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The Four Hour Body and You

Category : dieting

Like many of your Tim Ferriss fans out there, I’ve been very keen to try the Four Hour Body lifestyle change. I’m overweight by quite a few pounds, so I made a New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds. I figured a good healthy goal would be to lose one pound a week. That’s not much, eh? But indeed, after 52 weeks, that would be 52 pounds. Quite an accomplishment.

Well, I’m happy to say that since January 2011, I’ve lost over 20 pounds, and I’m right on schedule. I make sure to follow the basic ideas of the 4HB, but I’m not a stickler. I feel that a goal of one pound a week and making sure that I hit the goal at least once in the week (even if I bounce up) will keep me on target.

So, what tools do I recommend? First, the 4HB regimen is a combination of dietary changes (drop all the “white” carbs, shift to mostly lean proteins, etc.) as well as repetitive workout regimens. They recommend kettlebells for exercises, but other exercise approaches would work. To get a good cross-section of workout gear, you should definitely check out the Become shopping portal. In particular, the Sports and Outdoors section is relevant to those of you trying to get on the 4HB track. For example, the workout bench and the Proform Elliptical are welcome add-ons to a 4HB routine. Check out the Editor’s picks on the site and peruse the options.  A search on Kettlebell turns up quite a few results as well. So, this looks like a good place to pick up some equipment.

I’d love to hear from you all. Are you also having good results with the 4HB diet? Any recommendations? Many folks say you’ll hit a plateau at 15-20 pounds, but I seem to be cruising through it… so far. I wonder what’s in store!