The Fat-Burning Bible: 28 Days of Foods, Supplements, and Workouts that Help You Lose Weight

"One of the most comprehensive nutritional and exercise programs I've ever encountered. This groundbreaking work is sure to be a powerful tool in the hands of anyone wanting to lose excess body fat."--From the Foreword by Kathy SmithMackie Shilstone is famous for helping world-class athletes and business titans look great and achieve peak performance. Now, he presents an all-new approach to burning fat for both women and men. Drawing on Mackie's unique nutrition and exercise programs, The Fat-Burning Bible gives you the secrets and tools to increase your metabolism, target the parts of your body that carry excess fat, and see results in just four weeks. Inside you'll find:* 6 levels of targeted meal plans and 74 recipes featuring low-fat, low-glycemic, high-flavor foods* Mackie's all-new gender-specific cardio, circuit, and core-training routines* 64 step-by-step photographs illustrating the customized exercises* Must-know information on 6 highly effective fat-burning supplements* Real-life success stories of Mackie's clientsThis is the only weight-loss bible you will ever need to burn fat, slim down, and look great!

Amazon Sales Rank: #648166 in Books Published on: 2006-06-23 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .77" h x 5.82" w x 8.90" l, .85 pounds Binding: Paperback 288 pages ISBN13: 9780471794011 Condition: New Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold! Review Ideally, being healthy isn't just about being a certain weight: It's about having all the systems of your body performing at optimum levels for as long a time as possible. Mackie Shilstone, in his role as medical advisor to professional athletes, presents a complex plan in The Fat-Burning Bible that incorporates supplements, sleep and stress management alongside the standards of diet and exercise. The first section of the book helps you establish your honest starting point--it's easy to be at an acceptable weight but have unacceptably high fat percentages, cholesterol or blood sugar. Establishing this point involves a fair amount of measuring and math, and includes checklists that will help you identity potential concerns like Syndrome X or thyroid problems. Diet and nutrition follow; the section encompasses fairly complex suggestions on intake percentages as well as simple meal plans and recipes. Portion control figures highly--it's back to the old 'four ounces of skinless chicken breast' as a basic building block. A short section on supplements refers in a general way to recent research, but is more of an introduction than complete system. More time is devoted to the exercise program, but this could be more complex than a typical dieter feels ready for. Clear photos show off specific exercises, but they require regular trips to the gym or a set of dumbbells at home. The last section, which Shilstone suggests photocopying, is a day-to-day journal that allows you to check off goals and note areas for further work. It's a helpful tool, but also requires a fair amount of dedication. Ultimately, this book seems designed for those who are already fairly fit, but are hoping to achieve a more ideal version of good health. It could be especially helpful for amateur athletes--if you're prepping for a marathon or other big event, this might be just the tool you need. Jill Lightner Review This four-week plan is based on boosting the metabolic rate. Although Shilstone identifies various foods as being able to "burn fat," a misleading concept, still the diet, recipes, and exercise plans are reasonable and not dangerous in any way. The author of Lose Your Love Handles and Maximum Energy for Life, Shilstone has worked with heavyweight champions Michael Spinks and Roy Jones Jr. This guide, although it includes a diet for women, will appeal primarily to men. (from the Diet/Fitness roundup by Susan Hagloch) ("Library Journal, January 15, 2005) From the Inside Flap In this blockbuster new book, renowned author Mackie Shilstone reveals his clinically proven way to lose weight by getting rid of dangerous excess body fat. The Fat-Burning Bible provides the tools you need to evaluate your personal fat pattern with a strategic, easy-to-follow plan to take off the fat—and keep it off for good.The Fat-Burning Bible is the definitive guide to metabolic weight loss and the first book to offer gender-specific strategies for eating and exercising effectively, losing fat, and improving your overall health. Drawing on his cutting-edge research, Shilstone explains in clear, easy-to-understand language the role metabolism plays in fat gain and weight loss, how hormones control your metabolism, and how proper exercise and nutrition can rebalance your hormones and boost your metabolic efficiency to the max.In just four weeks, you'll be well on your way to increasing your metabolism and burning fat through Mackie Shilstone's revolutionary nutrition and fitness programs. He shows you how to:Eat the right amounts of protein, carbs, and fatsTransform your body into a fat-burning machine through cardio, circuit, interval, and core training routinesDetermine how many calories your body actually needsIncrease your fat loss with 6 super supplementsExercise at the optimum level of intensityReduce your stress levels and boost your energyReduce your risk of several diseases related to excess fatComplete with delicious fat-burning recipes and low-glycemic meal plans as well as real-life success stories of Mackie's well-known clients, The Fat-Burning Bible is the only book you need to lose excess body fat and inches, dramatically improve your health, and feel and look great.

