Thursday, February 13, 2014

#78 The Best Book Ever!!!

There are some books that speaks life to you -- and there are others that are a "Good Read" but it's missing something -- something that speaks to you on a level that just makes plain 'ol common sense.  When you are about to embark on a lifestyle change -- not just a "DIET" -- you want something that you know you can stick to.  Something that you can easily adjust to without a lot of "you can't eat this and you can't eat that."  A book that gets to the bottom line of why people loose weight and gain it all back -- one that is such a good read -- that you can literally read it in one day and start implementing it.  Well that's this book.  One that I absolutely LOVE and live by.  It's called Body For Life by Bill Phillips.  I found a used copy of it at my local library. 

I want to take the time and talk about why I love this book.  There are some books that you read and you know -- there's something about it that just doesn't set well with you -- and with everyone that's different -- what works for me may not necessarily jive with you and vice-verse.  But for me -- this book dotted all my "i-s" and crossed all my "t-s."  Why is that?  Here's why:

  1. Just about every book that you read talks about a DIET telling you what you can eat and what you should stop eating -- not this one.  This is truly a lifestyle way of eating.  Nothing is forbidden -- you are allowed a free day once a week.
  2. I've never liked counting calories -- this one does not suggest you do that.
  3. I've always believed in eating a balanced meal of protein, carbohydrates and fats.  I don't believe in eating in a way that excludes one food or another -- like no carbs, low-carbs, no proteins or no fats (that fats make you fat nonsense).  I wanted a lifestyle way of eating and this book fits the bill -- just a common sense way of living and eating that you can incorporate EASILY anywhere and at anytime.
  4. Love the simple approach of working out 3 times a week with weights -- (not for 2 hours, not for 1 hour -- but only 40-45 min. on those days).  We think that we have to be in the gym for hours in order to feel like we have done something -- not so.  Also on the other 3 days you perform a cardio workout for just 20 minutes on each of those days.  Who can't do that?  
  5. Love the before and after pictures and stories.  They are so inspiring.
I live by this book.  It's my eating and workout bible.  It just makes sense to me.  I also found at Amazon (at this link) Eating for Life by Bill Phillips.  I was amazed to see all the delicious meals that are grouped together.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mid meals, nutrition shakes and desserts.

I wish I was getting paid for saying this -- but unfortunately I'm not -- but that just goes to show you that I'm hooked.  If you are looking for a lifestyle change that will truly change you for the better -- I highly recommend Body for Life by Bill Phillips and his cookbook Eating for Life.

Until next time...

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Oladayo Folasire said...

Thanks for sharing your review on the book.

Renee Barry said...


No -- thank you for checking out the blog and commenting. Hope you will check it out!

Anonymous said...

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Renee Barry said...

Thanks for stopping by!