of "The Fat Burning Kitchen"
eBook By Mike Geary and Catherine Ebeling
When it comes to fat
loss, obviously nutrition plays a HUGE role...so
much so that without good nutrition, you can kiss
great results goodbye.
"The Fat Burning
Kitchen" (a joint effort by two nutrition specialists)
aims to tackle the problem question of "what
do I eat" head on.
Does it succeed?
You're gonna find out!
This book is divided
up into two main components...cleaning out your
kitchen of all the foods that WON'T help you achieve
your goals and then restocking it with foods that
WILL. Plus, there is an advanced-level bonus section
detailing Mike's 23 day nutrition, supplementation
and training program that allowed him to drop almost
4% bodyfat in that time.
Let's rip through
each section here...
Part One - Cleaning Out Your Kitchen
The authors have done a
nice job of singling out some really sneaky foods here...stuff
that a lot of people may not even consider as being on
a list like this. Overall, we would tend to agree with
most of these selections.
Each category (and there
are 10 chapters devoted to this kitchen cleaning) is well
researched and backed up with ample facts. And honestly,
though there may be a few things in this section that
you may not have realized are "bad", for the
most part, if you've got good knowledge of dietary principles,
there aren't too many big surprises here.
The real value of this section
lies in the explanations and research used to back up
the rationale for getting rid of this stuff from your
And here's the thing...nobody
expects you to be perfect and never eat a cookie again
for the rest of your life. That's not what this book is
all about. It's about getting the knowledge to make overall
better food choices and understanding the pros and cons
of the foods you're eating on a regular basis.
In that context, this section
is really effective. It gives you the information you
need to make those informed choices and not just believe
what gets put in front of you by TV and newspapers.
You may decide you like
your white pasta, Frosted Flakes and soy energy bars...that's
up to you :)
Part Two - Stocking Your Kitchen
The authors, as you will
be able to tell when you read this book, are BIG proponents
of organic foods and focusing on eating foods that are
as close to their natural state as possible.
And this is a very sound
This section of the book
goes into great detail in terms of WHAT natural foods
you want to choose for your kitchen and WHY you want to
Again, this is good information...we
don't disagree with anything on this list as being good
selections for a fat burning diet.
Speaking in practical terms,
however, you may find that not all of these foods are
readily available or affordable to you. But this book
isn't a book about how to eat perfectly on a tight budget...it's
basically an "ideal situation" to shoot for,
according to the authors.
It's going to be tough to
put EVERY tip in this book to work in your own kitchen.
But the information is definitely VERY useful in terms
of deciding what to keep and what not to keep around.
This section on stocking your kitchen will give you some
great ideas and provides excellent background reasoning
behind including each particular food in your kitchen.
These foods will definitely
support your fat-loss efforts.
BONUS Section - The 23 Day Accelerated
Fat Loss Plan
If you're a more advanced
trainer, your ears should perk up with this section. Mike
(one of the authors) details the exact training and eating
plan he used to go from 10.2% bodyfat to 6.9% bodyfat
in just 23 days.
This is an excellent section...and,
as Mike puts it:
"There is nothing
overly extreme or dangerous about
any of these techniques
they are still very healthy
eating habits (but just amped up a bit), and
I didnt use any stimulant-based dangerous fat burner
pills at all. Everything I did during this 23-day fat-burning
blast was mostly natural whole foods, a few natural supplements,
and a few other tricks here and there with spices, teas,
along with a strategic training program that
was elevated slightly above my normal training levels."
So basically, you're NOT
going to get some "Hollywood Diet, Biggest Loser"
type of BS that sucks the water out of you and starves
The training is good and,
here's what REALLY caught my eye...there is NO big focus
on cardio. The training is primarily about challenging
resistance training with big exercises to get your heart
pumping and your metabolism cranked up. There is some
HIIT (high intensity interval training) but it's not the
main focus of the training.
No slogging it out on a
treadmill for an hour and you can STILL get excellent
results. Good message there.
The supplement advice is
very focused on nutrients and not on "fat burners",
which is another positive thing.
Overall, very good info
here and very good advice.
Right up front, if you have
a strong background in nutrition, you'll probably be familiar
with a lot of the information you'll find in this book.
if you've ever had any questions about what you
should or shouldn't be eating, this book is going to answer
a LOT, if not ALL of those questions for you.
It's not all 100% practical
but MOST of it is and it's definitely got good standards
to strive for as best you can.
And I'll be honest with
you...we don't hit that 100% natural end of the spectrum
either here. It's all about doing what you can and making
informed choices about what you put into yourself. This
book will definitely help you do that.
If you decide you want that
triple-chocolate cake, at least now you'll know why it
ended up on your gut....mystery solved :)
Learn more about
"The Fat Burning Kitchen,"
and get your copy today