A no-frills, fail-safe, easy-to-follow “calorie-cycling” eating plan designed to jumpstart your metabolism, stimulate weight loss, define your body, and keep you fit for life—from the bestselling author of You Are Your Own Gym
FUEL UP, BURN FAT
International fitness phenomenon and U.S. Special Operations Forces trainer Mark Lauren has worked with everyone from soldiers to civilians who want to get into top shape fast—without pricey equipment or gym memberships. Now he turns that same disciplined focus and straightforward advice to using the right foods to fuel your body.
In Body Fuel, Lauren reveals for the first time his cutting-edge concept of “calorie cycling,” the secret weight-loss weapon that employs a simple week-by-week schedule of calorie and carbohydrate increases and decreases to trick the metabolism and keep the body in fat-burning mode.
Lauren provides a helpful meal guide and more than fifty delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes, formulated around the “Magnificent 7”—meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, grains, nuts, and seeds. Complementing this new eating plan is a series of ten-minute workouts that use your own body for resistance. Drawing on the latest nutritional research and including photos of exercise routines, Body Fuel will change the way you think about food, transforming your life and your body.
With this exhaustive guide, Lauren (You Are Your Own Gym), a former U.S. Special Forces trainer, thoroughly educates readers about fueling their bodies. Lauren's diet is aimed at getting the body to burn stored fat so that one is left with a sculpted shape. Part one covers the essentials of carbs, protein, and fats, as well as the concepts of the glycemic load (ranking the amount of carbs in a serving) and calorie cycling (periodic changes in calorie consumption). Part two delves into what types of foods one should eat, with helpful information about grass-fed versus grain-fed meat and tips for juice-based dieting. Part three gives sample meal plans in easily customizable blocks, and includes recipes and shopping lists. The last section contains exercises to pair with the body fuel diet, accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow pictures and instructions. In addition, Lauren includes a meal planning appendix and helpful advice on how to eat healthily at fast food joints, benefit from nutritional supplements, and take advantage of leftovers. This book will appeal to anyone looking to eat well and get fit without making many drastic compromises to their diet.