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How BAT helps reduce your abdominal fat

You're going to LOVE this! We're talking hundreds of experiments on weird food and nutrient combos, unheard-of supplements and herbs, odd workout styles, and more...all with proof and real-world experiments on how to use simple little tweaks to powerfully change your body!

What am I talking about? well, I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy 2 weeks ago of best-selling author, Tim Ferriss' new book "The 4-Hour Body", and I've been pouring through this thing for the last week or two... it's freakin amazing! The book actually just launched today on amazon.

I'd have to say that this is easily one of the best fitness and nutrition books I've ever read...probably in the top 2.

I was at an event in Austin Texas last summer and was hanging out with Tim, and he was telling me about all of the crazy experiments he details in this new book... at the time, he was thinking of calling it "Becoming SuperHuman", and immediately I was intrigued.

By the way, the subtitle for this book is: "An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming SuperHuman".

This is a perfect gift for Christmas for anybody interested in health, fitness, food, or performance in the bedroom... yes, there's some CRAZY stuff in this book. Grab a few copies today and you won't be disappointed. This book is extremely entertaining too.

What's insane about this book is that Tim actually made himself a human guinea pig for a lot of the experiments that he writes about in the book. He had over 1000 blood tests taken on himself, and 10 years worth of experiments to study the effects of different foods, workout styles, sleeping methods, etc, etc.

Not only that, but Tim worked closely with and compiled secrets from hundreds of elite athletes, Olympic training coaches, dozens of MD's, bodybuilders, triathletes, and more to extract some of the best tricks and tips for "becoming superhuman" and getting your best body fast.

Check out some of the crazy stuff he details in this book (for both men and women)

*Unusual tricks to prevent fat gain while bingeing (such as on X-mas, holidays, weekends)
*1 NIGHTLY tip to increase fat loss by 300%
*Tim's unusual 21-day beef and almond experiment (very interesting)
*How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks (if you're into that kind of thing)
*How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without drugs, and in only four hours of total gym time (he has proof of how he did this without gaining body fat)
*How to reverse "permanent" injuries
*Specific food and nutrient combos to triple your testosterone
*How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
*And for the ladies, the #1 MOST important exercise to get a perfect butt (most people DON'T do this one)

Tim also talks about a specific food plan that he calls the "Slow Carb Diet" which is the first eating plan that actually stripped so much fat off of his abdominals, that he could actually see veins on his abdomen. Pretty cool stuff.

That's what this book is all about... all together, it's over 500 pages, and seems intimidating at first glance... but it's actually formatted so that you can simply pick and choose little bite-sized chapters and experiments at a time.

Personally, I'm a really slow reader, but I've been FLYING through this book!

If you want to see a super-cool 45-second video trailer about what this book is all about, go to this amazon page and look on the left side below the book image... you'll see the 45-second video clip on there... really cool stuff!

Regarding the subject line of today's email and "BAT"... here's one trick that Tim talks about in the book...

As you may have heard about before, there's a difference between types of fat inside your body - white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT)...

BAT has gotten a lot of press for it's ability to trigger increased calorie expenditure in your body. As Tim says in the book, "BAT helps dissipate excess calories as heat. These excess calories would otherwise be stored in the aforementioned WAT and end up in your beer gut or muffin top".

So how do we stimulate BAT to get rid of more body fat? Well, that is what Tim sought to experiment with, and in one of the chapters in The 4-Hour Body, he details several experiments he did... One of those experiments was not something you will want to repeat, and it involved painful 20-minute full body ice baths.

However, Tim discovered an experiment that worked almost equally well, and it was much easier... it involved simply using an ice pack on his neck and upper trapezius area for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week.

The reason this worked for BAT stimulation was that BAT is apparently more concentrated in your upper chest and neck areas. This experiment that Tim did on himself led to significant body fat reduction.

This is just 1 example of the 100's of experiments that Tim details in this new book. It's some seriously entertaining reading, and gives you tons of ideas on little things you can test to get a better body, get stronger, get leaner, or perform better.

Really cool stuff.


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Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

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