Tom Venuto, a master of weight loss as well as body building has written a book called Burn The Fat, Feed the Muscle. You can see a picture of Tom by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle lays bare the truth about weight loss and muscle gain. He breaks them down to simple building blocks of knowledge – the kind of knowledge that can lead to long term and more permanent results.
Tom shuns fad diets and if you are interested in long term results in your weight loss or muscle building goals, you should too. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is an absolute must read if you are truly interested in weight loss. I have the book and have found the knowledge in it to be very sound, very plentiful and most helpful.
In the book, Tom touches on many important subjects that a person interested in long term, more permanent results needs to understand. Here is tiny portion of what Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle contains:
1. Why Fad Dieting Fails – Fad dieting does not include the sounder weight loss principles that a person needs to create long term results. Typically, fad diets cause your metabolism to ultimately slow down counteracting their own initial and short term results down the road.
2. Metabolic individuality – Everyone has heard of the three body types, endomorphs, mesomorphs and ectomorphs, but did you know that different strategies elicit peak results for each body type?
3. Macronutrients – What are the best ratios of fat to protein to carbohydrate intake? Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle tells us.
There are over 17 chapters in Tom’s book, I just picked a view choice topics that people often misunderstand. In fact, I have an older version of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. The latest edition of the book has even more information than my copy.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle also discusses something that is very important to anyone trying to lose weight or gain muscle – the use of essential fats. These are nutrients that your body cannot live without. The information that Tom shares in this particular section of his book is very helpful when it comes to weight loss and muscle building. I also talk about the importance of essential fats in my own weight loss articles.
There are a couple of things that I don’t like about Tom’s book. Though very thorough, I would caution that it is also very direct. If you are not willing to entertain the possibility that you are responsible for your current condition, you might not like reading about it. I’m serious when I say that Tom pulls no punches. He gets right to the point on every aspect of weight loss and muscle building. Even though he points to the heart of each matter, his book still spans 17 chapters and that’s the earlier edition of his book.
Personally, I appreciate the no nonsense approach, especially when it comes to learning a subject thoroughly. If you believe in fad dieting or short term weight loss, and could care less about the long term, you don’t need this book. This book is really for people that are ready to make a commitment to obtain their weight loss and / or muscle gain goal.
Are you worried about the muscle building aspect? Tom makes it clear that you are not going to get super ripped unless you want to. The principles of weight loss and muscle gain are the gems that his book offers. Those principles will serve you well regardless of whether you wish to merely lose weight and tone the body or become a body builder.
David Snape writes for To Be Informed. Listen to Weight Loss Audio or just Read More about Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Dave has a free weight loss email list that you can sign up for. To Be Informed is a multi topic health, fitness and wellness site.