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Making the Cut (Enhanced Edition) [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Jillian Michaels
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This enhanced ebook edition of the bestselling fitness program includes over 80 videos of Jillian demonstrating the exercises in that will help you shed the pounds and get the body of your life. You've seen her change lives why not yours? Are you in good shape but struggling with those last ten to twenty pounds? Do you have an event on the calendar where you'd love to make jaws drop? Or do you just want to see what it would be like to have the best body you've ever had? Then you need to discover what millions who've used Jillian's training methods already know! Making the Cut empowers you to Identify your unique body type and metabolic makeup (are you a fast, slow, or balanced oxidizer?) and customize a diet plan that is perfect for you. Acquire the mental techniques that will greatly enhance your self-confidence and sharpen your focus on success. Develop your strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Reach levels of fitness you never before thought possible

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Michaels, who gained recognition as a trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser, pushes to get you in "the best shape of your life." Assuming you are already in fairly decent shape, if you have 20 or less pounds to shed and are willing to make the commitment, Michaels promises to have readers "feeling comfortable running in a bikini." Determining body fat percentage and taking a "fit test" is par for the course in this sort of book. What separates Michaels' program is that she bases the diet on whether a person is a "slow oxidizer, balanced oxidizer, or fast oxidizer." The idea is that slow oxidizers require more carbs, while fast oxidizers need higher percentages of protein. Michaels provides three different sets of menus and recipes (she claims that there is sound science behind this, but don't expect to see helpful footnotes quoting clinical studies). The majority of the book is list-like and not invigorating to read. A glut of trainer-driven fitness books seem to be hitting stands lately; this one only stands out if you accept her notion of oxidizing.
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Making the Cut by fitness trainer Jillian Michaels is the perfect book to get you in the best shape of your life.”
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Product Details

  • File Size: 618307 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006O2ZC1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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335 of 341 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome the challenge! April 17, 2007
I just got the book 3 days ago. I am only on day three, but the information in this book is eye opening. Jillian covers everything from hormones and metabolism, supplements like hoodia, even the master cleanse.

I saw the review below and can't help but wonder if that person actually read the book. There ARE in fact 3 separate 30 day menu plans. One for each oxidizer type (slow, balanced, and fast). For that reason, 1 plan will ask for non-fat cottage cheese and another will ask for low fat. Those two ingredients are not on the same meal plan and they are also on separate grocery lists (of which there are 3, one for fast, balanced, and slow).

Jillian goes on to explain that the recipes make up to 10 - 12 servings for the following reasons: Most women don't want to make separate meals for their families. Also, the book allots each reader with and individualized calorie allowance. As some of the recipes are very low calorie, some people doing the plan will require up to 5 servings of each recipe. Last, if you are like me, always on the run and finding it difficult to cook every night this book will solve your problem. This way you will have healthy food prepared when you are pressed for time. All that said, she specifically mentions in the book that if you want to make less food you can simply cut the ingredients in half and the meal will still come out perfectly making half the servings.

With regard to the workouts: There are over 100 separate exercises in the book and less then 10 of them require gym equipment. The workouts seem predominantly designed to utilize body weight exercises (no gym required).

The workouts do seem tough, that is for sure. However, you can easily modify the exercises to accomodate your fitness level.
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174 of 193 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A POWERHOUSE OF A DIET/FITNESS BOOK April 18, 2007
True to form, Jillian comes through in a manner that is clear, concise, and no-nonsense. I lost 32 pounds utilizing her first book, "Winning by Losing." I've maintained my loss for almost a year, in part, by listening to her weekly radio show. She won my loyalty long ago, because this woman KNOWS HER STUFF! So when I heard about her new book, I decided I was ready to dive back in and go for "the cut." I've lost 5 additional pounds in 8 days. I'm so jazzed -- thank you, Jillian!
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making the Cut will Kick Your Butt! September 21, 2007
I just finished the Making the Cut 30-day program and am very satisfied with the results. I joined a gym for a month to try it out (I usually work out at home), so I would have access to more equipment and machines. I found that I can probably do the routine at home with a couple of modifications. I lost 7 stubborn pounds (I was at a plateau for about 6 weeks) - discovered that counting calories does "count" when you are trying to get those last lbs off. You have to be fairly fit to do the workout at a decent intensity level; I'm pretty fit, but had to modify a few that I just could not do (yet), like a scorpion push up and a pike crunch. Her recipes are tasty and the menu has quite a variety.

