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Mention the name Bill Phillips to any of the million people from all walks of life who are now transformed as a result of the energy, inspiration, and knowledge shared in his #1 New York Times bestseller, Body-for-LIFE, and watch their faces light up with appreciation and pride! Now, Bill Phillips is back . . . with the book that goes beyond 12 weeks, and then some: TRANSF ...more
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Published June 21st 2010
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Pretty amazing book. I doubt the people who rated this book so poorly even bothered to complete the assignments in the book or participated in the online support community.
Absolutely brilliant book. Bill Phillips takes his tried and tested Body-for-LIFE fitness and nutrition instruction and creates a transformation challenge that's even more powerful by exploring the mental, emotional, and spiritual issues that may be causing us to not live the full life we deserve to live. He encourages a lot of soul searching and answers from your heart to help you transform from the inside out. When our insides are good, our outsides will show it. I LOVED this book and have alr ...more
Andy Nieradko
Very deep, thoughtful read. Inspiring. In this book Bill Phillips goes beyond Body For Life, and teaches a system of transformation that is by no means easy, but definitely do-able. This isn't one of those quick read self help books, it asks the reader to do some heavy heart and soul searching, but it's worth the effort. Whatever you're willing to put into these exercises will come back to you multiplied. Great book.
John Hibbs
Attempts to be a combination of his previous excellent work BODY FOR LIFE and THE SECRET and succeeds at neither. A banal and pedantic read. I wouldn't waste your time.
It's just....bad. This isn't Body-for-Life and Phillips goes on to make such crazy claims as if you think healthy thoughts while cooking your food it LITERALLY makes the food you're cooking healthier. Skip this one. Buy his Body-for-LIFE book. While BFL offers REAL advice on nutrition, this offers silly metaphysical advice about imagining balls of light, etc. Bill had a lot of credibility back in the day because BFL really worked for a LOT of people (most of it was a ploy to buy a supplement fro ...more
I really like the book an everything about it. There are so many forms of help, ways to be a better person and think outside of the box. Ways to be healthier and gain a better understanding of the deeper parts of you to help you learn who YOU are. I love that it is not just another diet program or fad it teaches you how to live each and every day with whatever changes may happen. Successful online support boards with others who have faced the same problems and do each day. Accountability for you ...more
The crowd trashed this book, yet it's a great introduction to the topics he covers, like forgiveness, concealments, nutrition and other basics for mental and emotional transformation. Do the exercises at the end of each chapter because the book is well worth the read as an introduction. You don't have to join his Transformation community online, by the way.

I checked the book out of the library where I work. The library is the source of most of the books I read. Yet as an introduction
Phillips goes beyond his Body for Life ideas by delving deeper into the why we do what we do and how we can overcome those inner battles we have with ourselves. Our body transformation is more than what we eat and how we exercise, but how we think, what kinds of things we are holding onto mentally, how we feel emotionally, etc. It was a good read--pretty short. I read it in an hour.

The web site is probably the gem of this whole book. The support there is tremendous and
Jon Woods
The book was an amazing find for me. Bill covers so much territory that is currently on my mind, my heart, my to do lists in life. Lots of practical advice, and very pointed in inspiring you to take action on the things you know you should be doing for yourself. It's much more than just a book about dieting and exercising. It's about total health and wellness as a person. Filled with emotional, spiritual and social implications. Will definitely re-read this one, slowly. Highly recommend it!
While I liked this book and like this man, I'm only giving 3 stars, maybe because of my religious beliefs and background, none of this was new (though I certainly need a reminder and need to actually do it!). However, I did appreciate the research behind these ideas. He writes not just about food and exercise (which was all he covered in his Eating for Life book), but about gratitude, addictions, praying, forgiveness, etc as part of maintaining a healthy body.
I've been thinking that I do need to add a review for this book. Bill Phillips is an inspiration to me. I've been dragging his Body for Life book around with me since 1999. His views on health and fitness, makes sense. His first book concentrates more on your workout routine but this Transformation books, takes into account, body, mind and spirit. It is important to check out his transformation website too if you want to get his full message. :)
I really enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the psychology aspect of getting healthy. It made me look at how I look at food and my body differently. It is disappointing that in order to get his whole transformation plan, you have to buy it online. It really never mentions that in the book and so you're left wondering and wandering to see what you've missed. You could do the plan without the book but you can't do it with just the book.
Gaylynne Coates
Well rounded perspective to health. Not just food and exercise - but also your mental, emotional, spiritual, social needs and how they are all connected to your physical health and well being. Now, I just need to stick to the plan!!!
Fitness and Health made SIMPLE!
Includes a full program with online support and everything one needs to live a healthy lifestyle, and transform in weeks.
I didn't find anything new or helpful. Kind of cheese, really.
Aug 11, 2007 Mo marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Wow, Bill Phillips is sporting some serious highlights...!
Tim Plett
Great help along the way to change.
all about creating good habits.
Ruth Ann
Awesome book
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