Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Top Secret Fat Loss Secret

“The reason you’re fat has nothing to do with overateing, lack of excercise or even a lack of will power on your part”

Right. I wish.

The top secret fat loss secret ebook is not as bad as the incredibly stupid website, but it contains nothing you can’t find in your local newspaper on a sunday morning

Product page: www.topsecretfatlosssecret.com

I know this book sells a lot to people that hope Dr Suzanne is for real, and I’m sure it has helped a few, but that all thanks to statistics and random coincidence rather than the quality of the information. Dr Suzanne  has put together a short booklet with some general weightloss information, some weird theories about metabolic types and critters in your intenstins and is flogging that with conspiracy theories and lies.

Not a favorite of mine.

But maybe I’m part of the conspiracy…

Product page: www.topsecretfatlosssecret.com

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

The Diet Solution Program

The author of this ebook – Isabel De Los Rios -  is a nutrition and exercise specialist with 10 years of experience helping clients.
The Diet Solution Program is a result of her years study and research.

Included in her program is:

  • Step by step action steps telling you how to put the principles in place
  • Detailed daily meal plans that make everyday eating easier
  • Shopping lists that help you with daily shopping.
  • Recipes to make everyday meals tasty

The manual is comprehensive, but you don’t need to wait to get through the whole thing before you can start. You can use Isabel’s Quick Start Guide to start the program ASAP.  According to her, some people have just used the quick start guide and lost 10-15lbs in a little as 6 weeks.

Product page: www.thedietsolutionprogram.com

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Alkaline Diet

The Alkaline Diet

Product page: www.alkalinediet.org

The product is actually called Acid Alkaline Balance Diet – but the webpage is at www.alkalinediet.org.

An Alkaline Diet aims to reduce the alkalinity in the blood maintaining it at the optimal 7.35-7.45.
It does this by emphasizing on intake of an array of citrus fruits, fresh veggies, nuts, legumes etc.
It also achieves this by discouraging the consumption of grains (many are not aware that these should be limited as well) meat, dairies, as well as too much salt.

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Fat Burning Furnace

The Fat Burning Furnace is a weight loss program, created by Rob Poulos, that combines diet and exercise.

Product page: www.fatburningfurnace.com

The full Fat Burning Furnace program consists of 3 e-books (The Fat Burning Furnace main e-book, optional Blowtorch Training Manual e-book, and Advanced Workout Logs e-book), a Metabolic Rate Counter, a Body Fat Analyzer and a series of online training videos. The 3 e-books are downloadable while the Metabolic Rate Counter, Body Fat Analyzer and training videos are viewable online.

If there was one core sentence of the book – it would be these three :)

“..enormously powerful secret to getting the body you want”

“Just one more pound of muscle added to your body will require an extra 40-50 or so calories per day to keep it alive. Just think if you add 20 pounds of lean muscle tissue

    …you’re automatically burning an additional 800-1000 calories per day, just sitting on your behind watching TV or at work! And guess what happens when you’re burning more calories than you need to maintain your current bodyweight? You have a calorie deficit, and your body begins to shed fat.”

In other words – the long term effects of exercise are *massive*.

In addtion to the long term effects , the exercise will also directly boost your metabolism for period that extends longer than the actual workout as your body will need to burn calories to repair the muscle that is ‘broken down’ during your weight training exercises. This repair process will take 24-48 hours during which your body will be continuously burning calories.

Now, you could take this information and use any weight training system you want, but Robs workout is special

Unlike other training programs that ask you to perform 3-4 sets of each exercise, Rob only asks you to perform a single set. That’s it!
The thing that sets Robs sets apart is the rep execution speed. You are expected perform each exercise at a specified tempo. For example; 3 seconds to lower the weight and 4 seconds to lift the weight. This makes a lot of sense in terms of pure mechanics, as it tends to put much less stress on your joints end lower the risk of injury.
It also means that you workout will be short. No hours slogging away at the gym. Just 15 minutes per day, three times a week.

Another big secret Rob has found is that you can achieve outstanding cardiovascular health with the type of strength training recommended in his book by mimicking the
style of interval cardio…keeping the intensity super high and keeping rest periods between exercises on the low side.

Quoting again:

“Having practiced this exercise for many years, my resting heart rate is around 40 beats per minute, and I have astounded more than a handful of physicians when I tell them I perform little or no aerobics! It always makes me chuckle when they ask”

The book is similar to other books that focus on exercise rather than diets, and the actual diet portion is slim (pun attempted..).
There’s quite a bit of discussion about nutrients, but his stance on the matter is pretty clear as he talks about concentrating on the big picture.
Rob considers hyper focusing on the details is a a mistake since nutrition and health are the result of complex biochemical systems that not even the scientists fully understand.

So he does no go into much detail with regards to specific vitamins or grams per day, but rather discusses nutrition on a higher level, and I think that’s fair.

I really like this book.

It’s well written, easy to read and very interesting.

