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The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
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Jan 04, 2012

Read in January, 2011

Anyone who read my review of 4 Hour Work Week knows that I think that Tim Ferriss is a total smug dick. That said, he is a smug dick who really seems to kinda know what he is talking about. There were a ton of super useful tips in 4HWW and he really spells things out to you to total dummy level. So when I found out he had a diet book, I figured I should check it out. This dude is the king of of shortcuts, SO if anyone was going to be helpful (and most efficient) in helping me achieve my meager weight loss goals, I figured it'd be him. At the moment I am trying out his slow-carb method, which means I eat protein, veg, and beans for 6 days on and then one mega "refeeding" (read: binge) day a week. I'm hopeful that this structure is going to work since the binge day will keep me from all the cheats through the week that keep me from achieving my goals. In addition to this, I am also regularly doing the WODs from (which I was already doing anyway). Keep in mind, I am not on a short term diet. I am already pretty committed to eating this way (primal) and I love fitness and working out, especially weightlifting and HIIT (not so much into those other activities that are fun but slow and don't really give me that 'worked out' feeling). I hope to be back here in a few weeks with some positive results!

As for the sex part of the book, I have to take a pass. The idea of taking sex tips from someone like Tim Feriss makes me vomit in my mouth a little.
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message 1: by Alice (new)

Alice I'll be interested in your progress. I bought it too, and my overwhelming takeaway is that almost everything in the book is geared to the male body/male experience.

message 2: by Camille (new) - added it

Camille Well, he did conduct the experiments on hisself, first and foremost for his own benefit, but so far it's interesting. It's definitely not comprehensive in terms of giving you all the information to get the same results he did, but the "hacks" he offers are good starting points.

message 3: by Camille (new) - added it

Camille Great commentary on him by his biggest internet hater, Penelope Trunk.

She always gets to the heart of what creeps me out about this dude.

message 4: by Nick (new) - added it

Nick Thank you. I think this is probably the only one of his books I will read. He sounds like a real gem. But might be interesting factoids if I steer
Clear of the sex chapter (as they say in Malay- muntah darah- vomit blood!).

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