Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle:
"The Bible of Fat Loss"
A Diet & Nutrition Classic
Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle has been around for a while. At the time of its release (2003) it was one of the first dieting and nutrition e-books ever published.
Today there are tons of e-books everywhere around the web in addition to supplements, weight loss programs, ab gadgets and "magical" pills.
Your gut instincts will always tell you that "fast and easy", "one-pill" weight loss programs are way too good to be true but the advertising for these products pushes your emotional buttons so well that, sooner or later, you get curious and you decide to try some of these "miracle" products.
Later, after your get burned (more than enough times), you eventually wisen up and you promise yourself that you'll never fall for "quick fixes" anymore.
You also promise yourself that you will take the time to figure out the long and right way about what really works. Things like calorie deficits, proper and sensible nutrition, smart training, changing your lifestyle and getting rid of bad habits.
With all the Internet fad diets that have come and passed into obscurity over the years, Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle is has stood the test of time. It's been the Internet's best seller since 2003. The program consistently gets wildly positive results and rave reviews and has earned a reputation for being a sensible, science-based straight-forward and effective program.
It's authored by Tom Venuto who is one of the coolest and most experienced guys you will ever come across in the fitness and natural bodybuilding world. And, let's not forget to mention his out-of-this world physique (check-out his photo on the left - at 3.9% body fat!)
Tom is a holder of a degree in exercise science and certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist.
He is also a personal trainer and, most importantly, he is a guy that walks the talk.
He's a natural (for life) bodybuilder that has never taken steroids or any other performance or body-enhancing drugs.
Tom Venuto has competed in bodybuilding 28 times and has a set of 6-pack abs you simply must see to believe.
Although Tom admits that he's never been obese, he does say that he struggled with stomach fat in the past. He states that he never saw his abs until he learned his lessons through many years of trial and error and a whole lot of hard work.
It's encouraging to know that Tom is a regular guy that was by no means genetically predisposed to be lean.
Enough about the author and his story. Let me tell you a bit about the Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle program.
Burn The Fat Feed the Muscle is published in professional standard Adobe (.pdf) document format. It’s a lengthy read with 300+ pages. Hence, if you’re looking for a Cliff’s Notes type of book to read or a Fat-Loss-for-Dummies type of book, then this book is definately not for you.
However, if you’re a person that likes details and wants to know what to do and why you’re doing it, then Burn The Fat Feed the Muscle is exactly the book you would want to have.
Tom Venuto has studied the physique of athletes for more than 20 years (bodybuilders, female figure competitors and fitness models). That’s the basic premise of his book: if you want to get lean it makes sense to find the leanest people in the world and find out how they achieved results? Thus, it's a learn from the ones who have "been-there-done-that" type of book. This is something we agree on too!
When you read the Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle web page, the idea of a program that's based on bodybuilder and fitness model techniques makes sense but may intimidate some people at first.
If you're a novice to the world of fitness and bodybuilding, the book might be an overload of information. But, this will only be the case on your first read. After you start going over the program in your head and re-reading parts of the book, all the information will become clearer to understand.
In the book's introduction, Tom right away points out that Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle was created BY a bodybuilder, but it's not only FOR bodybuilders. The book could have been titled: "What every person can learn from bodybuilders about how to achieve permanent fat loss".
The nutrition chapter in Tom Venuto's Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle book reveals techniques that can work for anyone because they progress in stages from beginner to advanced. The program has a logical and gradual progression to it.
Unless you are planning on competing in a fitness or bodybuilding competition, you will only need to use the first phase of the book's nutrition program - the "baseline" diet.
If you are intent on getting "ripped", and getting the six pack abs look – you can use phase two and phase three. This is where the more advanced techniques are found and these are the methods that many pros have used to prepare for bodybuilding or fitness competitions.
One of the books' main areas is nutrition because nutrition is the most important key to getting a lean body. Even the best training program in the world won't help you if you eat more calories than you burn (you’ll gain fat) regardless of what kind of training plan you use.
In the book's chapters on nutrition, Tom teaches readers how to set up a meal plan that can be enjoyed. He uses his menu template system: all you have to do is choose the foods you like (pick from recommended food lists), input them into the meal plan template and the menus/meals virtually create themselves. This is a feature that everyone here at fitness-and-bodybuilding-workouts thinks is really cool! Really cool and handy system!
The book also has sample menus in case you need more ideas. Tom's book also tells you about the simple truth about six pack abs: body fat lies on TOP of the abdominal muscles, which means you will NEVER see your abs unless your body fat gets to a low enough percentage. There's no chance that you can burn fat off your abdominal section by doing only abs exercises like crunches or sit ups. To get nice abs you MUST get your nutrition right so that you can achieve low body fat levels and "expose" the abdominal muscles.
In Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, you will learn everything you need to know about calories, protein, carbs and fat so that you can get low levels of body fat. You will learn about the facts related to low carb and high protein diets (we loved this section, very educational and revealing). In addition, you’ll get the scoop on fat burning foods – including lists of what to eat and when to eat.
Another important section of Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle is the section on how to set up the proper training program.
The workout routines in the book are the same workout routines used by top natural bodybuilding and fitness champions. However, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle nutrition works in combination with any training program, which means you can use your own workout(s) if you want.
Customizing your program is a main theme of chapter 5, which explains how each person has "metabolic individuality" and teaches you how to figure out what your unique body type is. The major lesson in this chapter is that there’s no one-size-fits-all nutrition program.
If you are a person that has special needs, for example, you’re lactose intolerant or if you’re just a picky eater, you can easily modify the menus to suit you. This is THE most valuable feature of this book in our opinion. It's a great, great section!
In addition to nutrition and training plans, chapter one has an explanation of goal setting, mental training and the psychology of motivation. These are a bunch of great inspirational articles that we think everyone should read at one point or another. Feel-good type articles that help you get in the right mindset. This "inspirational section" is something that you won't find in most other programs.
In conclusion, Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle is no quick fix. There's no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to fitness, fat loss and muscle building. You can't get ripped six pack abs or a body like a fitness model by training only a few minutes a day and eating anything and everything you want.
This program calls for structure and requires effort on your part. Many Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle customers have said that the main reason they bought the program was because it openly admits that fat loss is hard work. In our opinion, this honesty is the true value of the book. It’s worth it because if you follow the program, there’s no question that you will get very lean.
After many years, Tom Venuto’s Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle has become a true classic in the diet and nutrition book genre.
There are tons of copycat programs, but if you want the original, this is it the real McCoy! Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the “bible of fat loss” and we at fitness-and-bodybuilding-workouts give it TWO thumbs up!
You can get more information and download the e-book at the official site here: www.burnthefat.com
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