Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

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    Jan 15, 2007 4:46 PM GMT
    This e-book was my catalyst to better health. I used to weigh close to 200 lbs and had a 36" waist that was on its way to 38-with my height it wasn't pretty.

    So anyway, I ran across this book on the internet and bought it. It's by a natural body builder and trainer in the NYC area. It's really nothing but common sense stuff with what was some great nutritional information for me. He promised no quick fixes but did promise results if you took the information to heart and worked hard. By some miracle I wasn't looking for a quick fix and I did work hard.

    Anyway, has anyone else heard of this book or of Tom Venuto? I really do credit this for my kick start into feeling and looking better.
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    Jan 19, 2007 5:37 PM GMT
    Is 'Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle' the name of the book?
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    Jan 19, 2007 6:05 PM GMT
    Yes it is. It's by Tom Venuto. We're all individuals but this one really spoke to me.
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    Jan 28, 2007 8:51 PM GMT
    Hi Red, I checked out the website for Burn the Fat... and it sounds really interesting. My questions are 1. How long have you been on the program and do you think your results so far have met your expectations and 2. Do you think the program would be beneficial to someone (like me) who isn't exactly overweight but still can pinch an inch, in other words, someone who's trying to lose that stubborn fat covering the abs?
    I work out consistantly and I really do try to watch what I eat but I seem to have hit a wall in losing body fat. I'm concerned about doing too much cardio since I keep hearing that doing so leads to muscle loss. Thanks.
    If anyone else has some advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    Jan 29, 2007 3:52 PM GMT
    Hey there!

    In all truth, it's really nothing different than what a good personal trainer would tell you. I emphasize good though. It's obvious I only follow the guidelines casually or I'd have a body with a bit more beef to it hehe. Still, I credit it with helping me lose about 50 or so pounds.

    I didn't know anything really back in 04 when and for me it was a help. The book does take the approach you might want to be adding muscle only. I don't consider this a plan so much as an information book that gives a person tools to help achieve realistic results through hard work in the gym and planning in the kitchen.
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    Jan 29, 2007 7:49 PM GMT
    Thanks for the reply,
    I think I'll check it out and see what it can do for me.
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    Jan 29, 2007 8:21 PM GMT
    If you decide to, I hope it helps. You can also just check out the archives of the site and read his articles to see if you like what you're reading. I just liked getting information and an insider's view on how bodybuilders eat, train and try to think.

    Could have just been my frame of mind but it hit me just right and motivated me. I also like that there is no push for any kind of supplements and whole foods are encouraged.
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    Dec 28, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    I love this resource and have used it as my guide for some pretty great transformation (in my opinion), over the years. I picked it up again two months ago as I am anticipating doing the Boulder Half-Ironman in June 2015. The content is very accessible, amusing at times, motivational and upon re-reading I am shocked by how many good tips I have forgotten over time.
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    Jan 06, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    Just started reading this book myself. I love the no BS mentality of it.