Greer Childers, age 53 and mother of three, credits her BodyFlex method with dropping her from a size 14/16 to a size 4/6 in 90 days. Childers had tried jogging, aerobics, and personal trainers; she got firmer but no smaller, and felt tired all the time. "In terms of being a couch potato, I was definitely mashed," she writes. Then she discovered what she calls "aerobic breathing" and claims she started burning off inches. Fitness and weight-loss experts would argue that aerobic exercise
--not just breathing
--is what burns fat, but Childers insists the method has worked for her and her clients.
Be a Loser presents Childers's own story about trying to lose weight and her theory about weight loss--that oxygen is "the non-medical miracle" and that learning how to breathe "aerobically" is her secret for weight loss. She teaches her breathing technique and a series of simple stretches and nonstrenuous calisthenic exercises that she claims "tone muscle."
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It takes only 15 minutes a day, and there's no dieting! Greer Childers shows how to lose inches from your waist, hips, and thighs in the very first week. Using the revolutionary BodyFlex program, readers can tone away flab and increase energy through accelerated aerobic deep breathing with stretching, isometric, and isotonic exercises.
A bestseller in hardcover, with over 100,000 copies shipped, Be a Loser! describes the BodyFlex program, includes specialized workouts for problem areas with clearly illustrated instructions on technique, and explains the scientific basis for the program. Bubbling over with the homespun enthusiasm, humor, and can-do optimism of its irrepressible author, Be a Loser! is an easy and fun way to get in shape and increase vitality.