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Total Body Makeover
Published 03/31/2006 | Low Calorie | Rating:


Bob Greene is the man behind Oprahís amazing weight loss success. Now, the secret formula behind the talk show hostís transformation can be yours, thanks to the Total Body Makeover. Although Oprah fell victim to the vicious cycle of fad diets for nearly two decades, it wasnít until Greene was brought into the mix that she was able to accomplish a healthy weight through balanced eating and exercise.

The Total Body Makeover starts simple. Greene addresses the issue of emotional eating, the heart of the problem for many people. He provides motivational tools for helping dieters attack this issue head-on. The main obstacles he focuses on are changing attitudes, food, and exercise. Food should be viewed as nothing more than a source of nourishment not comfort.

The philosophy behind the Total Body Makeover is fitness first. Prepare to break a sweat with this challenging 12-week program that demands dedication. Greene recommends 15 minutes of high-intensity aerobic exercise for beginners, 30 minutes for intermediates and 45 minutes for advanced levels. This regimen should be performed six times a week with an increase of two minutes every week. In addition to the cardio workout, there is also a strength training and functional training component.

Unlike other weight-loss programs, Greene doesnít provide a meal plan but instead five rules of thumb for eating healthy. Greene suggests curbing emotional eating, consuming breakfast, establishing an eating cut-off time, drinking lots of water and reducing alcohol intake. Following these guidelines will reduce calories and contribute to weight loss and overall wellness.

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