I have read and reviewed dozens of weight loss plans and Tom Venuto’s Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle has to be one of the most comprehensive and detailed guides to losing fat that I have come across. Tom has invested his more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in this e-book and leaves nothing out. It really might be the only fat loss guide one needs to read.
Being a seven-time champion of natural bodybuilding, there is no one who understands fat loss better than Tom. After all, anyone who can cut up to 3.7% body fat without compromising on muscle loss really knows what they’re talking about.
There are no gimmicks, scientific jargon, or unrealistic promises. The plan is written for the average person to understand and follow, and is based on sound fat loss principles. Primarily, the program is based on “calories in versus calories out.” Tom believes that each person can be grouped into specific body types and that once you understand your body type, you will be able to calculate the exact proportions of calories and micronutrients that your body needs to create a calorie deficit and lose weight.
Most of the e-book is dedicated to understanding nutrition, and by the end of the diet section, you will feel like an expert on carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. You will learn which foods to choose, which to avoid, when and how often to eat, and how much of each type is best for your body and your goals.
In addition to thoroughly discussing nutrition, Tom also goes over other key elements of his plan, such as motivation, goal setting, measuring body fat, tracking progress, as well as exercise and training.
The exercise and training part is based on a lot of theory, so those looking for specific exercise routines to do with instructions on how to perform each exercise may be disappointed. However, Tom provides his top 5 exercises for each muscle group and also offers a suggested plan for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to follow. You just need to learn the proper form of each exercise on your own. An easy way to do this is to ask a trainer at the gym or watch a YouTube video about the exercise you want to learn.
Supplements are not essential for Burns fat plan, but a multivitamin and omega 3 supplement is suggested. Meal replacement bars or drinks are also recommended for those who do not have enough time to prepare meals or eat.