Guest post by Todd Boyer
Fitness books have been a hit and miss with me over the years. For some reason I’ll pick up a book on the subject, and have to donate it within twenty minutes. Bogus information doesn’t just exist on the internet. The web is primarily gems like The Body Fat Solution by Tom Vento. Go figure.
Last year I was heading home on a business trip, and decided to try my luck at the bookstore at the airport. I don’t usually pick up books there, but I was in desperate need of a book fix.
The Body Fat Solution jumped right out at me. For those that don’t know Tom, he is the author of what is probably the best selling ebook of all time, “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” (BFFM). Being a huge fan of the ebook, I didn’t see how I could go wrong here.
The same philosophy carries over from BFFM–Get your mind right, and the body will follow.
Tom spends the first part of the book just covering the mental aspect of losing weight. Everything from setting achievable goals, to positive thinking. This isn’t “self-help” psycho-babble. It’s just good advice to help the reader get where they want to go.
The second section covers food as fuel. The author does a very fine job of breaking down what is good fuel, versus bad fuel. While he talks up a low-carb diet, it really is more about taking the bad carbs (processed flower, sugar, etc.) out, and adding in more fruits and veggies.
From there we move on to exercise. Tom is a huge fan of intensity. From resistance training, to High Intensity Interval Training (HITT) and High Intensity Static State (HISS) cardio.
Next we move on to a support system. Basically get your friends, family, and coworkers on board with what you’re doing. They don’t have to join in, but they should at least support your efforts. This can be a kind word to helping you avoid temptations, such as food.
Finally we get to the last section that covers organization and planning. Tom believes in having a workout planned out in advance. I support this also, but believe in alternate exercises in case a piece of equipment is broken or being used.
Tom is a stud. He is very knowledgeable on the topic, and does a fantastic job in supplying his readers with very sound information.
I’ve found myself on a few occasions referring back to this book for motivation and advice.
About the author:
Todd Boyer writes to motivate and inspire people about diet and exercise at PhitZone. Todd’s passion is to help people reach their physical fitness goals.