That said, there are a few improvements I would make:

#1: Structure the meal plans with a little less variety so you can use up the groceries you purchase for the week. If you don't, you will have a lot of waste.
#2: Structure every recipe based on four servings, so if you are cooking for one or two you can modify them easily. Why make a salad that serves 10? Most people are doing this program by themselves or, maybe, with a partner.
#3: Alphabetize the exercises by name in the index so you can look them up easily. I have a good memory, but I needed to refer to the exercises a few times and it was frustrating trying to look them up.
#4: There seems to be a little confusion on the exercise (with # of reps, etc.) and the description of the exercise - for instance, she'll say in the exercise description: use both hands, then, in the workout schedule, it will say "single hand" and it doesn't seem to make sense.
#5: Suggestions for what to do "next" at the end of the program, and also include some inspiration in between the daily workout schedule.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. great plan! December 13, 2008
By Kate P
I followed the 30 day plan a month back and was very successful with it. I made a few modifications. Instead of doing the workouts in the book I did workouts from Jillian's "30 Day Shred" dvd (amazing by the way!). Having had an appendectomy two weeks before going on the plan, the workouts in the book were out of my reach. Actually the first week I didn't even work out, just stuck to the meal plan, and I still lost weight!

After making a grocery list of the items I would need to make her exact recipes, I realized that I had written down around 100 items and decided that I didn't want this diet to put me in the hole financially. Instead of following her exact meal plan I picked a few simple recipes of hers that I liked (Moroccan Chicken especially) and created some of my own. I always stayed within my calorie range and balanced my protein/carb/fat ratio as Jillian did in her meal plans. I admit that I never really felt hungry, though sometimes the meals got boring (maybe her recipes would have been more exciting). I was religious in staying away from alcohol for the entire 30 days, which was really tough but totally worth it.

Results: I weighed 141 lbs on day 1 and weighed 130 lbs on day 30. At one point in the last week I got down to 129, which was the first time I had seen the 120's on the scale since the 5th grade! Making the Cut definitely got me in the best shape of my life. I have been off of the plan for a month and maintaining the weight loss has been difficult, but at the same time I haven't been an angel. I have put a few pounds back on, but now I know what to do when I want to take them off again. Making the Cut was a challenging experience. It was a test of my will power, but I proved to myself that I could do it. That was the most amazing part of it all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Was good book. I like anything with Julian.
Published 18 days ago by Donna F. Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of great advise and instruction
I really live what Jullian teaches and grab all her books when Im able. My favorite go to sellers for used books cleanearthbooks! Another good book Im getting a lot of use out of.
Published 1 month ago by Nancy
2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't find what I was looking for.. ...
I didn't find what I was looking for....I don't need to know how to chante muy life, I wanted to know how to loose weight.... Periodo.
Published 1 month ago by Juan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good exercises for all levels. Pictures and descriptions
Published 3 months ago by lynne thackston
3.0 out of 5 stars sooo...wear ia any sample on the "diet" part?
I want to no wwhat shw eats. thats it. i already bo about the exersizing. Not buying this when it seems from the samples that there is not much on what kind of foods she eats
Published 3 months ago by davena
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Trust me. You'll never use it!
Published 4 months ago by Abigail
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very helpfull
Published 5 months ago by ColoradoMom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by J
3.0 out of 5 stars I love the book BUT for the Kindle the recipes and ...
I love the book BUT for the Kindle the recipes and daily menus were so small I could not read them. Could not make them larger or anything. I should have bought a hard copy.
Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 7 months ago by Sandra A. Brochu
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JILLIAN MICHAELS, best known as a strength trainer and life coach for the NBC hit series The Biggest Loser, is the author of the bestselling Making the Cut and Winning by Losing.

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