Hi, welcome to the affiliate tools page for the Rapid Fat Loss Handbook Package. I’ve done my best to provide tools for affiliates to use to promote this package; if you have anything specific that you need or want, please contact me to see if something can be developed or worked out. I’ve divided everything up into sections and you can link directly to them with the following.
This package includes both The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook and A Guide to Flexible Dieting along with access/instructions for the online calculator, the Home Exercise Handbook and a new set of accompanying videos. I also wrote a small Extreme Rapid Fat Loss manual outlining a 4 day cycle to generate up to 5-6 pounds of true fat loss. Purchasers get access to a member’s area with the videos embedded into individual pages along with download links to all the files.
The entire package is $47 and the affiliate commission is 75% (so $32 and some change per sale). I offer two different sales pages (described below) and the program is a perennial and regular best seller. Who doesn’t want to learn how to lose fat/weight fast AND keep it off? Nobody, that’s who.
The member’s area is protected by a special plugin that absolutely prevents non-purchasers from gaining access. Links cannot be shared . Purchasers can access their content indefinitely since they have access through the member’s area.
These two books have been purchased over the years by individuals ranging from folks with a special event (wedding, reunion) coming up to athletes who needed to make weight to everyone in-between. Clearly rapid weight/fat loss is of great interest to most, especially if the weight loss can be maintained.
A potentially untapped niche is brides who need to get into a dress in only 2 weeks, they will do anything to look beautiful on their special day. Another is weight class athletes (think Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestlers) who need to make a weight class but who can’t have their training impacted by long diets. I have one testimonial of a world class martial artist who used the diet below.
The affiliate program for this package runs through Clickbank, the largest affiliate platform in the world. Anyone can sign up as a vendor for free and promote products from the marketplace including this book package.
If you are new to Clickbank, please go to the Clickbank main page and then click the link that says Sign Up. Enter your information and then click Submit Account Registration. Once you have successfully signed up as an Affiliate and have an Account Nickname, you will be able to generate Hoplinks for my or any other products that you wish to sell from the marketplace. Once you have have your account nickname, go to the next step.
If you are already a Clickbank affiliate (or have just signed up), you can generate your affiliate Hoplinks for my product HERE. Simply input your account Nickname and a Tracking Code (If you have one) and you will get the Hoplink that you need to ensure proper tracking of any sales to you. It is crucial that you use the full and correct Hoplink or traffic sent to my page will not be tracked properly and earn you your commission.
Clickbank has a fantastic number of resources for potential affiliates and most questions related to the program can be found on their site. If you have any issues with setting up links for my specific product, please contact me.
I’ve set up a slightly different approach to sales pages on the primary domain. While it shares characteristics with the main sales page, I’ve broken up the traditional long sales page into three pages. The first two pages end with asking the visitor to ask themselves if they are ready to proceed along with having a call to action to do so. This is based on evidence from Robert Cialdini’s book “Influence” that people tend to act in a way consistent with what they have told themselves they are. It can be reached at the primary domain:
For affiliates who prefer a more traditional long sales page, I’ve taken the broken sales page and made it into one (minus the questions and buttons) and placed it at
To make your affiliate efforts easier, I’ve provided a suite of banners for you to use. First you will need to download the files to your computer. First click on the banner and then right click and select “Save Image”. When you place the banner in your newsletter, webpage, etc. you will need to embed/link your affiliate link into the banner when you inert it into your page.
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Q: Will I, as a woman, get the same results as a man would with the Rapid Fat Loss Program?
A: Women’s bodies are often more resistant to weight and fat loss and men but the program should work just as well. One important thing to keep in mind is that total weight loss can often be masked by changes in water weight across the menstrual cycle. It’s better for women to either look at weight/fat loss over a month’s time or just look at inches.
Q: I really hate exercise, do I have to do it to get the results from the program?
A: As much as I wish it were different, some people truly do hate exercise, usually due to bad previous experiences. Certainly folks in Category 3 (you’ll learn about this when you read the book) don’t need to do any exercise for the program to work although I think it may be beneficial to at least start a very basic program. If nothing else, the amount of exercise you need to do (described in detail in the Home Exercise Handbook) is much smaller than almost any other diet you’ll find. If you have 15-20 minutes twice/week that’s all you need to do. A little more can help but it’s not required.
Q: What would you say is the most common mistake people make with your program?
A: That’s easy. The core Rapid Fat Loss program tends to work very poorly if people do TOO MUCH aerobic exercise. I talk about this at length within the book but invariably the biggest mistake people make (halting or slowing their fat loss) is to try to keep up the hours of aerobic activity that they are used to doing when the diet. Yes, that’s right, the Rapid Fat Loss Program works best if you do LESS exercise.
Q: What’s the most important factor for maintaining my rapid weight loss?
A: It’s hard to say if there’s a single most important factor for weight loss maintenance; it’s multi-factorial. That said, if you follow the diet as laid out, and especially follow my guidelines for moving back to maintenance (I give detailed instructions) along with gradually increasing your exercise (THIS is when exercise is valuable), you have the best shot at keeping the weight off.
