Who doesn’t want to know how to burn fat and feed muscle? I was recently given the opportunity to review this book, and couldn’t wait to find out what Tom Venuto had to say.   I love the tag line – the secrets of the leanest people in the world.

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As I got into the book, I was very impressed by the way Tom backed up everything he had to say with experiences and science.  The book is easy to read and very comprehensive.

The book is broken down into two parts: Part 1- Philosophy and Part 2 – The L.E.A.N Plan of Action.  Within these two parts, Venuto covers everything from understanding calories to breaking through plateaus and setting goals.  His writing is motivating in itself because it feels like he is talking to you and explaining his plan.  He makes you feel like there is no reason you too can’t be one of the leanest people in the world.

I love that Venuto’s “secrets” are not diet pills, extreme caloric limits, or 5 hours of exercise each day.  The secrets are in his explanation of why people fail to meet goals and how to avoid these mistakes.  They are in the chapters about setting goals that are attainable and how to plan for success.

This book is about making lifestyle changes and sticking to them.  It’s realistic and useful.  It will change the way you think.


I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about getting healthy or those looking to fine-tune their current programs.


A little more about Venuto:

Twenty-five-year fitness industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has become one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts and natural bodybuilders. Venuto’s famous system, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, is now available for the first time ever in a new print edition, completely revised and updated with tons of never-before-published material.

Venuto hasn’t always been in fabulous shape. In college, they called him “Fat boy” after he added twenty pounds of belly flab from his beer, pizza, and cheese fries diet. Frustrated and angry with himself, Venuto began researching the unique methods of bodybuilders and fitness models—athletes he had admired for years because they have the lowest body fat and most-sculpted bodies in the world. He made himself a human guinea pig, putting these fat-burning and muscle-building methods to work and winning more than two dozen trophies in drug-free bodybuilding competitions. When crowds of people showed up at his gym door asking how he did it, he began sharing his methods with hundreds of one-on-one training clients. He went on to coach thousands of men and women online through his fitness websites. When Venuto self-published his fat-burning system as an ebook, ultimately he was able to help more than 300,000 people in 154 countries transform their bodies with the same “physique athlete” methods he had tested and proven on himself and his personal clients for over two decades.
Now available in print for the first time, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle teaches you the four elements of body transformation in his L.E.A.N. formula, including a fat-burning food plan that can be customized for your body type, a 28-day training plan for sculpting lean muscle, and the motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan. The program is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to), it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. Whether you want to burn 10 pounds or 100 pounds, whether you want to build muscle or look “toned,” Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the bible for fat loss. It’s the one must-have reference guide that will show you how to get permanent results the healthy, safe, and natural way, and you are sure to refer back to it for many years to come.
About the author:

Tom Venuto is a fat-loss expert, transformation coach and bestselling author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. Tom holds a degree in exercise science and has worked in the fitness industry since 1989, including fourteen years as a personal trainer. He promotes natural, healthy strategies for burning fat and building muscle, and as a lifetime steroid-free bodybuilder, he’s been there and done it himself. Tom blends the latest science with a realistic, commonsense approach to transforming your body and maintaining your perfect weight for life. For more information please visit http://www.burnthefatblog.com/ and http://www.burnthefatfeedthemuscle.com/ and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter