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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle Review and Book Giveaway

Well another several weeks have went by but I'm trying to get here more often to post. 
I'm doing a book review and giveaway today of a book that holds a lot of meaning to me. 
During my weight loss journey I've really been privileged to have gotten to know some really great people that have really helped me push myself to be the best me I could be.  One thing I know for sure is the people we surround ourselves with are the people that either help or hurt us.  So I've really made it my goal to have people that treat me well in my life on a daily basis.  One of those people that have touched my life is Tom Venuto.  I didn't always know him as a friend but his book really helped me. So when he asked if I'd be interested in reviewing his new hard cover book of the ebook I bought back in 2008 I was honored and said yes.
The copy that I'm giving away is one of many that I purchased myself because I plan on giving several out at Christmas gifts this year.  I really do believe in this book whole hearted.  It's not a "get thin quick" book it's the real deal and it's based on sound advice.
I'm guessing most of the people that read my blog already have their own weight/fat loss/fitness plan but I still think this book could teach you a few things you may not know about nutrition or fitness. 
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle Review
I bought the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle ebook in the summer of 2008. I was almost 100 lbs down but still had another 100 to lose and I was struggling. I had seen Tom's book before in my online searches but didn't think it was for me since back then I was a 350+ lb woman and I thought it was a bodybuilder book. But after buying it as soon as I started reading it I realized how much I could have benefited from it had I bought it on day one.

Having spent just about my whole life super obese I had very little knowledge how the body really worked. But through reading BFFM I learned what the muscle in my body really was worth and what fat loss compared to weight loss really meant. I also learned about nutrition in a new way that made so much sense to me, that made it not a diet but something I could live with doing for the rest of my life. With the help of BFFM I went on to lose another 100 lbs.

When I found out Tom was coming out with a hard cover of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle I just knew I wanted to buy it. Not just for myself but to share with people in my life that had been struggling with their weight for years too. I didn't just buy one copy I bought 7 because I want to share it with many and really have them learn how to change their lives as I have, I believe in it 100%. Hopefully seeing my success they will read it cover to cover like I did and really live it.
I won't try to kid anyone, to lose a lot of weight (fat) you have to put in the time and work and it's a life long mission. But BFFM explains how to do it and in a way that is understandable and doable by anyone from the young to the old or the slightly out of shape to the super obese. It really is a livable life long plan, not a diet. It also taught me what it really means to create new life long habits and to set goals for myself that ARE attainable.

Now for the differences between the ebook and the hard cover, I wasn't expecting so many changes in the hard cover but it's been made even easier to understand by being broke into sections, mental training, nutrition, cardio and weight training. It really felt like a totally new read to me. The biggest change for me is the section on weight lifting. In the ebook I didn't grasp that section at all so I ended up buying myself another book on weight lifting at the time. But it's been totally rewritten in the hard cover with lots of added material that is understandable to even a person that has done little to no weight training. I really liked too that there was a beginner workout (primer) with detailed instructions for each exercise. I really think just about anyone could manage these 10 exercise that will help give them the base to move on to the TNB-28 workout with confidence.

I can't say enough good things about Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle, it really has changed my life.

So if you would like to win a copy just post a comment below.  I will do a drawing next Tuesday.  


Karen said...

I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for your review.

Anna Marie said...

Hi Dawn,
So good to hear from you, How is your foot? I pray it is getter better and stronger each day.

The book sounds really interesting. Especially about the exercising for the beginners. Thank you for doing this.

Hope your day goes well.
Many hugs,

Vickie said...

Thanks for your note. I think I remember (correctly ) you had two surgeries - ? Do you have a summary post somewhere on these surgeries? Some of my outer stitches came out this morning? The rest of the outer come out next Monday. Still wrapped in gauze and 6" ace bandages. Nurse said it is usually at least 3+ weeks to be back in bras. My back is doing very well.

Vickie said...

Please put my friend Brenda's name in for book drawing.

Elaine said...

I heard the author on the Half-Size Me podcast, and was impressed. Please count me in.

Kari said...

Oooooh! Pick me. :) I rock as losing weight and am now interested in building my muscle. My struggle is that I love a good cardio session and struggle to give up cardio time for muscle building time.

skinnyhollie said...

I'd love this book! I've been trying weights but its such a struggle for me!

Catherine said...

When I do weights at the gym I usually copy the people around me- so it would be nice to have a boom to help me with a weight lifting plan. Thanks, Catherine

MaryFran said...

ME ME ME!!! The book sounds fabulous!

jo said...

Hey stranger, do you remember me? I have The Body Fat Solution by Tom Venuto. Do you still recommend the new book? I loved The Body Fat Solution--perhaps I should read it tomorrow while I feel like a beached whale...LOL

Merry Christmas.