The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

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by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
     
 

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Whether You Want to Change Your Body to improve your health, your looks, your athletic performance, or your sex appeal, The Abs Diet offers you a simple promise: If you follow this plan, you will transform your body so that you can accomplish each and every one of those goals. As a bonus, The Abs Diet will do something more than just enhance your life-The Abs Diet is

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Whether You Want to Change Your Body to improve your health, your looks, your athletic performance, or your sex appeal, The Abs Diet offers you a simple promise: If you follow this plan, you will transform your body so that you can accomplish each and every one of those goals. As a bonus, The Abs Diet will do something more than just enhance your life-The Abs Diet is going to save it.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Eat everything. Concentrate on whole grains. Drink milk. Balance protein with carbohydrates. Avoid processed sugars. Do some exercise. The idea that a diet book making such proposals comes as a pleasant surprise shows just how far afield we've gone in the search for new ways to be fit. The only thing new about this diet by the editor-in-chief of Men's Health is its name, and this, one can presume, is because nowadays, a book simply called "Sensible Eating" wouldn't sell. The book's title is indeed misleading; only the final chapter deals solely with abs. The rest is full of rational recommendations for a realistic diet plan: eat more and smaller meals; have oatmeal in the morning for a nourishing breakfast; don't starve yourself; drink plenty of water; and stay away from sodas and foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup. Whether readers will, in the end, walk away with abs of steel is not really the point. They'll control their weight in a healthy way, without counting calories, cutting out whole food groups or supporting the beef futures market. Best of all, this book tells readers why it works: increase your body's metabolism, gain some muscle and fat burns away. The authors make this seem like a fresh and very attainable ideal. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

“The Abs Diet is a sensible eating and exercise plan, not a fad diet. The Abs Diet Powerfoods and the Abs Diet Workout are designed to make you fit, healthy, and lean for life. If you want to get on top of your game, this is where you start. Remember: Don't cheat yourself, treat yourself.” —The Rock, movie star

“A must read for anyone who is serious about building a healthy body and changing to a healthy lifestyle. Most diets are based on gimmicks that set you up for failure; this is the first program I have seen that promotes a lifestyle change that anyone can live with.” —David R. Pearson, Ph.D., director of the strength-research laboratory at Ball State University.

“Finally, a diet that's focused on what you can eat, not what you can't! . . . You'll look good, but you'll feel great--and you'll succeed at last!” —Heidi Skolnik, staff nutritionist for the New York Giants

“Clear, crisp, refreshingly sensible… There are few ‘diet books' that I am willing to endorse. I endorse this one enthusiastically.” —David L. Katz, M.D., director of medical studies in public health at Yale University School of Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405087971
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
01/06/2006

Meet the Author

David Zinczenko serves as spokesperson for all issues affecting men, with platforms including an op-ed piece for the New York Times on fast food and obesity. He is a regular guest on national news programs ranging from CNN to 48 Hours, from VH-1 to CBS's The Early Show. He was named by People magazine as one of 2003's "50 Most Eligible Bachelors." He divides his time between Allentown, Pennsylvania, and New York City.

Ted Spiker, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Florida, is a contributing editor to Men's Health. His work has also been published in Fortune; O, The Oprah Magazine; Instyle; Sports Illustrated Women; Writer's Digest, Adventure Sports; and more. He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.

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boka1950 More than 1 year ago
Most eye opening book I have ever read about food intake and exercise. I have lost 40 lbs in seven weeks and lost four belt sizes just by following the 12 power food combinations with exercising. Strongly recommend this book to anyone who had DESIRE to lose weight for good.
29yroldgirlnextdoor More than 1 year ago
I read the Abs Diet for Women, but bought this version for my husband. I've perused many diet/health/fitness books- and this is by far the best overall. I learned a lot about the foods we eat, and how they effect our bodies. I also learned a lot about the importance of weight training. I still run a lot, but now I make sure to lift 3 days a week as well. I've seen great results. The diet makes complete sense and still allows for fully enjoyable and satisfying meals. My husband and I are now big fans of David Zinczenko!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have tried other diets that have helped me lose weight but have done nothing for my spare tire. This book explains why the others didn't work and then explains how this diet is different. In addition, recipes are provided and an exercise program that does not require a gym membership is also given. I have lost 10 pounds in less than 6 weeks and the gut is going away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me lose my abdomen in a very healthy way. Also, It comes in Spanish.
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