our number one source of fuel.  High carb foods even suppress your hunger so you can stay in control.  If you eat more carbs, like white rice, in a specific way as outlined in the 4 Cycle Fat Loss System, then you actually lose more fat.

What Do I Think?

I think it’s important to state here that while what Shaun is saying is correct, eating too many carbs will increase your chances of pilling on the weight.

Do I recommend 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution?

Negative Aspects of 4CFLS

I know 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution is a product based on the nutrition side of fat loss however I would have liked to seen a more complete workout program. He does include an exercise guide and the ‘7 Days Ab Targeted Interval Solution’ but I would have liked to have seen more in-depth workout program.

That said the ‘7 Days Ab Targetted Interval Solution‘ is decent workout guide to get you started.

Positive Aspects of 4CFLS

4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution: Time Management Guide

Time Management Guide

However, after looking through Shaun’s Hadsall’s fat loss program I can honestly say it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone taking the time to develop something that not only solves people’s problems but to also do it in a way where they don’t have to sacrifice their favorite food.

Not only that but as you will see below Shaun also offers some seriously cool bonuses, things like ‘Fat Loss Motivation & Time Management’ & the ‘Success Guide & Food Journal’ really stood out. Those two just re-enforced what I originally said that Shaun loves riding that positive wave!

Another great positive from the program is the time frame in which you are given. As the name suggests there are 4 cycles strategically put together allowing you keep seeing results while staying motivated all the way through.

Quick Side Note!: This next bit of the review is probably the biggest change undertaken in regards to the structure of the reviews. After talking to a lot of people I quickly realized that a lot of you had been stung with ‘dud’ programs – so really you want to know whether or the program in question will get you results. So taking that into mind I decided it would be better to put the program under scrutiny early on in the review and give you my honest opinion on whether or not you should go ahead with purchasing it.

After going through everything above, I can safely say that I would defiantly recommend Shaun Hadsall’s 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution – so with that said, if you are still interested in learning more about Shaun’s fat loss program then read on.

Carb Cycling

The 4 Cycle Fat Loss System describes in detail why and how carb cycling works and also how to properly eat carbs so that your body knows to use the fat stores in your body for energy.  It tells you what to eat with the carbs, and when to eat them.  If you don’t know these things that are kept secret from us, you will continue to store more fat.  These methods actually fix slow metabolisms and reverse the damage caused by dieting.

Here is what you get….

7 Day Carb Depletion PDF

4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution: 7 Day Carb Depletion

7 Day Carb Depletion Guide

This program gets its name from the fact that there are four distinct steps, or cycles.  The first cycle is called the 7 Day Carb Depletion, and it reprograms you metabolism so it knows where to find fat stores to use as energy.  It turns off sugar addiction and instead turns on your body’s fat burning abilities so that you can lose between five and fifteen pounds in the first seven days.

Macro-Patterning PDF

4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution: Macro Patterning

Macro Patterning Guide

Macro-Patterning is the second cycle, and it accelerates fat loss once your body is reprogrammed to use you fat stores for energy.  Carbs are added back into the diet here to stop your metabolism from slowing down.  With this cycle comes exercises specifically set to work together with the carbs to make metabolism burn even faster so you effectively burn fat.  You will not plateau here in this system like so many others, you just keep losing.

Accelerated Fat Loss PDF

The 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution: Accelerated Fat Loss

Accelerated Fat Loss Guide

Next is Accelerated Fat Loss.  In this cycle metabolism is manipulated even further using meal plans for two weeks to combat your body’s natural processes that help it hold into its ways.  This will keep your body from forcing you back into sugar addiction and teaches you how to control your body’s use of energy stores, meaning fat, so that you stay on track.

The Diet Break PDF

The 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution: The Diet Break

The Diet Break Guide

The fourth cycle is The Diet Break.  By the time you get to this cycle your body has tried everything to adapt to what you’ve done to control your metabolism and force it to burn fat.  You will have a completely different view on how to eat properly.  In this cycle you actually learn how to add even more carbs to your diet to feed the fat burning furnace and set a higher metabolism so that you burn fat day and night.

Plus as mentioned briefly above, there are bonuses that supplement the 4 Cycle Fat Loss System to make fat loss even easier.  With this system you get everything from each cycle on video, a Quick Start Checklist, a Supplementation Guide, Success Guide and Food Journal, 7 Day Carb Depletion and exercise guide, Fat Loss Motivation and Time Management, and Food Timing Tips for Rapid Fat-Loss.  Each bonus comes with the program free of charge.

4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution Review: Conclusion 

With years as a nutrition and fitness expert and a Top 10 fitness franchise owner, Shaun Hadsall has put together a plan that works for everyone, complete with videos and tons of bonuses.  He has proven that this program works for people of all ages.  Our bodies need glucose to function.  It is used in every cell of our bodies.  This is what we get when we eat carbs, and it really is possible to eat what you love if you follow his program.

If you are like almost everyone else, you have heard about the evils of white starches and to avoid them, to get your carbs from things like brown grains and brown rice.  Is it possible that this advice could be wrong?  Shaun Hadsall has a program to prove to you it is wrong, but also explains why and how to fix the damage that has been done.  The 4 Cycle Fat Loss System gives you a cycle for Carb Depletion, Macro- Patterning, Accelerated Fat Loss, and, finally, one that focuses on increasing the amount of carbs your eating through a Diet Break

If you’re looking for a way to eat carbs and still burn fat then go with 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution.  Not only does it allow you to burn fat and feel great about yourself, but it also allows you to do it in a way where you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite foods.

You can download 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution here


  • Penny

    Reply Reply May 9, 2014

    Hi Chris,

    Would you recommend 4 cycle or x fat loss diet? not sure which one to choose?


    • Chris Sherlock

      Reply Reply November 11, 2014

      Hi Penny,

      Thanks for your comment! Great question. Although they are both ‘diet’ and nutrition programs they are slightly different in the goals they are trying to achieve.

      XFLD is more of a quick 25 days program that is great for some purposes such as trying to lose that extra bit of fat you can’t move.

      Shaun’s, 4CFLS is more of a sustainable nutrition programme. Personally to start with I would defiantly go with Shaun’s 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution.

      Hope this helps,


  • Woody

    Reply Reply May 4, 2014

    Great program from Shaun! Two thumbs up!

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