The Lean Muscle Diet
Author: Lou Schuler, Alan Aragon
Publisher: Rodale Books
Research shows that although people can lose 5 to 10 percent of their body weight on any given diet, dieting itself is a consistent predictor of future weight gain. Why? At some point, everyone stops dieting. The Lean Muscle Diet solves the sustainability problem while offering immediate results. It's simple: act as if you already have the body you want. If a reader is, say, a 220-pound man who wants to become a muscular 180-pounder, he then uses The Lean Muscle Diet's formula to eat and train to sustain a 180-pound body. The transformation begins immediately, and the results last for life. Lou Schuler, who has sold more than one million copies of his fitness books worldwide, and Alan Aragon, nutrition advisor to Men's Health, have created an eating and "metabolically expensive" exercise plan designed to melt fat while building muscle. the best part? the plan allows readers to eat their favorite foods, no matter how decadent. with full support from Men's Health, The Lean Muscle Diet delivers a simple—and simply sustainable—body transformation plan anyone can use.
A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way. Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time? Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes? Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now? For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science. Inside, you’ll discover: - The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success. - The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners - A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before. - The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Bigger Leaner Stronger
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!
Body For Life
Author: Bill Phillips
Publisher: Harper Collins
Mention the name Bill Phillips to any of the people he's helped transform and you will see their faces light up with appreciation and respect. These people include: Hundreds of thousands of men and women who read his magazine for guidance and straightforward information about exercise, nutrition, and living with strength. Elite professional athletes, among them John Elway, Karl Malone, Mike Piazza, and Terrell Davis ?ho have turned to Phillips for clear–cut information to enhance their energy and performance. People once plagued by obesity, alcoholism, and life–threatening ailments who accepted a personal challenge from Bill Phillips and, with his help, have regained control of their bodies and their lives. When you begin to apply the information in this book, you will be proving to yourself that astounding changes are within your grasp too. And, you will discover Body–for–LIFE is much more than a book about physical fitness ?t's a gateway to a new and better life, a life of rewarding and fulfilling moments, perhaps more spectacular than you've ever dared to dream before. Within 12 weeks, you too are going to know ?ot believe, but know : that the transformation you've created with your body is merely an example of the power you have to transform everything else in your world. In language that is vivid and down–to–earth, Bill Phillips guides you, step by step, through the integrated Body–for–LIFE Program, which reveals: How to lose fat and increase your strength by exercising less, not more; How to tap into an endless source of energy by living with the Power MindsetTM; How to create more time for everything meaningful in your life; How to trade hours of aerobics for minutes of weight training ?ith dramatic results; How to make continual progress by using the High–Point TechniqueTM; How to feed your muscles while starving fat with the Nutrition–for–LIFE MethodTM; How thousands of ordinary people have now become extraordinary and how you can, too; How to gain control of your body and life, once and for all. The principles of the Body–for–LIFE Program are surprisingly simple but remarkably powerful. So allow yourself to experience the force of the information in this book, allow yourself to take your mind, your body, your life to a higher point than you may have ever dreamed you could. All in as little as 12 weeks.
The Healthy You Diet
Author: Dawna Stone
Publisher: Rodale Books
Even while competing on (and eventually winning) The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Dawna Stone always knew that her first passion was health and fitness. She has gone on to gather thousands of loyal fans through her Healthy You Facebook group who are eager to follow her diet plan and cook from her clean eating program. The Healthy You Diet is a twofold program that starts with a 14-day elimination plan that gradually (and easily!) helps readers kick sugar, wheat, dairy, processed foods, soda, red meat, and alcohol to the curb. Moving into the clean phase, Stone guides readers through a diet free of these foods in order to focus on nourishment and rejuvenation of the body. This clean phase will lead to successful and sustained weight loss and a resurgence of energy that keeps Stone's fans coming back for more long after they've achieved their weight-loss goals. Stone provides more than 100 deliciously motivating recipes to keep the weight off in a healthy way. This book is everything fans need to jumpstart clean habits for life. With her motivating text and positive you-can-do-it attitude, Dawna Stone will get everyone up out of their weight-loss rut and excited to be in the kitchen.
