Bikini body help nutrition guide
The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide by Kayla ItsinesI first heard about Kayla Itsines through Instagram, where she has a whopping 6.9 million followers and a ton of hashtags for her #BBGprogram. It is all pretty inspiring, seeing all of these before & after photos of her clients and I love that she is Greek and posts about her yiayia.
I read this as an e-book but I feel like getting this in print would be so much nicer! There are some very awkward cuts (photos and words cut off half way and placed on the next page etc.) and I bet the photos look so much nicer in person.
Overall I think this is a very positive and well-researched book. Itsines is all about a balanced approach to fitness/nutrition as well as listening and loving your body. This may seem hypocritical coming from someone who makes money off weight loss targeted to women generally under 30, but I get the sense that Kayla Itsines is genuine and wholeheartedly wants women to be happier and healthier. With obesity on the rise, I dont think there is anything wrong with promoting a proper fitness/nutrition lifestyle.
Although I believe this is much better suited for a beginner in the fitness/nutrition world, I still enjoyed it. For example Itsines goes into detail about the difference between LISS and HIIT-intense workouts, as well as what macros are, what protein, carbs, and fats are etc...which is all a bit too beginner for me and I had to skip a lot of the intro pages. The information is all quite good and I think it would be an amazing book for anyone just starting to get into fitness/nutrition but it isnt necessarily for me.
The only part of the book that I completely disagreed with was in the Becoming healthy, strong & confident Chapter. Itsines states that counting calories can cause us to be lost, confused and make mistakes. As someone who has lost 20 lbs (9 kgs) using only calorie counting, I dont agree with what she said at all. She goes on to state that this is typically the sort of nutrition profiling that an elite athlete would use, but I dont believe that it is mandatory in order for everyone to maintain good health. Again, I lost weight and have maintained for over a year now and I am about as far from an elite athlete as a person can be. I understand that for some people they just dislike calorie counting or become obsessed with it but I would not outright dismiss it.
The most interesting thing is Itsines says this but then a few chapters later under the How does energy intake influence our weight Kayla goes into great detail describing how calorie counting and CICO works! I think she was trying to be safe and not outright say she believes in calorie counting because some people go crazy over it, but she realised that you just cannot beat the science of CICO...its just thermodynamics!
If you are just beginning your fitness/nutrition or are interested in her recipes then I would definitely check this out.
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The body transformation phenomenon and 1 Instagram sensation's first healthy eating and lifestyle book! Millions of women follow Kayla Itsines and her Bikini Body Guide minute workouts: energetic, kinetic, high-intensity interval training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Fans not only follow Kayla on Instagram, they pack stadiums for workout sess. Fans not only follow Kayla on Instagram, they pack stadiums for workout sessions with her, they've made her Sweat with Kayla app hit the top of the Apple App Store's health and fitness charts, and they post amazing before and after progress shots. Kayla's audience is avid and growing, with over 10 million followers worldwide. Fans include the actress Allison Williams and the model Candice Swanepoel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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