Most helpful customer reviews 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful. Exactly as titled By Rob C I bought this book after seeing a few bad reviews along with all the good ones. Some critics where fair, there is a lot of things in this book that have been said before, but honestly, when was there a big revolution in getting healthy? The only new things in this category are fad diets and we all know they don't work. This book is very well written and it is not only written for the grossly overweight who have tried everything, but it is also written for people who are trying to help health issues such as high cholesterol and diabetes. Mr. Shilstone does a very good job explaining why things do and do not work rather than just saying it. All of the food recipes work well and he makes sure to make the point of not leaving large groups of foods off your diet, also everything he suggests is very satisfying food that tastes good too. The supplements can be a bit overwhelming if you aren't used to taking lots of pills every day. As for the "9 foods that burn fat" that another reviewer pointed out don't exist, the actual title of that chapter is "foods that burn fat", the chapter number is 9, so that is just a misunderstanding. This book is more about fixing your matabolism so that you can lose fat and not lean muscle mass, if that is not your goal, or you are not willing to invest an hour a day to exercise, you will not fully benefit from this book. With that said, do not be scared by the full hour, this is not a "gym rat" type of workout, it is not designed to become a bodybuilder, it is set up to get your muscles into shape to burn excess calories. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful. This is the REAL DEAL By Loaiza I'm sick of fad diets and books that deliver what they promise but only on the short run, and leave you hanging after the initial weight loss. Mackie Shilstone knows his stuff. There are no gimmicks in this plan. He promises you'll lose up to 3% body fat and go down up to 2 dress sizes (if you're a woman) in 28 days and he delivers. I lost 15 lbs in a month and went from a size 12 to an 8 in a month! But this is no 8-minute miracle plan that will force you to forego carbs. This is the old tried and true approach: you WILL have to work out hard, and you WILL have to eat less calories than you burn. The food is much more approachable than those mad low-carb diets (you can have sausage, cheese, pita bread, etc.), and it doesn't require that you use weird, untested supplements. After the first 28 days, I've moved on to the intermediate phase and I'm still losing weight with the help of menus and detailed workout plans that Shilstone provides. I highly recommend this book. My energy level has shot up tremendously, and now that I'm in the intermediate level I can look forward to relaxing a little on the time I spend at the gym because losing fat and gaining muscle means I'm burning fat more efficiently. If you're sick of going from program to program, try this. You won't regret it. 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful. Amazing -- And I've Only Just Begun By Beth Botsis I'm not sure why Susan Hogloch would write in the review included in the book description that this approach would appeal mostly to men. I urge you other women reading this out there to disregard that comment. The chapter on supplements which boost metabolism alone is worth the price of this book. I can say that because, to date, that's the only part of the book I've had time to put into practice. Just with the addition of the supplements over the span of about 2 months, I lost 14 pounds. That weight came off in exactly the places he writes about (reverse fat gain syndrome) that often indicates a messed-up metabolism. I can only imagine what will happen once I adjust my exercise regime to his plan and start following the nutritional guidelines. I'm a believer and have been recommending the book to my friends. See all 9