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The New York Times bestseller now adapted specifically for women, shows how to achieve a flat stomach and great shape in just 6 weeks, and stay lean and healthy for life. Drawing on revolutionary new weight-loss research, David Zinczenko, a leading health and fitness authority, developed The Abs Diet, the national bestseller that has been helping hundreds of thousands to lo The New York Times bestseller now adapted specifically for women, shows how to achieve a flat stomach and great shape in just 6 weeks, and stay lean and healthy for life. Drawing on revolutionary new weight-loss research, David Zinczenko, a leading health and fitness authority, developed The Abs Diet, the national bestseller that has been helping hundreds of thousands to lose pounds quickly and dramatically re-shape their bodies while maintaining the principles of a safe, healthy, and nutritionally balanced diet. Now the Abs Diet has been tailored specifically for women’s unique needs. Packed with information developed exclusively for women, The Abs Diet for Women includes: -the Abs Diet osteoporosis prevention plan -tips on managing menopausal symptoms without hormone replacement therapy -information on how the Abs Diet can prevent joint pain -details on how the Abs Diet can improve female sexual response -a postpartum workout for new moms -a bonus stress-busting workout chapter that builds a fit body and a calm mind.


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The New York Times bestseller now adapted specifically for women, shows how to achieve a flat stomach and great shape in just 6 weeks, and stay lean and healthy for life. Drawing on revolutionary new weight-loss research, David Zinczenko, a leading health and fitness authority, developed The Abs Diet, the national bestseller that has been helping hundreds of thousands to lo The New York Times bestseller now adapted specifically for women, shows how to achieve a flat stomach and great shape in just 6 weeks, and stay lean and healthy for life. Drawing on revolutionary new weight-loss research, David Zinczenko, a leading health and fitness authority, developed The Abs Diet, the national bestseller that has been helping hundreds of thousands to lose pounds quickly and dramatically re-shape their bodies while maintaining the principles of a safe, healthy, and nutritionally balanced diet. Now the Abs Diet has been tailored specifically for women’s unique needs. Packed with information developed exclusively for women, The Abs Diet for Women includes: -the Abs Diet osteoporosis prevention plan -tips on managing menopausal symptoms without hormone replacement therapy -information on how the Abs Diet can prevent joint pain -details on how the Abs Diet can improve female sexual response -a postpartum workout for new moms -a bonus stress-busting workout chapter that builds a fit body and a calm mind.

