The 3-Hour Diet: How Low-Carb Diets Make You Fat and Timing Makes You Thin
HarperCollins, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Martina Bexte
orge Cruise is best known for his
Eight Minutes in the Morning
series of exercise books (each focuses on a specific target area of the body). He also maintains a very popular online site for a growing number of followers, and is a frequent guest on talk shows like Oprah Winfrey's. Now the author expands his repertoire with
The 3-Hour Diet
, claiming that his weight loss guidelines involve '
no going hungry
no calorie counting
no required exercises
' and '
'. Cruise maintains that '
losing weight and keeping it off is not only about what you eat but when you eat
'. He states that small balanced meals every three hours reset the body's metabolism and turn off its '
starvation protection mechanism
', ensuring that fat is released and fat-burning muscle preserved.
he first section of the book is divided into four parts: Part 1 discusses the key to a slim body and why low carb and fad diets make you fat. In Part 2, Cruise outlines how and why his program works. Part 3 shows how to make more time to plan meals and discusses ways to overcome '
'. Part 4 is a handy '
28 Day Success Planner
' - each day at breakfast, you write down a menu for the day, food choices and eating times. There are even visualization exercises that project into future situations and activities you will enjoy after shedding those unwanted pounds. Cruise includes plenty of '
' and a nice selection of easy to prepare recipes that generally don't require buying any exotic foods. He provides a healthy list of allowable foods, complete with recommended portion sizes, and even covers fast foods for those days where you just don't have the time to plan ahead.
verall, this is a clearly written, focused, simple-to-follow plan that promises very achievable goals. Cruise's easy style, and his many motivational tips and hints, are an added bonus. If you're ready to shed unwanted pounds before summer rolls around,
The 3-Hour Diet
might be just right for you.
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