Thursday, January 14, 2010

Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise : Deflating our Spare Tire

Update: Congratulations to Heather for winning "Get Fit in 20 Minutes Twice a Week!" by Jorge Cruise. Thanks to all entrants for stopping by Chapter Two! Stay tuned for our next book review. We are switching gears to fiction . . . or is it? You'll decide for yourselves!
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Jorge Cruise is the carpenter of belly fat DEconstruction. He is a highly skilled craftsman helping us hone and chip until we have a recognizable body shape. He shares his trade with readers through tools he has mastered throughout the years in The Belly Fat Cure: Discover the New Carb Swap System and Lose 4 to 9 lbs. Every Week.

With ease did this reader grasp what he is saying: hammer away at your sugar and carb intake. Cruise cuts to the chase in the beginning of the book. Many other self- help books have you reading along so we can get the BIG FIX at the end. That’s if the author didn’t lose us along the way. Thank you, Mr. Cruise, for getting your point across early on.

I read with surprise that the average American consumes 47 teaspoons of sugar a day! I pictured myself with a spoon poised over my sugar bowl and shuddered. His magic formula, my “a ha” moment, was when he said too much sugar and refined carbs increases insulin which, as he simply states, “makes us fat.”

OK, you are saying “I already knew that, so what?” Here’s where his research becomes our gift. He swaps out our favorite guilty pleasure food and drink with a healthier alternative. I worried at first about the foods NOT listed in the book. I realized that Jorge Cruise trusts us enough to realize we can become instinctive once we absorb his advice.
There are tons of swap out suggestions. Here’s just one example that hit home with me. I’m a substitute teacher and since I never know when I’ll be working, I stock up on convenient Lean Cuisine. One of my favorites is a Flatbread Melt. I was of the mindset that Lean Cusine equals a safe haven. Oh, contraire, my readers. This is too high in sugar and carbs according to our friend Jorge. A better alternative he gives is a recipe for an open faced melt on wheat Pita bread. Oh, and I must lose my favorite Starbucks frothy Green Tea drink for a healthier version. Wow, I thought Green Tea anything was OK!

Added bonuses include amazing testimonials, recipes and even Ab Toning exercises.


I promised pairings with my book reviews, and here is this installment’s recommendation. As you read through the book enjoy one of my favorite white wines - Kendall Jackson Chardonnay while nibbling on Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Bar. Jorge Cruise will approve as he labels them “belly good” in The Belly Fat Cure: Discover the New Carb Swap System and Lose 4 to 9 lbs. Every Week!
Have a notepad handy as you browse the book and make a "new you" grocery list!
Loyal readers can take this opportunity to win a copy of Jorge Cruise's great companion book:The 12 Second Sequence: Get Fit in 20 Minutes Twice a Week!

The 12 Second Sequence: Get Fit in 20 Minutes Twice a Week! Winning is easy. Leave a comment on what was your best or worst diet you've been on and why. Extra entry for followers. Two extra entries for tweeting! Hurry, as the promotion begins Thursday, Jan.14 at 11:59 pm ends Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at 12 pm PST. One entry per household- 18 yrs and older. Remember to leave an email address so I can contact the lucky winner.
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77 comments:

  1. The best diet was Weight Watcher points because it made you very aware of what you were putting in your mouth and the worst was fasting because after I fasted I was starving and wanted to eat everything in site.

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  2. The best diet/exercise program I have been on is the Body For Life. The book is an amazing read by the way too. The diet program is 6 meals a day. Each meal contains a protein the size of your fist and a carb the size of your fist. 2 or 3 meals will have a vegetable. And it includes drinking A LOT of water. On this program I was never hungry and felt very satisfied. Also the exercise program consists of three days of cardio, 20-25 minutes each day and 3 days of strength training, lower and upper on alternating days. If you have not read the Body For Life book, please do. The stories and information is so worth it. There is also a cook book called Eating For Life and it has AMAZING, easy recipes in it. Even if you do not follow the program, I highly recommend the cook book. Thanks for this giveaway. I could definitely use it!!!

    heidibokor @ yahoo . com

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  3. I follow via Google Connect - hbokor. Thank you.

    heidibokor @ yahoo . com

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  4. The craziest diet was one I made up when I was sixteen years old, it consisted of a cup of soup, 8 cups of water and 2 salads everyday. I may have lost weight but had very little energy.

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  5. I heard that Christian Bale ate only an apple and a can of tuna per day to lose weight for a movie role. I tried it, and it went horribly. I was starving, gave up, and just ended eating way more than I normally would!

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  6. i had one the you drank grapefruit juice six times a day . that gets old really fast mverno@roadrunner.com

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  7. My best diet was Atkins -- lost about 60 lbs, my skin cleared up, and I was full of energy. Turned out I had gluten sensitivity, and cutting out carbs tended to cut out all the things with gluten!

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  8. The worst diet was the cookie diet. I was always hungry.

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  9. #1 Tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat

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  10. #2 Tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat

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  11. Best diet: Weight Watchers. As long as I stick with it I do fine. It is maintenance I am not so good at.

