Throughout much of their lives, men have a weight advantage over women, whose bodies are naturally designed to hold more fat. Fair or not, men's hormonal make-up, muscle mass, and unique metabolic profile make it easier for them to stay lean. Read more...
Throughout much of their lives, men have a weight advantage over women, whose bodies are naturally designed to hold more fat. Fair or not, men's hormonal make-up, muscle mass, and unique metabolic profile make it easier for them to stay lean. But certain conditions can overturn that gift--the passage of time, the pressure of work and others, the wrong 'fuel'--and lead men to a hormonal state that more closely resembles, well, women.
If you have a beer gut, fatty pecs and are 'softer' then you used to be, especially where it counts the most, keep reading. Help is in your hands. Designed to restore optimal testosterone levels, eliminate dangerous visceral fat and improve sexual performance, REFUEL(TM) gives you the rules, skills, and step-by-step plan needed to optimize the male biochemical blueprint, including:
-- How to boost T-levels and supercharge sex naturally, without hormones or drugs
--Gender-specific nutritional engineering--or why a generic weight-loss approach just doesn't work
--No sweat tactics to jumpstart your metabolism, build strength and maximize energy, naturally
--The 5 commandments for getting it up and dropping the gut
--How to man a kitchen--with 15 great tasting dishes anyone can and should make
--How to engage and include the women in your life as partners in your program
With this book, New York Times bestselling author Dr. John La Puma reveals the breakthrough 24 day fat-loss plan specifically engineered for the male brain and body that is dramatically changing lives. Reboot, rebuild: REFUEL(TM).
- ISBN-13: 9780770437466
- ISBN-10: 077043746X
- Publisher: Harmony
- Publish Date: December 2013
- Page Count: 292
- Dimensions: 9.46 x 6.43 x 1.19 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.11 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Internist La Puma (ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine), creator of the popular ChefMD video series, was the first physician to teach nutrition and cooking in a medical school. Here, he offers a program designed to meet the needs of male readers and their “unique metabolism, mindset and objectives.” La Puma asserts that most diet books are written for women, but notes that more men than women are overweight, they die on average five years earlier than women, and suffer from widespread “mid-waist crisis.” Testosterone, he notes, plays a crucial role in the regulation of visceral fat. However, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and sleep, and environmental toxins such as BPA and phthalates (endocrine disrupters) are causing deadly belly fat in men that is linked to diabetes, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, high cholesterol, colon cancer, and other problems. Readers can first take a quiz to estimate their testosterone level and then proceed to La Puma’s diet and exercise plan, which focuses on modified high-intensity interval training. Helpfully, La Puma includes a section on how to “man” the kitchen, with do’s and don’ts, equipment advice, and plenty of healthful recipes. The text itself is peppered with clever, pithy “man memos.” La Puma’s diet is practical and user-friendly. Agent: Stephen Hanselman, LevelFiveMedia. (Dec.)