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.