30 review for ABS Diet for Women

  1. 4 out of 5

    Gabrielle

    If this was truly a 'diet' book, I certainly wouldn't have read it, much less given it five stars. But it isn't. As many people know, diets are temporary and they don't work, making them completely pointless. And after reading Bill Phillip's Body For Life, I really thought I would never need another eating/exercise plan again. I've been following The Body for Life plan for over 10 years now (except that I've always had a wicked and stubborn sweet tooth), and any time I've followed this plan, I'v If this was truly a 'diet' book, I certainly wouldn't have read it, much less given it five stars. But it isn't. As many people know, diets are temporary and they don't work, making them completely pointless. And after reading Bill Phillip's Body For Life, I really thought I would never need another eating/exercise plan again. I've been following The Body for Life plan for over 10 years now (except that I've always had a wicked and stubborn sweet tooth), and any time I've followed this plan, I've been lean and toned. However, I've never been able to get flat abs nor was I ever that invested in it. No matter how many crunches I did, my middle always maintained its flabby center and I figured that was just the way it was going to be. When I was diagnosed with severe heart failure in November 2011, I started doing some research and the odds certainly weren't on my side. I had the exact body type of someone whose heart would always be overworked-someone who ate too much sugar and who had flabby abdominals. See, when your body tends to store fat in its center, it creates fatty tissue near the liver and underneath the stomach, making the heart and other organs work much harder to pump blood throughout the essential organs of the body. Suddenly, losing fat in my middle became a much more important pursuit than looking good for bikini season. I'm giving all of this background because I truly believe that diet fanatics will not like this kind of book. If you're looking for a way to lose 30 lbs in 30 days, this is SO not the book for you. People who are deeply invested in a creating a healthy lifestyle, people who like research and statistics and want the knowledge and motivation needed to change their eating and exercise plans for life will benefit best from this book. First, one of the things I liked best about this book was all of the stats Zinczenko provides. A lot of the nutritional information I had read about at some point in Shape magazine (ie: high fructose corn syrup is bad for you and there are good fats and bad fats), but he really takes it to the next level by going into depth with his explanations (he doesn't just tell you what to do but explains why it's important), citing several studies for each fact he states and backing up all of his advice with current research and testimonials from people who've tried this plan. For me, this appeal to my intellect was what I needed in order to be persuaded to try out his plan. Second, I loved that he acknowledged that this wasn't actually a diet book but a plan for life. He constantly references women's busy lives and seems to completely understand that most of us (with careers, kids and homes) don't have time to cook elaborate meals or spend our time calorie-counting. I loved that he created this plan and made the recipes and the exercise plan very low-maintenance and super easy to follow. Eating 6 meals a day for someone who's never done it would probably seem time-consuming. So Zinczenko gives pointers and tips how to create the meals in the most efficient way possible. He even created an acronym-ABS DIET POWER-for the 'power foods' he says you should eat at every meal so that you'll remember them. Third, he provides the best information I've EVER read (and I love to read diet/exercise information regularly) on how to efficiently lose weight and build muscle. He explains there are 5 muscles that need to be worked in the abdominal region and then provides a large variety of exercises to try out, complete with detailed explanations and pictures. I also loved his strategic view of losing weight (ie: Build up muscle so your body burns fat all day long so spend your time at the gym lifting weights, rather than doing cardio. Gaining muscle in your legs is the best way to do this, as the legs are so big and will burn more fat, etc) Fourth, this plan works to build a better, healthier, stronger body. I tried the plan and after only three days, I could not believe how much better I felt. (Let me state that already I eat all organic, fresh foods so I wasn't expecting to feel significantly better). I had an incredible amount of energy, I was never hungry and-the best part for me-I stopped craving sugar after the first week. I've only been following this plan for 2 weeks so I'm not sure if I will get that six pack that Zinczenko promises, but the increase in energy is certainly worth it. Zinczenko has a fun and light-hearted writing tone too, so people who read this book won't get bored, even with all of the facts provided. This is, hands down, THE BEST healthy lifestyle eating/exercise book I've ever put my eyes on.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    As a 30-year-old new mom who follows a mostly vegetarian diet (fish once or twice a week) and who is also hypoglycemic, I have some pretty specific criteria that I look for in a "diet." I use that term loosely because I don't really believe in fad diets. I think one needs to find a healthy way of eating that she can stick with for the long haul. At any rate, The Abs Diet for Women offers some pretty good guidelines for how someone like me should eat, as well as a solid workout plan and some gene As a 30-year-old new mom who follows a mostly vegetarian diet (fish once or twice a week) and who is also hypoglycemic, I have some pretty specific criteria that I look for in a "diet." I use that term loosely because I don't really believe in fad diets. I think one needs to find a healthy way of eating that she can stick with for the long haul. At any rate, The Abs Diet for Women offers some pretty good guidelines for how someone like me should eat, as well as a solid workout plan and some general health info. For my specific goals (getting rid of the last bit of belly flab left over from pregnancy and keeping my blood sugar in control), this is a really helpful book. Here is what I like about it: 1. There are very few things that are off-limits in this plan. Rather than focusing on what you can't eat, it gives lots of suggestions for what you should eat. 2. There are no weird supplements to buy. Whey protein powder is recommended, but not mandatory, but even that is not too weird. And if you don't like it, you can use ricotta cheese instead. 3. You eat often, and you eat foods that have lots of fiber and protein, so there is no feeling of deprivation. 4. You get one no-holds-barred cheat meal per week. 5. You don't have to count calories. 6. There are some adjustments for specific groups who can't/don't want to follow the plan exactly (vegetarians, pregnant women, calorie counters, etc.) Here is where I think it could improve: 1. It doesn't really offer a detailed plan for maintaining your weight once you reach your goals. 2. I think the title is a little misleading--not everyone will have a flat belly and a firm body in six weeks. Will it help me lose the last of the baby weight? Remains to be seen! But I can tell you that I have not had a single blood sugar dip since eating the recommended combinations of fiber and protein every couple of hours. So even if it doesn't get rid of my the last few pregnancy pounds, this plan of eating is a keeper for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mardee

