Fat to Fit: 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight
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Does losing weight still seem IMPOSSIBLE? Introducing the method developed and proven by someone just like you! “Fat to Fit: 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight” is a Vook that blends real world, simple advice with helpful steps and tips. Featured in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, Stefan Pinto’s success story has been an inspiration to diet dropouts everywhere.
Stefan Pinto completely transformed himself from an out-of-shape, overweight office worker to an in-demand model and actor, through health discoveries all his own. In this Vook, Stefan shows you how to maintain your love of good food while exploring new, practical ways to get fit. From nutrition to the gym, you’ll discover 50 ways to lose weight and change your life, and videos that will motivate and inspire you. You'll finally see results without depriving yourself of anything!
Fat To Fit.
I became acquainted with Stefan Pinto through Facebook, having sent him a friend request on a whim. Why? Maybe I was in the mood for some eye candy, but that’s about all I expected.
Eye candy I got. Stefan is an actor and model, the kind of dude who poses shirtless for the covers of romance novels and men’s fitness magazines. But five years ago, at age 35, he led a completely different life as an ordinary, out of shape office worker who didn’t work out, and whose diet consisted mainly of ice cream, pizza and junk food.
Chapter one of Fat To Fit tells the tale of Stefan’s transformation from “fat to fit,” starting with a series of small lifestyle changes which became the basis for this book. As the subtitle suggests, it lays out advice as a series of 50 tips, along with supplemental information and a series of videos (putting it into the “Vook” category, though I’m just going to call it a book because I’m old fashioned that way.)
The advice is simple and straightforward but not altogether basic. It contains quite a few gems even for those who consider themselves well-informed about diet and fitness.
Tip #1 – “Learn to wait” -- is one of my favorites: “Impatience will cost you,” he states “…weight loss will take time,” So true, and yet a truth avoided by so many other titles in this genre. In this book, you won’t get hype or crazy claims, but you will probably learn a thing or two you didn’t know.
The chapters are arranged by general topic (mealtime, eating out, shop smart and so on) and the tips, though simple in nature, are explained well. I like how specific many of them are” Eat an apple, don’t keep cakes and pies around, join a gym. No one wants to work out at home, despite what the infomercials say. Again, very true and very simply stated.
He also advises the reader to “take a naked picture of yourself” to get an accurate picture of where you are, shape wise. Hmmm. It reminds me of a similar tip I read somewhere else – “eat in front of a mirror”.
Not saying the naked picture isn’t a good idea, Stefan, but it’s enough for me to weigh myself, take my measurements, and occasionally take stock in a department store changing room mirror. Besides, it’s hard to get side and back views without enlisting someone’s help.
One thing I love about this “Vook” is the short videos that accompany every chapter. They are lighthearted, entertaining, and show off Stefan’s charming personality and amazing physique.
The other thing I like about Fat or Fit is that it’s imbued with positivity and self-acceptance. Unlike any other weight-loss memoir I’ve read, there is no sad “before” story. Sure, Stefan talks about being out of shape and tired, but he describes his life as a “rat race of happiness”. I like this. His “a-ha” moment wasn’t really a moment, just a realization that he could change his life with a change in routine.
It ends on a positive note. Tip #50: Love yourself. If you start out happy with the way you look and who you are, “you’re way ahead of the game”. I am a big believer in positive motivation, as I suspect many people are. I know that when I feel good, I tend to make better choices, and it spirals upwards. Who knows, starting with this advice, you too may end up on the cover of a romance novel.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: Aug 31, 2011
- Publisher: Vook
- Seller: Vook INC
- Print Length: 37 Pages
- Language: English