Total Body Makeover (by Bob Greene)

Total Body Makeover is a new program, where active exercising and fitness are the background of the whole idea of weight loss and body improvements. The book, called “Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover: An Accelerated Program of Exercise and Nutrition for Maximum Results in Minimum Time”, was published in 2004, and since then it gained wide popularity among people in the USA and abroad.

The Total Body Makeover program was designed by exercise physiologist and certified personal fitness trainer Bob Greene, who is widely known as the personal trainer of Oprah Winfrey.

Though Bob Greene’s program provides several classic diet recommendations, such as avoid emotional eating, eat breakfasts daily, drink plenty of water and limit alcohol consumption, the Total Body Makeover is, in fact, more about exercising than about dieting.

The whole idea is to boost one’s metabolism with the help of active and intense workout program, combining different types of exercising, such as stretching and crunches, abdomen, shoulders and leg exercises.

The Total Body Makeover is promoted as the accelerated program, which requires only 12 weeks to provide its followers with the visible body improvements. Once a dieter is satisfied with the results of the first 12 weeks, the program can easily be transformed into a lifestyle strategy of healthy eating and exercising.

Unrestrictive, flexible, and sound recommendations of Bob Greene concerning healthy eating found many supporters among registered dietitians and nutrition experts. Besides, the Total Body Makeover promotes exercising as the key element of weight loss. On the other hand, some critics would like to see more detailed descriptions of menu plans and eating guidelines in the Total Body Makeover program, suggested by Bob Greene.

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