The Shredded Chef
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can't cook great food?Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat?Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive?If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, don't worry--you're not alone. And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.The Shredded Chef is more than just a bunch of recipes, though. It's going to teach you the true scientific basics of gaining muscle and losing fat, because bad diet advice is an epidemic these days.In this book, you're going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique, and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.And the recipes themselves? In this book you'll find 114 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for athletes that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.Here's a "sneak peek" of the recipes you'll find inside:18 fast, delicious breakfast recipes like Peanut Butter Power Oatmeal, French Muscle Toast, High-Protein Banana Oatcakes, Lean and Mean Zucchini Hash Brown, Macho Mexican Scramble and more. Whether you're trying to burn fat or build muscle, you'll find recipes that will help you get there. 18 mouthwatering chicken dishes like Chicken Stroganoff, Tasty Thai Chicken, Jerk Chicken Stir Fry, Honey-Garlic Chicken, and more. Forget boring chicken dishes, even when cutting!14 tasty beef recipes like Low-Fat Russian Beef Stroganoff, Lean Bison Burgers, Vietnamese Beef Noodles, Meathead Meatballs, and more. Enjoy beef like never before with these creative recipes and you'll even find low-calorie beef dishes designed for losing weight!10 savory fish and seafood recipes like Turkey Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Provencal Baked Halibut, Salmon Burgers, Tasty Tuna Melt, and more. Never again settle for flavorless, unappetizing fish and seafood--these recipes will have you singing praises for the sea!7 hearty, healthy pasta recipes like Chicken Pesto Pasta, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Pasta, Classic Pasta Bolognese, Beef Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms, and more. Each of the pasta dishes are high in protein, making them great muscle-building treats. 14 awesome side dishes like Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Fries, Hot 'n Healthy Brown Rice, Zucchini Risotto, Couscous Salad, and more. You're going to love mixing and matching these side dishes with the entrees and discovering your favorite combinations! 5 delectable desserts like Key Lime Pie, Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Protein Mousse, Banana Cream Pie, and more. These sugar-free desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without the calorie overload!And more! (I haven't even mentioned the recipes for pork, salads, protein shakes, protein bars, and snacks...)SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!With this book you'll also get a free 31-page bonus report from the author called "Muscle Meals: How to Use Nutrition to Maximize Your Muscle and Torch Your Fat." In this bonus report, you'll learn the truth about "good" and "bad" carbs and exactly which you should eat and which you should avoid, and 5 snacks that are delicious, easy to make, and that can help you build muscle and lose fat.Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now to learn how to cook nutritious, delicious meals that make building muscle and burning fat easy!
Perhaps you’ve had diabetes for years. Maybe your doctor only recently told you that you have diabetes. Or you’ve learned that you’re at risk of diabetes due to factors such as family history or being overweight. In any of these cases, you’re concerned about your future. Take a deep breath and relax. Yes, diabetes is a serious diagnosis, but it’s a disease you can control. Mayo Clinic has been studying diabetes, and successfully treating people with diabetes, for decades. Now we’re putting our top recommendation—the single most effective step you can take to improve your condition—directly into your hands. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a weight-loss program designed to help you safely lose weight to improve and control your blood sugar. Many Mayo doctors and dietitians have lent their expertise toward helping you in the pages of this book. You’ll learn how to take advantage of these life-changing benefits, as thousands of Mayo Clinic patients are already doing... • Lose weight and improve your blood sugar in just days with a two-week quick-start plan. • Continue losing weight and keep it off with guidance from Mayo Clinic doctors and dietitians, plus the healthy cooking advice of the food and recipe experts at Good Books. • Learn the one trait that most people who lose over 30 pounds and keep it off for five years have in common. • Take advantage of page after page of meal planners, recipes, tips on overcoming challenges and much more. If your idea of having diabetes means going on a “restrictive diet,” you’ll especially like the positive approach of this book. While it’s true that having diabetes requires changes in your life, this book is all about adding good things to your life, not saddling you with restrictions and limitations. Download your copy today and put this good news to work in your life right away!
The Better Man Project
Author: Bill Phillips
Publisher: Rodale Books
The Definitive Owner's Manual to the Male Body--One That's as Fun as It Is Useful! The Better Man Project is the ultimate handbook for any man who wants to live longer and, just as importantly, better. Written by Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men's Health-the world's largest and most respected men's magazine-this 352-page manual is packed with thousands of useful tips and action items to upgrade your diet, fitness, health, relationships, career, and more (as quickly as possible), plus specific do-it-yourself plans to make you the best man you can be. The Better Man Project isn't just a reference guide to life. It's a great read too, with every health and fitness tip served with a side of Men's Health's trademark authority and humor. You'll feel stronger and healthier. You'll be stoked about waking up and attacking your day. You'll be more impressed than ever, no matter your age, by the guy staring back at you in the mirror. And, let's just say it: Your wife or girlfriend will probably be 20 to 25 percent more into you. Features include: * Health and fitness self-tests so you can see how you stack up against other guys your age. * The 70 powerfoods than all men should be eating * A decade-by-decade cheat sheet of all the diagnostic tests you should have, and when. * A troubleshooter's guide to common ailments and quick home remedies. * Simple workouts that will help you pack on total-body muscle, find your abs, build big arms, or lose your belly fat. * Special features on protecting your telomeres, reversing diabetes, preventing heart disease, and staving off dementia. * 35 do-it-yourself projects that will make you more interesting, improve your posture, fix your diet, earn you a promotion, fill your wallet, and much more! Flat belly. Strong muscles. Career success. More respect. Greater happiness. Boatloads of fun. Good health for life! The Better Man Project shows you the way. You deserve better. Start today.
