The Curves Diet Book
The Curves weight loss philosophy in print.
Curves is one of the most well-recognized names when it comes to women's wellness. Now, this all-female chain of fitness gyms has developed a printed version of its 30-minute circuit training exercise program.
Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting by Gary Heavin, who is also the brainchild behind Curves six thousand fitness and weight loss centers around the country, is a three-part weight loss plan centered around the same Curves promise that you are exposed to in its gym setting.
In the book, you will learn how to exercise three days a week for 30 minutes at a time, in addition to following a three-part nutrition plan, taking self tests and questionnaires that evaluate your calorie and carbohydrate sensitivity, and using Curves recipes, meal plans and progress reports so that you can lose weight effectively without feeling restricted.
- Offers a comprehensive guide to dieting
- Curves is a widely-used exercise and weight loss program
- Printed version of Curves diet costs less money than being a member at a Curves gym
- Exercises can be done at home
- Bears similarities to the South Beach Diet
- Tailored to women
- Not a lot of meal plan information for maintaining weight loss
- Repeated mention of Curves gyms, Curves products and Curves success stories may turn off some
The Curves unique three-part nutrition plan shows how to maintain weight loss in order to eat normally for 28 days, and only monitor food intake two days a month.
You will take an assessment test that determines whether you are calorie or carbohydrate sensitive. Your response will determine whether you follow the high-protein/low-carbohydrate diet or the low-calorie diet. Each plan includes a five-week meal plan.
The Curves diet plan tries to reprogram the body's metabolism to absorb as many as 3,000 calories a day. The plan is designed so that once the goal weight is achieved, eating normally and healthfully will increase metabolism.
Only a couple of days each month are dedicated to dieting. As the eating cycle is continued, metabolism is raised, and women should be able to keep weight off as long as they adhere to the Curves nutrition and exercise plan.EXERCISE
The exercise program outlined in the book reflects the same Curves philosophy that is endorsed at the gym. Namely, a comprehensive fitness program that includes cardiovascular exercise and resistance training. You will be required to exercise three days a week for 30 minutes at a time. Exercises can be done at home or at a Curves gym, but you may have to purchase extra equipment like workout bands or free weights.CONCLUSION
Curves is a highly successful weight loss center with millions of devoted women who have become more fit, lost weight and kept it off. Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting is the book version of the Curves philosophy and success.
The comprehensive program outlined in the book can be followed with or without a Curves gym membership. With a reasonable exercise time commitment and its low-carb eating plan, you can expect to lose weight, but the book's promise that you will boost your metabolism with its cycled eating plan may not be valid.Common Misspellings
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