Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Books in Review: The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

Dr. Eric Berg is a chiropractor and practices in Alexandria, Virginia. His resume is full of years of research in endocrinology, nutrition and alternative health care. Dr. Berg's new book The 7 Principles of Fat Burning promises:

*Increased energy
*No more cravings
*Decrease your stress
*Get a sense of well being
*Improve your sleep quality
*Consistent fat burning
*Get your shape back

"Berg diets are tailor-made to your body type. Fat doesn't accumulate randomly but is distributed on your body according to what is going on with your hormones. You have six fat-burning hormones and the key to weight loss is their activation. In order to activate them you need to get healthy. Berg diets get your body healthy in a way that is right for your body type while you consistently burn those pounds off!"

According to the book there are 4 different, hormonal body types. Adrenal, Liver, Ovary & Thyroid. I fall into the Thyroid body type.

I have dealt with Hashimoto's Disease for the last 10 years, and I agree with a lot of what the book has to say. I know in my heart that raw, vegan is the way to go for my thyroid, I just struggle with the enormity of it. His book encourages a raw, vegan diet for the first two weeks and then there is a different plan for each "body type". Most of the meal plans are lower in protein and high in fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes. 

I would be less inclined to say this is a "diet" and more apt to say it's a way of life. It has really opened my eyes to the importance of getting our hormones under control. I am only 33 and am already dealing with hormonal issues that most women experience in menopause. This book has really given me a kick in the pants to quit putting a band-aid on my thyroid issues and fix them.

For anyone who is dealing with imbalance in their system I highly recommend this book!


VeggieGirl said...

Interesting. Great review!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your thoughts-I am going to request this through library loan right now.

Piper said...

Sounds like a good book. It is certainly filled with info that would be REALLy good to know.

Lizzie M. said...

The struggle for me is getting the rest of the fam on board.....any ideas would be great :-)!

Nicole said...

Small, slow changes, that's key to making your family healthier:)


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