Summary and Info
For more than 50 years medical researchers have told us one thing about losing weight: That it's impossible to spot reduce-to target pockets of fat and use diet and exercise to get rid of them. Most people have a problem with specific sites: the back of their arms, or on their thighs, or their stomachs. You know yours: it's the first place fat goes, the last place it leaves. Enter The 7-Minute Miracle. After years of research and work with thousands of patients, Sheldon Levine, M.D., has proven that we can target those "tough luck" spots of fat and reshape our bodies, one problem area at a time. And it's not as difficult as you might think. The basic problem is genetic. You inherit fat. If your mom had big hips, you probably will too. If your dad had a hefty spare tire, you most likely will also. Our bodies are genetically programmed to build fat in specific areas. Regular diet and exercising just won't get rid of it. The good news is this: You can use that same genetic programming to rid yourself of spot fat. Levine shows you how to increase your blood flow to those problem areas and change the genetic code of your fat cells, and shrink the problem. In 7 minutes a day, doing simple exercises without weights, you can target spots of fat. Forty minutes later, follow up with one of Levine's "spot meals" and the combined nutrients will flush away additional fat from your genetically predisposed cells. This breakthrough program is for anyone who wants to reshape his or her body. It's for everyday folks who want to do a little trimming around the middle, as well as the avid gym-goer who's trying to shrink that last bulge around her thighs, or finally take care of the last remnants of cellulite. It's the ultimate program to get the body you want. Sheldon Levine, MD, is the former director of one of the country's most prestigious weight management centers, the DOCS Physician Center in New York, affiliated with Beth Israel Hospital. Levine, who has over 20 years of clinical weight management experience, is himself an avid fitness enthusiast. The former New York state bench press record holder, he is knows as the world's strongest doctor. Levine is the author of Hello Baby, Goodbye Baby Fat: The Complete Guide to Weight Loss After Pregnancy. He lives in New York.