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The human body evolved to resist starvation by holding on to fat. No wonder it's hard to lose weight! Now a revolutionary lifestyle plan finally cracks the code for efficient fat loss. Developed by leading nutrition specialist Wendy Chant, the plan is scientifically designed to help you "outsmart" your body's natural cycles for storing and burning calories. The plan teaches you to boost your metabolism through "macro-patterning"-a simple routine of alternating carb-up, carb-down, and baseline days. There are even...
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Crack the Fat-Loss Code: Outsmart Your Metabolism and Conquer the Diet Plateau

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Overview

The human body evolved to resist starvation by holding on to fat. No wonder it's hard to lose weight! Now a revolutionary lifestyle plan finally cracks the code for efficient fat loss. Developed by leading nutrition specialist Wendy Chant, the plan is scientifically designed to help you "outsmart" your body's natural cycles for storing and burning calories. The plan teaches you to boost your metabolism through "macro-patterning"-a simple routine of alternating carb-up, carb-down, and baseline days. There are even built-in cheat days, so you can enjoy the foods you love. Once you get your eating habits on schedule, you'll find that you can lose weight ... for good.

About the Author:
Wendy Chant, MPT, SPN, is a certified personal trainer and a specialist in performance nutrition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615541942
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/4/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Chant, MPT, SPN, is a certified personal trainer and a specialist in performance nutrition. She holds a bachelor of science in medical sciences and nutrition science. A champion body builder, she opened her own training center, ForeverFit®, in 1998.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Sergio M. Zamora, M.D., FACS     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: You Can Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit     xiii
Why Your Body Wont't Lose Fat
Your Body: The Ultimate Survivor     3
Understanding the Body's Needs     4
Perceived Efficiency Rate (PER)     6
The Body's Two Functions of Survival     8
The Point of Adaptation     12
The Dieter's Plateau     13
The Fat-Loss Code     16
Not All Foods Are Created Equal: How Your Body Uses Fuel     19
Protein     20
Fats     26
Carbohydrates     30
How to Make Fat Your Go-to Energy Source     34
Crack the Fat-Loss Code
Efficient Fat Loss and Optimal Health: Five Keys to Success     43
Protect and Support Muscle     47
Level Blood Sugar     49
Create an Energy Deficit     51
Produce Heat     53
Manipulate Energy Stores     55
Eight Weeks to Cracking the Code and Breaking Your Plateau: Two Months to a Brand-New You     59
Understanding the Four Cycles of the Fat-Loss Code     62
How to Put the Four Cycles in Motion     65
Cycle 1: Carb-DepleteCycle, Week 1     69
Rules for the Carb-Deplete Cycle     73
Weekly Meal Plan for the Carb-Deplete Cycle     76
Substitution Food Lists for the Carb-Deplete Cycle     76
Sample Daily Meal Plan for the Carb-Deplete Cycle     79
Wendy's Top-Ten Carb-Deplete Shopping List Items     81
Wendy's "Mmm Good" Favorite Recipes for the Carb-Deplete Cycle     86
Cycle 2: Macro-Patterning Cycle, Weeks 2-4     93
Rules for the Macro-Patterning Cycle     96
Weekly Meal Plans for the Macro-Patterning Cycle     98
Substitution Food Lists for the Macro-Patterning Cycle, Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle, and Maintenance Cycle     99
Sample Daily Meal Plans for the Macro-Patterning Cycle     104
Wendy's Top-Five Macro-Patterning Shopping List Items     114
Wendy's "Mmm Good" Favorite Recipes for the Macro-Patterning Cycle     115
Cycle 3: Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle, Weeks 5-6     125
Rules for the Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle     127
Weekly Meal Plans for the Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle     131
Wendy's "Mmm Good" Favorite Recipes for the Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle     132
Cycle 4: Maintenance Cycle, Weeks 7-8     137
Rules for the Maintenance Cycle     140
Weekly Meal Plans for the Maintenance Cycle     141
Sample Daily Meal Plans for the Maintenance Cycle     142
Wendy's "Mmm Good" Favorite Recipes for the Maintenance Cycle     147
Living Forever Fit
Forever Fit: Restarting the Cycle     155
Never Say Diet: Always Say Lifestyle     156
Ten Keys to Fat-Loss Success     158
The Future Starts Now     160
Sample Meal Plans: Your Eight-Week Planner     165
Eight-Week Meal Plans at a Glance     165
Carb-Deplete Cycle     167
Macro-Patterning Cycle     181
Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle     201
Maintenance Cycle     220
Charting Your Success: Sample Log Sheets     237
Carb-Deplete Day (A) Food Log     238
Baseline Day (B) Food Log     239
Carb-Down Day (C) Food Log     240
Carb-Up Day (D) Food Log     241
ForeverFit Eating: More of Wendy's "Mmm Good" Recipes     243
Breakfast Favorites     244
Anytime Egg Favorites     246
Salad and Side Dish Favorites     251
Chicken and Fish Favorites     259
Body Fat Calculator     265
Metric Conversion Chart     267
References and Scientific Basis      269
More About ForeverFit Programs and Services     275
Index     277
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2008

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    Tried everything...this one worked

    52 years old and locked in permanent plateau until I read this book. I have lost 15 pounds on the first 6 weeks. This plan WORKS! My husband started using the recommendations to adjust his diet and lost 10 pounds without doing the full plan. If you read this book and the book recommended below.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    Will it last?