    Full disclosure - I have not yet finished reading this book. And I may not. Here's why. This author has good credentials and the book has good information (or appears to have). The author has a decent sense of humor so the book is interesting to read. My challenge is that it is just too sales-y for me. I'm 85 pages in and he is still debunking other people's diets and telling me why his is the best ever and will change my life. (Sorry but I've heard that before and now you have made me suspicious Full disclosure - I have not yet finished reading this book. And I may not. Here's why. This author has good credentials and the book has good information (or appears to have). The author has a decent sense of humor so the book is interesting to read. My challenge is that it is just too sales-y for me. I'm 85 pages in and he is still debunking other people's diets and telling me why his is the best ever and will change my life. (Sorry but I've heard that before and now you have made me suspicious). Seriously, the author is trying too hard. I've already got your book in my hands - you don't need to sell me on it. What you do need is to explain your approach, why it's different, and how to make it easy for me to implement in my daily life. I may finish reading it, if I get time before I need to return it to the library. Or I may not. Either way, be prepared to wade through a bunch of sales-y stuff to get to the good stuff. You won't quite feel like you're at a presentation for a Vegas time share, but for me it was close. UPDATE: So, ummm, yeah, I didn't finish it. Just couldn't make myself do it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    My diet book research continues, perusing the "for women" version of The Abs Diet, seeking how dieting messages may be packaged differently for men and women. Strikingly, the male and female versions of this diet book are quite similar. While there's certainly some pronoun switching and no section on how weight loss increases penis length, the main difference is the addition of several new chapters, covering topics from emotional eating to baby weight. This version also includes more recipes and My diet book research continues, perusing the "for women" version of The Abs Diet, seeking how dieting messages may be packaged differently for men and women. Strikingly, the male and female versions of this diet book are quite similar. While there's certainly some pronoun switching and no section on how weight loss increases penis length, the main difference is the addition of several new chapters, covering topics from emotional eating to baby weight. This version also includes more recipes and exercises.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura Casing

    Good read. A reasonable plan with science to back it up. Now to actually put it into practice. Ask me in 6 weeks......

  6. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    This was the book that changed my life. I'm Down 65 pounds and now able to run an easy 4 miles. I can't recommend this non diet enough. This was the book that changed my life. I'm Down 65 pounds and now able to run an easy 4 miles. I can't recommend this non diet enough.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    As far as diet books go, this isn't total garbage. It's still a scam, they all are, but at least it won't kill you. As far as diet books go, this isn't total garbage. It's still a scam, they all are, but at least it won't kill you.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Nichols

    I originally read the Abs Diet. I thought that the book was full of great information, workouts and recipes. I was recently doctor ordered to improve my abs for real and thought I better revisit the Abs Diet and include it to my bookshelf. I bought the woman's version. The woman's version has all the same great stuff that the original Abs Diet has. It includes sections on Female issues with weight or abdominals. I can't say I thought the "female" information was all that unique, we are women, we I originally read the Abs Diet. I thought that the book was full of great information, workouts and recipes. I was recently doctor ordered to improve my abs for real and thought I better revisit the Abs Diet and include it to my bookshelf. I bought the woman's version. The woman's version has all the same great stuff that the original Abs Diet has. It includes sections on Female issues with weight or abdominals. I can't say I thought the "female" information was all that unique, we are women, we have a pretty good idea how it works anyway. Both versions have great info, workouts, meal planning and recipes - if you are sharing te book stick to the Original, if you would like the added information on your body's unique chemistry get the women's version, if you already own the original - don't get the women's version.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kellie Clomiro

    Good facts I learned some things and some things were a good review. I am going to stick with this during lent .

  10. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Had alot of success with this years ago, will try again after the New Year. Tough with my schedule being all over the place and not having a good routine since March with eating right and exercising!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mary Kay

    Very nice large section of photos and descriptions for exercises.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Olwen

    I picked up this book for the abdominal exercise instructions, not the food component.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie G.

