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Body for Life for Womenby Pamela Peeke
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The bestselling Body-for-Life™ program is now tailored just for women-to help them achieve dramatic weight loss and body-changing fitness in just 12 weeks!
The #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-Life helped millions of people the world over to build stronger bodies and enjoy a higher quality of life. Now Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., bestselling author of Fight Fat After Forty, adapts the unique insights of the Body-for-Life program to the specific hormonal, metabolic, and physiological requirements of women so they can achieve the same life-transforming results.
Dr. Peeke draws on cutting-edge research as she fashions a 12-week eating, exercise, and emotional health program, specially tailored to women. Among the book's highlights:
o Stunning new before-and-after photographs with testimonials
o Over 100 black-and-white photographs demonstrating the exercises
o A Q&A section that anticipates and answers questions the reader might have
Dr. Peeke's appearances on Oprah, Larry King Live, Dateline, Primetime, Today Show, CNN Headline News, and other shows illustrate how inspirational she can be-and never more than in this book, motivating and instructing readers to make the changes that will produce a lifetime of mind and body fitness.
"According to Peeke, the unique hormonal and life challenges that all women go through over the course of their lives dramatically affect their ability to 'remove' or maintain weight. In this adaptation of the popular Body-for-Life Program, Peeke (Fight Fat After Forty) offers sound nutritional advice and discusses how physiology and genetics influence metabolism. Although she describes how daily stressors and destructive habits can have life-threatening consequences, Peeke primarily aims to remove what she identifies as the greatest obstacle to weight loss — a woman's reluctance to focus on her own needs. While Peeke stresses her program's holistic nature, exercise, she says, is paramount. Photographs and instructions for cardio and resistance training and flexibility exercises will help women develop fitness plans that suit their abilities. But the emphasis on weight training, which Peeke says is essential to weight loss and maintenance, could intimidate readers unaccustomed to much physical activity. Others may have difficulty with the limited food choices in the weight-loss segment of the program, or the amount of time required to make use of its copious tools (journals, checklists, progress reports, etc.). Despite her book's drawbacks, Peeke's style, a mix of cheeky humor and not-so-gentle cajoling, as well as individual success stories, will likely motivate many readers to take the Peeke Challenge and become 'Peeke Performers.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The #1 "New York Times" bestseller Body-for-Life helped millions of people the world over to build stronger bodies and enjoy a higher quality of life. Now the bestselling author of "Fight Fat After Forty" adapts the unique insights of Body for Life to the specific hormonal, metabolic, and physiological requirements of women.
About the Author
PAMELA PEEKE, M.D., M.P.H. clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and adjunct senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, is a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping and is frequently quoted in magazines such as Self, Allure, Elle, Glamour, and Redbook. She is the medical advisor and spokesperson for Discovery Health's National Body Challenge, and the medical director for the National Women's Resource Center. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
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