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A Review of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

by Marc David


Yes I bought it.  It wasn't given to me.  Yes I've been reading it and I did print it out.  I was not paid to review this.   This is my own review of the book.

Over the course of the last few months, Iíve become 80% more educated on the aspects of nutrition and what foods that burn fat are available to me.  This fat burn concept didnít just come to me.  Nor did I search countless Google sites to find it.  I happened upon the Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e-book written by Tom Ventuo.  With this 357 page book, I didnít get any secrets revealed.  Nor was there something that nobody knew and I happened to be a very lucky person to have this in my possession.  What I did get was the 80% of nutrition that we think we all ďjust knowĒ via common sense.  If itís so common, why is the weight loss industry in the billions of dollars a year for the newest, hottest, fat burn products?  Because the simple fact is, we should know but we donít know. 

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is a pretty simple concept.  You eat the right food combinations, your body becomes more thermogenic, more calories are burned and you keep the muscle but you start to burn off the fat.  Simple concept really.  However, most individuals donít know which foods or why such foods would be important.  They areBurn the Fat, Feed the Muscle uncertain of what types of food burn fat and what quantities they need.  While the rest of the world is looking for the magic pill or the right powder or the latest ab belt, this 357 page e-book on Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle will be your reference guide for life.  This book is something you read, print out, bind, and keep on your shelf.

Tom shows us the best way to burn fat is by eating more, eating more frequently and eating the right combinations of food that burn fat.  In his 357 pages, itís very clear and itís a no b.s. approach to learning about nutrition.  Some of the concepts and impressions I received when reading this e-book were:


  • Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle is truthful, unbiased and objective. 
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not a very low calorie or starvation diet
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not just a nutrition program; it merges nutrition with exercise -- a combination essential for permanent fat loss
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not a generic "one-size-fits-all" program - it's individualized for your goals and your body type.
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is based on real food you can find right in your local supermarket - no supplements or shakes are required
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is based on real world results


