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Fit and Female: The Perfect Fitness and Nutrition Game Plan for Your Unique Body Type Paperback – August 1, 2006
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Now we have all heard the message that we should love our body, no matter what, and certainly there are lots of books out there with the same message. So what makes Geralyn's book different from all the rest? It's because she's lived through the same struggles as the average woman. When a genetically-blessed woman tells you that you should accept your body, you probably think "Yeah, it's easy for her to say because she has the perfect body." And consequently, we never really listen to the message and reflect on what it means. However, coming from Geralyn, the message hits home because she has suffered the same weight issues as many of us. I was able to relate to Geralyn's message, because her struggles really mimicked my own. I've struggled to accept myself almost my entire life, and despite being an avid runner and very healthy, I still have a hard time with self-acceptance. Knowing that Geralyn was able to overcome her issues and find self-love and self-acceptance is a real inspiration. I think if someone had told me these things many years ago, it would have saved me a lot of suffering.
You may think that the motivational part of the book is too long, but I think Geralyn is on to something.Read more ›
The author helps you figure out which of the 6 body types you are via a Quiz. It's a combo of being either an Apple or Pear, and being one of (Meso, Endo, or Ecto). I was amazed when I read the description of my body type and how 'true' her description rang.
She then recommends a regiment of Cardio and Weight exercises (with pictures for each exercise) for your body type. there's a range of 'how often' and 'how hard' you work out based on your own fitness level, time, etc...
Then the books goes into the diet portion, explaining very Factually and realistically what you need to do to lose weight, what to eat (food groups wise) for each body type.
I like that this is very concise and tailored to your body type, so it's fast and easy to digest!! Leaving you more time to actually workout!
Her understanding yet no nonsense approach takes all the guess work out of confusing exercise facts and myths. She walks you through topics like body image, genetics and all the stuff in between that "the never taught us in school".
There is a neat little quiz that helps you define your body type. Then, workouts and nutritional plans for each specific type i.e. Ecto-Apple or Meso-Pear.
Jam Packed with motivation and inspiration; it's a real sense of "touch down". A relief from the crazy world wind of unhealthy fad diets, magic pills and empty promises that bombard us every day.
I have already benefited from the many little tips she offers that can be implemented into daily life.
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New perspective on a topic important to me. Easy read. Like any book, I can only say it was partially helpful. Too hard to put yourself into one categoryPublished on November 18, 2013 by Jordyn233
I could write a lengthy review detailing all the wonderfulness that this book is, but I'll spare you. Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by babspace
The book arrived very soon and the condition of this book likes a new one! I am so glad I can have this book. That is a good deal.Published on February 10, 2011 by chloe
An excellent resource written by a respected innovator in Fitness. You read the book trusting her work, and the science that she applies to support her teaching. Wonderful.Published on September 25, 2010 by Jack Barnathan
I checked this book out at the library and read it. I was so impressed by the book that I decided to purchase it from Amazon. Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Aleatha Coleman
i just finished this book. i thought the nutrition information was informative and i liked the style of writing. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by Lorrie Rothstein
I gave this a try because it had good reviews, but I think that whether you find this book helpful and motivating depends very much on the type of person you are. Read morePublished on May 20, 2008 by TaosBrit