    If you're looking for a new system to eat healthier while working out/training in, I found this system extremely helpful. While the second part of the book has exercise I didn't bother studying, I love the premise of the Abs Diet and have found ways to incorporate into my life. I first found out about it through Men's Health and had an ex try it to great success to wean himself off of teenage junk food habits and help him remember to eat (he would get so busy, realize he was starving, then bing If you're looking for a new system to eat healthier while working out/training in, I found this system extremely helpful. While the second part of the book has exercise I didn't bother studying, I love the premise of the Abs Diet and have found ways to incorporate into my life. I first found out about it through Men's Health and had an ex try it to great success to wean himself off of teenage junk food habits and help him remember to eat (he would get so busy, realize he was starving, then binge). When the lady version came out, I was stoked. It really didn't let me down. Personally, I remember best in shorthand and I like to have puzzles or tetris-like ways to incorporate new habits (thus iCal and Mint.com). I'm a terrible snacker- I just don't like eating bw meals, and I don't like most junk food and I tend to drink coffee or tea instead. When I started running, biking more and incorporating more physical fitness in my life, I knew I had to whip my protein intake into shape and take in more calories since im a vegetarians. That's the beauty I this "diet"- its really a lifestyle choice. I have to find a way to fit in dairy, berries, eggs, whole wheats, nuts, peanut butter, greens, olive oil, (instead of turkey I have another egg or tofurkey), good fats, and other parts of the diet. Personally, it's a challenge but I end up full- and full of te good food! And it doesn't dictate what I shouldn't eat, but I'm so stuffed from their recommendations. Best, it gives ideas for snack combos that I love. I still try to incorporate all aspects even as an injury stalled my training for a while. Even if you don't incorporate all of the plan, I think it's super healthy guide on a path to physical fitness.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Liza C

    It's hard for me to believe, but this is actually the first time I've read a "diet" book cover-to-cover. I've been working very hard for the past 3-4 years to lose weight, and while I've managed to shed about 40 lbs., I've also gained about 10 back again. I know this is the often-repeated tale of most "successful" dieters... I thought I had it all figured out, and I was so proud of myself. And here comes the weight, creeping back on again. I know I have to change my lifestyle again, and I was at It's hard for me to believe, but this is actually the first time I've read a "diet" book cover-to-cover. I've been working very hard for the past 3-4 years to lose weight, and while I've managed to shed about 40 lbs., I've also gained about 10 back again. I know this is the often-repeated tale of most "successful" dieters... I thought I had it all figured out, and I was so proud of myself. And here comes the weight, creeping back on again. I know I have to change my lifestyle again, and I was at a loss. This "diet" isn't actually a diet; it's another lifestyle that, if I can manage to integrate it into my life, will probably do wonders with mixing things up and help me shed those 10 lbs. again. It reminds me that in addition to cardio (which, after doing JUST that for so long, actually starts to work against me) I need to do strength training. I've got the added challenge now too in that I've quit going to the gym, and instead have my own "home gym" now, complete with elliptical trainer and a few weights. I never did weights at the gym; it was too easy to just bypass that room and go straight to the elliptical, where I could zone out for 60 minutes or more. But at least here at home, I have no excuses of "people looking at me" while I lift weights or do pilates-style strength exercises. I hope that the guidelines I've learned in this book (and also some of the new and yummy yet easy recipes) can help me out.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Casey

    My brother got me this book as a gift. I started the diet about 6 weeks ago. Every time I call it a diet my brother (somwhat jokingly) yells at me and says "It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle change." It makes me laugh but that really is the case. It took some changes in how I made choices on what and when to eat. The idea of the program is to eat six small meals a day and focus on the 12 power foods that the author lays out. It includes one cheat meal at the end of the week to help motivate and My brother got me this book as a gift. I started the diet about 6 weeks ago. Every time I call it a diet my brother (somwhat jokingly) yells at me and says "It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle change." It makes me laugh but that really is the case. It took some changes in how I made choices on what and when to eat. The idea of the program is to eat six small meals a day and focus on the 12 power foods that the author lays out. It includes one cheat meal at the end of the week to help motivate and satiate you. I stuck to it very rigidly for the first 5 weeks but by the 6th week I cheated with my Easter candy a bit more often than the one cheat meal. I also tried to follow the three days a week 20 minute workouts. It's a combination of cardio and weightlifting. I think the book presents a very healthy lifestyle. One of the things I loved is that it doesn't cut out anything. You can eat fat and carbs as long as they're the good types of fat and carbs and they're in the right amounts. I stayed the same weight in pounds but I've lost about a dress size and a half so far. I've replaced fat with muscle. I feel fitter. This is a diet that may not seem revolutionary but that is because it is based on common sense. It's the first diet I've tried but I've been happy with it so far. I might stray more often now that I've done the 6 weeks of it. However, I do plan on continuing with it and making smarter choices when buying and eating food.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Heather Holden