Here's just a small sample of what you'll learn when you download your copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle:
  • Why there's so much conflicting advice on training and nutrition - and how you can save money by learning how to instantly recognize marketing hype, false advertising, phony weight loss claims and B.S.
  • Why 95% of all diets fail...and the exact, detailed steps you must take to be in the
    successful 5%
  • Why it's physiologically impossible for conventional diets to ever work ...unless you know this one simple, but amazingly effective trick! It's a metabolism-saver for chronic dieters and it's one of the first things I would teach you if you were one of my personal coaching protťgťs
  • The top twelve worst foods you should never eat
  • The top twelve best foods you should eat all the time
  • How to break through any fat loss plateau - even if you've been stuck at the same weight for years! 10 fool-proof methods that work like magic every time.
  • Why dieting below your critical calorie level can cause serious damage to your metabolism and actually make you fatter! (and how to know when you're in the danger zone)...also, the precise calculations for your optimal calorie level (it's different for everyone - copy someone else and you'll fail)
  • Why eating certain "good" fats can actually speed up fat loss and increase energy levels... and precisely how much of them you need for optimal effects
  • Why this one group of foods will almost never be stored as body fat ( to take maximum advantage of other "negative calorie foods")
  • How to crank up your metabolism and turn your body into a food-incinerating, fat-melting human blast furnace! Easy metabolism-boosting techniques revealed!
  • How food manufacturers are getting away with murder by lying to you on nutrition labels...Learn the TWO crucial places you must look on a food label to make sure the wool's not being pulled over your eyes! (one of them is almost always ignored)
  • Why counting total grams of fat is an antiquated weight loss technique...and what you should do instead
  • How to eat 50% more calories without storing an ounce as fat - It's true - you can actually eat more food while losing more fat using this simple, but often overlooked strategy!
  • The #1 reason why most people can't drop the last 10 lbs of ab flab and how you can lose it with ease...and (if you want to), go even further and get hyper-ripped and rock-hard like a bodybuilder or fitness model
  • Important lessons you can learn from the Zone and Atkins diet...including the reasons why most people fail on both of these diets in the long run
  • What the supplement companies hope you never find out about powdered and liquid meal replacements drinks
  • A simple method to increase the fat burning effects of your cardio workout by 300%
  • The bodybuilder's secret fat burning weapon (this is why the lean bodybuilders keep getting leaner the way the rich keep getting richer!)
  • The one food combination that you should Never, Ever eat - break this rule and you're guaranteed to pack on lumps of ugly fat so fast you'll wonder what hit you! (and everybody's doing it!)
  • Which body type classification you are and how to eat right for your body type (if you're eating wrong for your body type you can forget about losing any body fat no matter how hard you train or how strictly you diet)
  • The cardinal sin of nutrition almost everyone is guilty of, which causes your muscle to shrink right before your eyes, while also slowing down your thyroid and decreasing your metabolic rate.
  • How to boost your energy levels higher than you ever thought possible - almost instantly! (you'll notice the difference the very first day)
  • The #1 most effective way to burn body fat ever (If you could only make one change to your current diet program, this would be it!)
  • Dozens of the best-kept fat burning secrets of bodybuilders and fitness models that almost NOBODY knows about...compiled by a 14-year, rare study of the most "ripped"athletes on earth
  • Why certain aerobics classes and athletic activities are not effective fat burners (if you're taking classes and not seeing results - you need to know this!)
  • The three critical factors that determine whether you'll lose muscle while dieting...and how the slightest nutritional "tweak" can guarantee you keep every ounce of precious lean body mass while you're dieting
  • A quick test to determine your true ideal weight (and it's NOT Body mass index!)
  • Why some people always seem to gain back the fat they've lost and how to GUARANTEE you keep it off for good
  • The single most important thing you must do before you even set foot in a gym or start any diet...(it's more important than any diet, training routine, supplement, or drug known to mankind!)
  • 7 strategies to make sure your body never goes into "starvation mode" and the one thing you must do immediately if you suspect it's already happened to you
  • What to do when you've tried everything and the stubborn fat still won't come off (this is one of the little-known tactics bodybuilders and fitness models use in the final weeks before competitions)
  • Why you'll never get the whole truth about supplements from any magazine (Even if they wanted to tell you, this is why they CAN'T!)
  • Secrets of meal frequency and timing that will amplify your body's natural rate of calorie-burning (There's a lot more to it than just eating small, frequent meals)
  • How to get your body burning fat around the clock - even while you're sleeping!
  • The "overlooked" nutrient that can instantly boost your muscle contractile strength by 10-15%, increase your capacity for prolonged aerobic exercise by an average of 25% and stimulate your cellular machinery to burn fat for fuel more efficiently.
  • Why this "almost magical" combination of three types of food will boost your metabolism for maximum fat loss, increase lean body mass and send your energy levels skyrocketing!
  • Why you will almost ALWAYS fail to keep the fat off permanently if you use a conventional low carbohydrate diet - If you've failed on low carb diets before (especially diets that put you in ketosis), this is the reason why!
  • How a "unique new spin" on the old low carb diet can increase your rate of fat loss to the maximum possible without muscle loss or metabolic downgrade
  • The truth about how much cardio you REALLY need to lose body fat and when you should do it for maximum impact
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about weight training for fat loss...including detailed answers to the 27 most frequently asked questions
  • Not one, but FOUR weight training programs designed to fit your schedule and experience level - plus a "conservative" routine for "time-scrunched" people who can't train as often as they'd like to - YOU pick the routine you want; its all mapped out for you day by day
  • Fat-slashing cardio routines so astonishly effective that when you finish a 30 minute session, you can say "I am now leaner than I was a half hour ago!" (Yes, it works THAT quickly! You get results after every workout!)
  • The psychology of permanent fat loss...Goal setting and motivation tactics that program your subconscious mind for massive success...Follow this "secret mental training formula" and you'll be practically "hypnotized" into eating properly and working out consistently - Just imagine... no more "willpower" required! (these are the same techniques that NFL, NBA, MLB and Olympic champions pay sports psychologists hundreds of dollars an hour to learn.)
  • The psychological reason why most people sabotage themselves...just when their diets are beginning to work. and how to make sure this never happens to you!

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 What Tom says? 

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" (BFFM) is a 337 page fat burning success manual in e-book format jam-packed cover to cover with all the fat destroying methods previously known by only a small handful of the worlds best fitness models and bodybuilders. This program contains all the information you' ll ever need to help you shed body fat permanently without muscle loss and without using drugs or unnecessary supplements.

As I went thru the various chapters, I learned about the essential fats, how to calculate the calories I needed to gain weight slowly (muscle) or lose weight (burn the fat).  There were chapters on protein, carbohydrates, and how to make my cardio sessions more efficient.  Itís all laid out very clearly.  As the author claims, Burn the Fat is simple.. but itís not a simple program.  Meaning, the text is clear, the concepts are easy, itís a fun and easy read but making a lifestyle change takes commitment and motivation.  The best way to burn fat is clearly laid out and documented in this e-book.  The path is very easy to follow.  But it is up to the reader to follow it.