It’s certainly controversial at times and a excercise manual more than a dieting book, but I think that is made pretty clear to anyone who wants to buy it.

Product page: www.fatburningfurnace.com

For me – it’s a keeper.

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Truth About Abs

The Truth about Abs is authored by Mike Geary who is a personal trainer and nutritionist.

Product page: www.truthaboutabs.com

You may be surprised when you get the program; instead of focusing on abs workouts, it focuses more on whole body exercises, metabolism and interval training.
This approach will increase your metabolism, and you’ll take less time burning the extra fat.

The book contains a wealth of information, but a few bits of information define the spirit of the book for me;

* You cannot lose fat from any specific spot you choose. Ab excercises dont necessarily burn stomach fat.
* He explains in detail why weight and strength workouts are more important in order to lose body fat than cardio. You don’t have to run for an hour. Resting Metabolic Rate is the key here.
* Don’t use weight machines – Gery explains why free weights and other tools are much more efficent at burning fat.
* Women won’t gain a lot of muscle from normal weight training. Don’t worry.
* Some excercises burn more calories than others and it’s easy to figure out which ones.

The real strength of Truth about Abs is the exercise and fitness section. Mike Geary certainly knows his stuff when it comes to developing a pair of six packs in the shortest time possible. The book contains a lot of images that show how to execute excercises that promote weightloss and that elusive six pack

The diet portion of the book is more theoretical than practical in my view.
While it has a simple meal plan outline, it does not excel at providing recipes for you to follow at home. So while the information is sound, Mike leaves it up to you as far as implementing his dietary information. But then, this is certainly not a diet ebook.

If you’re looking for a fool-proof fitness and workout routine with some sound nutritional information I highly recommend Truth About Abs. If you’re looking for a no-sweat diet plan I recommend that you supplement that bit elsewhere.

Get this book if you want to work out efficienly rather than go on a diet!

Product page: www.truthaboutabs.com

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Eat Stop Eat

Eat Stop Eat is an ebook by Brad Pilon that teaches how to lose weight quickly with healthy diet, weight training and intermittent fasting.

Product page: www.eatstopeat.com

It is a weight loss and dieting method that claims to achieve significant weight loss without forcing you to adhere to restrictive diets and punishing exercise regimes. The primary benefit of Eat Stop Eat is you can lose significant amounts of body fat while still eating foods that you love.

The Eat Stop Eat program works by reducing your calorie intake by minimizing high calorie foods and drinks in your diet and also intermittently fasting a once a week.

Eat Stop Eat author claims it is a simple yet highly effective way to lose weight that while preserving your lean muscle and metabolism.

He shows you how to set it up so you can fast for 24 hrs without actually losing a whole day of social interaction.
He points to scientific studies that show you won’t lose muscle mass from short term fasting. In fact you wont lose stamina or have to stop training either.
He also convincingly explains that you won’t decrease your metabolism.
Finally, he explains why 24 hrs is an adequate time period for fasting.


Actual Customer Feedback:

“My name is Robin and I am 25 years old with two kids. I have been married for almost 7 years and love to be athletic. I have struggled with weight for a VERY long time and I have tried it all. From diet pills, to Atkins, to you name it! When I tried Eat Stop Eat, it was SO easy. I have used this program now for about 5 months and I have lost 53 pounds. I can say now that I am comfortable with buying clothes, dressing cute and enjoying my kids because I have the energy! I would recommend this program to anyone.”

Robin Thomas

“Thank you so much for your Eat Stop Eat book. I am a 53 year old physician in the Army and was previously just barely able to pass the physical fitness test. Now I score relative high marks with ease. I am now down to my target weight and eat almost freely on my eating days.”

Dr. Patrick Lowry

Our Research on Eat Stop Eat Suggests:

Where there seem to be genuine articles and unbiased research available it seems to be evident the intermittent fasting is effective as a way to reduce calorie intake as long as calorie intake is not increased during the days of non-fasting. This combined with a sensible low calorie diet and moderate exercise has shown to be a proven way to lose weight quickly.

Verdict: Eat Stop Eat does work as stated. It should be considered for people with mild obesity and those who desire to lose weight quickly.

Company Info: Eat Stop Eat is a brand name owned by Strength Works, Inc. The domain name (eatstopeat.com) was registered under this company in 2007.

Product Specifications: The Eat stop Eat ebook is 90 pages long, pdf file.

Price: $39.95

Return Policy: Eat Stop Eat Ebook is sold through Clickbank and has a 100% money back guarantee up to 56 days after initial purchase.

Product page: www.eatstopeat.com

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Fit Over 40


Fit over 40 is a very interesting ebook (with optional audios) written by Jon Benson and Tom Venuto of “Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle” teaching people over the age of 40 how to lose weight and build muscle. It’s interesting because it is not just a “do this, do that, eat this, don’t eat that” type of book. Instead it concentrates on teaching motivation and shows you a better way to reach your goals.

