An inspiring, upbeat guide to beating fat for good.



A lifestyle plan to quickly lose excess body fat and keep it off.

The Griesel siblings’ plan is a holistic blend of a few key components that work together to retrain the brain to burn not muscle but fat as an energy source. The authors outline their strategy in eight steps that include determining and tracking body fat percentage, understanding hunger (that pang might be dehydration), embracing fun-filled activities and relearning how, when and what to eat (certain food groups, such as sugars and grains, are taboo). Strenuous exercise, such as aerobics, is out, as it increases hunger; frequent miniworkouts and the use of weights keep muscles strong are in. Weight loss can be swift and safe—as much as 25 pounds in 30 days, with results in 10 days or less, even for those over the age of 50. When all components are followed in sync (no cheating!), the individual becomes “TurboCharged.” This is a fast-fat-loss book that must be read in its entirety to grasp the core concepts. In part, the plan calls for low-calorie all-fruit and all-vegetable days, or “enlightened fasting.” Combined with the obligatory high water intake, this means frequent trips to the bathroom that may prove pesky for professionals on the go. The miniworkouts of three to five minutes, some of which may be done at the office, are a balancing factor. At the crux is healthy lifestyle change, as illustrated by personal success stories of men and women who traded gelatinous fat for joie de vivre. The plan is definitely not for the faint of discipline, but the you-can-do-it attitude on every page will win over many a doubter. Included are calorie counts for foods and activities, a list of upper, middle and lower body exercises, along with an extensive Q&A section that addresses common concerns while providing additional support for overcoming habits that sabotage weight loss. Beyond a consummate presentation, the Griesels excite and motivate the reader to toss the treats and embrace the plan. Those ready for an extreme makeover will hit the TurboCharged trail and stay there.

An inspiring, upbeat guide to beating fat for good.

Pub Date: March 21, 2011

ISBN: 978-1936705009

Page Count: 200

Publisher: N/A

Review Posted Online: April 18, 2011

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army chaplain, Hunter-Gault was born in what she calls the ``first of many places that I would call `my place' ''—the small village of Due West, tucked away in a remote little corner of South Carolina. While her father served in Korea, Hunter-Gault and her mother moved first to Covington, Georgia, and then to Atlanta. In ``L.A.'' (lovely Atlanta), surrounded by her loving family and a close-knit black community, the author enjoyed a happy childhood participating in activities at church and at school, where her intellectual and leadership abilities soon were noticed by both faculty and peers. In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges—all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a black student would even think of applying to one of those white schools, the state provided money for black students'' to study out of state. Accepted at Michigan's Wayne State, the author was encouraged by local civil-rights leaders to apply, along with another classmate, to the Univ. of Georgia as well. Her application became a test of changing racial attitudes, as well as of the growing strength of the civil-rights movement in the South, and Gault became a national figure as she braved an onslaught of hostilities and harassment to become the first black woman to attend the university. A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1992

ISBN: 0-374-17563-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1992

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