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Body By Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon April 7, 2014
I think Simone is just beautiful and has a gorgeous figure, so I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book. It does not disappoint. It really deserves more like 4.5 stars, but I do have a few small negative comments.
Overall the book is great in content as it covers the broad spectrum of healthy lifestyle factors such as attitude, diet, both cardio and strength, sleep, etc. Any book that leaves out any of these elements is really not complete, so I commend her for including solid information on all topics.
The strength portion of the program is also very good and has some exercises that I have not seen before. The descriptions and associate pictures are generally good and easy to follow. I would purchase this book just for the exercise portion (ok and the recipes).
The diet portion of the book is also very good and not extreme and it includes some delicious recipes. I especially like the smoothie recipes.
So now for my small (and I do mean small) complaints. The cardio section of the book also looks amazing, but, to be perfectly honest, from the pictures and the descriptions, I found it a little difficult to follow (for the "dance" cardio). That being said, she has a great deal on her website called BBSTV. It is only 9.99 a month and includes access to her videos. I know that you don't want to have to buy something extra, but it could be a good way to familiarize yourself with the routines when you first start.
The other small issue relates to diet. She says that she follows a much less restrictive paleo diet, but, in my mind, there are way too many grains, beans, dairy, and bread to be paleo. Not to say that it is bad, but if you think it is Paleo, you will have to do some modifications. Also, she still buys into the eating 3 meals and 2 snacks philosophy that has been debunked in current research. If that works for you, fine. But I think there are some people, like myself, that do better and get less hungry when I am not constantly putting food into my system.
Overall, a very good book and recommended.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2014
I'm really enjoying this book. Simone is upbeat, realistic, beautiful inside and out. This book is good for people who like to workout in other ways besides using DVDs. I get tired of the same DVDs and they get expensive. This book provides a multitude of exercises. I am in good shape and some of the toning exercises here made me very sore. It is also a great option for mommies who need to break their routines up and can't watch a workout video for a straight 45 minutes. It does take some patience to read the routines and do them, but hello, it takes discipline to put in a video every day also. One more thing, this book has a lovely, positive "love thyself" thread to it and makes me happy.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2014
BBS is known to provide great exercise classes in New York and now in LA!,this book will give an idea of her routines so can make your own,mix it up,combine moves and find great music to a great workout!
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Explains everything simply and thoroughly! So happy to find a Dance-Cardio book tailored to beginners like me, and tiered so I can advance at a comfortable pace.
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on July 23, 2015
Easy read and good exercise plan to follow. The meal breakdown is simple too. I like Simone's energy and positive attitude so I'm inspired to do this plan!
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on June 19, 2015
No real surprises it this book: eat clean & exercise. But, if you are a fan of the workout and hate videos it's nice to have the exercises in print.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2014
I love her 'love yourself' approach. It's all about embracing progress but not punishing yourself for shortcomings. Her two week cleanse is not about diet; it's an amazing way to understand your body and it's needs on a new level. I did not find her recipes bland at all! She does a great job of providing the reader with choices in exercise and nutrition.
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on May 18, 2015
Was back orderd so took a bit of time but came exactly as described
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I started doing the exercises and like it. It's a good reference for working out at home. Love her body!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2015
Has a lot of good information but would like it on dvd. too much to read.
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