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8 Minutes in the Morning for Real Shapes, Real Sizes: Specifically Designed for People Who Want to Lose 30 Pounds or More

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If you have 30-plus pounds to lose, Jorge Cruise--fitness trainer to millions via his Web site, media appearances, and best-selling 8 Minutes in the Morning--promises success with this 28-day program. First, stop sabotaging yourself: (1) "Accept yourself whatever your size" and (2) "Eliminate emotional eating by healing your hungry heart." Aim for a healthy, realistic weight. "Some people are at their best and healthiest weight at size 12, 16, or 24," he writes. Cruise describes how to stop using food to numb pain--instead, seek out nurturing friendships to overcome emotional eating. He echoes the "8 minute" theme of his first book, emphasizing emotional success as well as exercising and eating right. His system of "Cruise Moves"--an easy, 8-minute, muscle-strengthening program--is less vigorous than in his earlier book and is easier on knees and backs, and it requires no equipment. The "Cruise Down Plate" eating plan is a simple way to eat proper portions of nutritious foods without counting calories or eliminating favorites. This motivational, practical book looks slick--full-color on glossy paper--and is a workbook for getting started. Cruise's style is chatty and personal, with anecdotes and photos of people who lost 30 to 75 pounds and are happy with their bodies. Recommended for people willing to change their attitudes as well as their weight. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lose weight the Jorge Cruise way!

Each morning for 4 weeks, you'll roll out of bed, review Jorge Cruise's motivational messages, complete just two revolutionary and effective strength-training Cruise Moves™ designed for your body size, and that's it! No equipment. No aerobics. No gym memberships. No strained back or knees. No hassles.

Learn about Jorge's all-new eating system that includes every one of your favorite foods--not one is off-limits! Never starve or deprive yourself again. You'll eat healthier foods and fewer calories automatically--without hunger. How can you lose weight by eating two entire plates of food and topping it off with chocolate? Jorge shows you how with his unique Cruise Down Plate™ approach to eating. You can follow his plan anywhere and enjoy it for life.

By putting Jorge's client-proven motivational component into daily practice, you will eliminate emotional hunger and self-sabotaging behavior forever. Weight loss has never been easier!
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (June 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579547141
  • ASIN: B000RG1E0W
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,578,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JORGE CRUISE is internationally recognized as a leading celebrity fitness trainer and is the #1 best selling author of over 20 books in 16 languages, with more than six million books in print. He is a contributor to The Steve Harvey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Extra TV, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Huffington Post, First for Women Magazine, and the Costco Connection. He hosts The Jorge Cruise Show with over 12 million listeners.

Jorge received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); fitness credentials from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Jorge's career was launched on The Oprah Winfrey Show in November of 1998. From there, he was featured in Oprah's Magazine in the January 2005 issue and featured again in her book, O's Guide to Life.

Celebrities who have since followed Jorge's diet plans include Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Kyle Richards, Eva Longoria, and most recently Steve Harvey.

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Over the past ... years (I'm 58), I've used various weight loss methods. I'd lose it, then find it...lose it, then find it. This book has the right combination: strengthening exercises (just 2 a day), food suggestions (no calorie counting; very little weighing), recruiting helpers, journalling, inspirational readings. After a couple of weeks, you're in the habit and liking it.
Sounds like a lot of time and energy. It is, in the beginning. Just like anything new. I'm in my fifth week. My energy level escalating within 2-3 days. My body showed obvious signs of firming up within a week. I've lost 9 pounds and like having minigoals.
Jorge Cruise doesn't push young, skinny bodies. He promotes health and well-being. If young, skinny bodes are the result, so be it. I feel great and am already getting comments about changes in my body. My favorite result is the increase in energy. Before Cruise, a walk was preceded by long debates with myself about whether or not I should do it. Now I find myself in the middle of a walk and wonder how I got there without all that self-debate.
I'll keep working with this book and when I've lost about 20 more pounds, I'm planning to switch to his other book--the one for losing 30# or less.
8 Minutes in the Morning for Real Shapes, Real Sizes: Specifically Designed for People Who Want to Lose 30 Pounds or More by Jorge Cruise is well worth the money. My health and fitness are worth much more than the cost of the book and the time it takes to do this great program.
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Just a thought: I have to question the first reviewers comments because this book is for people with MORE than 30 pounds to lose. If she was trying to lose 10 pounds doing exercises created for people with more than 30 to lose, perhaps therein lay her complication. Another issue there is that anyone who reads and truly does the homework in these books gets a really positive attitude and deals with their emotional issues around food and other negative issues in their life as well... If I could write her I'd tell her to give away her 'Real Shapes and Sizes' book to someone she knows who has at least 30 pounds to lose and then get the first book (the yellow one), which is helping a lot of people with her situation right now and then see how she feels about it.
8 Minutes In the Morning for Real Shapes and Sizes is all about reality and simplicity. Jorge Cruise is a real personal fitness trainer and coach who's worked with all kinds of people after grasping truths for his own weight issues and has now put them out there for all of us into these books! You don't have to pay a membership fee or join a gym. Having a treadmill or a pilates machine is nice but not necessary, you don't even have to buy support workbooks, or special food! All you need to do these exercises is an open bit of floor, an open bit of wall or a doorway, two phonebooks (or the like), two equal cans of food or bottled water from your cupboard, a sturdy chair and a table with one end cleared off. (You use these things a few times over 28 days, how difficult is that! You can even do this on business trips, while visiting friends/family or on vacation!
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I read this book 14 months ago and I have lost 51 pounds since then. I am now normal weight, as thin as I was 20 years ago. I had tried other books about weight lifting and found the exercises much too difficult. I was able to start with the ones in this book and work up to the more difficult ones later.

I really like the diet because he teaches you how to figure out what and how much to eat by just looking at your plate. It is so much less trouble than other diets. Nothing is completely off-limits. This is the kind of diet that you can stick with for the rest of your life.
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If you have any weight to lose, if you've tried to lose weight before, or if you've never really wanted to lose weight, try THIS PROGRAM! Both of Jorge's books are very easily and basically written so that you better understand some of the important things such as: why we eat, why we lose weight but then gain it back, why we get out of control, just to name a few.
If you've been looking for a way to: 1) work a weight loss program into your busy schedule; 2) be able to ask questions any time and get answers; 3) get support, be it individually or within a group; 4) better understand yourself and why you "can't seem to change the way you eat, exercise and lose weight, then you've come to the right place.
In addition to an outstanding 4 week strength training program, Jorge helps you with absolutely every aspect of a weightloss program you could imagine. It is truly a life changing event.
I lost 70 pounds in 9 months (averaging 2 pounds a week) and have kept it off for about 9 months!
You CAN do this! ... Please....You'll not regret it.
Thanks, Karen
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I (like everyone else) have tried a million things to lose weight. This is a great book for people who need to tap into their motivation and get rid of the excuses holding them back. I love that this book focuses on being the healthiest person you can personally be and letting go of the images of perfection our society tends to generate. One of my biggest excuses was the fact that I was too busy to start an exercise program. But, even I had to admit I had 8 minutes a day to take care of myself and my health. This book also features a simple-to-follow eating plan. I found other plans difficult to follow and tracking every calorie was tiring. With the tips in this book, you can eat anything or anywhere, just apply the basic rules of healthful eating. Overall, I found this book full of information that helped me overcome some of the things keeping me from being healthy and losing the extra pounds. I just started the plan about a month ago and have lost almost 10 lbs so far. By now I have usually lost my motivation, but this book has really helped keep me on track.
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