Authored by Ray Kelly who has 15 years experience in the fitness industry, he has helped athletes around the world and has trained two of the winners on The Biggest Loser.
There are some really tasty and healthy recipes in this book which are quite easy and simple to make, this is important to me, as I’m very lazy in the kitchen!
The book is in 4 parts - Thinking like a Winner, Eating like a Winner, Training like a Winner and Winning Tips.
It starts off with training your brain to think differently and setting realistic goals, there is an array of health information in Part One, even if you aren’t overweight, if you’re not eating right and having trouble controlling your stress levels, you’re health is going to suffer, such as PCOS and high blood pressure. Ray helps to get you in the right frame of mind.
Part Two teaches you all about calories, which I really didn’t know anything about before and informs you all about carbs, proteins, fats and what different food labels mean. I found this really interesting as there seems to be alot of confusion in the fitness industry over carbs and fats and sometimes you're left wondering about what you should be eating, Ray explains all of this in an easy to understand way. Emotional eating is also explained, which is something a lot of us do. Meal plans are included and some beautiful recipes which don’t need a lot of weird ingredients, just healthy ingredients you can find anywhere.
I love all of the recipes, particularly the protein boost eggs and cucumber salad with pear and citrus dressing.
Part three is all about exercise including strength, resistance, cardio. It eases you into it, no need to feel like you’e trying to run a marathon and suits all levels of fitness.
Part 4 helps you put it all together, including diaries and meal planners.
I think this is a great motivational book if you’re trying to lose weight or get your health back on track in a sensible, safe and tasty manner.
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