    I only wish that "Diet" wasn't in the title! This feels much more like a lifestyle book than a diet book. Good, sound, practical and researched advice for eating and exercising your way to a healthier life. My husband and I have been implementing many elements of Zinczenko's book into our lives over the past year and a half. We aren't religious about it, but the author doesn't promote that kind of rigidity. Also, we weren't really overweight when we started, so we don't have huge success stories I only wish that "Diet" wasn't in the title! This feels much more like a lifestyle book than a diet book. Good, sound, practical and researched advice for eating and exercising your way to a healthier life. My husband and I have been implementing many elements of Zinczenko's book into our lives over the past year and a half. We aren't religious about it, but the author doesn't promote that kind of rigidity. Also, we weren't really overweight when we started, so we don't have huge success stories to share. However, I will say that we both feel healthier, happier and stronger, and we eat so much better than we ever have before because of the tenets outlined in this book. My husband read the men's version two years ago and got us started with a higher protein diet. Once he started telling me about all the research behind the "Abs Diet," I wanted to read it myself, so I bought the women's version. I recommend it to friends who are looking for support in the constant struggle to balance health and fitness with the demands of our reality.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Gelert

    Overall I liked this book. I still find it interesting how many different views on weight loss/working out you can find. This book was written in 2007 and there have been changes since then. I liked the breakdown on power foods. The idea if you stay in this power foods there will be no need to count calories. However some of their recipes concern me because they promote some of the foods I am trying to avoid. Diet soda, low fat and fat free. Some of these foods have added things that are not good Overall I liked this book. I still find it interesting how many different views on weight loss/working out you can find. This book was written in 2007 and there have been changes since then. I liked the breakdown on power foods. The idea if you stay in this power foods there will be no need to count calories. However some of their recipes concern me because they promote some of the foods I am trying to avoid. Diet soda, low fat and fat free. Some of these foods have added things that are not good for you. I also like the workout section. Sadly for now, a lot of them are out because I have frozen shoulder. They do look like effective ways to burn fat and shape your body. They also provided an at home version for those who don't go to a gym. And a section on how dumbbells are better for you than machines. Which is good because I love my dumbbells. I recommend this to anyone who wants the ease of not counting calories and the desire to cut everything out except your one cheat meal a week.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mitch Davidson

    Diets come and diets go....and the pounds go and then they come back. But, this book is helpful in changing your overall nutrition plan versus a regimented diet. A recent job change held positives for my bank account but unwanted belly fat on the horizon because of the hours and hours required to sit in front of a computer. This book's advice on what to eat, when to eat it, and how to go about changing the way I exercised proved to be a plan that I could easily follow. The book promises results Diets come and diets go....and the pounds go and then they come back. But, this book is helpful in changing your overall nutrition plan versus a regimented diet. A recent job change held positives for my bank account but unwanted belly fat on the horizon because of the hours and hours required to sit in front of a computer. This book's advice on what to eat, when to eat it, and how to go about changing the way I exercised proved to be a plan that I could easily follow. The book promises results in two weeks- and, in my case, it delivered within a week. I have recommended it to all of my friends- women or men.ABS Diet for WomenDavid Zinczenko

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lana

    After I saw a very unflattering picture of me in a swimsuit on my sister-in-law's Picasa album, I was motivated to read this book. I think the book has motivated me to do some ab work and strength training--which I hate. The nutrition and exercise advice seems to make sense, although he does advocate a high-protein diet which is opposite what another book I've read suggests. I think both can be correct if you come to a middle ground and try to use mostly plant proteins. I like the exercise porti After I saw a very unflattering picture of me in a swimsuit on my sister-in-law's Picasa album, I was motivated to read this book. I think the book has motivated me to do some ab work and strength training--which I hate. The nutrition and exercise advice seems to make sense, although he does advocate a high-protein diet which is opposite what another book I've read suggests. I think both can be correct if you come to a middle ground and try to use mostly plant proteins. I like the exercise portion of this book--it has quite a long section showing how to do each exercise, a home version, and which muscles you are working.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kristen MacGregor

