Everyone knows that many Brazilian women have toned, beautiful bodies and the author gives us a peek into what she believes is their secret with this book. Fitness trainer Regina Joseph created The Brazilian Bikini Body Program for clients who wanted to get into top shape within 30 days.
In this book, the author throws light on how the Brazilian lifestyle keeps them fit, lean and toned. By following the same lifestyle, the author claims, dieters can lose weight, burn fat and get a ‘Bikini Ready’ body in a matter of 30 days.
The pillars of the Brazilian Bikini Body Program are proper nutrition, exercise and stress control. According to the author, the Brazilian’s sunny attitude to life is also one of the reasons for their great looks and superb bodies.
The emphasis of the diet is on healthy foods comprising of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. The basic foundation of the diet is the Brazilian super food, the acai berry, which is rich in antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats.
Carbohydrate intake is limited mainly to carbs found in vegetables and fruits. Dairy products are also severely restricted. Fruit and vegetable smoothies, juices and salads are recommended. Brazilian nuts and legumes are included in the meal plan. Grilled seafood and meat also find their space in the diet plan. Although Brazilian foods are given much importance in the diet plan, these can easily be substituted by foods that are available locally. Exercise is an essential part of the diet plan. Workouts combine cardio workouts, flexibility and muscle training exercises. Workout plans of different durations are presented in the book, ranging from 10 minutes to 30 and 60 minute exercise slots. Joseph brings a touch of Brazil to the exercise plan and advocates capoeira and Pilates.
The Brazilian Bikini Body Program: A Review
The Brazilian Bikini Diet Program has the right emphasis. Use the right combination of nutritious food and well-rounded exercise plans and keep your mind stress-free. In short, love your body while you gently cajole it into the shape and form you desire. However, the diet and exercise plan is just a rehash of several diet plans available in the market. There is little path breaking here. The information is what you already know although the author gives form and structure to it. Pros:
- Pays attention to the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of becoming lean
- Meal plans are comprehensive
- Meals are nutritious and delicious
- The exercise program is well rounded and highly effective if followed
- Brazilian superfoods may be hard to find in some places
- Caters mostly to women
- Difficult for vegetarians to adapt to this diet plan
The Brazilian Bikini Body Program is a diet plan for women that may help you lose weight and speed up the burning of fat through food and exercise. But, dieters have to realize that their dreams of getting the perfect bikini body may not really come true in 30 days. Even though the plan has little new to offer, it may work – and for most dieters, that’s all that matters!