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Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World Hardcover – Dec 10 2013

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Canada (Dec 10 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345813693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345813695
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 3.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Tom Venuto and The Body Fat Solution:
“Tom Venuto’s The Body Fat Solution is one of the most important books on health, happiness and physical well-being ever written. In this fast-moving, easily usable series of methods and techniques, you learn how to enjoy superb physical fitness, achieve your ideal weight and feel terrific about yourself both emotionally and spiritually.”
—Brian Tracy, motivational speaker and author of Reinvention
 
“Offering the opposite of a quick fix, Venuto is honest about the effort it takes to drop a significant number of pounds. This is the book for women ready to tackle long term weight loss.”
—Polly Brewster, Oprah Magazine
 
“Venuto gets at all the physical, psychological and even sociological aspects of overeating, outlining a program of mental, cardio and strength training stressing accountability and self-control. Nothing fluffy about this book: just well-founded scientific research and clearly illustrated direction.”
—Raya Kuzyk, Library Journal
 
“Read this book—if you want to lose weight, improve your body and your health, and keep up these improvements for life. Tom Venuto gives it to you straight, basing his program on solid science and common sense.”
—Judith S. Beck, PhD, author of The Complete Beck Diet for Life

About the Author

TOM VENUTO is a fat-loss expert, health and fitness writer and steroid-free bodybuilder. Tom holds a degree in exercise science and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO).


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I had higher expectations of this book. Seems to be a lot of 'fluff' contained within it. If you are just getting into the health scene and are looking for a good starter book this would be it. I found myself skimming through sections because it covered the basic nutritional advice quite thoroughly that I am already quite familiar with.
It was a bit of a redundant read for me, but I have recommended it to friends who are trying to start learning about nutrition.
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This book was an eye opener regarding nutrition. I was new to body building (in the widest sense) and learned a lot about exercising from my PT, but the nutrition part was a mystery to me until I read this book. And let's be honest, learning the moves and right form in the gym is child's play against getting your nutrition right. This book helped me a lot.
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This book focuses on fat loss for your average Joe(or Jane) but it is also an excellent read for bodybuilders. Tom makes frequent reference to the practices of physique athletes because they are "the leanest people in the world"(when they're in contest shape). He uses their empirical observations along with science and common sense to provide his prescription for success. It's a great approach; he has created a truly terrific program that you can put your faith in.

The largest part of the book is devoted to nutrition and it is simply excellent- whether your goal is fat loss, muscle gain, general health or all the above! I have cross referenced some of his nutritional info with other books- such as Power Eating -written by RD's and he is clearly an expert in this area.

His programming recommendations for cardio and weight training are top notch as well, which comes as no surprise given his background(Tom has competed as a natural bodybuilder and holds a degree in exercise science). What's impressive, though, is his ability to zero in on the factors that are really important in a way that any reader can understand. At times, I can over analyze things with my training(probably because I've read too much!) and this book always seems to redirect me back into focus. To those new to exercise, Tom explains the importance behind these elements to the program. For experienced exercisers and bodybuilders, too, he guides you back to the fundamentals you may have strayed from.

In conclusion, I urge anyone that wants to get healthier and improve their body composition, in the process, to get this book. I cannot recommend it enough!
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This is not a diet program, so if you're looking for a diet, try something else. Its also not a workout program; you'll need to get that somewhere else. What this book provides is a bit of both, plus instructions to change you into a fitter, healthier more athletic you. No, you wont be able to run a four minute mile or bench press a Jeep, but you will have all the tools to burn fat, build muscle and most importantly win the mental game behind getting healthier. The program works. No tricks, no gimmicks, no snake oil. Just logical directions that are easy to follow.
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While many books and infomercials promise quick-fixes to lose weight, Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle promises two things: honesty and research-backed methods.

The purpose of the book is not to "lose weight", "shed pounds", or "get ripped abs in 20/min day."

The purpose of the book is to help you set real, achievable, and desirable goals for yourself and then lay out a plan for getting there.

You won't be "losing weight" you'll be burning fat. Typical weight loss (water, fat, and muscle) is not the goal.

You won't be "shredding abs" you'll be building and maintaining lean muscle as well as training your heart.

The result of eating well, building muscle, and training aerobically will be lost fat, a reshaped body, and the ability to do more physically while enjoying life.

This is not a 5-minute miracle book. This is a lesson in choosing goals and doing what's needed to achieve them. Oh, and you may just see abs at the end of the process!
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If you have a lot of experience with health, fitness and nutrition then you're going to be reading a lot of stuff that you already know. This will all seem like fluff and filler to you because you already have a basic understanding of how everything works. There are still a lot of good tips in here though for fine tuning your fitness and nutrition plan to help you get the results that you want.

If you're just starting out and need to learn some basics then this is an excellent book to get you started. It will spell everything out to you from beginning to end and it will teach you how much you should be eating to fuel your body properly for exercise. So many people that I work with on a daily basis follow fad diets or don't eat nearly enough (or eat in the proper macros) to actually burn fat or gain muscle the right way and then they either get stuck in a plateau or they gain it back and they wonder why. You're not going to burn fat and/or build muscle by starving yourself. This book will teach you step by step how to figure out how much you should be eating and what you should be focusing on in your workouts.

While there is still a bit of fluff in here, it's a pretty solid book and an easy read. There are a lot of accessible charts and forms that you can access on the accompanying website as well. Make sure you follow the steps outlined in the book and you should notice some level of success.
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