Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle – Complete Review of Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle
Posted Sep 13 2010 11:26am
I was searching through the most popular fitness e-books a little while ago and ran into a book, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle that seemed to be getting a lot of hype from others as the single best fitness book available.
A book by a natural bodybuilder was going to show people how to lose weight and actually gain muscle while losing weight?
Is Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle the best fitness book out there? I had to see this book myself and decided to give it a review.
Burn the fat feed the muscle is an e-book that has been created by bodybuilding champion Tom Venuto that attempts to teach people all aspects of losing weight while gaining muscle. Many people have called Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle the greatest single best fitness book ever put together and with that kind of hype I wanted to go through chapter by chapter to see if this book really lives up to it’s reputation.
The Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle sales letter lists six bonuses which total about another 100 pages of information that I would rather not cover as they are bonuses and not the book itself. I would like to say though that these bonus books are a fantastic addition as they do a deep dive into some of the things that are truly important that no one seems to cover.
Just be aware that the book has a complete diet listed within it and these books are supplemental reports dealing with the burning questions that many people have and that is mainly: Why do certain foods make us fat and other foods do not?
Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle weighs in at an impressive 340 pages. The book is really solid and has not a single picture although there are some tables of information so there is a lot of reading to do. You can still print up the book but just as any other book on the internet you are going to have to either read the book on your computer or get it printed up.
I will not review each chapter individually but instead would like to go through an overview of the sections of the book as well as list some points that the author raises.
Introduction In burn the fat feed the muscle, Tom Venuto stresses the importance of some principles such as no quick fixes, weight loss is not the same as fat loss and that the book is not even just about fat loss but more about making people healthier.
Goal setting, strategies and motivation. As we all know goal setting is very important to reaching what you want with your health and although I have written extensively about this subject in the past Tom Venuto has done a fantastic job in burn the fat feed the muscle of really crystallizing the art of goal setting so that it will work much better for almost anyone.
Body types, how to identify what you need This is the first place in burn the fat feed the muscle where I like the way that Tom Venuto has really broken down how people have different body types. Almost every trainer I have ever seen thinks that every person’s body will react the same way with the same diet and exercise and this book stops that idea dead in its tracks.
Eating, Food, Liquids, and actual meal plans Tom Venuto covers a couple of very important points that are very often overlooked in most other books and those are proper intake of liquids and foods that you should eat. Tom Venuto uses about 20 pages to cover foods that you should and should not eat including replacements for some of the bad foods that you are already eating.
Supplements Tom Venuto, in Burn the fat feed the muscle, and I are of essentially the same mind on the use of supplements and how this industry is very good at marketing many overpriced products with very little benefits to almost any user unless they are in a very sickly state. Let’s face it, in North America our prosperity has not lead most people to under eat so the supplementation is not the most important thing.
However, Tom Venuto has included information on the most important supplements and I was a little surprised but happy to see how straightforward he is about many of the supplements in the bodybuilding industry and the effect that magazines advertising has had on the objectiveness if those magazines.
Cardio training We all know how important exercise is in losing weight and the diet that has been created in Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle is definitely geared toward having both cardio and weight training as an essential part of the package. I have never seen a diet that did not at least mention exercise but this book stresses it as very important part of the equation and many other diets would do their followers more justice by stressing a lot more exercise.
Weight training What would you expect from a natural bodybuilding champion. Tom Venuto covers the exercises that you should do to gain strength and muscle as easily as possible and goes into a lot of detail with tactics that you have never seen before.
Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle sells on the website for $39.00 . This price seems to be in line with most ebooks and is a very popular price. Prices for e-books seem to be artificially low probably because of the lack of a hard bound product and some people’s lack of confidence. In purchasing this book there is a secure page in which to make the purchase so credit card information can be trusted across the internet and a third party takes care of the transaction so that there is no one person that has access to your credit card number but instead only secure computer systems do the transaction.
Also Tom Venuto offers the book for only $39.00 plus an eight week money back guarantee. I like the guarantee because if you were to buy this book and decided after a few weeks that it is not something you want to follow then you should really deserve to get a refund.
….Here is a personal review…..
So far I have lost 37 pounds following your “Burn The Fat” guidelines. I was a tight size 18 and am now a loose 12. I weighed 202 pounds and now weigh 165. I feel great and I don’t feel deprived at all. I have changed my lifestyle and am thrilled with the results on every level. I am currently re-evaluating my goals because I BELIEVE I can do more than I ever thought possible. Nena Nerhan
I was initially skeptical of Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle as I have seen a hundred “Miracle Diets” come and go over the years and did not expect anything more, even from a competitive bodybuilder. I am now though pleasantly surprised and happy to have found this book.
The real rant that I always have with exercise books is that books tend to be fads that just cover one subject whether it is right or wrong and I have far to many of those books already. At least I know that in 10 years Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle will still be relevant because every page in it makes sense.
On the positive side this book is really packed with a lot of detail on how to eat, what to eat, cardio and weight training plans as well as a easy to read style that definitely does away with the hype and does a very good job of realistically training a person to think, eat and exercise right to drop the weight that the want and need to live a healthier lifestyle.
…..And her is one last personal review
“Hey Tom, I just wanted to let you know that today I got my body fat tested using the Jackson-Pollack formula for skinfold, and ended up hitting 4% bodyfat!!!!!!!! Thank you for your guidance in your Burn The Fat manual, I feel like I owe you far more than I paid for the book. During this whole process, I became an ACE certified personal trainer and I’ve been trying to pass on some of your thoughts and motivation to my clients. Thank you!” Eric Spring Melville, NY
In an industry that is full of fads, quick fixes and hype, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, although relying on hype in its sales letter definitely does not fall into this trap in its content. I think that this book just may be the best fitness book around. I highly recommend this book for people that are just starting to improve their health as well as to people that have a last few stubborn pounds to lose.
The e-books are -101 Diet Tips (A great addition to everything else you will learn here) -Skyrocket Fat Loss (A Tom Venuto Interview that spans 41 pages) -Training and Nutrition Secrets (65 pages of secrets that almost no one knows) -Losing weight without starving yourself (61 pages about…well I guess the title says it all)