Saturday, March 23, 2013

Review/Giveaway: The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: The 7 Principles of Fat Burning
Author: Eric Berg, DC
Genre: Health
How to enter: See Rafflecopter below
Entry deadline: March 31, 2013
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.

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This is where I’m feeling compelled to post a before and after picture of myself.  Sorry!  There are some things not meant to be shared, and some struggles that will remain private… :)

Nonetheless, here is my review of a straightforward yet fresh book on fat burning and weight loss…

The 7 Principles of Fat BurningSynopsis:

The 7 Principles of Fat Burning is the handbook to the sensational Berg Diet that has empowered thousands of people to get healthy, lose weight and keep it off. It shows how to activate your fat-burning hormones with a tailor-made eating and exercise plan for your body type.

The 7 Principles is a highly practical book that provides clear explanations-aided by dozens of charts and illustrations-of the principles of healthy weight loss. Easy-to-understand health and nutrition information and simple tests to determine your correct body type are the keys to its success. Knowledge is power and The 7 Principles of Fat Burning gives dieters the power to take command by eating the healthy diet that activates the fat-burning hormones for their body type.

For years people have been told to lose weight to be healthy. The truth is, you need to get healthy to lose weight. The Seven Principles of Fat Burning shows you how. Dr. Berg thoroughly educates readers and puts them right where they should be: in charge of their own weight.

About the Author:

Eric Berg, DC, 47 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life.

He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, published by Action KB Publishing in January 2011. In addition, Eric Berg is widely published in trade magazines, including Chiropractic Today and The American Chiropractor, and in consumer publications such as First for Women, Men's Exercise, New Beauty, Upscale and Let's Live. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,000 healthcare professionals.

He has been an active member of the Endocrinology Society, on the advisory panel for the Health Science Institute, and has worked as a past part-time adjunct professor at Howard University. Eric Berg's nonprofit foundation, Health Technology Foundation, is currently being approved nationally for the purpose of providing research to substantiate alternative healthcare technologies, giving cost-effective solutions and result-oriented healthcare. As a leader in natural health and food coaching, Eric Berg has appeared on many radio and television shows, including ABC, CBS, and as a monthly host on Channel 8's Sports Talk. He has also had his own radio health show on WOL in 2005.

Physical Description:  Hardcover, 330 pages
Recommended Audience: Adults with weight loss and weight maintenance challenges 
Price:  List price is $26.95; available for $16.00 on Dr. Berg’s site.  Kindle available for $7.99
To Purchase: http://shop.drberg.com/the-7-principles-of-fat-burning-hardback 
For More Info:  http://www.drberg.com/

What I Liked:

  • Easy to understand.  The book is written in a straightforward way – not condescending, yet easy for someone who isn’t a health or nutrition expert to follow.  Simple illustrations make concepts even easier to understand.
  • Well-organized.  I found myself using this as a reference book, and it is nice to be able to easily flip back and forth to the areas that were relevant at any given time.   The glossary and index are helpful as well.
  • Easy to relate to. I’ve struggled with chronic fatigue for several years, and it was VERY easy to identify my body type and the corresponding issues I’ve been experiencing.  It made me feel the book was written just for me!  There were explanations for many of the issues I’ve experienced, such as not being able to lose weight when on an exercise program. 
  • Emphasis in the right place.  ”It’s not "’Lose weight to get healthy.’  It’s ‘Get healthy to lose weight!’”  One thing I have been particularly struggling with is not feeling well enough, not having the energy, to make the effort for weight loss.  People say I’m just not trying hard enough, but I can’t summon the energy to try any harder!  This book explains the need to get that energy, the healthy feeling, before undertaking the fat burning.  And with healthiness as the goal, the weight loss “mountain” doesn’t seem as insurmountable.

Did I lose weight?  About two pounds in the first two weeks.  I was really hoping for more.  I’m still trying to find the balance.  Having been a vegetarian all my life, I’ve relied a lot on grains in my diet  The recommendations in this book cut out those grain carbs.  The first two weeks, I followed the recommendations closely and found myself, no matter how much veggie/fruit/nuts I ate, along with limited dairy protein, still craving the carbs.  I succumbed after two weeks and ate a bowl of shredded wheat.  And it felt SO good!  I felt satisfied for the first time in two weeks!  I really wish I could have a little chat with the book author to dissect that experience.

In general, though, I’ve enjoyed the book and the program.  I was able to cut down caffeine and cut out the unhealthy stuff I had been relying on for energy, and I’ve discovered a better understanding of how different foods impact my body, really feeling it for the first time without the haze of simple carbs.

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Disclaimer: Thanks to the author and MediaGuests for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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2 comments:

Stephanie Larison said...

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Wayne Lecoy said...

I entered your giveaway.
It would be great to win the copy of
The 7 Principles of Fat Burning
by Eric Berg.
In response to your requirement to
Visit the author's site
and tell you one thing i learned.
I learned that
Dr. Berg's Clinic is Located In Alexandia, Virginia.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!