Kim Lyons is a personal trainer, nutritionist and fitness model, who is known for her appearances on the television program The Biggest Loser.
Her book entitled Your Body, Your Life outlines a twelve-week program that Lyons says will help you to change your lifestyle so that you can achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional fitness.
She guarantees that in just three months, you will make great improvements in your health on all levels.
The twelve-week program; Your Body, Your Life, includes a complete diet and exercise plan that integrates behavioral and motivational elements. Kim Lyons helps dieters to identify mental and emotional factors that can potentially become a hindrance to successful weight loss.
There are four components to the program:
At the end of each chapter there is a homework section that involves various exercises and gives you several goals that will reinforce the major points that were outlined in that chapter. Dieters are also instructed to keep a journal so as to keep a record of results.
Kim Lyons recommends integrating a cheat day into your diet plan where you can indulge in your cravings to reward yourself for being disciplined throughout the week.
This also helps you to maintain a balanced approach to dieting that reduces the tendency for overeating that sometimes can occur as a reaction to an excessively strict diet.
Fresh fruit and vegetables, whole wheat bread, oatmeal, lean turkey, chicken breast, flank steak, shrimp, salmon, egg whites, almonds, peanut butter, light cheese, beans, low fat mayonnaise,
Chewy oatmeal cookies
Grilled lemon chicken and veggie salad
Chocolate dipped strawberries
Exercise is a major part of Your Body, Your Life and involves circuit training that is divided into three levels – beginner, medium and advanced. For each workout you will perform intervals of cardio, strength training and stretching exercises.
Information is provided on correct exercise techniques as well as how to prevent injuries. Kim Lyons also provides tips on how to exercise outside even when the weather is cold.
Kim Lyons’ Your Body, Your Life: The 12-Week Program to Optimum Physical, Mental & Emotional Fitness retails at $17.95.
Kim Lyons’ Your Body, Your Life is a practical and inspiring guide that will help dieters to adjust their diet, fitness and psychological attitude in a way that supports healthy weight loss.
Although the program lasts for twelve weeks, it is possible to continue with this plan as a long-term lifestyle approach to weight maintenance.