The Body Confidence Diet is a weight loss program created by Mark Macdonald, nutritionist, personal trainer, fitness model and founder of Venice Nutrition, a fitness chain with over 350 centers in America.
According to Macdonald the key to successful weight loss involves maintaining stable blood sugar levels because this inhibits the process of fat storage and helps to maintain lean muscle.
Achieving this balance turns your body into a calorie-burning machine.
At the beginning of the book you will identify the reasons why you want to lose weight. You are then guided through the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.
This involves paying attention to diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management.
The core concept of the Body Confidence eating plan is centered on keeping blood glucose balanced. Macdonald explains that there are three major factors necessary to allow you to keep your blood sugar levels stabilized:
The eating plan is similar to The Zone Diet with each meal containing about 250 calories. A variety of menus are provided with different amounts of calories to suit men and women with different activity levels and requirements.
Other aspects of Body Confidence include setting short and long-term goals, focusing on body fat percentage rather than weight, and reprogramming your metabolism.
You will learn how to optimize your performance with nutritional supplements and a balanced lifestyle.
Salmon, tuna, chicken breast, turkey, Canadian bacon, egg whites, whey protein, light cream cheese, string cheese, low fat cottage cheese, fat free Greek yogurt, Boca burgers, oatmeal, brown rice, whole grain bread, potatoes, natural peanut butter, raw cashews, apples, banana, strawberries, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, tomato, lettuce, light mayonnaise.
3 egg whites and one whole egg, scrambled
4 oz chicken breast
3 oz turkey breast
4 oz salmon
Smoothie made with 1 scoop whey protein, ½ tablespoon natural peanut butter and 3 oz strawberries
The Body Confidence Diet says that exercise is important, but it is not necessary to spend a large amount of time at the gym to get results.
Exercise is what activates your muscle to burn fuel and it is a vital component of Venice Nutrition.
The book outlines two different types of cardio exercise. Fat burning cardio involves aerobic exercise that is performed at low intensity for a prolonged period. High intensity cardio involves short periods with intense exertion.
Strength training and core exercises are also recommended.
Venice Nutrition also offers an online program for $19.95 a month. Personal consultations are also available at one of their 350 centers in the United States or via phone calls.
Body Confidence by Venice Nutrition is a weight loss program that is based on the idea that creating stable blood sugar is the key to successfully losing fat and changing your physique.
The methods outlined in this book will provide valuable education to inexperienced dieters and will appeal to those who prefer to follow a structured meal plan.