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Product Details

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 1 edition (October 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439262322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439262320
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Philip Goglia is literally the greatest nutritionist in history. -- Owen Wilson

Philip is an expert at nutrition and training. His knowledge is second to no one. -- Jeff Goldblum

Working with Philip changed my life. -- Gillian Anderson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dr. Philip Goglia is the founder of G Systems Concepts, the premiere nutrition and fitness clinic in Los Angeles. Goglia has been a registered nutritionist for over 20 years and also serves on the board for The Madison's Foundation and City of Hope medical center's Board of Governors. Philip designs realistic and achievable nutrition and exercise programs that focus on an individual's own unique metabolic needs, lifestyle, eating habits, stress, and workload. His clients include people who have never exercised to new mothers, professional athletes and Hollywood celebrities, including Jeff Goldblum, Kim Delaney, Mickey Rourke, Laura Dern, Gillian Anderson, Howie Long, and Owen Wilson. Goglia most recently worked with Kristanna Loken to get her in shape for her role as the Terminatrix in the movie "Terminator 3." Viking Penguin recently published his book, "Turn up the Heat - Unlock the Fat Burning Power of Your Metabolism." Goglia has appeared in numerous magazines and television programs including People, Allure, Elle, Self, Men's Fitness, First for Woman, Dr. Phil, and CNN.

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This book is so easy to read and to follow.
Peggy A D.
It's very confusing according to his criteria to determine which type you are.
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This is a change of life that is attainable for anyone.
Rosemarie Douglass

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145 of 150 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Wu on November 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm not overweight, but I want to improve my body composition. I've done a lot of research on the subject and I have come to the conclusion that the secret to reducing body fat is that there is no secret. The only way to do it in a healthy, safe, sustainable way is through proper diet & exercise. Before reading this book, I had two problems with my existing fitness regimen: (1) with regards to diet, I was eating nonfat foods and keeping within my calorie range, but I was eating too many carbs at the expense of not ingesting enough protein. I am much more focused now on eating nutritionally balanced meals. (2) I *love* cardio exercise, and would happily do step aerobics & cardio kickboxing exclusively. After reading Phil Goglia's book, it finally clicked that for my body type, I should be eating adding weight training to my exercise routine. The results have been great. I also like his theories on water consumption. I am drinking a heck of a lot more water than I used. I've cut out juice (I'd rather eat a piece of fruit) and aside from water, the only other liquid I drink regularly is milk (and chocolate milk at that!). At first I was worried that I may be drinking too much water, but my doctor assures me that a person can safely drink up to 3.5 gallons of water a day (~10L) without becoming ill. There have been reports of people becoming overhydrated and developing water toxicity, but those usually apply to people who either drink too much at one sitting (instead of spreading it out throughout the day) or drink tons of water and don't eat. Note that some people say it's better to drink bottled spring water as opposed to only distilled water... I'm not sure if it's true but it's worth checking out.Read more ›
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57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Rosemarie Douglass on October 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
Here it is short and simple...I never dieted my whole life. I have now reached that over 45 age and experienced some shocking changes. OK, I figured I would starve myself for awhile, etc. etc. Result? I got fatter. My husband brought me this book and my first instinct was to toss it out, but he made me promise I would read it. Here I am thirteen weeks later and two sizes smaller. I have not been hungry one day. I believe so much in this program that I encouraged my sister to buy the book and to talk to our Aunt who is almost 80 yrs old and obese. After 10 weeks my sister lost 30 lbs and 4inches around her thighs. My Aunt lost 20 lbs after just 9 weeks. She actually walked a flight of stairs that she hasn't done in years. Her doctor is ecstatic! They are both sticking to it and said it is really easy to follow this program. I won't get into all the lab results, but for example my ratio went from 3.5 to 2.7! The best thing about this program is that I feed my family everything I eat! No special grocery lists that gets so expensive. We all like the change in our nutrition. This is a realistic way of eating and exercising. This is a change of life that is attainable for anyone. Also, I have called Phillip to ask questions...he actually called me back! He is great! He really listened and helped me. Thanks, Phillip! You will be hearing from my mother and father-in-law soon!
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
Philip Goglia changed my life...he SAVED my life! I have struggled with my weight my entire life; I hit the 180's in middle school, by my freshman year of high school, I'd pushed up to 200lbs. I have tried hundreds [probably thousands] of approaches to weight loss, nothing worked (at least not for long), then I found "Turn Up The Heat" and Philip Goglia! I read the book, and as we all are at the threshold of a new diet i was filled with myriad emotions...hope, disbelief, intrigue...but I was hooked by one thing; Philip takes a scientific approach, a BIOLOGICAL approach to the body--his plan was like nothing I had seen before in the diet world [but have seen copycatted many times since--make no mistake--accept no substitutions...if you want the real-deal on metabolic weight loss, look up Philip Goglia...anyone else is just a second-rate knock off!] I followed Philip's instructions, I had a lipid profile done, I did the calculations, found my metabolic type, and began his 12-week initial program...that saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"...that had never meant anything to me, now it does. "Turn Up the Heat" puts forth a plan that is so simple, so comprehensible, and so easy to follow [eating real food, and more of it than I had ever eaten on a diet, or even off a diet]...if you follow Philip's plan, if you stick to it and don't cheat, you too will change your life; change it FOREVER. At the end of my first 12 weeks i had transformed from a weak, constantly exhausted 5'7" 220lb trying-to-fade-into-the-background shapeless blob; into a 5'8"[my posture is THAT much better!] lean 160lbs. I LOOK 10 years younger [I'm 38], I FEEL 20 years younger! I've kept the weight off [and continued leaning down...Read more ›
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
While my motivation for buying this book and following the program was to lose a few pounds (and I have lost 5 already), the best thing is the change in my energy level. Wow! This is the first time in my life that I don't feel the need to take a nap at my desk after lunch. I was under the impression that eating a big lunch caused my energy lull at 3pm everyday, so I started skipping lunch. That just made me irritable AND tired. I can't believe that eating MORE is giving me so much energy and making me so much more productive at work. I feel like a new person! The Turn Up the Heat program is great and I recommend it for anyone who wants to feel good. For me, feeling good is making me look even better!
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