The Metabolism Advantage: An 8-Week Program to Rev Up Your Body's Fat-Burning Machine---At Any Age Hardcover – Sep 5 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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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.
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