There are so many weight loss programs on the market that it can be difficult to choose one. Let’s take a closer look at Tom Venuto’s ‘Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle’. Review the pros and cons below to decide if this program is right for you.
Pro: It provides a highly personalized approach to weight loss.
‘Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle’ is basically a body type diet. The premise is that people of different body types process foods in different ways. For example, one body type might do better on a diet heavy in complex carbohydrates, while another body type might need a much lower carb intake in order to flourish.
The system teaches you how to determine which body type you are. Then it gives you the information you need to design a diet and fitness plan based on your body type. As you progress, you can adjust your calories and nutrition as needed. This highly personalized plan should, in theory, result in more weight loss than a generic one.
Pro: It provides tons of nutritional information.
This system contains pretty much everything you’ve ever wanted to know about nutrition, especially as it pertains to your individual body type. Venuto delves into the facts about macronutrients, vitamins, and calories. In fact, 270 pages of the core book are devoted to nutrition.
There are comprehensive guides to help you determine your base metabolic rate and caloric needs.
Pro: You can purchase upgrades.
Besides the core book, you can purchase supplemental information such as a series of author interviews, and a subscription to Venuto’s web site. All of the bonuses are high in quality, and the web site itself will easily provide many months of content to read. The web site also features calculators, recipes, and product reviews. The message forums are active and filled with answers and advice.
The amount of information would be valuable to someone who wants to reshape their life and body, but might be too much for casual dieters.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Review – The Bad
Con: It’s not for casual dieters.
By reading this ‘Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle’ review, you’ve potentially saved yourself a lot of time – the core book is 341 pages long! That’s not including the many extras you get with the package, and the ones you can purchase separately. Casual dieters might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information.
Also, Venuto is a bodybuilder and he writes like a bodybuilder. That is, he places quite a bit of emphasis on getting a low body fat percentage. The competitive bodybuilding information can be a little heavy-handed, but informative.
Con: Exercise is not extensively covered.
Despite the importance of exercise in weight loss and bodybuilding, Venuto devotes most of his pages to nutrition facts. Cardio exercise and weight training are given about 25 pages apiece.
Venuto does go into detail about how exercise affects the body, but tends to suggest exercises without explaining how to do them, leaving the research to the reader. The sample workouts included in the book are more like lists than step-by-step guides.
One bonus: If you’ve ever wondered about weightlifting, you can probably find the answers to all your questions in the weightlifting FAQ.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Review – The Bottom Line
‘Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle’ is an extraordinary product. Its detailed approach to weight loss has earned it many loyal followers. While it might not be the best choice for someone who just needs to lose a few pounds, it shines as a guide to building your best body.