Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

January 16th, 2017

Mastery By George Leonard Book review

Author George Leonard (1923-2010) described mastery as, “The mysterious process by which what is at first difficult becomes progressively easier and more pleasurable through practice.  His proposition: If there is a certain way to success and fulfillment in life, it is found in the long-term, essentially goalless process of mastery.

September 27th, 2015

Strength Training For Fat Loss By Nick Tumminello Book Review

I recommend Strength Training for Fat Loss to my own clients on a regular basis when their goal is maximize fat loss through resistance training, to save time, and especially when the goal involves doing something different than traditional strength or bodybuilding-style programs. Nick teaches how to optimize resistance training design to give the best of both worlds – building strength and muscle along with increasing the metabolic effect of training to burn more fat at the same time.

December 29th, 2014

The Lean Muscle Diet Book Review

The themes woven throughout this book – scientific, sustainable, customized and flexible – are a big part of what make The Lean Muscle Diet unique, appealing, effective, and a breath of fresh air. It might sound unbelievable to say that The Lean Muscle Diet shows you how you can eat the foods you love and that eating the foods you prefer is precisely how to get lean and stay lean for life, but that’s exactly what this book delivers – along with the science to back it up.

June 27th, 2014

The Max Muscle Plan Book Review

Tom Venuto Book Club #2: The Max Muscle Plan by Brad Schoenfeld. Category: Muscle and Strength.

May 28th, 2014

Talking Back to Diet Gurus Book Review

Tom Venuto Book Club #1: Talking Back to Diet Gurus: An Un-revolutionary and Un-sexy guide to fat loss (kindle edition) by Mike Howard.  Category: Diet and Fat Loss

August 21st, 2013

Starve Mode By Leigh Peele Book Review

“Have I messed up my metabolism?”  “Am I in starvation mode?”  “I know I should eat more, but won’t I gain weight if I increase calories?” “How long does it take to restore a “damaged” metabolism back to a revving metabolism?” “Am I stuck at a plateau and if so how do I break it?” “At my age, is there no hope for my metabolism?” If you’ve ever asked yourself questions like these, there is an important new book you will want to read…. “Starve Mode:  Explaining and Resetting Metabolic Problems That Can Come From Dieting.”

March 22nd, 2011

Atkin’s New Diet Revolution: Under Investigation

Guest Blog by Jamie Hale. The late Robert C. Atkins is the author of Atkins’ New Diet Revolution.  Atkins is also the founder and former director of the Atkins Complimentary Medicine in New York City.  The diet is a low carbohydrate high fat diet with no restrictions on fat intake.  The diet begins with

August 9th, 2010

Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle (NEW Print Editions)

Best Selling Fat Loss and Body Transformation E-book in Internet History, Now Available in a Brand-New, Fully-Updated and Revised Hardcover Edition 

January 9th, 2010

Body Fat Solution Review

By now, we all know that we gain fat when we take in more calories than we burn. But we’re not always rational creatures when it comes to food and exercise. Recognizing the emotional and psychological factors that sabotage success, Tom Venuto’s new Book, The Body Fat Solution (Avery/Penguin Group) hones in on the root causes of body-fat and provides a total lifestyle plan to take back control of your body and end emotional eating for good…

August 20th, 2009

Bad Science and Bad Journalism: A Book Review And Commentary on Mass Media

Ever since I launched the Burn The Fat blog, I promised that I would write health, fitness and nutrition book reviews. That was three and a half years ago and I haven’t written any yet. I guess that makes me a slacker. Sorry. It’s a bit ironic, being that I am such a bookworm. I read about 3 books every week, on average, in addition to piles of journal papers and articles. I have approximately 2700 books in my library (and now a kindle starting to fill up, like my bookshelves, some of which fill an entire walk-in closet). Better late than never, and I figured Bad Science would be as good a title as any to start, because it’s a perfect follow up to my last blog post, which exposed a classic example of bad science, and bad science reporting…