The 7 Principles of Fat Burning – Useful, or Junk?

At least once in our lives, we’ve probably dreamt of having the six pack abs or that Hollywood summer bod. However, nailing that workout routine or getting that diet fixed is easier said than done. Good thing that there are plenty of self-help books out there to keep our asses moving. On the other hand, do these books really do help? Are they mere fraudulent publications that are out to get into our pockets? That depends.

The 7 Principles of Fat Burning: Get Healthy, Lose Weight and Keep It Off! is exactly this kind of book. The book is written by Eric Berg, a chiropractor specializing in weight loss. The book aims to guide its readers how to do proper dieting and how eating actually affects our systems.

What’s the deal with The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

This is what the book claims…

Shows how to activate your fat-burning hormones with a tailor-made eating and exercise plan for your body type. This book provides explanations – aided by dozens of charts and illustrations – of the principles of healthy weight loss. It provides health and nutrition information and simple tests to determine your correct body type.”

However, does the book deliver to what it claims to deliver?

It teaches how dieting affects our bodies

The good thing about this book is that it just does not lay down all of its claims. It actually does present a scientific and medical explanation as to how the way we eat affects our bodies, as well as how our bodies should affect the way we eat. According to the book, your diet should depend on what kinds of liver, adrenal, thyroid, and other body parts you have. If you have no idea what this is all about, there is actually nothing to worry about. The book also includes a quiz to help you determine your own organs. In addition to that, the book also explains how hormones affect digestion, as well as how the food we consume affects our hormones. According to the book, it’s a two way relationship.

Another thing is that the book also has a lot of meal plans and recipes included for each body type. It really does give off the idea that the author does know what he’s talking about and put time to research and sew information.

Poor editing

One thing that sticks out like a sore thumb, though, is the book’s lack of editing. There are multiple times wherein it becomes redundant and circles back to repeat itself. Such is unnecessary and even leads to confusion most of the time. Berg writes the book in a casual manner. We assume that is his way of connecting to the reader. Although it does make it easier to read, it also causes the reader to doubt his claims, as well as his knowledge regarding the matter.

If you are not that nitpicky, you should still be able to pick up a knowledge or two from The 7 Principles of Fat Burning.




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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