Review of “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” by Tom Venuto
Now, for everyone else who’s wondering if Tom Venuto’s “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” is worth it, the answer is yes. Over the next few paragraphs I’ll try and give a reasonable overview of why this is a good book for anyone hoping to to anything from lose weight to get themselves down to six pack abs.
The book itself is 313 pages long and is divided into a whopping 17 Chapters of solid advice, science and explanation. The key to this book’s success is that it wastes no time with fakes, scams and BS – but instead delivers a cellular, even chemical level explanation of why fat is formed in your body.
This is not a book for those interested in magic bullets.
The first two chapters are about preparing yourself mentally to lose weight. How can you set the goal and stick to it. This section puts a lot of “Neuro Linguistic Programming” (NLP) in your hands and tells you how to set up a “daily affirmation schedule”.
If you’ve ever dieted and failed, you must learn these techniques, and stick to them.
Chapters 3 to 6 together, guide you through the stages of figuring out what your baseline is and how you can measure your progress. You learn about calorie balance, body composition and all sorts of fancy tricks for figuring out how much you should eat and what your targets are.
The calculators found on this very website http://itsalldiet.com/category/tools are based on the information that comes out of Tom Venuto’s book. I should also mention that the before and after photos are based on following the advice in the book. I started this whole darned site because it worked so well! (Did I mention TL;DR: Get the Book! ?)
Chapters 7 to 13 deal with Nutrition and food portion planning. What should you eat? What to avoid? How often? How much at a time? If you like fact based information. If you like science, empirical evidence and if you really want to know the truth about dieting, then this stuff will be right up your alley.
If I’m being 100% honest about Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, I think there are a few other places you should also get your information. I can put some links up to those at a later date. However, Tom’s book is definitely one thing you can use to lose the weight you want.
Chapters 14 and 15 bring together a step by step eating plan. Honestly, if you’ve read everything else you can build an eating plan in your head. However, you could easily just skip to these two chapters and start losing weight today.
The last two chapters are about exercise. It seems a small amount of space for such an important topic – but – Tom (who’s been on the cover of Men’s Health magazines) covers what you need to know about exercise without bogging you down with in a hundred pages of photos of him doing squats.
There’s a lot more value in this book than a lot of diet books I’ve seen.
I can 100% attest to the value of the information in this book. Look through the rest of this site and you’ll see my before and after photos. It helped me lose the weight I wanted and it can help you too.
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