\Having earned a reputation for helping athletes and top businessmen maintain their bodies, Mackie Shilstone has compiled years of knowledge and experience into one immensely helpful book – The Fat Burning Bible.
The name leaves little to the imagination and presents a unique approach to burning fat, both for men and women. Shilstone is the author of a number of other books like Lose Your Love Handles and Maximum Energy For Life.
The author introduces a four week plan that aims at boosting metabolism thereby increasing the body’s ability to burn fat. The book may be divided into different sections.
The first section introduces readers to many key concepts in weight loss and metabolism, including the differences between men and women when it comes to burning fat.
Once the basic concepts are explained, the author goes on to provide a good number of helpful self-assessment questionnaires that will help you assess your physical health and mental toughness.
The third part of the book shines a torch on the benefits of exercising. According to Shilstone, women need low intensity exercises while men need moderate to high intensity exercise to lose weight. The exercise recommended in the book work on this basic premise. In the four week plan, followers will exercise for 6 days a week. Once the target weight is reached, the duration of exercise may be brought down.
A number of metabolism boosting supplements are also recommended and these include calcium, magnesium and Green Tea Extracts.
A wide range of foods is recommended including fruits, veggies, low fat cottage cheese and yoghurt, oatmeal, basmati rice, whole wheat foods, nuts, soy, legumes, dark chocolates and protein bars.
The Fat Burning Bible Review
According to the author, anybody who follows this diet plan faithfully will be losing approximately 14-16 pounds a month. The book begins with the basics and provides a good starting point for people who want to learn about weight loss and apply the principles they learn to their daily routine.
The section that deals with diet contains a lot of details. Portion control is a must with this plan. Even so, Shilstone does not approve of going for more than four hours without a snack. The meal plan recommends the intake of 40% carbs, 30% proteins and 30% complex carbs. Several low Glycemic recipes are provided and these are good because they have been prepared by nutritionists and chefs.
The exercise recommendations are quite adequate as followers will be doing about 300 minutes of exercise during the entire period of the plan. The intensity of exercise may be brought down in the maintenance phase.
- Recommends the intake of balanced foods
- Emphasizes the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Allows the intake of small meals more number of times. This eliminates chances of cheating
- A good variety of recipes are provided
- Speaks about the psychological aspects of losing weight
- Recommends exercise
- Weight loss expectations are high
- Need time for meal planning and preparation
- Recommends expensive supplements
The Fat Burning Bible has enough gyan on how the body metabolizes food, which is why it is a great read for people who like to understand the science behind the practice.
This is a comprehensive fitness and weight loss program that can help followers lose weight effectively in the long term. Supplementation is expensive and difficult to procure. Even so, the book contains a good collection of guidelines that weight watchers can use to win the battle against flab!