Product page: http://www.fitover40.com

The book consists of three separate parts.
The first part is about Jon Benson and his struggles. A fascinating read to be sure, but perhaps not my favourite part.

The second part is more interesting, especially from a motivational viewpoint, as it takes us through biographies of 52 people over 40 and how they achieved great health
In each chapter the individuals speak in their own words about “How I think”, “How I train”, and “How I eat”. You can reader can spot similarities and differences in methods – but none of them talk about book-diets ore multi-hour workouts. They discuss training ‘smarter, not harder’, lay out examples of their exact food quantities, discuss whether they supplement or not etc.

I can’t help quoting the author;

“This book is a reflection.. of 52 individuals, all from various backgrounds, ages and mindsets. You’ll find everything from high protein meat-eaters to vegans; from high-intensity, low-volume trainers to people who hit the gym every single day. No one is wrong – and your conclusions will be the right ones for you if you decide to take for yourself the wisdom found in these pages and create your own personalized fitness lifestyle. It will ultimately become your destiny, your foundation for this temporal life, and your own fountain of youth

Part three is where Tom Venuto steps in and teaches all about about the five pillars of anti-aging.

The chapters are..

  • Mind Matters: Principles of Inner Transformation
  • BodyWorks: Strength & Strategy
  • Inner Fuel: The Taste of Health
  • I Can See The Valley: New Hills, New Horizons
  • Begin And Believe
  • Post-40 Training Tips
  • The Five Pillars of Anti-Aging
    Pillar 1: Weight & Strength Training
    Pillar 2: Aerobic Training
    Pillar 3: Learning To Be Flexible
    Pillar 4: Lifelong Nutrition
    Pillar 5: Recovery And Renewal
  • Final Thoughts— The Excellence Mindset

In summary – Fit over 40, is a great read and reference book for almost anyone over 40 years old. In comparing Fit over 40 to Burn the Fat Feed the muscle, this book is less about the actual workout regimen but is much more about showing attainable role models.
If you are looking for recipies and exercises only – there are other books out there, but to me, this is a very valuable book.

Motivation is the key to lasting weightloss and overall health, and that is where this book really shines.

This is one of my personal favorite favorites.

Product page: http://www.fitover40.com


Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Fat Loss 4 Idiots

Fat Loss 4 Idiots is a diet program that manipulates fat burning hormones and calorie shifting to lose weight fast and keep it off forever.

The product page: www.fatloss4idiots.com

If you’ve been investigating weight loss programs online you will have come across Fat Loss 4 Idiots., quite simply because it pops up just about everywhere you look. It’s a very well promoted product, but what’s it like. And more to the point… does it work?

When you buy the product for $39 you get The Diet Handbook, and 90 days of access to the Online Diet Generator. Just as the sales letter pages, the Diet Generator interface is very graphical and easy to use once you spend a few minutes with it getting familiar.

Prominently displayed are the 10 Rules of Fat Loss. Without giving away the plot a basic synopsis is this.

* Manipulate calories
* Eat 4 meals a day (putting 2 1/2 hours between each)
* Prepare your meals at home* Rotate your carbohydrate and protein meals each day
* Eat meals plain (i.e. few condiments, if any)
* Know when to stop eating- Be selective with your drinks
* Drink lots of water
* Walk regularly
* Avoid sweetened food

When you get to the meal plans you see there are two choices; vegetarian and regular. Next, you choose your 14 favorite foods from a selection of many, and it’s from these favorite foods you chose your 11 daily meal plans are created. Quite ingenious, really.

The meals are very basic, without strict guidelines, all you have to do is stick the 10 basic rules of fat loss.

After 11 days of planned meals you are then allowed 3 days of cheat meals, where you can eat whatever you want. Again, ingenious.

Why ingenious? Well, the diet itself can’t be called low carb or low fat. The way it is structured you will have a carb meal one day, a protein meal the next, and then a carb+protein the day after that. So your body is being given a variety of different things over the space of each 11 day period with a lot of latitude for how meals are prepared.

As such your body is not being deprived of anything and never allowed to develop any cravings. There are plenty of fats, from eggs, chicken breast, cottage cheese and nuts. You even get to drink a glass of wine each day.

The vegetarian option has a lot of soy products to substitute for the meats, as well as a higher proportion of nuts in each meal.

While this colorie shifting diet looks a little kooky from how it’s presented, it’s actually one of the more well thought out and intelligently structured programs available.

There’s no calorie counting required, you eat until you are satiated. The foods are those you like and over the space of 11 days you eat a broad selection, and then you eat whatever you want for three days. There’s not much here to trip you up.

This may not work for everyone but if you are currently eating a high fat diet with a lot of processed foods Fat Loss 4 Idiots is certainly a diet that will transition you into a healthy eating pattern without demanding much from you.

As far as support goes, there is none. No forums, no follow up. If that’s what you are looking for you’ll be disappointed. On the other hand, it only $39 and obviously very effective for those just looking for a meal plan.

The product page: www.fatloss4idiots.com

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