Fat Burn.  Itís what everybody ultimately wants to know.  If you are trying to lose weight, youíll want to burn the fat but keep that precious muscle.  Many times people just want to drop pounds.  They lose water, fat and muscle.  Tom doesnít confuse the two terms.  Losing weight and burning fat are not the same concepts.  If you are competitive athlete who needs to shed the extra pounds from a bulk diet, this book is for you.  If you are in high school, eating three times a day, wanting to gain weight for football season and looking for supplements, this book is for you. 

After running a bodybuilding website called, the number one mistake I see people making (because I made it myself at 16) is a diet that is improper for their goals and looking for a supplement to make it work.  Thereís no need to spend anymore then this book and whatever your grocery bill might be.  Stop looking past the fridge to the latest hype in powders and pills.  The entire industry has you fooled if you do.  If you get your diet correct, supplements will work for you.  If not, you are wasting your money when the foundation is cracked. 

How does the body burn fat?  In a nutshell, by eating the foods that make your body expend more energy burning them, you are raising your metabolic rate.  By raising your rate, you are burning up more calories.  By burning up more calories, you can put yourself in a calorie deficit (just a small one).  By doing this, you burn fat, but you preserve the muscle.  Many weight loss programs focus on shedding pounds.  So you lose fat, you lose water and you lose muscle.  Very inefficient.  And you end up literally starving and falling off the diet because your will-power isnít strong enough.  If you simply followed this plan, you would lose weight at a reasonable pace without making any drastic changes so great that it would feel as if you are making a giant sacrifice.

The best ways to burn fat are simply contained in the chapters of this 357 page e-book called Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle.  There are no secrets revealed.  Itís a clear, concise, guideline that will help you create the eating plan you need to reach your goals.  This book isnít about hype.  Itís not about b.s.  Itís honest, clearly written and a wonderful resource about nutrition that nobody really teaches you.  You should know the basics of nutrition.  And you shouldnít need a science degree to understand this.  Tom writes this book for us.  If you are looking to burn fat and feed muscle, this is an excellent book that I highly recommend.

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Want to Know What Others Think?  Read a Longer Review in the Bodybuilding Forum

P.S.  I once saw a post on a forum that shall remain nameless that said:

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle - everyone please read this!

I ran across this super hyped, overpriced book and immediately thought to myself, (Bleep) the bros at (unnamed forum) could easily fill in all these "super-secret, mystery" questions that the $39 book is supposed to answer. I thought this might be a fun exercise. Let's answer all the mystery questions right here on this thread.

And that's when I started laughing!

First, $39 is hardly overpriced for the #1 nutritional reference on the Internet today.  And to top that off, it is written so the average person can understand it and actually use it.  It's not some techie science manual that is so hard to read, you can't even start the program because the smoke is so thick.  This isn't a smoke a mirror tricks folks.  This is the real deal.  I have the book.  Printed.  In a binder.

Second, there are never any claims of super-secrets.  It's just the facts presented in logical order.  It's much like nutrition.  It's common sense right?  If that is so, then why is the U.S. facing a 65% obesity rating?  I guess it's not so common.  It's not super-secret but it is a very good manual with step by step instructions on how to eat right.

Third, if the person who posted "supposed to answer" had read it, they would know the book *does* answer the questions above.

And finally, I guess if you want to spend your life on a forum, reading post after post by unknown, unproven individuals who have no credentials that you can verify to back up their claims, then sure, you can probably find all the information in this book on the Internet.  And if you want to spend a year doing the research on your own to save $39, then I guess your time isn't worth that much.

If you don't have a basic understanding of nutrition (and I don't mean the food pyramid) then this eBook will be the BEST $39 you ever spent in your life. 

To top it off, Tom gives you 90 days to prove his point with a 100% money-back guarantee.

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Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle By Tom venuto

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle, The #1 best-selling diet ebook on the Internet (as rated by, is completely unique and different from other programs on the diet market because it's not a weight loss program - it's a fat loss program. Once you've read just the first three chapters, there will be no doubt in your mind that pursuing weight loss is not only the wrong goal, it may be the reason why you've failed to reach and maintain your ideal body weight

Burn The fat shows you exactly why it's fat you must lose, not weight, why you cannot succeed with starvation diets, and then shows you exactly how to burn off fat, step by step, in one of the most detailed fat loss nutrition books ever written.

If you're interested in learning exactly what to eat to lose fat the natural way - without supplements, without drugs and without slowing down your metabolism - while also learning the why behind it all, then this program could truly change your life. Get more information at: 


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