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The Metabolism Advantage: An 8-Week Program to Rev Up Your Body's Fat-Burning Machine---At Any Age [Hardcover]

John Berardi
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Sept. 5 2006
With this powerful body transformation program, men and women discover how to kick their metabolism into high gear--and replace flab with lean, fat-burning muscle . . . in just 8 weeks

Revving up the body so that it optimizes nutrition and turns flab into lean body mass can be accomplished easily and quickly--and at any age, even after the body's metabolism has supposedly slowed down. That's what sought-after fitness trainer and nutrition expert John Berardi demonstrates in this new book.

Drawing on the best scientific research, including his own ongoing studies, Berardi has developed a supremely effective plan that enables his clients--who include athletes, models, and ordinary men and women of different fitness levels--to stoke their metabolic fires, burn more calories, build lean muscle, and improve their health, too! This unique three-pronged program includes:

• the Nutrition Plan, which provides recipes and meal plans that offer readers the foods that will teach their bodies to burn fat for fuel

• the Exercise Plan, which combines interval exercise and strength training to enable readers to burn more calories not only while they are working out but also after exercise

• the Supplement Plan, which identifies the essential compounds that kick the metabolism into high gear and improve general well-being

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Age-related weight gain is whittled down to size in this guide to boosting metabolism. Berardi's (Scrawny to Brawny) formula is basic: diet, exercise and supplements to build muscle and burn calories. He relates a common scenario: with age come sedentary lifestyles, convenience foods and increased stress. While many people actually eat less as they age, Berardi says, at the end of their 20s they begin to lose five to 10 pounds of muscle each decade. The results: weight gain, free radical damage and greater risk for serious health conditions. He points out that eating fewer calories is self-defeating, while eating more of the right foods at the right time and targeted supplementation increase metabolism even for those genetically disposed to lower rates. Since muscle burns calories most efficiently, exercise is the core of the program. Berardi, who has trained professional athletes, is a congenial coach, but the five hours per week of strength training (weights) and cardio workouts may be an obstacle for those not already exercising regularly. Still, Berardi provides tools for keeping on point—meal plans, recipes, routines and options to customize—and his promise of never counting calories again just might motivate readers to invest in a gym membership. (Sept.)
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About the Author

JOHN BERARDI, PhD, CSCS, is founder and president of Science Link, Inc., an organization specializing in human performance and nutrition. A sought-after trainer, consultant, and lecturer on the optimal use of nutrition for athletic performance and body transformation, Berardi is coauthor of the book Scrawny to Brawny. He divides his time between Toronto, Ontario, and Austin, Texas.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
John Berardi's "The Metabolism Advantage" is a home run. I speak from first hand experience of John's teachings through his published articles, website, DVDS and now this brand new book.

I have struggled with my metabolism, buying into the so called normal "Slowing down with age" process over the past 10 years. The concepts in this book have opened my eyes to new beliefs that shatter the old school thought process of "Everything goes to hell after age 40."

Utilizing the concepts detailed in this book I have dropped 37 lbs in the past 14 weeks and decreased my body fat% by 13 percentage points. I am well on my way to achieving my new lifetime weight goal of 190 lbs with a 10% body fat. This success is due to many factors that John explains in the book.

John is a scientist. A scientist who has the ability to coach a layperson what they need to do to achieve their nutritional and physiological goals. This book is a goldmine for those people who are committed to making positive change in their long term health.

I endorse this book wholeheartedly and I wish John great success.

Michael A. Howard

Worcester, MA
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Works! Jan. 15 2007
By Perry L
Format:Hardcover
I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. All the science within it made sense to me. I decided that an 8 week commitment to a healthy program was the least I could do to improve myself and reevaluate afterwards how to go forward. Well, its 9 weeks and I'm still motivated and going forward STRONGLY. The results are dramatically visible and I feel great! I could easily live with this program as part of my lifestyle because I'm eating well, I'm exercising and I love what I see in the mirror! It WORKS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nutrition science that works Oct. 9 2007
By Luca
Format:Hardcover
You may think that you know about what you should eat - everybody does - but you probably don't. This book teaches you about nutrition and then includes shopping lists, recipes and meal plans to help you put your new found knowledge to work. It also includes workouts to complete the package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You just have to love it!!! Oct. 20 2009
Format:Hardcover
I recently bought the Metabolism Advantage by John Berardi, since I have heard so many great things about this guy and the way he teaches and preaches good nutrituon. The fact that he looked like an athlet, talked like an athled but was in fact a doctor, convinced me even more of (t)his lifestyle. When I received the book I couldn't wait to start reading it. Whithin two days I finished it (unfortunately I had to spleep in between :-)). His style of writing is easy to understand and fun to read. No blah blah or weird doctor's language. He really talks to you! And his message is easy: eat healthy, work out and you'll see improvements in your health and physical appearance. This message isn't new, of course. Everybody knows it- but he encourages you to start living like this for real. Lots of pictures, a shopping list for groceries, meal plans and example days for an 8 weeks time period make things even easier for you. And guess what? the recipes included in the book are not only nutritious, but also delicious. I can highly recommend this book to everyone who is willing to commit to some changes, needs a little kick in the you know what and likes to have a little help and motivation along the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent July 28 2011
By Bill
Format:Hardcover
I've been training for years.I started in my twenties and am now sixty two.
I could never really understand why i wasn't losing fat?This book is very
informative it has help me to understand when and what to eat.
I would recommended this book to others
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