Review: Chris Powell – Choose to Lose “The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution” Part 1
When you need to lose a few pounds – or many pounds – the carb cycle program presented in “Choose to Lose “by Chris Powell approaches weight loss in a way that still allows you to fit in your favorite foods. Responsibly, of course, as you’re still held accountable for your choices.
Christ Powell is the trainer from Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. If you’ve watched this show you know that he helps people who are morbidly obese to reclaim their bodies and their health.
Reaching A Healthy Weight Starts By Taking Care Of Your Body:
What you see on TV is hours of exercise every day and careful dieting. But “Choose to Lose”, is designed for us. People with a busy life, who can’t devote their entire day to a strict weight loss regimen.
Although, The goal for this program is the same here as for the people in the TV show. It’s meant to motivate you to WANT to take care of your body and health.
He begins the book by sharing his story of why exercise is so important to him and it helps to see where he’s coming from. The rest of the book is divided into two sections: Discovery and Action.
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In the Discovery portion, you’ll find a series of chapters explaining why you have excess fat and how your body works. There are also several exercises to help you understand your goals and your motivation.
How Metabolism Works:
He explains weight loss and metabolism in ways that are easy to understand. You’ll especially find the charts and graphics helpful for making sense of weight, calories, and metabolism.
Making Sense: The Facts And Myth About Weight Loss
You’ll also love the section on facts vs. myths about weight loss. Some myths that are very popular are dispelled and you’ll learn the truth about how your body can really change.
Developing Realistic Goals:
You’ll find some worksheets to help you take your current weight and measurements and develop realistic goals you can attain using the program. In addition there are some instructions on how to prepare for a change in your diet and what to do if you come in contact with triggers.
The Science Behind Carb Cycling:
The second half of the book is the actual diet program based on the idea of carb cycling. He explains the science behind carb cycling and how it keeps you from hitting a weight loss plateau.
You’ll learn specifically how he approaches carb cycling – it’s not the same as with other trainers. And, you’ll also learn that you can have several free meals or a free day of eating whatever you want each week. Really – whatever you want!
Your Own Personal Fitness Routine:
There’s also an exercise portion to the program. He has exercise categories called shredders and shapers. He explains how to put together a fitness routine that’s appropriate for you.
When you put everything together, you have a diet plan that’s pretty easy to follow and that is effective at turning you into a fat burning machine. As you follow the program you eat plenty of healthy foods and get exercise to help you lose weight and tone up.
Why You Want To Succeed With This Program:
The most important part of weight loss is your attitude and mental preparedness and is certainly not ignored in Powell’s book. He takes you through several exercises to help you understand your own reasons for starting the program.
Reach Your Goals, One At A Time
The emphasis on goal setting is also valuable and will keep you on track to succeed at weight loss and better health. You can tell that the writer has worked with many people who are in need of this help.
He seems to understand very well the types of things that can cause you to get off course and he helps to steer you back. He gives you solutions for tricky situations when you might be tempted to stray from the plan.