Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Body Fat Solution - Book #89

Title The Body Fat Solution: Five Principles
for Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscles,
Ending Emotional Eating, and Maintaining
Your Perfect Weight

Author Tom Venuto
Genre Nonfiction – Fitness
Pages 293
Publisher Avery
Copyright 2009

Synopsis (from web-site)
The Body Fat Solution is Tom Venuto’s complete program to lose body fat, build muscle—and keep the weight off for good.

By now, we all know that we gain fat when we take in more calories than we burn. But we’re not always rational creatures when it comes to food. Venuto provides a sound plan that will help us put the brakes on overeating by pinpointing the mental roadblocks and emotional eating patterns that are preventing us from losing weight for good. Guiding readers to dig deeper, The Body Fat Solution explores:

· Why it is so difficult to balance calorie output with input
· What prevents people from eating appropriately and exercising more
· The emotional and psychological factors that sabotage Success

Tom Venuto reminds us that calories do count! But The Body Fat Solution is neither super low carb nor super low fat, and he steers clear of demonizing entire food groups. Instead, Venuto shows how to personalize an eating plan that takes into account your unique metabolism and calorie needs. He then presents workout programs to maximize the success of the diet plan that are fast and efficient, enabling you to quickly achieve your goal of replacing fat with lean muscle.

Tapping into his years of training expertise and personal experience, Venuto helps readers change their relationship with food, empowers them to take charge of their lives, and delivers a program that promises dramatic and permanent results.

Why I read It
The subject interests me and I have a lot of respect for Tom Venuto.

The Good
Good straight forward discussion on why most diets fail, especially over time.

The Bad
Venuto has a extensive and extremely detailed ebook that he has sold for years but I have always been to cheap to buy it. He said in interviews that people sometimes just want to know how to flip a switch and not necessarily all the whys on how it works. This book was written to fill that need so consequently it doesn’t have all the nerdy details. That is more indicative of my own cheapness than the books shortcomings.

The Ugly (my opinion)
Good book providing solid information. Nothing complex and if you were to follow his advice you will see improvement in you body and your health. Tom does a large online presence so you can find numerous articles with a simple Google search. Here are a few podcasts in which he is interviewed – well worth the listen.

The Truth? (other reviews)
Diets in Review

Mormon Mentions

Author Biography
Tom Venuto is an internationally recognized fat loss expert, nutrition researcher and natural (steroid-free) bodybuilder. Since 1989, Venuto has been involved in virtually every aspect of the fitness and weight loss industry - as a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, motivation coach, fitness model, health club manager and freelance writer.

Tom's articles on nutrition, training, fat loss and fitness motivation have been featured on hundreds of websites worldwide. Tom has also been featured in IRONMAN, Australian IRONMAN, Italian IRONMAN (Olympian's news), Natural Bodybuilding, Muscular Development, Exercise for Men, Men’s Exercise and Men's Fitness, as well as on dozens of radio shows, including Martha Stewart Healthy Living (Sirius), WCBS and ESPN-1250.

Tom is the founder and CEO of The Burn The Fat Inner Circle and author of the best-selling e-book, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle. His newest book, The Body Fat Solution (Hardcover Avery/Penguin), is a #1 best seller, focusing on accountability and the psychological, emotional and social factors that sabotage fat loss success.

Bonus Information
Downloadable Podcast Interview with Tom

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