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Women's Health Perfect Body Diet: The Ultimate Weight Loss and Workout Plan to Drop Stubborn Pounds and Get Fit for Life!
     

Women's Health Perfect Body Diet: The Ultimate Weight Loss and Workout Plan to Drop Stubborn Pounds and Get Fit for Life!

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by Cassandra Forsythe
 

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Let's face it--women simply do not shed pounds or build muscle as easily as men do. Drawing on fascinating recent research that has shed new light on the gender differences in food metabolism and the effect of exercise, the editors of Women's Health, the healthy lifestyle magazine for today's active woman on the go, have devised a weight-loss plan that works

Overview

Let's face it--women simply do not shed pounds or build muscle as easily as men do. Drawing on fascinating recent research that has shed new light on the gender differences in food metabolism and the effect of exercise, the editors of Women's Health, the healthy lifestyle magazine for today's active woman on the go, have devised a weight-loss plan that works especially well for women who would like to lose 5-25 pounds.

Key features of the Women's Health Perfect Body Plan include:

  • Glucomannan, a soluble fiber that helps dieters feel full faster--and therefore eat less throughout the day
  • Meal plans that contain at least 40 grams of fiber per day
  • An adjustment for the impact of female hormones on weight loss (women need a higher protein diet than men to increase lean body tissue and decrease body fat)
  • Dieting techniques that revolve around psychological needs and personal goals and lifestyle
  • Two diet plans to choose from--one higher in fats and lower in carbs; the other higher in carbs and lower in fats (simple food tests help women choose the type they need)

In addition to the customized eating plan--complete with 75 easy-to-prepare recipes--there is a vigorous customized fitness program consisting of 50 exercises that brings results in just three weeks.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This excellent addition to the literature on women's health and weight loss will help veterans of the dieting roller-coaster overcome hunger, build lean muscle mass, burn fat and maintain energy and mood levels. Developed by the editors of Women's Healthmagazine, the eight-week program consists of two eating plans, with each of the five-to-six daily meals containing a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate. After determining body shape, calculating ideal weight and doing a simple test for carbohydrate tolerance, readers will know which plan to follow. Both plans pivot around hunger-banishing fiber, particularly glucomannan, a soluble fiber that stimulates satiety, helps burn fat and is featured in many of the plan recipes. Although daily meals for the entire program are charted, readers will learn enough about "perfect" and "not-so-perfect" proteins, fats and carbohydrates for their type to create meals that are low in sugar, high in nutrients and efficiently metabolized by the body. The exercise portion of the plan is rigorous: at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day of the week (three days each, strength training and cardio workouts; one day of general physical activity), but even those with no gym experience will be able to follow the detailed daily routines. In fact, this convincing presentation of the benefits of calorie-burning exercise may cause many to dive in with enthusiasm, knowing that they can eat well and maintain their weight. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605299334
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
618,809
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Cassandra Forsythe, MS, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut, studying exercise science and nutrition. She also works as a nutritional educator and weight loss coach, assisting with exercise training and testing.

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Women's Health Perfect Body Diet 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never found any workout plan that has worked so well. I have a pear shape body type'as noted in book'and after 8 weeks on the plan, I look the best that I have ever looked. She sets up a diet and workout according to your body type. I was doing the wrong type of workout which is why I wasn't quite getting the results that I wanted. The diet part of the plan I only followed for 2 weeks and then changed it up for what I liked the best which was smoothies for breakfast and lunch alternating cheese, fruit, almonds, and yogurt for snacks and fish, chicken, and lean meat with vegetables for dinner. There are also great tips for weight loss before events and a secret all natural ingredient for curving appetite and staying regular. I have recommended this book to every woman I know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book for anyone who feels lost on how to lose weight!
Anel More than 1 year ago
This book has really helped me change the way I eat and exercise. It is well written and you can tell from reading it that lots of research went into the writing process. In it you will find lots of educational information about the way women's bodies work and why we gain weight differently than men. It contains meal plans for different body types as well as recipes and exercise for each plan.
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I have this book and as long as you follow the body type you are according to this book it works I would recommend this to a friend if they asked me.
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