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  12. The best diet is Weight Watchers. It's easy to follow and healthy.

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  13. Since I'm still overweight.. havn't attained the "best" just yet, but one of the worst was Atkins.. worst breath I've ever had, and severely consipated.. never again!

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  14. I tried Atkins but couldn't do it. I felt lightheaded and dizzy almost all the time. I hated it.

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  15. My best diet turned out to be my worst one. I eliminated all carbs. I did lose 20 pounds. As soon as I introduced them back into the diet, I gained the weight back.


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  16. Brand new follower.


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  17. I did the Atkins Diet a few years back and lost weight rapidly but I soooo craved those darn carbs.....

    mrssquigg at comcast dot net

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  18. #1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/mrssquigg/status/7850570332


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  19. #2 Tweet: http://twitter.com/mrssquigg/status/7850570332


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  20. best diet ever was just trying to eat smaller portions of everything. worse diet was cutting all fattening and sugary foods completely.

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  21. I am always successful when I follow Weight Watchers....it's just hard to be motivated to stick with anything for too long!

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  22. My best diet was my senior year of high school and not on purpose. My triglycerides were high as a side effect of medication so I basically cut out all fats, sugars, etc from my diet. I have never been skinnier! Thanks :) sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  23. I follow your blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

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  25. The worst diet ever was Atkins. I hated that. What a waste of time

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  27. Tweeted #2

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  28. Ugh,,I did that awful cleanse where you only drink lemon-water with cayenne pepper...AWFUL!!
    Thanks

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  29. I tried the cabbage diet at the recommendation of a friend who was a flight attendant. I had stomach cramps for days!!

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  32. The best diet I've been on is the diabetic diet, while I'm not diabetic it has helped me lose weight and control my portions. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  33. Worst diet was the Cabbage Soup Diet! I would like to read this book! Thanks for the opportunity! senekers@comcast.net

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  34. Slim fast was awful same thing every day.

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  35. Best AND worst- Atkins. Lost weight super fast. Gained it back the minute I ate a slice of bread.

    strycker@slu.edu

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  36. My best diet was slimfast.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  37. my best was The Zone - lost weight and felt healthier - and never felt hungry

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  38. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/8037211839 entry 1

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  39. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/8037211839 entry 2

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  40. I tried that nasty cabbage soup diet. It tasted horrible, made me feel horrible, and to this day I can't stand the thought of cabbage soup!

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  41. I've never actually done a "diet" program, persay, but I did have a few stupid ideas, like eating almost nothing for lunch to keep my calories down. That usually led to a crazy dinner, so it didn't work too well!

    emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Tweeted (1): http://twitter.com/anylit/status/8042187085

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  43. Tweeted (2): http://twitter.com/anylit/status/8042187085

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  44. The best diet was staying away from processed sugar; it subtracted the pounds!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  45. The best diet I have ever been on was plain old eating right and getting plenty of exercise. I went for a walk every evening after my dinner, and the weight came off great!
    Thanks!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  46. I follow your blog as mom2anutball.


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  47. Best diet was Weight Watchers because I could eat what I wanted in moderation, lost weight and kept it off.

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  48. The best diet I ever went on was South Beach. I stuck to it for months, plus walked for an hour every day. People sure noticed!

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  49. Tweet 1 - http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/8057222693

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  50. Tweet 2 - http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/8057222693

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  51. I was on a high protein diet when I was pregnant with twins and I liked it!

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  52. Im on the Dr Oz Diet and I love it :)

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  53. slim fast, because it was just the same thing every day

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  54. My best diet has been getting the required amount of fruits and veggies and cutting out carbs. Also having a buddy to be accountable to really helps.
    THANKS
    Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  55. My diet that is working the best for me is eating healthy small portions. No snacking after 8 PM - my biggest downfall. Drinking a glass of water before every meal.

    I've also added more minutes to my walking routine.

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  56. Im a follower
    Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  57. I never diet,. I slowly added fruits and veggies and cut portions of meat and carbs and my weight has been steady ever since intime@myself.com

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  58. The best thing I have ever done is writing down everything that I eat or drink. It hasn't made any difference when I "diet" but just keeping track of my intake has made me much more aware of all the extras that have piled on the pounds.

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  61. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    my worst diet was starving myself-instead of losing weight i just lost energy

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  62. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    i follow you
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  63. i once tried a slimfast diet i hated the drinks i thought they tasted awful chalky so i went back to food..lol

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  66. the best diet for me was the don't eat diet, it really worked. all the rest i haven't been able to stick to

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  67. I've never really had to diet. I don't have a weight problem. I've discussed dieting with my physician. He told mr about the various diets. He said to be careful and the only diet you need is to eat healthy and exercise. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  68. Loved your overview of the Belly Fat Cure! Ive been on the plan for 13wks now and have lost 27lbs. My goal is 40lbs so Im getting close! I found the plan really easy to stick to and it makes so much sense!

    If you are interested in more info on the plan I have detailed blog on my journey with it at http://meandjorge.blogspot.com/

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  69. This post is very informative.It's become easy to lose abdominal fat when they follow when one follow your post.

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