The Body For Life Diet: Getting Fit Now

February 25, 2011

Diets & Nutrition

A bodybuilder’s physique is quite enviable, and that’s what creator Bill Phillips had in mind when he designed the Body For Life, making use of the principles of bodybuilding to bring about weight loss in an individual while maintaining muscle tone.

For more than 10 years now, over 2 million individuals have successfully transformed their bodies with The Body for Life Diet, which is low calorie, while providing enough to build muscle and is based on the belief that the human body adapts itself to the nutritional intake. If calorie intake is low, the body will respond by slowing down the metabolism and by burning muscle in preference to fat.

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Body For Life Diet Guidelines

  • Recommends 6 small meals per day.
  • Each meal having 1 portion of carbs and 1 portion protein.
  • At least 2 meals per day should have vegetables.
  • A multivitamin daily is encouraged.
  • A cheat day is provided every end of the week.

Approved Foods

  • lean poultry
  • most fish
  • seafood egg whites
  • low fat cheese
  • soy
  • brown and white rice
  • pasta
  • whole wheat breads
  • oatmeal
  • whole grains
  • apples
  • melons
  • vegetables

The Skinny

The Body for Life Diet also incorporates exercise in its program, and its rigorous workout routine is performed for 6 days a week, consisting of alternating aerobics and weight training.The overall effect of this aggresive approach to exercise is to increase the body’s metabolism, burn fat and build muscle. 

The exercise routine, high protein diet and reduced portion sizes make Body for Life a diet worth trying, and is guaranteed to help people lose weight rapidly. Individuals do gain muscle strength exercise, but one drawback of the Body for Life is its relatively strict approach, which people may find difficult to stay on.

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