Welcome to the Fat Around the Middle Plan
"Are you frustrated with your body shape? Do you feel that your arms and legs look all right, yet the area from your bust to your groin seems to defy all your attempts to shrink it? Does it seem as though every sneaked chocolate biscuit or handful of crisps settles as fat around your middle? Do your clothes feel uncomfortable – maybe your skirts are too tight, your blouse gapes and a 'muffin top' layer of fat pours over the waistband of your jeans? Worst of all, have you been asked when your baby is due?"
"If so, this is the book for you." Its aim is to help you – and countless other women like you – to change your body shape for good.
"Of course, your appearance is important, affecting, as it does, your confidence, self-esteem and self-image." However, the fat around your middle can also be dangerous. Scientists now know that storing fat in the middle of your body rather than anywhere else can have major health implications and studies show that it increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and high blood pressure.
"So, appearances aside, it has never been more important that you do something about your body shape. The fact that you’re reading this is a very good sign - it means that you are motivated and ready to see changes in motion. And the great benefit of following the recommendations in this book is that you will not only get rid of that fat around your middle - in as little as three months – but you will also..."
Introduction – Welcome to the Fat Around the Middle Plan – 8
Chapter 1 – Why Your Body Stores Fat on the Waist – 11
Chapter 2 – Good or Bad Body Fat? - 24
Chapter 3 – How Your Fat Could Be Killing You – 36
Chapter 4 – What and How to Eat – 51
Chapter 5 – Supplements to Help Change Your Shape – 85
Chapter 6 – Exercise that’s Best for You – 103
Chapter 7 – Just How Stressed Are You? – 111
Chapter 8 – It’s All in Your Genes – 123
Chapter 9 – Testing, Testing – 127
Chapter 10 – The ‘Lose-your-belly’ (and ‘Find-your-waist’) Plan of Action – 134
Chapter 11 – Staying Slim and Healthy – 180
Resources – 183
References – 184
Index – 190