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The 4 Hour Body...Hype or Help?

I'm starting a new series on my blog for the new year. I call it: Hype or Help? This is not simply another product review. Instead, I'll be taking the latest, 'greatest' diet, workout, or gadget and putting it through the paces, following their instructions and putting it to the test. I'll be testing out their claims and finding out myself if they live up to them, are they hype or help?

The blogs, Twitter, and You Tube are all a-buzz about Tim Ferriss's new book: The 4 Hour Body. Aha! My first victim, er test. 

This book makes some pretty amazing claims. Like the diet can help you lose up to 20 lbs of fat in 30 days. I'm excited to put these claims to the test. I was going to start January 1, but that seems so...not me. I'm just not the I'll start Monday, I'll start January 1st, blah, blah, blah type. So, starting today, I will be following this book to the letter for 30 days. The diet, the supplement suggestions, everything. Well, probably no ice baths for me, ouch. 

This month I gave it my best shot, following what I thought worked best for me, and lost a rather unimpressive 4 pounds. Can The 4-Hour Body beat that? I'm excited to find out.

I'll have a more detailed post coming with my starting stats, what exactly I'll be doing, etc. I'll be posting updates weekly at least on here. I also started another blog to track my food intake, workouts, etc on a daily basis:

So, The 4-Hour body...hype or help? We'll see.

I am just a blogger, not a doctor, trainer, or any sort of professional. What you read here are my personal experiences and opinions. Of course, always consult your doctor before trying a diet, supplement, or new workout program.