Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Tom, Can you point out what the difference is between your two books - Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle (BFFM) and The Body Fat Solution? Is there something covered in Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle that's not discussed in The Body Fat Solution book and vice versa? Is The Body Fat Solution just a simplified version of Burn the Fat? Also, most important, who is the intended audience of The Body Fat Solution, and Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, and how do they differ?
ANSWER: Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle was designed to be a complete and definitive guide to nutrition and training for fat loss and body transformation, based on the bodybuilder / fitness model / figure athlete method of eating (also known as the "physique athlete" method).
The majority of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is devoted to nutrition (because nutrition is the 'make-or-break-you' factor), with ancillary chapters on setting goals effectively and on weight training and cardio, also following "the bodybuilding method"
Generally, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is for people who are highly motivated and enjoy or need structure.
The target audience for Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is anyone who is serious about fat loss, from regular people who simply want to get leaner and healthier, to fitness models who need to look their best in pictures, to physique athletes who want to stand on stage ripped.
The Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle program is for anyone who wants to maximize their results by putting in the work. paying attention to details, using advanced techniques (such as those used by bodybuilders before competition), and doing nutrition by the numbers (counting calories and macros). There are absolutely no quick fixes, or gimmicks in the Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle program and no supplements or pills are required, pitched or sold.
The Body Fat Solution book was written for anyone who is overweight, or who was formerly overweight and who wants to maintain their ideal weight without struggle.
The Body Fat Solution is not intended for serious competitive athletes, bodybuilders or people who need to get "ripped" or reach extremes of low body fat. Body Fat Solution is especially written for people who struggle with inconsistent motivation, emotional eating, binge eating and other forms of self sabotage. The Body Fat Solution goes in depth into the psychology of fat loss and behavior change.
The Body Fat Solution gives help for people struggling with everyday challenges - like frequent travel, restaurant temptations, busy schedules, high stress and social pressure - things that can can get in the way of the best nutrition or training strategy.
In The Body Fat Solution, one concise chapter on nutrition is included along with chapters on cardio training and a time-efficient weight training program for the busy person, which makes The Body fat Solution a complete lifestyle program. The rest of the book is about the mental, emotional and even social aspects of losing fat for good.
The major message in the Body Fat Solution is that "What nutrition or training program should you follow?" is not the most important question you should ask. The critical question is... "What makes you follow your program?" And, conversely, "What makes you fall off your program so easily?"
The Body Fat Solution gets to the emotional and psychological root causes of body fat and shows you how to fix these hidden factors that sabotage most people.
The Body Fat Solution is available in the United States and Canada, right alongside Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, wherever books are sold, or you can go straight to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy online:
Tom Venuto, author
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
P.S. BOTH books are available now in audio editions on audible, itunes and physical CD (mp3):
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Body Fat Solution is read by a narrator (except the introduction, which I read). The Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle audiobook is read entirely by the author - me, Tom Venuto - and it's the complete, (unabridged) audiobook! Over 11 hours of MP3's, read by the author (Tom Venuto). Available via:
Audible (an amazon company):
CD (physical/ shipped) edition, with mp3 audios: