Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good

Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good

 

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An award-winning psychologist and director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior shows everyone how to make real, lasting change in their lives in this exciting work of popular psychology that goes beyond The Power of Habit with science and practical strategies that can alter their problem behaviors—forever.

Whether it’s absent-minded mistakes at work, a weakness for junk food, a smart phone addiction, or a lack of exercise, everyone has some bad habit or behavior that they’d like to change. But wanting to change and actually doing it—and sticking with it—are two very different things.

Dr. Sean Young, an authoritative new voice in the field of behavioral science, knows a great deal about our habits—how we make them and how we can break them. Stick with It is his fascinating look at the science of behavior, filled with crucial knowledge and practical advice to help everyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives.

As Dr. Young explains, you don’t change behavior by changing the person, you do it by changing the process. Drawing on his own scientific research and that of other leading experts in the field, he explains why change can be difficult and identifies the crucial forces that combine to make transformation permanent, from the right way to create new habits to how to harness emotional meaning to motivate change. He also helps us understand how the mind often interferes with creating lasting change and how we can outsmart it, including using “neurohacks” to shortcut the brain’s counterproductive instincts. In addition he provides a powerful corrective to the decades old science of habits, offering a next generation discussion of how habits can change behavior with the right approach.

Packed with pragmatic exercises and stories of real people who have used them successfully, Stick with It shows that it is possible to control spending, stick to a diet, become more social, exercise regularly, stop compulsively checking e-mail, and overcome problem behaviors—forever.

Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

 

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A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being
 
Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire.

In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it.

With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible.

Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. Trying Not To Try is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture.

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Praise for Trying Not to Try:

A Guardian Best Book of 2014
A 2014 Brain Pickings Best Book on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

“Looks like a self-help book, but it’s actually an insightful and lucid introduction to some of the most fruitful ideas in ancient Chinese philosophy.”
—Julian Baggini, The Guardian

“Edward Slingerland treats us to a work of seminal importance. Yet never was there such an important book that takes itself so lightly. Slingerland explains the correspondence between ancient Chinese philosophical ideas about wu-wei, or doing by not doing, and modern neuroscience. In doing so in erudite fashion, he also manages to discuss Woody Allen, magic mushrooms, his daughter’s storybooks, Luke Skywalker and how hard it is to get a date when you’re desperate.”
—Huffington Post

Trying not to Try is an enlightening introduction to the often misunderstood mindset of wu-wei, the ‘being in the moment’ that is the key to Eastern wisdom. Slingerland’s volume is an invaluable guide to anyone on the quest for a full life, lived spontaneously.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow

“Ancient Chinese philosophy has never been more accessible. Not even in ancient China. Slingerland is not just a philosopher, he’s a time traveller.”
Russell Brand, author of Revolution

Trying Not to Try navigates the confluence of two mighty rivers: the burgeoning science of the mind and the classic wisdom of China’s Taoist and Confucian traditions. This is a thoughtful, grounded book about traditions that should be better known—and more often put into practice—in the West.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human

“East meets West in Edward Slingerland’s Trying Not to Try, an entertaining and thought-provoking account of how the principles of ancient Chinese thought continue to apply—indeed, may apply even more—in modern times. Slingerland will make you reconsider your approach to everyday life and will challenge you to approach success—and failure—in a new, refreshing and reenergizing light.”
—Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind
 
“‘I’ll give it a try,’ says Luke Skywalker, and Yoda snaps: ‘Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.’ In this fascinating book, Edward Slingerland brings together ancient Chinese philosophy and contemporary cognitive science to solve the secret of wu-wei—the art of acting effortlessly and spontaneously, of being active and effective, even brilliant, without ever trying. The book itself is a testament to the power of wu-wei, as Slingerland explores rich and intricate ideas with confidence, clarity, and grace. Trying Not to Try is intellectually stimulating, a pleasure to read, and might well change your life.”
—Paul Bloom, Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University; author of Just Babies and How Pleasure Works

Trying Not to Try is fascinating, original, and mind-expanding — it shows us a completely different way of thinking about success and happiness.”
—Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School; author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
 
“Ancient China produced some of the greatest wisdom in human history, and Slingerland makes those riches accessible to modern readers. This book represents the humanities at their best — it’s grounded in careful research about an ancient culture, yet speaks to the eternal challenge of being human in a complex and confusing world.”
—Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business; author of The Happiness Hypothesis and The Righteous Mind

“A remarkable time-traveling synthesis that shows how classic Chinese philosophers anticipated contemporary brain science and also looked beyond it, offering sage advice about how to live lives that flow.  We meet Confucius, Daoists, the first Zen Master, a 6th century hippie, and other ancient Eastern educators, whose ideas have never been rendered more relevant to our times.”
—Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, City University of New York
 
“Through a combination of hard science and ancient philosophy, Trying Not to Try has convinced me that my usual approach to life—smashing through walls and grinding out painful victories—isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes trying hard is overrated. Slingerland has written a charming, intellectually rigorous book that can help all of us improve our lives.”
—Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal
 
“A fascinating read. With state-of-the art science and interesting stories, Slingerland provides key insights from the East and West for achieving happiness and well-being.”
—Sian Beilock, professor of psychology, University of Chicago; author of Choke

“Edward Slingerland is one of the world’s leading comparative philosophers and the foremost advocate of bridging the gulf between cognitive science and the humanities. In Trying Not to Try he reminds us that philosophy truly is a way of life, that classical Chinese philosophy offers deep insights into human flourishing, and that this classical Chinese wisdom anticipates in compelling ways what the best contemporary cognitive science teaches. This is a landmark book— clear, sparkling, and humane.”
—Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University; author of The Bodhisattva’s Brain
 
“This wonderful book not only shows us how to live a more satisfying life, it helps explain why social life is even possible: spontaneity, Slingerland argues, is the key to trust, and ultimately, the evolution of cooperation. A thought-provoking book by a truly gifted writer.”
—Harvey Whitehouse, Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford
 
“Slingerland’s book exemplifies the very principles it elucidates. Although the material is sophisticated, we effortlessly glide through a highly original integration of ancient wisdom and modern science towards a deep understanding of how one can simultaneously set a course in life and live spontaneously.”
—Jonathan Schooler, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara

“In this fascinating book, Edward Slingerland tackles one of the most infuriating obstacles we encounter in our attempts to live meaningful lives. When we try with too much conscious effort to feel happy, or achieve our goals, we sabotage ourselves – but trying to be spontaneous is equally futile. The way out of this paradox is wu-wei, the ancient Chinese ideal of effortless yet accomplished living. Trying Not To Try is both a deeply researched history of this enviable state of relaxed success, and a witty guide to achieving it yourself. Don’t overthink whether you’re going to read it — just read it.”
—Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

“I tried hard to avoid reading this book — just too much to do. But I lost control, dipped in, and was swept along by apparently effortless prose describing the contrast between Confucianism and Taoism, and its relevance to our modern lives, including the good evolutionary reasons why commitment is usually more successful than manipulation. This is the perfect book club book.”
—Randolph Nesse, Arizona State University Center for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, and author of Why We Get Sick

“Slingerland lucidly addresses the power of developing a ‘cultured spontaneity’ and accessibly explains how the need to shut off our minds and bodies can be challenging in an age when smarter and faster is the status quo…A studious and fluent appeal for the benefits of a sound mind.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Slingerland’s book is valuable and refreshing; it illuminates traditions unfairly overlooked in the West, and does so in a way that’s clear-eyed, amenable to science, and largely free of the facile relativism that often mars Western accounts of Eastern philosophy.”
—The Skinny

About the Author

Edward Slingerland is Professor of Asian Studies and Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia. Educated at Princeton, Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, he is an internationally renowned expert in Chinese thought, comparative religion, and cognitive science. In addition to over twenty academic journal articles in a range of fields, he has written several scholarly books, including What Science Offers the Humanities and a translation of the Analects of Confucius.  He lives in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.

Lower Your Blood Pressure: A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan to Decrease Blood Pressure Naturally

Lower Your Blood Pressure: A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan to Decrease Blood Pressure Naturally

 

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Make your healthy heart a habit with the diet and meal plan in Lower Your Blood Pressure.

As 54% of the 75 million Americans who suffer from hypertension know, leading a heart-healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. Recognizing both the rewards and challenges of dieting to lower your blood pressure, Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RD, CSSD, lays out an effective and easy to follow 21-day DASH diet meal plan to help you start and stick to healthy habits. Featuring over 75 low-sodium, high-potassium, and magnesium-filled recipes, Lower Your Blood Pressure is your kick-start guide to get your heart beating right.

Lower Your Blood Pressure contains:

  • A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan preparing you with weekly menus and shopping lists to start you down the right path
  • Over 75 Quick and Easy DASH Recipes providing low-sodium, high-potassium, and magnesium meals made in 30 minutes or less
  • Helpful Tips offering techniques to de-stress and nutritional insight
  • An Essential Overview covering the basics of managing your blood pressure

Lower Your Blood Pressure includes recipes such as: Blueberry-Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie, Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, Asparagus and Wild Garlic Risotto, Enchiladas with Bean Medley, Tandoori Chicken with Rice, Halibut with Greens and Ginger, Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes, Southwestern Meatballs, Peanut Butter Rice Pudding, Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, and much more!

Take the pressure out of keeping your sodium levels in check with Lower Your Blood Pressure.

Mix-and-Match Mama Eats: Crazy Good Go-To Meals

Mix-and-Match Mama Eats: Crazy Good Go-To Meals

 

 

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Make Mealtime Simple and Delicious

The pressure of planning and preparing meals from one day to the next can become stressful. Shay Shull, the Mix and Match Mama, has found simple solutions for making quick and tasty dishes that will satisfy your whole family and make your life so much easier.

Inside this book you will discover more than 200 crazy good go-to breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes for every holiday, season, and month of the year, as well as a helpful Tips and Tricks section featuring “Baking Essentials” and “Grocery Staples”.

Let Shay show you how to spend less time in the kitchen and more time making memories as you enjoy home-cooked meals your entire family will love.
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“Shay’s cookbooks are a must in my house! As a fellow mama of busy, growing kids, she makes it easy for me to make my family yummy, healthy meals. And the best part…they don’t take a million and one hours or ingredients to do it! I love all of her recipes and every sweet treat. I simply adore her from my head to my feet!”
—Brandee Buble, author of O’Shae the Octopus and Jayde the Jaybird

“Thanks to my friend Shay Shull, the Mix-and-Match Mama, the cooking gene I always said I didn’t have has worked its way into my DNA. Okay, maybe not completely, but I don’t need one with Shay’s recipes! They are simple, DELICIOUS, and perfect for busy moms, parents, grandparents, sitters, ladies—really, anyone like me, and I love her for it! You will too!”
—Trista Sutter, former Bachelorette and author of Happily Ever After

“Shay has mastered two things—being a great mom and cooking delicious meals for her family. Luckily for me, I’ve been on the receiving end of the latter for years. Shay’s passion for helping other mothers in their pursuit of creating delicious meals for their families has been inspiring to watch. Her collection of easy-to-make recipes has made dinnertime at the Lowe house so much better!”
—Sean Lowe, star of the 2013 season of The Bachelor

About the Author
Shay Shull is the author of the Mix and Match Mama blog and several cookbooks including Mix-and-Match Mama Eats and Mix-and-Match Meal Planner. She writes about motherhood, adoption, world travel, holidays, organization, and, of course, yummy food. Passionate about coffee, traveling the world with her family, and Red Sox baseball, her greatest love is Christ. Shay lives in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, Andrew, and their four kids: Kensington, Smith, Ashby, and Madeley.

The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners: A 7-Day Plan to Beat Bloat and Soothe Your Gut with Recipes for Fast IBS Relief

The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners: A 7-Day Plan to Beat Bloat and Soothe Your Gut with Recipes for Fast IBS Relief

 

 

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“From shopping lists to meal plans to reintroduction phase guidance, Mollie’s created the user-friendly roadmap that the FODMAP community has been missing.” —Brittany A. Link, MSW, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Certified Wellness Coach

When you have IBS, planning your day around the whims of your stomach can be frustrating and even embarrassing. Just ask Mollie Tunitsky, whose own struggles with IBS led her to follow and find success with a low-FODMAP diet. Determined to share this achievement with others, Mollie lays out an easy to follow meal plan for fast relief from pain and bloating in The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners. Designed for anyone new to the low-FODMAP diet, The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners equips you with everything you need to settle your stomach in just seven days.

The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners includes:

A 7-Day Low-FODMAP Meal Plan containing shopping lists, a symptom tracker, and helpful tips
Over 75 Low-FODMAP Friendly Recipes indicating dairy-free, one pot, quick prep, 30 minutes or less, vegetarian, or vegan dishes
A Low-FODMAP Introduction covering basic information about the FODMAP diet and how it affects your body
The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners includes recipes such as: Banana Pancakes, Vegetable Frittata, Grilled Bok Choy, Creamy Pumpkin Pasta, Vegetable Fried Rice, Baked Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Piccata, Classic Turkey Burgers, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berry Sauce, and much more!

Make plans and follow through with The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners meal plan.

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“This book is an excellent resource for anyone starting the low-FODMAP diet. It is full of useful information, tips, and easy-to-follow recipes. I wholeheartedly recommend it.”-Onyx Adegbola, MD, PhD, Founder & CEO, Casa de Sante Low-FODMAP Foods

“Mollie transforms potentially overwhelming dietary restrictions into a fun (and delicious) lifestyle! I’ve loved watching her journey with the low-FODMAP diet and am proud she’s now sharing her knowledge with the world.”-Dr. Aimee Ginsburg Chesnick, Clinical Pharmacist, McKesson Specialty Health

“Following a low-FODMAP diet can be confusing. While I see many clients give up before they really get started, Mollie breaks this diet down to the basics, making it easy for anyone to follow. From shopping lists to meal plans to reintroduction phase guidance, Mollie’s created the user-friendly roadmap that the FODMAP community has been missing. Not only does this book offer a wealth of information, it is filled with amazing recipes that will make your forget you are following any kind of special diet. Now when I have clients who need to follow a FODMAP-restricted diet, I know I can set them up for success by directing them to this comprehensive book.”-Brittany A. Link, MSW, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian, Certified Wellness Coach

“This book is the perfect resource for people who are starting the low-FODMAP diet. It explains everything, has great recipes, and the photos are amazing. Trust me, you will be excited to test your new diet!”―Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI

From the Author
This book was inspired by my journey on the FODMAP diet starting 3 years ago when I was first introduced to it by my doctor. Working alongside my kick butt dietitian Gabriela Gardner, I noticed a huge change in my tummy issues. My life changed forever when I started the FODMAP diet and so I decided to write this book to help others in their journey to finding IBS relief in just 7 days! I wish I had a book like this when I first started the diet and I know it will be a lot of help for you in your quest to find relief from IBS and tummy issues!

Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.

Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.

 

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You will never diet again.

Say goodbye to calorie counting, restrictive food bans, or other forced behaviors. In Mini Habits for Weight Loss, you will learn how to lose weight naturally, in the precise way your body and brain are meant to change.

We’ve blamed ourselves for lack of discipline. That didn’t help.
We’ve blamed calories, carbs, and fat. That didn’t help.
We’ve blamed our diet formulas. That didn’t help.

It’s time we looked at the practice of dieting.

Nearly all diets are ineffective because they’re based on dieting. Every person has a diet (noun), but it’s only if you are trying to lose weight that you diet (verb). Dieting is eating and drinking sparingly or selectively to reduce your weight.

It doesn’t work. If you’ve tried dieting, you know that.

Even the “perfect diet” with the right foods will fail if it’s approached from the traditional dieting perspective. Since weight loss experts are more concerned with biology than neuroscience, we get brilliant discussions on nutrition followed by the same dumb suggestion to “immediately start eating completely different foods than the ones you’re habitually used to eating, and give up everything else.”

Are You Fighting Your Own Body and Brain?

The brain resists dramatic behavioral shifts. Recognizing this and developing a strategy around it made the original Mini Habits the #1 selling self-help book in a number of countries. In Mini Habits for Weight Loss, you’ll see that we also biologically resist such changes, which explains why most dieters and smoothie-cleanse aficionados lose weight in the short term, only to gain it all back (and more) when the body adjusts.

Mini Habits for Weight Loss will show you how to make dietary changes in a sustainable, permanent way that doesn’t trigger biological or neurological resistance.

It’s a specialized version of the method that made the original book a hit in 14 languages. The mini habits remain easy to implement, but the reasoning and supporting tactics are more sophisticated. This is by necessity, as weight loss factors are many and varied. The strategies in the book are rooted in extensive biological and neuroscience research.

You’ll discover:

Why it’s a terrible idea to forbid junk food.

How some of the most impactful changes you can make don’t involve either diet or exercise.

Why conscious calorie restriction causes long-term weight GAIN, and how this science has been publicly available (and ignored) for more than 30 years.

How the body’s change process mirrors that of the brain, and why that is great news for losing weight.

Creative strategies to mitigate weight gain from eating out, social events, and holiday binge sessions.

Why eating fruit is essential to losing weight (for lots of reasons).

The role of exercise and an active lifestyle in weight loss, with appropriate strategies.

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to change your behavior and lose weight in the long term with mini habits.

Instead of reading yet another dieting book, why not try a proven behavioral change strategy that your brain and body will welcome and respond to?

Lasting change won’t happen until you take that first step toward a strategy that works.

Read Mini Habits for Weight Loss, and you’ll never diet again.

 

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Author Guarantee: I will never buy, trade, or otherwise ask for a favorable review. Here are some quotes from Amazon reviewers:

“I’ve already lost 12 pounds and my scale hasn’t budged in a decade! Insanely easy to follow and explained in detail why it works and it makes so much sense. This book was life changing for me.”
Nancy I (verified purchase)

“This book can simply change your life. I know – I’ve been dieting all my life and got nowhere, but can see how the strategies described in this book can change it forever.”
Amazon Customer J (verified purchase)

“I’ve tried SO MANY weight loss things to no avail. I’m doing mini habits now and crushing it–with seemingly no effort. I recommend this to everyone who desires to make sustainable changes. This book is the best investment you can make in yourself. Stop giving your money to the diet industry!”
Erina (verified purchase)

“This is an excellent book. I’ve read the original Mini Habits book, which was also excellent, but I didn’t think this would have much to add to the original book. I was definitely wrong, I’m glad to say. This book provides a fresh perspective on the concepts of dieting, exercise, and weight loss.”
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“I finished this book about a week ago and decided to simply switch out skim milk yogurt for whole milk yogurt and add fruit to breakfast and lunch in the 2X2 plan talked about in the book. With these very small changes, I have lost three pounds in the last week and we are in the throes of the holiday season. What appeals to me most is as you are establishing mini habits, you are adding to, not subtracting from, whatever you already do. I have still had pizza this week and have not restricted anything else, I have only added in. Please understand that this is about changing what you do OVER TIME. If you are desperate to crash off some weight, this book is not for you. Take a deep breath, slow yourself down, get some patience and then get this book.”
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“This has changed my way of thinking about diet and weight loss.”
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About the Author

Stephen Guise is driven by his desire to find the most effective behavior change strategies. To help others maximize their potential, he has developed an array of unconventional, result-driven ideas. In particular, his ideas of extreme willpower conservation, no-motivation-required action plans, multiple-cue habit formation, success-cycling, and “stupid small” steps form the unique foundation of Mini Habits, which is being published in more than a dozen languages.

