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The Leanness Lifestyle Paperback – August, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
The thing that separates this program from ones like Body for Life, it is far less cookie cutter. Instead of the eyeballing portion method of BFL, this one has you figure out your metabolic rate and caloric needs, then has you put together an eating plan based on those numbers, and staggering the amount of calories you eat from day-to-day. So it is far more individualized than a one-size fits all approach. David also goes with a two cheat meal per week approach as opposed to the cheat day. So you have to be far more strict with your nutrition and committed to being so. He also gives examples of different workout plans, which are nice if you are getting bored with your current workout.
Like any kind of book of this nature it is not going to be for everyone. And like any exercise program and nutrition plan your results are going to depend on the effort you put in. Personally I liked the book and got some helpful information from it.
Fast-forward to September of 2007. Here it was a year later, and in my doctor's office I discovered I was a little lighter (377 this time), but not enough to get me out of the morbidly obese category. Something had to change - I was 47 years old, and the prospects of reaching 50 weren't looking so good. I don't know why, but I remembered the Leanness Lifestyle program, and I decided that maybe it was worth another shot.
That was about four months ago. As I write this, my weight is currently 316. And STILL dropping.
What you need to understand when purchasing this book, is that if you've come to it looking for the "magic pill", the diet-that-works-overnight-without-having-to-exercise-one-freakin'-day, or some "ancient Chinese Secret" that its author picked up during his travels along the Great Wall, then you need to put down your credit card and back away from the PC.
The word "LIFESTYLE" is not in the title for nothing, folks, because that's exactly what this is.Read more ›
This is simply the most powerful book on physical transformation and the mindset and nutrition needed to get there that I have ever come across. I'm an avid reader in the personal development field and love the gurus like Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy and Zig. I consider myself well educated in fitness, having played college football and having trained with weight for over 20 years. I picked up a lot of knowledge along the way. Greenwalt truly combines fitness and motivation and is a selfmade expert in both.
Greenwalt has done his homework and done it well. This book is an incredible resource on weight training, nutrition, cardio, body composition, and the psychology of motivation and choice to change. This is not a book about quick fixes or hype in anyway but this book works. I've not been following it perfectly but I've lost 6 pounds of fat and gained 3 pounds of muscle in 1 month and I couldn't be more excited about my new lifestyle.
My favorite parts of the book, are percentile charts that show how you rank against others in your age group for weight and bodyfat. This book is the first place I have seen documented how much lean muscle weight you can actually gain in a given time period. The section on nutrition is fascinating and outlines just how many calories a person can consume given there activity level and reach their desired weight loss goals. There is a formula in here for everything. The chapters on Goal Setting and motivation are great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
By far the very best book ever written on permanent healthful living. The author is brilliant in the way he can take the science of this matter and turn it into something easy to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ashoe
This book is full of realistic helpful tools to help on your weight loss journey, It's worth investing into the readPublished on October 24, 2013 by Audry Gard
Wow, amazing how all the positive reviews for this book are in such a close proximity to one another. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Ag12thman
Below are some reviews of Dave Greenwalt's program which the book is based on:
The "Coach" is the problem here - he has such a tone of superiority and... Read more
The Leanness Lifestyle represents the standard of excellence in the health and fitness field. The author who practices what he preaches has created a masterpiece of infomation and... Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Mark K
This book was highly recommended by a woman whose weight-loss story intrigued me, and as it happens, she is one of the women who is pictured in the book as a success story! Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Mona D.
Ever get up in the morning with that dredge of another day? No energy, negative attitude and just getting by? Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by Joanne Schreiber "Jo"
The book stands by itself as a great information resource. David Greenwalt writes from experience, as well as educational knowledge. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Allison M.
When I read this book, I was struggling to lose the last 20 pounds of "baby" weight and felt as if I had tried everything. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Steffany L. Mohan