I was sent a copy of The Body Fat Solution by Tom Venuto at the same time as Core Performance Woman, which I'm sure you all remember from last Monday's R&G™. I have to say that based on all of the words on the cover, which sent my short attention span into overdrive, I wasn't looking forward to reading it. In fact, I waited until oh, Friday to pick it up...a little late considering I needed to write the review on Sunday, wouldn't you say? That was a mistake. Why? Because I'm finding that this is a really good book and unfortunately I haven't finished it yet! What I can tell you is that this author is really speaking to me - I find myself nodding in agreement and also having a few a ha moments as well.
Here's just a few examples of some things that caught my attention:
- From page xxvi: The Body Fat Solution is for the layperson who wants simple explanations and practical action strategies to apply in daily life. Perfect - just tell me what to do...no need to get into a bunch of minutia that will have my mind wandering (I also think this is why I get so much out of my workouts with my trainers - I just do what they tell me - easy peasy!)
- From page 27, talking about reasons why we are susceptible to weight-loss myths (this has to do with the FTC and lawsuits against diet scams): In one highly publicized case, a Los Angeles bodybuilder swore under oath that he was paid to stop working out and eat ice cream and doughnuts to fatten him up three weeks in advance of his "before" photo shoot. Then he used his bodybuilding expertise to get back into his usual top shape for the "after" photos. Ha! I KNEW those guys on the commercials who get the six-pack abs by taking a certain pill or using a certain exercise system were fakers!!!
- From page 69: If you want to get leaner, you must establish a caloric deficit, which means you're probably going to be hungry sometimes. Accepting this has been a key factor in my weight-loss journey - yes, I may be hungry, but if I've eaten enough good healthy food then I'm not going to starve and in fact I probably will lose some weight!
This is a cool book - and based on what I've read so far (about 1/3 of it, if you really want to know), I am pretty confident that I will like the rest of it and get some great tips to help me continue my weight-loss journey.
I have a copy of The Body Fat Solution to give to one lucky reader...to enter, just leave me a comment - yes, it's that easy! Contest is open to U.S. residents only and will close at 10:00 pm on Thursday, January 28. I'll use random.org to draw the winner who will be announced on Friday, January 29. Good luck!
FCC Disclaimer: I was given a copy of The Body Fat Solution to read by the publisher, who will also be fulfilling the giveaway.