Winning By Losing: Drop The Weight, Change Your Life
Losing has never felt better than with Jillian Michaels, the female fitness guru on Network Nine's hit show The Biggest Loser, who presents a unique and comprehensive health and fitness program that will keep the pounds off for good.
Jillian Michaels knows a thing or two about getting people to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. In her new book, Winning by Losing,...more
1. The tone of the book. No b.s. She tells it to you straight. Yet she's kind as well. She shares her own weight struggles when she was a teenager.
2. The metabolic type. The theory she follows is that every person converts food to energy differently, so it's essential to know how your body processes fats, proteins and carbohydrates. There are 3 metabo ...more
a) The math components. Jillian makes losing weight seem just like a mathematical equation which I like because to me, dieting should be black and white. Eat right/workout = lose weight. Jillian helps you figure out ...more
Make the commitment.
Self, Science, Sweat.
She's very big on counting calories, which, I'm sure has it's virtues, but I don't like it. I also think a lot of it comes down to estimation anyway; estimates of how many calories are in what I just ate, estimates regarding how I thin ...more
Jillian Michaels is just so kickass and totally rocks the fitness world. Have watches biggest loser... So many series! Can totally see how she sheds her team's pounds like butter in the Sahara...
She works her magic with the 3 S's: self, science and sweat.
Self- I though this was gonna be a soppy bit which wouldn't apply to since I am neither fat or emotionally unstable. However it focused a lot on other points like: binge eating and your family. Real eye-opener.
Science- this section ...more
Well, the first couple of chapters I was like YEAH! This is going to be good! Then it started to get complicated. It was like it went from optimism to you MUST do this, you MUST do this fast, and you MUST get fast results. I know the industry demands it and she is trying to put forth a full "life" program... but if I have to calculate that much every single day of the rest of my life I will vomit everywhere. So needless to say, about half way through it ...more
This book is introductory but will motivate you to want to learn more.
There is strong science with excellent examples in this book that make sense. Being split up into three sections this book targets all of the factors that will help you lose weight. Mind, Food and Exercise.
I would recommend this book to anyone. But as all weight loss books or workouts or diet ...more
I really have a problem with this woman, who seemed to legitimately want to help people at the beginning of her fame from being a trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser. As the years have gone on, though, she's become part of the diet industry workhorse that makes billions off of us fatties.
I got nothing useful from this book. I've come to realize that cookie cutter plans that other people create are not the key to my success. I don't recommend this book.
Some of the things mentioned in this (older) book, go against what the (newer) "Master" book says.
I personally felt that the newer book was more beneficial.