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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1 edition (June 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781401911768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401911768
  • ASIN: 1401911765
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Phillips has led more than a million people to improve their health with his #1 New York Times Best-seller, Body-for-LIFE.® Now Bill is poised to “transform the nation from worst to first within 10 years.”


An optimist who puts action to his intentions, Bill has been helping people transform for over 20 years. Bill has shared his motivating advice on the NBC Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Montel Williams, Fox News, and CNN. His insights have appeared in USA Today, Modern Maturity, Woman’s World, the Los Angeles Times, among other major publications.


Aside from writing and public appearances, Bill has worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop programs targeted at improving the well-being of children. Public-oriented work such as this has led to accolades as one of America’s most generous business leaders. Bill Phillips was also named an Outstanding Young American by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to his personal commitment to practice generosity and compassion, Bill has received the highest award from his favorite charity, The Make-A-Wish Foundation.®


A self-described “teacher, student, servant and part-time comedian,” Bill encourages, enlightens, and endears his many readers and community followers at his transformation website.



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This book helped change my life.
Just Me
If you are looking for a fast way to lose weight and look hot in a bikini, you will probably like Body-for-Life more.
Micky and Mike
Please do yourself a favor and buy this book!
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127 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Rob from the North on June 24, 2010
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I've just finished reading this book cover-to-cover. If you're looking at the next stage on where to go from Body for Life.. this book is not for you. The chapters which focus on nutrition and fitness (Chapter 2 - Exercise Rx, and Chapter 3 - Right Nutrition) are very broad, not specific, and cover basic tips that you can find on any free website that deals with nutrition and exercise (he has a whole page just on water.. seriously now). Let me be clear: there is no formal fitness plan or nutrition plan that he covers in this book. He gives broad guidelines and there's no real 'take-away' plan you can immediately implement in your kitchen or at the gym. This is what Body for Life was. This book is not Body for Life, nor can is it Body for Life 2. I should note, he does promote the small meals, 6 a day etc in this book and what a serving size is.. but then again, it's a re-hash from BFL.

I'm a huge fan of Bill Phillips. Body for Life changed my life around. It was the perfect book at the perfect time. This book really deals with the fluff of changing yourself in terms of thoughts, actions, and behaviours. There's nothing substantial in here that you can't get listening to the epilogue of a Dr. Phil episode. It's motivational speaker-ish, and really not substantive. It's nothing that is concrete nor really a roadmap for success. Bill has a new goal which is to not only sell this book based on the success of Body for Life, but also to promote his transformation community online. I have joined that website this week, and it's a well designed site, but again, there are so many more free options than a $19.95 a month site.

If you want to change your body, mind, and life, .. buy Body for Life by Bill Phillips. If you're curious as to what this book is about, go to your library.
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By BFL Fan on June 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm a big fan of Body-for-LIFE - I still follow the program to this day - and I'm eternally grateful to Bill Phillips for writing that outstanding book. But where BFL was concise and inpsirational, this book comes across - and I don't mean this spitefully - as the pseudo-new-agey ramblings of a person going through a mid-life crisis.

Transformation meanders about, espousing feel-good common sense dressed up as deep philosophy on one page, then spouting out bible quotes the next. The actual fitness and diet-oriented aspects of the book are rather ambiguous, alluding vaguely to the plan outlined in BFL, but not presenting any coherent course of action beyond "you should work out and eat right - it's good for you". As a previous reviewer said, this book is essentially a thinly-disguised advertisement for [...]. The web site was free up until the release of this book, at which point it goes to a paid-subscription-only model overnight.

While I respect the community that Bill has brought together on his site and the achievements they have made in changing their lives, I must admit that they *do* come off as rather cultish, and that isn't helped any by the avalanche of gushing 5-star reviews that popped up overnight by one-shot reviewers. It was this mentality that discouraged me from joining the site instead of just lurking.

As I said, this isn't coming from a place of spite; 2 stars is my honest judgement of this book, and I'm disappointed that that has to be the case because I was really looking forward to it.

(I noticed that I'd accidentally given the book 1 star when I meant to give it two - which I've now rectified - my apologies for any confusion. I'd also like to add that shortly after this review was written the book's website ended the subscription fees and went back to being free)
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Yogi Bear on January 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm excited to be able to buy the new "Transformation Solutions Program" which includes CDs and books and stuff. Bill himself "couldn't be more excited to share this with" me! Because I'm on a "special email list" I'll be able to buy it for half-price! I'm a winner!
When Bill announced this new program, he graciously offered to give away 20 programs for free to people who responded to his blog. He then reported that "We've been getting thousands of emails and comments to my blog from men and women who are eager to try the Transformation Soultions Program. The line is literally 'around the block' for its release." Excellent! Offer to give a few away, and then claim the contest entrants are evidence of demand! Truly transformational.
And if I buy it within 24 hours, I get a special gift, "Five Foods to Transform Your Body" which is a forty dollar value! I can only imagine how powerful and rare this information must be to make it worth forty bucks. Bill is kindly giving it to those of us who order his program within 24 hours because "I like to reward people who take action." Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Look, there's nothing wrong with the basic information (hence, 2 stars) -- eat better, exercise, find support groups, set goals, embrace forgiveness, meditate, think positively, help others, etc. Now, this book can only present the most superficial treatment of so many topics in 212 pages (I hope there's more on the CDs!), but if you believe personal salvation comes from commercialism and marketing, this is the program for you.
For others seeking motivation or social connections, I'd suggest looking elsewhere.
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