    What I liked about this book:<BR/><BR/>- The introductory chapter about the food types (carbs, fats, proteins) and how they are used in our bodies<BR/>- The eight weeks plan to "Crack the Fat-Loss Code" - this thing actually works.<BR/>- Sample Meal Plans<BR/>- The idea of not having any "disallowed" foods<BR/><BR/>What I did not like about this book:<BR/><BR/>- The program seems to be rather restrictive and probably difficult to follow in the long run. And this is the problem with most diets programs.<BR/><BR/>So although the program seems to work for me at the moment I am not sure about how long it will last. I think that the readers of "Crack the Fat-Loss Code" will benefit from "Can We Live 150 Years -- the Body Maintenance Manual" - a great self-help guide to long and healthy living with a great emphasis on proper nutrition and long term lifestyle change.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

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    This is a plan that REALLY WORKS in so many ways -weight loss, fat loss, muscle building, metabolism increase, improved cholesterol, improved blood pressure, reduced hot flashes, and best of all - improved self image! At least, all of these wonderful changes occurred when I followed this plan. Other positive things about this book: it is totally doable from your kitchen, the grocery store, restaurants and vacations your whole family can benefit (no preparing second meals) and physically you will feel wonderful. Like all regime changes, there will be some discipline involved but you should never feel hungry and soon you lose your sugar and other unhealthy cravings. For the price of the book, you can't lose (except fat and weight!).

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Another great tool for the tool box! Pick this up!

    I begin to sound repetitive to my fitness clients, and on my reviews. "This book has some great points" or something like that. Well, "Crack the Fat Loss Code" is no different. I think that this book is organized very well, explains foods and presents a sound diet format. All of these things CAN help the reader (who is properly internally motivated) to succeed in his/her dieting attempts. So, while I am not entirely finished reading this, I am already recommending it and lining up clients to whom I will loan the book. I am highlighting the parts that I feel my personal training (and nutritional consults) should specifically focus on.
    BUT, remember, unless you are properly, positively, internally motivated, this book or any other diet book will not get you that slim body that you want. Pick up: BUILD YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY WILL FOLLOW. It is a quick read, with a powerful message. Every one of my clients gets this book when they sign up with me! It keeps them coming back---and happy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    It really works!

    I started reading and implemented it into the way that I ate. I stuck to it religiously for several weeks and lost weight. I continue to stick pretty close and continue to lose weight. More weight comes off in the very beginning because of the cutting of carbs so heavily. But, I feel that the weight loss is more permanent because of the steadiness rather than quickness.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2008

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    Unlocking the Code!

    This book sat on my shelf for months. I tried to follow the diet when I first got it, but gave up. I'd been through so many diets I think I wanted something more in the pages. After losing a few pounds I gave up and gained even more weight...sound familiar?<BR/><BR/>I finally had to face the hard facts that my weight wasn't so much about the food as it was much emotions. Thankfully, a friend had bought me a book that changed the way I looked at myself and turned my self-esteem issues around. Once I got a few things figured out, I could finally more beyond the yo-yo dieting. If you can't love yourself, how do you expect to keep up the energy and drive to be successful? Not all of us have a personal trainer looking over us 24/7 to push and motivate like the Biggest Loser contestants. Find that drive within yourself and want the success for yourself and you can overcome the barriers within yourself.<BR/><BR/>Happy ending...about a month and a half ago I picked up this book again and have had now problem following the diet. The advice in here is pretty straight forward. I've lost quite a few pounds and I think I'm ready to be over this diet lifestyle for good and start just enjoying a well balanced, healthy life!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    It works...

    Wendy Chant hits it right on the nose with her book, Crack the Fat Loss Code. The program is simple and the food preparation can be as varied or as repetative as YOU choose. It is your program, the meal plans are a guideline. Make it work for your life. That is the whole purpose. I have been following the program for 12 weeks and have lost 20 pounds and more than 14 inches.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Excellent Source for Weight Maintenance

    I found this book very knowledgeable on why traditional dieting does not work. I have actually lost weight in just using the principal of what the author teaches!

    A high rating for the author. This is highly inspiring and motivating for someone like me in the knowledge of maintaining a lifestyle of what to eat for weight control!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    It's AMAZING!!!!!

    I have read and followed just a small portion of the book for a week and I have gotten AMAZING results. This really works!!! Can't wait to read the whole book and see even more amazing results.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    WONDERFUL

    As a nurse, I found the information in Wendy's book to be totally accurate and very inspiring. I am anxious to get started and see how this works. It all makes wonderful sense.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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