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!
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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