    This book is even better than the original [it is for the most part the same word-for-word, but he added a bunch of stuff that relates to just women]. I wish that he had just a bit more on the women-only issues like hormones, cravings, and menstrual/menopause. But considering he's a man, I suppose it's about all he can offer in those categories! It's a great base though- and I would highly recommend this book to anyone [especially women] wanting to trim body fat, particularly in the belly area. This book is even better than the original [it is for the most part the same word-for-word, but he added a bunch of stuff that relates to just women]. I wish that he had just a bit more on the women-only issues like hormones, cravings, and menstrual/menopause. But considering he's a man, I suppose it's about all he can offer in those categories! It's a great base though- and I would highly recommend this book to anyone [especially women] wanting to trim body fat, particularly in the belly area. I'm hoping to do his program during the holiday season to see if I can get some better definition/toning.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rene

    Still in the process of reading this... why must this book be so huge? i wish i had it on audio. i am trying to read the summary points, but am finding that a lot of the concepts are repeated from "you are what you eat" I may change my rating once i've read through the whole book, although... a picture of exercise moves has never been what I'd call "helpful" use "what you want" fitness videos from itunes.. they're on average 5 minutes long, give you great variety in your exercise plan, and allow yo Still in the process of reading this... why must this book be so huge? i wish i had it on audio. i am trying to read the summary points, but am finding that a lot of the concepts are repeated from "you are what you eat" I may change my rating once i've read through the whole book, although... a picture of exercise moves has never been what I'd call "helpful" use "what you want" fitness videos from itunes.. they're on average 5 minutes long, give you great variety in your exercise plan, and allow you to choose how much you want to do every day :)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Loved it! Totally in line with my way of thinking that you need to include ALL food groups in any diet you choose. Whole grains, fruits, vegies, protein. Scary to know just how harmful belly fat can be. I loved the sections geared toward women. How our hormones, child bearing, emotions, etc. can lead to health issues and how to overcome these with eating and exercise. Really like the recipes. LOVE the PB&J smoothie and Brazilian Chicken. Had great formulas to calculate your weight, bmi, waist to Loved it! Totally in line with my way of thinking that you need to include ALL food groups in any diet you choose. Whole grains, fruits, vegies, protein. Scary to know just how harmful belly fat can be. I loved the sections geared toward women. How our hormones, child bearing, emotions, etc. can lead to health issues and how to overcome these with eating and exercise. Really like the recipes. LOVE the PB&J smoothie and Brazilian Chicken. Had great formulas to calculate your weight, bmi, waist to hip ratio, body fat %, fat lbs to lose, etc.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    So far so good...Eating well is easy with the Abs Diet guidelines. Zinczenko not only gives tips for losing weight, but for eating the right foods for overall health (anitoxidants, vitamins, etc.). I am not a "diet" person, but this is not a typical diet book. There are few changes to make and they are simple. It is more about eating effectively instead of depriving yourself. The exercises are easy to do and effective as well. My only gripe is that there could be more explanation about the times So far so good...Eating well is easy with the Abs Diet guidelines. Zinczenko not only gives tips for losing weight, but for eating the right foods for overall health (anitoxidants, vitamins, etc.). I am not a "diet" person, but this is not a typical diet book. There are few changes to make and they are simple. It is more about eating effectively instead of depriving yourself. The exercises are easy to do and effective as well. My only gripe is that there could be more explanation about the times to eat. The sample schedule is limiting.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    I've only done this for 3 days and I've lost 3lbs after not losing anything for two months! I'll change my review if it doesn't work in the long run-but I think it will. Finally a healthy diet that you can follow for the rest of your life. I also loved that it was a holistic approach. He went over diet, sleep, exercise, etc. He also went into detail about why he was recommending certain foods and why they're good for you. He has legitimate studies that support his views (a great number of them). I've only done this for 3 days and I've lost 3lbs after not losing anything for two months! I'll change my review if it doesn't work in the long run-but I think it will. Finally a healthy diet that you can follow for the rest of your life. I also loved that it was a holistic approach. He went over diet, sleep, exercise, etc. He also went into detail about why he was recommending certain foods and why they're good for you. He has legitimate studies that support his views (a great number of them). I loved it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Foster