Q: Can I run the Rapid Fat Loss program for more than 2 weeks if I have more weight/fat to lose?
A: Absolutely. Depending on your starting body fat percentage (which the book tells you how to determine), you can run the diet for far longer. Remember Jay up above who stayed on the diet for nearly 3 straight months losing an unbelievable 90 pounds.
Q: Isn’t your Rapid Fat Loss just the old Protein-Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) that’s been around for decades?
A: Yes and no. Certainly I gathered a lot of data from the studies on the protein sparing modified fast (a diet designed to generate maximum fat loss while sparing the loss of body protein) but I modified it significantly based on cutting edge changes in nutritional sciences. For example I adjust protein intake based on body fat percentage and activity and modified the diet in other important ways such as adding essential fatty acids, incorporating resistance training, etc.
Q: Are you really telling me that flexible dieting, going OFF your diet can make it work better?
A: Absolutely. The science behind flexible dieting has been gathering steam for years now and there’s simply no doubt that people who are more flexible in their food intake, allowing previously “forbidden foods” have less cravings, less binges, are less anxious and end up weighing LESS.
Q: Aren’t high-protein diets just another fad?
A: Quite to the contrary, in the last decade or so, research has shown that higher protein diets are extremely beneficial for fat loss and superior to lower protein approaches. Protein is the most filling nutrient and high protein diets tend to blunt hunger. Higher protein intakes help to stabilize blood glucose, avoiding the big energy swings that often sends running for the candy machine and breaking their diets. Once the diet is over, higher protein intakes have been shown to be extremely beneficial for preventing weight gain as well.
I’m including a link to an article on my primary website (http://bodyrecomposition.com) titled Is Rapid Fat Loss Right for You that looks at the topic in more detail than the sales pages. I hereby give CB affiliates permission to reproduce it in part or in whole. If you need additional article content, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do.
These are the same testimonials from the sales page proper and can be used by affiliates as needed. There are a mixture of text only and picture/text testimonials including a variety of target groups.
“I am amazed at how this program worked for me. Knowing that a refeed/free meal was right around the corner gave me the willpower to be STRICT with the low calorie days. Unlike most programs that tell you how to lose weight, RFH also devotes several chapters about how to maintain your weight. The book is very concise and I couldn’t be happier about my results!”
– J. Tsoi – Houston, Tx
Thank you so much for writing your book. I’ve done low carb dieting and intense exercise in the past and lost 42 pounds in 58 days only to gain it all back and more over the last two years. Like many others I took things to the extreme and could not maintain. I completed banned all carbs, even some good ones. I started low carbing again about a week before I ordered your book online to lose excess water by banning carbs and I didn’t think to incorporate some really healthy high fiber carbs in portion controlled amounts into my prior weight loss as I do with my two free meals. Thanks to your advice I have successfully lost 22 pounds in 2 weeks. My water retention, high blood pressure is down and my glucose is in balance. I feel great, I’m not hungry, the fish oil is amazing and this really doesn’t feel like a diet. The two regular meals on Sat and Tuesday with exercise a few times a week really help keep me on track. I make sensible choices and I don’t feel deprived. I feel this is a lifestyle I can enjoy permanently.”
–D. McGruder – Florida
“I purchased Lyle McDonald’s Rapid Fat Loss Handbook in hopes of losing a few pounds quickly. The diet did not disappoint, in just 10 days I lost 7.8 lbs, going from 133 to 125 pounds!”
– Mary Ellen, South Carolina
“I’ve been lifting weights for 35 years, been in the medical field for 20 years, have been a critical care nurse for 12 years. I am well aware of the nutritional needs of humans, and nearly every theory of dieting ever advanced. I’ve done most every type of diet. I have never had such an easy time losing so much fat with so little muscle loss in such a short period of time (50 pounds in 2 1/2 months) as I have with Lyle’s Rapid Fat Loss Diet.
In addition, and more importantly, after just one month on the diet, markers of health…blood pressure, resting heart rate, cholesterol, triglycerides, among others…all went from really REALLY horrid to just about perfect. Truly amazing.”
– David W Cohen, NV
“Looking for a fast and easy way to lose weight? There are plenty of so-called crash diets, but only one diet rooted in science and physiology allows you to do so safely without losing precious muscle mass and slowing down your metabolism – the Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF). In The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook, Lyle McDonald has distilled this method with decades of research behind it into practical guidelines, with easy-to-understand categories depending on your starting point in bodyfat, weight and fitness level.
You will learn how to set up the diet, implement free meals and refeeds to not only maintain metabolism but also make the diet easier to follow. Follow the guidelines in this book, where Lyle even provides you with free online resources on how to set up meal plans and an exercise program, and you will lose a lot of fat in a very short time while preserving muscle mass and strength.”
