The 4-Hour Body plan is basically a way to lose weight and/or gain muscle by altering your diet. It’s not really a revolutionary or new idea: eat healthier, eat more vegetables, cut out the excess sugars and junk food, and eat slow burning carbs instead of the fast ones we usually consume. For 6 days of the week you have to adhere to the food plan, but for the 7th day you get a free pass (also known affectionately as a “Dieters Gone Wild” day) to eat absolutely anything you want. The concept is that by eating many meals spread out over 4 hour periods, your body’s metabolism will get rid of fat you have stored instead of the fast burning carbs you’d normally eat.
The book is not meant to be read cover-to-cover. Instead, you’re supposed to decide what you’re interested in (weight loss, improved sex, muscle gain, etc.) and read the appropriate sections of the book.
For a full listing of foods you can and can’t eat, check out the 4-Hour Body Food Introduction page.
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