I received this book complimentary in exchange for this review via Blogging for Books.
Erin Opera's The 4 x 4 Diet is a wonderful resource to get the fitness and nutrition novice started with an accessible and fun plan! Erin is a Personal Trainer and can boast about Carrie Underwood being one of her many celebrity clients (plus Carrie wrote the foreward for the book too).
She breaks the book into four parts: The Clean and Lean Lifestyle, Eating Clean, Getting Lean, and The 4x4 diet.
- Cut out starches at night
- Cut back on sugar
- Cut back on sodium
- Cut back on alcohol
Pretty simple advice, huh? I think most people looking to lose weight can follow that plan and see results fairly quickly.
When I was a trainer, I often educated my clients about high-intensity interval training like the tabata workouts Erin offers in her book. From everything I have researched, read and tried on myself, I know that the tabata workouts are very effective and enjoyable! I also appreciate that I can do all of the workouts from the comfort of my home with very minimal equipment.
I'd definitely recommend The 4 x 4 Diet! I look forward to following her plan since I want to get a little more in shape for the summer season.