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- Publication Date: September 9, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0156U4464
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The Cycle Diet: When, Why, and How to Use Refeeds and Cheat Days to Optimize Metabolism and Stay Lean Year-Round Kindle Edition
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Another thing that struck me was that in his example meals, he suggests up to a full carton's worth of egg whites, and never any full eggs! Seems a very strange prejudice for someone so well up on nutrition. Not only are whites untasty (unless in meringue!) but they lack the inexpensive, extremely high-quality protein of the full egg, i.e. the yolk. Eggs are hardly high in calories, either. Anyone wishing to cut calories at breakfast or any other time should just have fewer eggs. But they are doing themselves no favours by tossing out the yolks.
Pros: This guy does know what he's talking about. Page after page delivers lived-through, tested, helpful and unusually straightforward talk about how to lose fat and keep fit. The book has a refreshingly friend-to-friend sense of confiding the truth about this reality -- and it's not fundamentally contradicted by anything I've known, lived, or read. On the other hand, why present the overfeed (or 'refeed', which I prefer as a term) as involving a dozen doughnuts at breakfast? Is that what eating as you like really consists of? You can't trust Abel to raise the tone or offer a gourmet's view: he won't.
An interesting and useful perspective, even if you have other plans for yourself. But he really ought to come out with a new edition: and READ it first, this time.
First I'll start with the review of this book, then I'll proceed with praise for Scott, and lastly my prospects as a follower of Scott.
1. I'll start saying I've never finished a book so fast in my life. I'm 22, 5'5" (1.65m), 144lbs, weightlifting from 15-20 with no idea how to train, 20-22 strength/hypertrophy training. As you may imagine, I too have struggled with obsessive dieting, and an adapted and damaged metabolism. I'm a slow reader but I could not put this book down for my life whenever I got free time after working and daily life duties. The book is extremely well structured (very easy to follow), and the integrity and quality of work is outstanding. This book covers the importance of biological feedback ("Biofeedback"), and how it can be used to optimize one's metabolism in the pursuit of cosmetic (fat loss/definition) improvements.
Scott makes the important, perhaps the most important, point that any diet should place metabolism FIRST, before weight loss.
In addition to covering the promise of this book - the Cycle Diet philosophy, how and why it works, and how to implement it - Scott's integrity throughout the book is remarkable. Scott addresses his concerns for publishing the Cycle Diet in a book as it's so easy to take advice out of context and the idea of Cheat Meals can cause collateral damage in some readers if wrongly implemented. He also points out some ' fitness truths' about dieting/metabolism and how it's so hard to educate because these truths simply do not sell. People want quick bandaid fixes, which leads to my next praise: Scott knows people and psychology. And this book has several psychological guidance by Scott. He addresses some biases and psychology during dieting efforts, and selflessly notes the importance of having a coach for those who struggle with psychology back-end of dieting (which he points out to be 99% of people... an example of Scott's integrity: he addresses the truth people don't want to face in how psychology can be, though not impossible, a very deceiving element in assessing physiological needs).
2. I think I've unavoidably praised Scott in part 1 of this review, but I will add a few last things that I feel are worth noting. I've followed many modern/contemporary fitness figures and philosophy. Most notably the fitness movement in YouTube and the dieting/lifting philosophy promulgated by the current trending fitness public figures like Chirstian Guzman and the Alphalete Athletes, Gymshark Athletes, and Greg O'Ghallager's Kinobody. Ive followed the dieting philosophy and observed a positive impact, but a very big negative one as well. I believe the current philosophy on dieting hurts more people, psychologically (food and Macro obsession) and physiologically (metabolic damage), than help people. Scott's work explores with detail and expertise the missing part of the puzzle in modern fitness philosophy: metabolism and psychology. I will give him credit and point others his way at every opportunity I get. Scott is the MOST underrated fitness author.
3. As to my prospects: this was my first time reading Scott's work. Naturally, I was at first skeptical of his credibility. I thought "His ideas sound logical and insightful... but how can he have such a small following? Could it be that his salespage and accolades are deceptive? Could it be his work doesn't deliver the promising content?". But as I checked in periodically I decided to try out reading the Cycle Diet. While I already had positive prospects for the quality of his work, I was blown away when I actually read how he delivers himself and his expertise. Cannot praise and thank Scott enough. I'm starting "Intro to MET" and have ordered 2 other books by Scott via Amazon. I'm very excited to have found Coach Abel and look forward to learn as much from him as I can.
That's it fellas. Long but honest review about Scott Abel.
To Scott: if you read this, Mr. Abel, I want to thank you for overdelivering on your work. I'm getting more value than I pay for and cannot express enough gratitude and appreciation for your selfless work. I look forward to catch up with your works and fitness philosophy. Best wishes to you, sir. God bless.
Scott is one of the best and knowledge underrated guys who started credible knowledge before anyone.
I recommend this book highly to anyone wanting to get lean, maintain and stay there
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