The Year One Challenge for Men: Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months

The Year One Challenge for Men: Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months

 

 

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ARE YOU READY TO BUILD THE LEAN, MUSCULAR, STRONG, AND HEALTHY BODY YOU’VE ALWAYS DESIRED?

The Year One Challenge for Men is a workout journal companion to the bestselling book Bigger Leaner Stronger.

With the Bigger Leaner Stronger program, you can gain 20 – 25 pounds of muscle and build an impressive amount of muscle and strength in just one year.

This book contains a full year’s worth of workouts, properly laid out so you can record and track your progress, as well as some of the author’s favorite motivational quotes and recipes from his bestselling cookbook, The Shredded Chef.

If you’re ready to build muscle and lose fat faster than you ever thought possible, buy this journal today, get started on the program, and watch your body transform week after week.

 

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“I am in my 5th week of doing the weight routines and eating methods and I have lost 11 pounds to date and my strength has sky rocketed.”

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“After following this plan for only 5 weeks, I have already lost 13 lbs of body fat while continuing to build muscle mass and strength at 47 years old.”

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“I’ve gone from squats with just the bar to 180 lbs. in just 8 weeks.”

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“I’ve been following my program for 10 weeks now and am incredibly happy with my results – I’ve lost 8 kg and made great strength gains.”

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“I have been cutting for about 5-6 weeks and have lost about 13lbs so far. I went from a 35 in waist now down to a 31 ½ in waist, and have gone up in weight in almost of my lifts.”

-Andrew (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I gained 10 pounds of muscle in 3 weeks good for me after a short plateau.”

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“After following Mike’s plan for 2 months now I have lost 13 pounds and am seeing huge gains in muscle definition already.”

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“I’ve already added 2 lbs every week during the past few weeks while increasing my lifts by 5 or 10 lbs every time I lift.”

-Mitch (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I implemented his workout routine the next day and lost 11LBS the first week and I feel strong!”

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“After 7 months of following the Bigger Leaner Stronger program, I am fitting easily into 36″ jeans and with 35lbs of weight lost. I’m fitter, healthier and with better muscle definition than in my entire life and I am easily stronger than I’ve been in 20+ years.”

-J. Williams (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I’ve been on the program 3 weeks now and I’ve dropped 10 lbs, 2.5% Bodyfat, while still getting stronger each week.”

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“I was surprised to see fat literally fall off me (I lost 20lbs of fat in under 2 months) and muscle mass build up faster than I had ever seen it.”

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“After six weeks of successful, satisfying, and motivating workouts, (and seven pounds lean mass gain, plus 20-45 pounds added to my lifts, across the board).”

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“I’ve put on about 7 pounds in just 4 weeks without much noticeable gain in fat.”

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From the Author
Hi,

I’m Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

Through my work, I’ve helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.

So if you’re looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I’d love to hear from you at my site, muscleforlife.com.

Sincerely,

Mike

The Year One Challenge for Women: Thinner, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months

The Year One Challenge for Women: Thinner, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months

 

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ARE YOU READY TO BUILD THE LEAN, STRONG, AND TONED BODY YOU’VE ALWAYS DESIRED?

The Year One Challenge for Women is a workout journal companion to the bestselling book Thinner Leaner Stronger.

With the Thinner Leaner Stronger program, you can lose 30 to 35 pounds of fat and build muscle in just one year.

This book contains a full year’s worth of workouts, properly laid out so you can record and track your progress, as well as some of the author’s favorite motivational quotes and recipes from his bestselling cookbook, The Shredded Chef.

If you’re ready to build muscle and lose fat faster than you ever thought possible, buy this journal today, get started on the program, and watch your body transform week after week.

 

 

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“I have been doing the author’s (Mike) outline as written and I have dropped down to 18% body fat rather quickly.”

-D. Bohrer (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“Up to now, I’ve lost 5 kg (13,4 pounds). My arms are already starting to be toned, I’m losing fat, specially in the abs and hips, I feel more energetic, my hair, skin and nails are healthier and more beautiful.”

