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Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise

Narrated by: Michael Ormsbee
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Should you avoid red meat and eat only carbs, or avoid carbs and focus on healthy fats? Will 500 crunches a day turn that belly fat into a “six pack”, or should you stick to cardio three times a week? Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise presents the latest scientific research about changing your body composition, along with diet and exercise recommendations in incremental steps that men and women of all ages and fitness levels can follow. From the macro to the molecular, this course takes a science-based view to debunk common weight-loss misconceptions and help you understand your own body better than you ever have.

Led by Professor Michael Ormsbee, Assistant Professor and Interim Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, you will gain access to cutting-edge research that demonstrates what does - and doesn’t - work. The lessons presented in this course can change your life by helping you to feel better, perform better, and be healthier now and into your older years.

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Learning based on science and research.

This is what anyone starting a weight loss (body fat loss) journey should listen to for accurate information based on evidence and research. I learnt an incredible amount while listening and it helped me fine tune my goals, both nutritionally and through exercise.

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  • ESI
  • australia
  • 03-03-2019

takes the marketing and hysteria out of nutrition

As a physician I would highly recommend this course. Took me through a nice refresher of physiology to start then built on that to explain energy utilisation under different physiological conditions. Although the recommendations may seem simple, it makes me more motivated and confident to chose the right strategy for me and implement them.

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Don’t let your first step be a misstep.

For anyone that is looking to understand your body, and how the foods you eat and the way you exercise affect how you look and feel, this book is simply fantastic, and will assist in guiding you to make correct decisions for your health.

Personally, this year, I’ve made great improvements in my body composition by reducing excess fat and adding some lean muscle mass, but it had come at the cost of my overall energy and satisfaction/happiness. At first, I thought, ‘the longer I do this, the more my body will adjust, and the better I look, the happier I’ll feel’. This is a dangerous approach to new diets and exercise plans that most people go through; it’s ineffective and causes these plans to be temporary, and as a result, pointless. Ormsbee demonstrates that you can make great improvements in your health and fitness goals, while feeling progressively better from day 1. He attacks all areas of health from nutrition and exercise, with detailed scientific research to guide you towards the most efficient lifestyle changes you should make, in order to achieve your goals.

Understanding is the best motivation. Making permanent changes for your health is hard work, but you’ll never be able to take those proper steps if you don’t understand what you’re doing.

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Good Science based

Fairly non-partisan science based nutrition information. In depth enough to allow further research by listener and quantifies and qualifies information where required. Wholeheartedly recommend.

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Sensible and we'll researched

As another reviewer said before me I honestly learnt so much from this. No gimmicks just research and a balanced opinion. You don't have to follow it but I'm willing to try

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  • G Man
  • 12-01-2019

Excellent !

A bit "dry" at moments but overall very informative. I liked the approach of small changes

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  • Swage
  • 18-12-2018

Basic Knowledge

I was expecting more up to date research analysis. Ideally it would have included a major overhaul of these elementary concepts in light of breakthroughs of the genetic factors influencing body composition. I can not recall a single reference to even solid genetic research now ten years old.

It did offer basic nutrition information, good discussion of special senior requirements and a now standard review of metabolic function.

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  • Jscott
  • 25-02-2019

Inspiring easy way to get fit

This was a very easy to understand and implement guidelines course for better health. I am already seeing improvements with how I feel.

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  • Mark
  • 17-05-2019

Good Content - Poor Narration

I know a lot about fitness, and nutrition and this course does a good job covering a lot of info. Yes, If you know a lot about this topic, then you are going to hear things you already know. Overall I did like the course organization. It was mostly review/reinforcement for me, but I did pick up a few things. I enjoyed the material. It was time well spent learning.

The narration was very difficult for me. The author of the course reads his course notes - almost written like a book. He reads very poorly. TGC should have chosen a professional narrator. He stumbles over his words, and misreads most sentences. Again, he just reads aloud very poorly.

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  • M. Venverloh
  • 15-03-2019

Tons of great information

Well organized presentation with lots of great information. Narrator seemed to be just reading his script so it was a bit stiff.

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  • Frank
  • 07-02-2019

No hype!

A balanced course which gave the good and bad of various foods and diets. It also gave the good and bad of various exercises. The course was motivational.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-12-2018

informative

this is a great review even for me a physician who have counseled patients about weight loss there is a lot of new information in this book that is not just to Physicians but also the lay public. the speaker also was good in that he would pause slightly after each sentence to let the significance register in the mind.

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  • matthew rich
  • 17-01-2019

great information. going to try some of the info.

I liked that it had a ton of info. it did seem be me of a book report in some sections. overall I learned new ideas to try.

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  • Thomas
  • 29-06-2019

Lost 20 pounds

Never really understood nutrition until I listened to this lecture series. Has proven invaluable, and I will listen again!

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  • JOHN FAWAZ
  • 12-05-2019

phenomenal book

I think this book is probably one of most solid books I have listen to on Audible. I believe this is probably one of the most best book listen to so far I cannot even put a price tag to it I'm just happy I came across and read it

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  • Mark M
  • 18-04-2019

Good advice in each chapter

Relatable narrator who keeps a tip at the end of each chapter to help the listener implement the advice given. Nicely referenced research findings and narrator's professional experience from the lab and own studies very helpful.

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  • hetti
  • 16-07-2019

100% on the button!..

Exceptionally educational clear no bias factual information .. Beautifully clear narrating. Great info for sports enthusiasts of all levels or just good eating advice.. Gill UK