Borge Fagerli (aka Blade) – Norway
Realistic yet still superior advice
Lyle consistently delivers: no drivel, no wasted space, no fluff- just easy to read and understand information that doesn’t patronize the reader.
This is a terrific (dare I say it?) Lifestyle book. It is less about one particular way of dieting (though it covers several methods) than about how to maintain weight loss and health for life. I would consider it absolutely a must-have for anyone concerned with fitness and weight loss.
RH, Tampa FL
I’ve read a lot of diet books, and most have gotten me to lose weight, but this is the first book that helped me learn how to keep the weight off. And no other diet allowed me to eat the foods that I enjoyed and lose weight. This book helps you to figure out how to eat while losing, maintaining or gaining without getting into the minutia that other plans do. With this book I was able to go from around 20% bf to 14% without killing myself, and all the while maintaining the muscle mass I already had developed. I’m using right now to gain some more muscle mass while trying to limit body fat gained, with very good results thus far. I would highly recommend this as the first and possibly the last diet book that anyone could ever need.
Mike Seattle, Washington
I would like to commend this easy to read book which describes in adequate detail the logic and science behind a flexible approach to dieting. This is the one for people who want to customize their own eating plans going from basic principles that work and are backed with research. This is not a cookie cutter or paint by numbers approach for dummies, but a method of thinking flexibly about the whole business of adjusting diet to suit one’s needs, whether for weight loss or maintenance.
Dr V Lewis. Coolum Beach, Queensland Australia
The Guide to Flexible Dieting helped me to understand and relinquish my perfectionism and guilt-ridden attitude towards dieting. I had been focusing too much on what I could and could not eat on strict diet plans, and falling into the vicious cycle of deprivation, binging, self-sabotage. The Flexible Diet enabled me to create my own diet template, where no food or food group was forbidden, therefore tailoring the diet to my tastes and lifestyle. Free meals became special family affairs, and refeeds helped kill any residual carb cravings.
What a difference this simple shift of thinking made! With my old ways of dieting, I managed to achieve a frustratingly slow weight loss of 20# in a year. In the 6 weeks since I began using the FD plan, I have been able to shed 10# of fat, shave inches off all over, and still maintain my strength and intensity in the gym. I am excited to see what the next 6 weeks will bring.
Lisa M. Benkó, Budapest, Hungary
Muata over at mrlowbodyfat suggested I send you an email. I found your RFL diet on his blog, and between his inspirational posts and your easy to follow diet, I’ve just completed an 8 week run of RFL starting as a 255 lb cat 3 and ending as a 224 cat 2.
I’m going to take a 2 week break, which actually falls at a great time with Memorial day, my birthday, and my daughter’s birthday, and resume as a cat 2 dieter. I just want to say thanks for developing this diet, and staying active with it with the blog and following the forums. Most diet author types might write the book, but then there is no more contact. You, on the other hand, are available and helpful. thanks.”
Scott C – Jupiter, Florida
For those serious about fat loss while preserving optimal muscle and athletic performance, Lyle MacDonald’s Rapid Fatloss Handbook is the only book you’ll ever need. What separates his book from the rest, is not only his in depth scientific knowledge of what works, but his own personal experimentation of the exact protocol’s that are available to his reader’s. No secrets, no gimmicks- just the results that you’re looking for.
I went from a strongman contest weight of 260 pounds and 22 % bodyfat to a leaned out 197 and 9 % in less than 12 weeks. This is the only book you’ll ever need!!
– Duane – Miami, Fl
“I put a world class Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt) athlete on a modified RFL diet about 3 weeks before the Pan American games 30 March in Los Angeles. He’s my coach’s son. I synopsized the diet for him so it was easy-to-read, is all. He called in a panic 3 weeks out because the Pan American games were approaching and he was still 4# over weight and hadn’t been able to lose it on his own. The guy was very lean already so it’s a tricky situation but he pulled it off. March 30th he won the gold medal in his weight class. He weighed in 1# below weight, he looked and felt great and fought like a freak.
Back to the kid, now his own BJJ coach (who also competes and also won gold 30 March in the Masters black belt division) sent word that in observing how well Zak performed on the diet and going on to win the Pan Ams that he wants to do it as well to drop a little weight for the upcoming BJJ World’s tournament the first week of June.
Attached is a photo when he won the finals. You can see the shape he’s in. He’s a BJJ phenom. He’s just beaten the guy who’s been an arch rival for years. Very tough match.”
– JJ – Houston, Tx
“Hi, my name is Jay. Between driving a truck for a living and not exercising, my weight had gotten up to 370 pounds. While I was able to get down to 320 pounds by working out and cutting calories here and there, I plateaued, oscillating between 305 and 335 pounds for a couple of years before deciding to get serious. I implemented Lyle’s Rapid Fat Loss diet plan and, while he doesn’t recommend it, I used mainly liquid nutrition since I had such a problem controlling my food intake. In 90 days, I had dropped from 320 pounds to 225 pounds. I didn’t have to do excessive exercise either, I lifted weights three times per week with a little bit of brisk walking.”
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