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The Petite Advantage Diet: Achieve That Long, Lean Look. The Specialized Plan for Women 5'4" and Under. Paperback – January 8, 2013
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Reshape Your Body in Perfect Proportion
Lifestyle and weight-loss expert Jim Karas has worked with women of all heights and sizes for more than twenty years and has seen firsthand that Petite women (5'4" and under) need special techniques for effective, lasting weight loss.
Now, in the bestselling The Petite Advantage Diet, he teaches you how to:
- Look not just leaner, but also longer
- Raise your metabolism through special techniques
- Cycle carbs and calories (a crucial but little-known key to fat loss)
- Utilize your Petite size to make you burn more fat during workouts
- Achieve an hourglass figure any woman would envy
- Get results fast
Based on solid recent research coupled with his passion for creating concrete solutions, Jim Karas has crafted a program specially designed to help you create a longer, leaner, sexier body. The Petite Advantage Diet is the first customized program that will help any woman who is 5'4" or under to maximize the advantage of having a smaller stature so that she can look slender, sexy, and fabulous.
About the Author
Jim Karas is a lifestyle expert with over twenty-seven years of unparalleled success helping people lose weight and look and feel their very best. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Business Plan for the Body, and the New York Times bestsellers The Cardio-Free Diet, The 7-Day Energy Surge, The Petite Advantage Diet, and Flip the Switch. Jim has appeared frequently on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, and The View, and has worked as a contributor for national magazines, including Good Housekeeping and O Magazine. He is a widely sought after keynote speaker and sits on the advisory board of Performance Trust Capital Partners. Jim is the chairman of the Philanthropic Advisory Council for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago with his two children, Olivia and Evan.
More About the Author
Jim is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body, and the New York Times bestsellers, Flip the Switch, The Cardio-Free Diet, The 7-Day Energy Surge, The Petite Advantage Diet and The Ultimate Diet REVolution.
Jim has been the Fitness Contributor on ABC's Good Morning America (he helped former co-host Diane Sawyer lose over 25 pounds), is frequently seen on The Dr. Oz Show, The View and for three years, hosted Couch Potatoes on ABC News Now. Jim has served as a Contributing Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including "O" The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine and Business Week.
Jim is currently a resource speaker for Vistage International, the World's Largest CEO Organization and is widely sought after as a keynote speaker for many of the country's most prominent corporations and organizations such as "O" The Oprah Magazine, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Young President's and World Presidents' Organization, to name a few.
Jim is also the Chairman of the Philanthropic Advisory Council for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Medicine.
Top Customer Reviews
1. Karas sets out his meal plan (this is good,) but he doesn't state specifically that all these foods must be eaten or if and what you can substitute. So if you don't like or can't eat a particular food, can you substitute another day's meal as long as it stays under the calorie limit or are the meals planned so that you get the correct number of protein, fat grams, etc. for example?
2. He also discusses fruits and vegetables, saying how they are good and you need to eat a certain number. But he does not provide enough of them in his menus, and it seems they can't be added between meals as snacks without tipping the calorie count too high. Seems like a contradiction here.
3. The shopping lists are wasteful.Read more ›
That being said, I did find the tone in the book to be a bit too "motivational-speaker-y" for my taste. There's a lot of "I have the secret to the perfect diet for you...which I'll tell you about soon" or "the secret is...wait for it...", etc. It came across a little cheesy, like he was a skeezy salesman trying to sell me something. All I need is a reasonable plan, with valid research and stories of the plan actually working for people to be sold on it. If you ignore the salesmanship, it's a good book and the plan is worth trying.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Finally a diet book that admits that a petite cannot lose on a 1200 cal. dietPublished 23 days ago by The reader
Very disappointed. I am 5'0, 175 lb, 28 years old. I eat fairly healthy, exercise 4 times per week. The fact that I now work a desk job 10 hours/day 5 days a week, J have gained 10... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kelly S Mateus
I used the diet in this book and it worked very well. I am 5'1-1/2" (the 1/2" is important!). In January I began the diet at a weight of 128, size 8. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Simple Sally
As a petite Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), I recommend this book for the bottom line messages: make all of your calories nutritionally count and incorporate strength... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jjjh
Definitely works and easy to do even if you don't do the exercises.Published 7 months ago by Amadan
Read through this book - got some good ideas. Not a big life changer, though. Some people could look at this as just another attempt at a diet book.Published 7 months ago by my opinion