If I could lose weight by osmosis I’d LOVE it. I feel like I’m beginning to collect exercise and weight loss books, just like my mother collected cookbooks (we went out to dinner almost every night…LOL). Here’s what my wish is…that I open a book and a big boot comes out and kicks me in the ass. Why? Because frankly I’m lazy and I love eating junk food and I have a hard time believing a lot of these books, since the people who write them tend to think they’re experts while most are simply celebrities looking to make a buck.
So, I sit here with yet another book that’s going to tell me that I eat too much, eat the wrong foods and that I need to get off of this chair and take a walk around the block. Don’t these people understand that their drastic diets just set me up for failure?
The Body Fat Solution is a bit different, in that it’s written by someone who not only talks the talk, but he also walks the walk. Tom Venuto has been in the biz since 1989 and is actually a natural (steroid free) body builder, who has gotten to the CORE of WHY WE EAT the way that we do.
He addresses emotional and psychological overeating (and under exercising) and rather than offering up a a diet that takes away everything that I enjoy, he’s offering a program that I can live with. It’s all about “addressing the cause rather than treating the symptom.” According to The Body Fat Solution you can:
- Reprogram your mind for autopilot success
- Lose all the fat and keep all the muscle
- Stop self-sabotage and banish bingeing
- Increase your metabolism <<<<<< since I’m post-menopausal I NEED this
- Get mega-motivated!!!!!!!!!!
- Eat the foods you love
- Never diet again
He takes a totally MODERATE APPROACH to getting fit that I like. Add to that that the program is SIMPLE and I think he’s got a great combination going here. You won’t find any outrageous claims or crazy diets – it’s still all about eating less calories and moviing more, but with The Body Fat Solution, you’ll feel like you’ve got someone who understands and is there to help you along.
Watch for tips from Tom Venuto on Champagne Living coming soon!
The Body Fat Solution is available for purchase at Amazon.com and other booksellers nationwide.
Thank you to Avery, a division Penguin Books and FSB for providing me with a copy for this book review. I was in no way compensated for this post and all opinions are strictly my own.