“Being fat isn’t your fault; staying fat is.” That’s what Jackie Warner, America’s favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer tells her own clients, and that’s why no one delivers better results than Jackie does. Now for the first time, Jackie shares her revolutionary program, showing readers the best ways to drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts or deprivation, and keep them off for good! Her two-tiered approach provides a complete nutritional makeover and a failure-proof condensed workout routine PLUS all the emotional support and encouragement you need to get to the finish line and beyond. With Jackie’s core principles, you’ll discover once and for all which behaviors are making you fat, and which can finally make you thin forever-and some may surprise you:
ADD TO LOSE: In Jackie’s 2-week jump start, no food is off-limits. You’ll actually add food to your diet in order to lose weight.
CHEATING IS ALLOWED: Eat clean for 5 days, and then indulge in whatever you want over the weekend!
FAT IS NOT THE ENEMY: Fat doesn’t make you fat; sugar does! Nothing you eat should contain over 9 grams of sugar.
SKIP THE CRUNCHES: They just build muscle under the fat. Discover the fastest way to burn calories, tone muscle, and spark your metabolism for rapid fat loss.
LESS (EXERCISE) IS MORE: Workouts shouldn’t take over your day-give Jackie 20-minutes and you’ll see results.
Find out today why THIS IS WHY YOUR FAT (AND HOW TO GET THIN FOREVER) is your first and last stop on the way to the new fit and healthy you!
Amazon Exclusive: Read Jackie Warner’s Ten Tips for Getting in Shape, from Her Book This Is Why You’re Fat
1. It’s not how long, it’s how strong. Incorporate 20 minutes of high intensity cardio each day. Walk fast on a treadmill for 2 minutes at a 15 incline then sprint for 2 minutes on flat ramp. Cool down for 1 minute and repeat this cycle 3 more times until you reach your 20 minute goal.
2. Women, make sure to include weight training at least 3-4 days a week. If you add 3-5 pounds of muscle to your body, you will burn 250-500 extra calories per day which equals 3-5 pounds of fat loss per week
3. Visualize the muscles you are working on–this is called the mind muscle connection and it will actually increase tone.
4. Your body hits a plateau with cardio and resistance training in one month so change your weight, reps and exercises accordingly
5. The fastest way to get the body you want is through my power circuit training. Combine 3 upper body exercises and 3 lower body exercises together to make one big set. Do not rest in between and alternate quickly from upper to lower for maximum fat burn.
6. The only muscle groups that really burn fat are the primary muscles like the chest, back, quads, glute and hamstrings. Focus hard on those!
7. You have to eat within an hour of working out to make sure you’re not eating into the muscle for energy. Make sure that you combine proteins and carbs like a blended protein shake with fruit and peanut butter or a piece of fruit with a low-fat string cheese.
8. Don’t just set a weight goal, set a physical goal too like running a 3k or training for a charity marathon. Human beings are competitive and you will spark that inner competition by trying to reach a difficult physical goal.
9. A little thing like changing your music playlist every week can go a long way. The more your mind is stimulated during your workouts, the better your results will be.
10. Instead of focusing on being fat, you’ve got to focus on being fit. If you think healthy, it eventually becomes reality to you. I always push my clients to focus on how strong they’re getting, how well they’re sleeping, and how happy they’re feeling by exercising.
1 Star Ignorance trumps!
I am looking forward to trying out Warner’s exercise routine.
However, her comment on p. 51, strikes me as really worrisome, especially given her total lack of medical training: “Medicine is nothing more than a bunch of chemicals that stress the liver and keep it from burning fat…” And on p. 45, she contends that “If you have hypothyrodoism, don’t rely on your doctor to write a prescription…You can balance your thyroid naturally through food and exercise.”
I LOVE my antihistamines–these affordable, so-called nasty chemicals have relieved me significantly from chronic allergies and asthma. When I couldn’t afford to take them (there was still a patent out on them in the late 80s), my life was hell, despite all the wonderful homeopathic remedies recommended to me by well meaning friends.
Ditto for statins–without them, my cholesterol would be much much higher (genetic propensity).
As for hypothyroidism–all the dieting and exercise in the world, won’t compensate for the wonderful effect that synthroid has had in imporving the lives of many women who suffer from this highly treatable condition.
Its the embarrasment of riches that has made so called new age gurus like Warner active advocates of the “evil” medicine thesis. Think of an age when none of these meds were available–and then draw the consequences.
If Warner believes that everything organic is good (try eating a natural deadly mushroom) and everything chemical bad, so be it. But she shouldn’t let her personal dose of deadly advice become a mantra for everyone else.
5 Stars Great book! Educational!
This book says it all. It is helpful and very educational to what you are eating and how you are living your life. I am not a diet addict but read many books about health and eating right. This book expanded my knowledge and the advice really works!
5 Stars Great & Straightforward Advice
This book is classic Jackie Warner: smart, straightforward, sensible, and right to the point. I have always been a huge fan of Jackie Warner because she pulls no punches and tells it like it is, based on her many years of valuable experience. She practices what she preaches, and it shows. This book is packed with a ton of valuable information about nutrition, good foods vs. bad foods, vitamin & supplements, and exercise. I highly recommend it!
4 Stars Great book!
Great book if you want to slim down!
I like the two cheats a week, and the 2 week start up phase.
5 Stars Not your average diet book
What I like about Jackie’s book is that she covers the need to check your hormone levels. This is the first book that I’ve read where the fitness professional calls that out as something people need to check and I’ve read A LOT of diet/exercise books.
Jackie’s approach is level-headed and simple too. She knows that a lot of the “diet” thing is mental and approaches it from a positive side, showing that most foods out there have things in there that hurt/harm your body and food is meant to fuel it. She doesn’t want the reader to psych themselves out of the diet by making it hard or feeling like she’s taking foods that they love away. She details out the benefits and the drawbacks of foods on the market so that anyone can understand her.
She also includes high-intensity interval training for cardio, which isn’t something new – it’s just an approach to cardio that people seem to ignore. Then she has her resistance training (which is the chapter I’m set to read tomorrow).
I originally checked this out from the library to see if it was “just another one of those diet books” and I’ve now added it to my cart here on Amazon. There’s just too much in the book that I want to have at my finger tips to let this one pass by.
So, in closing – this estrogen-dominant reader thanks Jackie for her book. I wish I would’ve checked my levels YEARS ago instead of swimming against stream for 30 years.