-Renata Franca (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I’m getting stronger all the time. I’ve lost 27 lbs,I look& feel great at 5’5″ 140.”

-Alison R. (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I lost 4 pounds and dropped 2% fat. My work outs are more effective, even though they are shorter, they are far more intense.”

-L. Duff (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I lost 3 lbs my first week and the weight continues to come off. I have always worked out but for once it’s actually paying off and I am seeing the weight melt while my muscles get stronger.”

-Liana Depew (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I’ve only been following his workouts and eating guidelines for two weeks and I already feel tighter, leaner and better. I swear I am already seeing results.”

-Gina Rosellini (Amazon Review)

“I’ve lost almost 10 pounds, lost 5% body fat and dropped two pants sizes.”

-“Laxkat” (Amazon Review)

“It’s simple and finally seeing results I want by following his advice, even with hypothyroidism.”

-Karmell Johnson (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“After two weeks, I’m already feeling stronger and no more plateau – I’m losing pounds AND inches!”

-A. Webb (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I have been following the nutrition plan for 3 weeks (but vegetarian-ized) and the weight lifting plan for 1 week and am already seeing great results.”

-Katrina Lynn (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I’ve only been on the program a couple weeks, but I’m already lifting more weight and losing fat.”

-“CHERRYBOMB” (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I have made amazing gains with the advice from Mike Matthews and I continue to return to the books just to remind me why I am following Thinner Leaner Stronger.”

-“EFWATERS” (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I’m just getting started, but I’m seeing changes in my body already.”

-Lisa Lloyd (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and starting to see some improvements in my arm and legs already.”

-“jpaysour” (Amazon Verified Purchase)

“My son and I are doing Mike’s program now and I can see the results already (it’s only been 2 weeks). I also like the fact that Mike answers all your questions by email!”

-Esther Bravo-Mozo Amazon Verified Purchase)

From the Author
Hi,

I’m Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

Through my work, I’ve helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know in my books.

So if you’re looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I’d love to hear from you at my site, muscleforlife.com.

Sincerely,

Mike

Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body Paperback

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Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep women from ever achieving the lean, toned, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.

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The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze…and it only takes 8 12 weeks.

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The 5 biggest fat loss myths & mistakes that keep women overweight, frustrated, and confused.
How to build meal plans that allow you to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy without ever feeling starved, deprived, or like you re on a diet.
The lies women are told about how to tone and shape their bodies, and what you REALLY need to do to have sexy, lean curves.
A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype.
How to master the inner game of fitness and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).
How to get lean while still indulging in the “cheat” foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.
And a whole lot more!
Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you re doing to make such startling gains.

Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you re getting healthier every day.

The bottom line is you CAN achieve that Hollywood babe body without having your life revolve around it no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach.

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Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body Paperback

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If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements…then you want to read this book.

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Getting into awesome shape isn t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.

• You don t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements.

• You don t need to constantly change up your exercise routines to confuse your muscles.

• You don t need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc.

• You don t need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a shredded six-pack.

• You don t need to obsess over eating clean to get ripped, and you don t need to completely abstain from cheat foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages.

Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire.

And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will never know…

The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze…and it only takes a few months.

This book reveals things like…

• The 7 biggest muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.

• How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy eating foods you love and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you re on a diet.

• An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms…spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week…doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out.

• A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype.

• How to master the inner game of fitness and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).

• The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger.

• How to get shredded while still indulging in the cheat foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream.

• And a whole lot more!

Imagine…just 12 weeks from now…being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you re doing to make such startling gains…

Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you re getting healthier every day…

The bottom line is you CAN achieve that Hollywood hunk body without having your life revolve around it.

SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!

With this book you ll also get a free 119-page bonus report where you ll not only find an entire year s worth of workouts for the program but also Mike s personal product and supplement recommendations and recipes from his bestselling cookbooks!

Scroll up, click the “Buy” button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!