It only took a little prodding around to find our next quest. So beginning tomorrow – we’re starting The 4 Hour Body. I read through the book over a couple of days – and while it is one THICK book – DON’T LET THAT DISSUADE YOU. The author, Tim Ferriss wants you to treat it like a buffet.
<Sidenote: I originally ordered the Kindle version, but found that kind of clunky for moving about from chapter to chapter – or looking things up. So we purchased a hard cover version, too. >
So onto this idea of reading it like a BUFFET. The book is composed of a number of different sections and if you’re interested in Burning Fat, follow certain chapters…if you’re interested in adding muscles, follow these other chapters…etc.
Since we’re interested most in BURNING FAT, we will be following those chapters – learning about slow carb foods, cheat days and minimal exercise.
One of my favorite concepts so far in the reading is the idea of the Minimum Effective Dose – and it goes something like this. YES, you could work out 1 hour a day 7 days a week, however shorter, fewer workouts could actually give you 90% of the results – with less than 1/2 the work. WHOO HOOO, I am all for that. I love RECREATION – but for me structured EXERCISE simply sucks.
So I’ll check back in with some progress notes as Phase 3 progresses for us.