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Body For Life - Diet Review - Pros and Cons

Overview

Bill Phillips, a company owner and one-time magazine publisher, wrote Body for Life: 12 Weeks for Mental and Physical Strength in the mid-1990s. Phillips, a former bodybuilder who publishes bodybuilding magazines and owns additional companies, wants to bring the bodybuilding program to the public.

The diet program recommends eating six small meals a day, consisting of a balance between lean protein, and "good" carbohydrates throughout the day. This is done to improve your metabolism by eating throughout the day, as well as overcoming hunger by never eating. The training section involves working six days a week alternating between high intensity cardio and weight lifting. The focus of his training regimen was high intensity, Phillips recommended interval training over long distances, and short representatives at high intensity for weight training.

Much of the controversy over the diet was dramatic before and after pictures of participants who had entered Phillips' weightlifting challenge. They show what many believe the transformation is impossible within the said 12 weeks.

Good


  • Solid Plan: At the end of the day the program proposes a simple philosophy; eating right and exercising. There is no doubt that working out six days a week and eating a well balanced diet will make you leaner and healthier.

Bad


  • False Expectations: The real trap with this diet is the false hope that some users may have. My assertion is not that before and after the pictures were fake, but that the people who brought them were at one time in a great shape before their lives. Muscle memory is a very real thing, and it's easier for someone who's ever been in shape to return to form, so it's for someone who never existed to get there.

Anyway

Although Phillips has his heart in the right place, he seems to encourage all or any mentality for weight loss. All in all, this is a very strong and reasonable approach to weight loss ... if slightly regimented.



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