    its a diet book with research they pick and choose but I have done it in the past and wanted a refresher. This updated book for women is really not much different than the mens except for some additional things about our periods, menopause and having babies. I don't follow the diet plan recipes as they are full of things I prefer not to eat (store bought stuff) but I do take the idea and work with it. I usually do Jillian Michael workouts instead of the book ones which are exactly what the autho its a diet book with research they pick and choose but I have done it in the past and wanted a refresher. This updated book for women is really not much different than the mens except for some additional things about our periods, menopause and having babies. I don't follow the diet plan recipes as they are full of things I prefer not to eat (store bought stuff) but I do take the idea and work with it. I usually do Jillian Michael workouts instead of the book ones which are exactly what the author wants in a workout so I think they substitute great.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    I keep this book in my kitchen. There are some good healthy recipes in it. I also use it to reference things while I'm shopping, cooking, planning meals. I've learned a lot from it. I haven't tried the work outs yet. I have changed a lot of the things I buy and eat though. It's interesting, and I'm sure if I followed the advice 100% I would "flatten my belly and firm up my body" a lot quicker. I'm just stubborn and want to do things my own way. I keep this book in my kitchen. There are some good healthy recipes in it. I also use it to reference things while I'm shopping, cooking, planning meals. I've learned a lot from it. I haven't tried the work outs yet. I have changed a lot of the things I buy and eat though. It's interesting, and I'm sure if I followed the advice 100% I would "flatten my belly and firm up my body" a lot quicker. I'm just stubborn and want to do things my own way.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sharzil

    I'll admit with a lot of other readers, this book is in fact common sense but unfortunately for us humans, common sense is not that common. The exercise routine and the foods given are great. I still had a problem seeing results with this book, I think the calories need to be cut more and buying a smoothie maker for a diet seems like more money, along with the gym membership and the cost of this book :/ Very good information inside though. I'll admit with a lot of other readers, this book is in fact common sense but unfortunately for us humans, common sense is not that common. The exercise routine and the foods given are great. I still had a problem seeing results with this book, I think the calories need to be cut more and buying a smoothie maker for a diet seems like more money, along with the gym membership and the cost of this book :/ Very good information inside though.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    pick up any men's health or women's health magazine and you'll notice that zinczenko still sticks to all of the advice he gives in this book. high protein (read meat loving) diets are not for everyone but strength training definitely is. abs diet work outs have really kept me in shape. i just have not been able to stomach the idea of trying any of the bizarre dishes/smoothies his recipes entail. pick up any men's health or women's health magazine and you'll notice that zinczenko still sticks to all of the advice he gives in this book. high protein (read meat loving) diets are not for everyone but strength training definitely is. abs diet work outs have really kept me in shape. i just have not been able to stomach the idea of trying any of the bizarre dishes/smoothies his recipes entail.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Erin L

    Been loosely following this for about a month now so I finally bought the abs diet for women book - I found the regular Abs Diet book was a little heavy on calories and wanted some lighter snack options. I was also curious to see what, exactly he thought was the difference between men and women aside from number of calories. For me, his advice will be very useful and I think it's really going to help me and my husband be successful with weight loss and getting healthy. Been loosely following this for about a month now so I finally bought the abs diet for women book - I found the regular Abs Diet book was a little heavy on calories and wanted some lighter snack options. I was also curious to see what, exactly he thought was the difference between men and women aside from number of calories. For me, his advice will be very useful and I think it's really going to help me and my husband be successful with weight loss and getting healthy.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Adrieanna

    I found the abs-diet very practical and easy. It makes sense, is easy to follow and actually works. I found the Abs Diet for Women helpful after my first pregnancy because of the post-partum section but don't think it's necessary for women in normal circumstances as it is almost exactly like the Abs Diet book in general. I found the abs-diet very practical and easy. It makes sense, is easy to follow and actually works. I found the Abs Diet for Women helpful after my first pregnancy because of the post-partum section but don't think it's necessary for women in normal circumstances as it is almost exactly like the Abs Diet book in general.

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