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Hardcover Flip the Switch Book

ISBN: 1579549799

ISBN13: 9781579549794

Flip the Switch

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New In Spanish from Rodale Discover how easy it can be to drop those unwanted pounds by flipping the switch that revs up metabolism to maximize fat burning all day longCould losing weight really be as... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Flip the Switch

I found Flip the Switch to have a very sound way to loose weight and to get healthier without all the dieting, counting calories or carbs. Very good.

A Wonderful Book that Motivated Me!!

This book is terrific! Karas gives no-nonsense advice and gives it to you straight! He explains how it is not so much the diets that are not working for those of us who have been struggling to lose weight. We fail because of a lack of focus and BELIEF IN OUR ABILITY to succeed. I truly appreciate his candor and I love the way he touches on the many many emotional aspects of weight problems. It is like he KNOWS my every thought! I would recommend this book to anyone who has tried the 'other diets' but has not succeeded. I would recommend this to anyone who is unhappy with his/her body right now. Karas will show you how to change your life, how to take control, how to stop blaming and stop making excuses. He offers sound nutritional advice with none of the silly fad stuff. He shows you an exercise plan that is EASY AND EFFECTIVE without hours at the gym. Most importantly,he speaks to the emotional side of your problem and does not claim he can fix you, but explains how YOU CAN FIX YOU! Tired of searching? This is your answer.

Fat burning mode

A lifestyle guide that will help you understand your fat burning process and metabolism, and outlines many exercises and handy hints that will help you go into fat burning mode.

great ideas

I like this book a lot in that it really does explain the reasons behind weight gain and weight loss. A lot of the meta-stat raising suggestions make sense. I am the type that likes to know the why behind the exercise and diet. You will like it too if you are curious about the physiology of metabolism.

Make your garbage smell like a meal

I obsessed for a couple of weeks before buying this book. I already had the "Low Fat Living" volume and had found it okay. It seemed to espouse a lot of the ideas promised in the advertisements for "Flip the Switch," so maybe I could save $35 and still eat better. However, I did go ahead and try it out, which turned out to be a good decision. "Flip" has new science, starting out with a few lessons on hormones and how they control the body's chemical processes and why. With the recommendations for doing little things to turn on your metabolic thermostat (the Meta-Stat, they call it), you can keep yourself burning calories. I found that when I understood what was going on with the body chemistry, it was easier to get myself to do the exercises, almost all of which are easy to work into even a busy daily schedule. Most of the recipes are accessible, too. My favorites include anything to do with pistachios and chicken, as well as something called "peanut butter bursts," a delicious protein-filled, low but complex carb dessert that even my four-year-old loves. Even the act of making the recipes is a sort of calorie-burner in itself, and it's fun. Most of the meals don't take that much time to make, especially after you get used to the process. It's not as easy as opening a carton, venting a plastic seal, and punching in a series of numbers on a keypad, but neither is it like building a piano. One thing that did take some time was finding some of the ingredients. I'd never looked in some of the places I had to look now. Things like unsalted butter, toasted sesame oil, garlic and herb flavored goat cheese are not items I was in the habit of dropping into my cart. Besides the search time, I was afraid buying the ingredients would break the food budget, and for a while I did spend about three times as much as I did for salty, chemical-laden microwave meals, but after a couple of weeks, that expense plateaued and now I have most of the items I need for most of the recipes. All I have to do is buy the meat and I'm there. Take a look at the salt and preservatives on the back of a box of a meal of shrimp. You're likely getting half a day's worth of salt. Then calculate the cost of buying a pound of fresh or frozen shrimp (about $4 in my area) and you'll find yourself singing the praises of this book, just like me. And when you clean up, the stuff you wipe and throw away will make your garbage can smell like a gourmet meal.
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