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Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days Hardcover – Illustrated, December 22, 2015
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- Item Weight : 1.95 pounds
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316339482
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316339483
- Product Dimensions : 7.25 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Publisher : Hachette Books; Illustrated edition (December 22, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #430,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However, I spent 2.5 hours in the grocery store yesterday to gather everything needed for the first week. I photocopied the microscopic shopping list and said a lot of fowl words in my head trying to read it.
This morning as I explored Instagram to follow Chris and Heidi for motivation, I discovered there is a Transformation App!!
The App simplifies the book and takes all the guesswork out of shopping. It also provides you with many more meal choices. Maybe the app is mentioned in the book and I missed it, but if not please be aware and know the cost of the app is money well spent!!
In regards to the shopping lists and daily menus: YOU DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW THEM EXACTLY! They actually state in the book (pg.72) that you can create your own menus and recipes and that theirs are guidelines/suggestions. They even include a brief 100-calories food list to make it easy to pair foods together. You don't have sprouts in your cupboard? Then move on to a different recipe. You don't like mushrooms? Don't use them. In my two weeks of meal preps I have not followed a single day to the tee, and have really only used six of the recipes (a couple of which I tweaked).
The whole point of the book is encourage the reader to think about their weight loss as a transformation of the body AND mind and that it's not simply a diet to get to your goal but then turn back to old habits.
If you're very rigid and take everything you read literally, then this might not be the book for you. However, if you are able to use the text as a roadmap, and be flexible and creative, then give it a try.
I’ve always found these types of books and programs lacking and hard to follow because they simply don’t offer enough info that’s broken down enough to make them easy to abide by. THIS book took those failings and made an all-inclusive diet/exercise program that even the most unmotivated people can get on board with.
Not only does it explain the process of carb cycling, but it provides an actual schedule to follow the cycle with a variety of recipes for things to eat on those days. If you don’t want to eat a particular recipe, it also breaks down the categories of foods you should be eating and what portions. If that’s not easy enough, there’s a list of tons of foods that fall under those categories. They even provide shopping lists in the back of the book to make it as easy as it can be without having groceries delivered right to your door. The bonus for me on top of all that was that the recipes were mostly vegetarian and they provided many options. Almost every diet book I’ve seen was of little use if you didn’t eat meat or fish (both of which I don’t). So a book with recipes that I’ll actually eat that are approved with this program is an extraordinary find. And the recipes are high class. They went out of their way to make every dish tasty and flavorful so you don’t get sick of eating plain-Jane salads.
These authors are the valedictorians of their genre!
*The only aside I have is that there was too much “fluff” inspirational talk through the first couple chapters before they got to the “meat” of what you need to know.
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Brilliant common sense approach to weight loss.