Author: Mario Lopez, Jimmy Pena
Live extra lean. Transform your body for life. And never feel bad about food again. As one of today's most beloved personalities on TV and hailed by People as the country's hottest bachelor, Mario Lopez is arguably known as much for his glowing personality as he is for his rock-hard abs. In his first diet book, Extra Lean, Lopez imparts his fool-proof plan for permanent weight loss while eliminating the guilt from enjoying the foods you love. The Extra Lean plan trains your body to constantly burn fat by following three simple steps: 1) Balance your daily intake of carbs, protein and fat 2) Practice proper portion control and 3) Eat frequently throughout the day. Along with health physiologist and personal trainer, Jimmy Peña, and renowned nutritionist, Dana Angelo White, Mario clearly identifies optimal combinations of daily nutrients, transformative eating habits and invigorating mental conditioning tools that will truly redefine your approach to food. By following this plan, your metabolism will become a fat-burning machine allowing you to splurge on special days, weekends or vacations with little to no effect on the scale. With over 40 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes and a seven-week meal plan, Extra Lean is the complete program to change your body and the way you eat for life. Watch a Video
Author: Larry North
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A sensible, motivational program designed to help readers get in shape without strict dieting or harsh exercise regimens introduces a collection of basic fitness principles that can be easily incorporated into one's daily life. Original. Tour.
In this revolutionary new approach, Jon Pearlman outlines an all-encompassing program to help you build the lean, athletic body. Drawing from his background as a top college tennis player at Harvard, ATP-ranked touring professional, and fitness entrepreneur, Jon has formulated the ultimate training guide for those aspiring to get lean and stay lean for life. The Lean Body Manual outlines an effective training program of quick weight loss exercises and an easy to follow nutritional plan so you can get lean, build muscle, and get into the best shape of your life. This is the only fitness book you will ever need if you're serious about leaning down, getting shredded, and keeping the weight off forever. It's time to take your fitness, nutrition, confidence, and life to the next level.
Author: Stacy T. Sims, Selene Yeager
Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it's no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance. Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women's physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is--running, cycling, field sports, triathlons--this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.
Author: Danica Patrick, Stephen Perrine
America's NASCAR standout offers a 90-day program to sculpt your body, calm your mind, and achieve your greatest goals Everything Danica Patrick does is Pretty Intense. A top athlete in her field, not to mention a fan favorite and the first woman to rule in her male-dominated sport, Danica approaches every aspect of life with the utmost intensity. Now, she shows you how you can apply her daily principles and transform your life for the better--and have fun while doing it. Danica's 90-day high-intensity workout, protein-rich, paleo-inspired eating plan, and mental-conditioning program will get you leaner, stronger, and healthier than you've ever been before. By mixing full-body training and stretching exercises, her accessible workouts hit the holy trinity of fitness: strength, endurance, and flexibility. Bolstered by a customized eating plan for all-day energy, her program will also help you cultivate a mindset for limitless success. You will learn to aim your sights high, confront challenges and setbacks with confidence, and cross the finish line every time. Whether your goal is a stronger core, better skills in the kitchen, or a promotion at work, Danica's Pretty Intense plan will help you reach your highest potential.
Author: Mark Lauren, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"Lauren reveals for the first time his ... concept of 'calorie cycling, ' the secret weight-loss weapon that employs a simple week-by-week schedule of calorie and carbohydrate increases and decreases to trick the metabolism and keep the body in fat-burning mode. Lauren provides a ... meal guide and more than fifty ... breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes, formulated around the 'Magnificent 7': meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, grains, nuts, and seeds. Complementing this new eating plan is a series of ten-minute workouts that use your own body for resistance"--
Body at Home
Author: Jorge Cruise
Ready to save money and get fit? Jorge Cruise’s Body at Home is a two-in-one book for women and men that guarantees results in just two weeks with no fancy equipment, gym membership, or serious time commitment. Fitness expert Cruise has designed a series of exercises that rev up your metabolism–without running up your credit card bill–no matter what your age. In Part 1, women will discover his customized plan for slimming trouble zones. In only twenty minutes, three times a week–just an hour a week–you’ll: • Shed inches from your belly, thighs, hips, and butt • Get healthier and look sexier and younger • Learn to eat better without counting calories or sacrificing the foods you love In Part 2, Cruise offers a distinct plan for men that guarantees the desired results. You will learn how to: • Get the perfect V-shape: full chest, rounded, broad shoulders, and lean waist • Get rid of that beer belly for good • Reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s Cruise’s exercises are designed to help you build and maintain lean muscle mass–the key to keeping your metabolism revved twenty-four hours a day. He shares his eating right plan–complete with easy, delicious recipes. But best of all, he reveals his breakthrough method for gender and age customization: The Priority Solution.™ This strategy will ignite your personal motivation to make permanent changes in your life. Body at Home is filled with stories of real men and women of all ages who’ve gotten in shape thanks to Cruise’s methods. This is the plan you’ll be using to give yourself the body you’ve always wanted–for life. From the Hardcover edition.