A portable companion to the larger Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life, this friendly little guide fulfills several purposes. First, The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide condenses the “power foods” recommended by the diet–a nutritionally sound mix of lean proteins, whole grains, fresh vegetables, fruit and monounsaturated fats–into easy-to-read lists that will help with daily purchasing habits. Second, a number of “Abs Diet Endorsements” are included to help you make proper food choices, even if you’re grabbing lunch from a vending machine or food court. Lastly, it offers up a tidy handful of new recipes for wraps, snacks and smoothies along with a short-n-sweet workout. In other words, it supplies everything you need from a diet book to manage the diet on a day-to-day basis.
The casual hanging-with-the-boys style could be your favorite thing about it, or what drives you crazy. Phrases like “Skipping breakfast is like arguing with the cops; there’s absolutely nothing good that can come out of it” can either help reinforce the basics or just make you want to get far, far away from the rest of the jokes, such as, “Oatmeal is the Bo Derek of your pantry–it’s a perfect 10″.
The ultimate goal is uncovering your own six pack, and benefits like lower blood pressure seem less important than waist size. There’s something to be said for to-the-point surface goals, but your attitude about image will likely determine your attitude about the book’s usefulness. –Jill Lightner
1 Star Save your $
Save your $, you are not going to get “abs” following this diet alone. Ab’s are from a strict diet, exercise and luck (yes, genes are a big part of abs). This is REALLY basic knowledge so if you need basic knowledge that you cannot find free online go for it.
5 Stars Really easy and great tasting!
This is a great addition to the Abs Diet books. This is one of the first diets that ever worked. The recipes are easy and quite tasty.
5 Stars The Abs Diet – Eat Right Every Time Giude
I have not read the book yet but this book looks like an awesome choice. I saw a lot of good eating and training tips inside while browsing. I bought it along with The Abs Diet for Women.
4 Stars Good companion to larger book, but not as attractive as the EAT THIS guides.
“The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide” by David Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief of “Men’s Health” and the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Abs Diet,” is a good little book to assist with making the right food choices. If you are not familiar with Zinczenko, you are probably familiar with his newer book series. The “Eat This, Not That” series has become very popular, including his newest addition to the series, “Drink This, Not That.” This book is a portable companion to Zinczenko’s larger “The Abs Diet” written with Ted Spiker, and it is similar to the “Eat This” books in that it provides “on the go” food choices and has parts that show which foods to eat over other choices. This was the original “Eat This, Not That” guide.
There is a quick introduction regarding the Abs Diet. Then there is a two page Abs Diet cheat sheet, and a one page success story. Chapter one then discusses why your weight is not your fault. Enemies such as high-fructose corn syrup, tans fat, saturated fat, and refined carbohydrates are discussed. There is also a little on your metabolism and your friends protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, fiber-rich carbohydrates and calcium.
Chapter two covers the Abs Diet power twelve. The twelve principles that make up the diet or eating program. (12 main foods or food groups) The chapter goes over these and why they are what you should eat.
Chapter three focuses on the six steps to lifelong leanness: Eating six meals a day, eating around the Abs Diet Power 12, Drink smoothies regularly, stop counting, watch what you drink, and go ahead, cheat. Chapter four then lists an Abs Diet grocery list to help you shop for healthy foods. I liked that he includes a short bit on reading labels.
Chapter five has 25 Abs Diet breakfasts. Chapter six contains 25 lunches, and Chapter seven has the dinners. Easy, quick dishes with the basic nutrient values included. Chapter eight has 27 smoothie and snack recopies, while chapter nine focuses on eating out and provides information on the foods you will find in many restaurants, including fast foods. Chapter ten contains some guidelines to survive the holidays.
Chapter eleven has a little on working out, and then the book concludes with a few frequently asked questions. The book contains some good information regarding food choices, and if you follow “The Abs Diet,” it is a good companion. However, it is not as engaging as the “Eat This” books. This book has no pictures, no color, etc., like those books have. This book contains solid information and is a good guide, it’s just not as attractive a package as the others. If you have all the newer ones, you might not find this one as useful, however, if you only have the original “Abs Diet” book, this is a good companion.
Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of Hard-Won Wisdom From the School of Hard Knocks and the dvds: Hapkido Hoshinsul, Streetfighting Essentials, Hapkido Cane, the Lock On Joint Locking Essentials series and articles including a regular column on negotiation for The Montana Lawyer. Alain Also wrote a series of articles called Lessons From The Apprentice.
4 Stars Good book to start off with
Good book to start off with if you are trying to figure out what to eat and what not to. It has helped me reach a point where I can scan the ingredients and nutrition values quickly and figure out what’s good for me and what’s not. I have recently had one full month of inactivity because of some additional work responsibilities and I still did not grow (which normally I had a tendency of) because I ate the right food. Might find the same content on websites but that is scattered all over the place. It’s a small book. Just be patient in the beginning as developing a sense of what and when to eat and what not to takes some time.