Lose 5 kilos in 30 days. It sounds straightforward and it is. Michelle Bridges is Australia's most successful weight-loss expert and she knows how to get people into shape quickly. Whether your weight has been slowly creeping up over the last few years, you've already lost a lot of weight but can't get any further, or summer is just around the corner and you want to look your best, Losing the Last 5 Kilos gives you all the information you need to get back to your perfect size. Day-by-day menu plans, with weekly shopping lists Michelle's favourite low-cal but filling recipes Easy-to-follow, high-intensity exercises, with step-by-step photos Michelle's best tips for success So, set aside 30 days to follow Michelle's training program and menu plan. Do this for just four weeks and watch the kilos disappear. You will look and feel fantastic.
About the Author
Michelle Bridges is the author of Crunch TIme and Crunch Time Cookbook.
I have actually read this book, found it interesting and am looking forward to starting my 30 day plan next week (will review again with results). All main meals are planned, but you can alter them to suit yourself I guess. Snacks just have to be within your calorie limit. Exercise sessions are also planned (6 days a week), but you can replace her workouts with a body attack, body pump or yoga class if that's what you prefer.
As far as what the other reviewers have said below, I don't see anything wrong with wanting to lose the last 5 kilos to reach a weight you'll feel more happy and healthy at. I certainly don't want to be below a healthy weight, just to fit my jeans better and feel fit and healthy. And that's easier to do when you're following a plan instead of doing it completely on your own.
I bought this book for the obvious reasons and plus alot of the recipes looked tasty and healthier then some of my usual recipes. And they were.
The exercises need a bit of creativity if you don't go to the gym, alternatively the healthy eating and incidental exercise works for anyone who just wants to be a little more healthy rather than LOSE a few kilo's.
The book comes with 4 weeks of recipes and calories already counted (Plus suggested exercise) but the only drawback I found was the shopping list, although helpful, isn't completely thought out. E.G. How much you need of something.
Also I'd suggest reading each recipe that you'll enjoy that week to see if you want to substitute anything in it and to make sure you have all the ingredients. (Often there are one or two ingredients that it seems she assumes you'll already have...)
For anyone who has intolerance to certain foods, this is a helpful change of eating plan. Using fresh ingredients for basically every meal will see you sleeping more soundly, your skin clearing up, weight starting to go and more concern regarding what you put in your mouth.
The book is worth getting. :)
And for all the unfortunate reviewers who want to discuss existentialism, it's sad they only have this avenue of expression for their poetical and completely irrelevant views. From someone who acts rather than sits and judges - This is a book that will get results.
I'm 56 years old, and sure would love to lose thost last 5kgs. However, this book isn't really for me. (or YOU if you're 56 years old!) The exercises are a bit beyond most of us, and you need to go out and buy a fair bit of equipment to do them. also the recipes might be ok if you live in the city, adn have easy access to octopus or other exotic foodstuffs. i don't. i live in the country, and am very disappointed in the recipes that use hard to get ingredients. don't waste your money. buy something else.
It's a great book but I wish Michelle or her publishers could have made up their minds before printing a book which measures in both calories (in food) and kilos (weighed). We measure in kilojoules and kilos. I bought the book and have had to convert all the recipes to Australian standards. Why couldn't they have done it in both instead of half of one and half of the other? Even all the labels in Australia are shown in kilojoules so shopping with this book is really annoying.
A great book, the food is fantastic and with a bit of persuading, family friendly. Don't be deterred by the negative reviews, but remember, it is aimed at people who have already done most of the hard work, not somebody who is trying to make the jump from no exercise and 10,000kj per day. And no disrespect intended to the reviewer who said the fitness component isn't suitable for somebody at 56 years old, my mum is 57 and the program looks like something she would do on a quiet week. I would highly recommend it to somebody wanting to fine tune things.
What? So then I'd weigh nothing at all? But wouldn't I then not exist? I would have created my own non-existence. Is this really a quick, easy, money-grabbing diet guide of the sort churned out billions of times previously, or is it a complex, searing indictment of modern society which questions the very nature of existentialism? If you are stupid enough to buy this book - it's unlikely you would ever pose such a rhetorical.
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