The Body Fat Solution: Five Principles for Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscle, Ending Emotional Eating, and Maintaining Your Perfect Weight

Tom Venuto

Avery Trade (Penguin),  December 2009

By now we all know that we gain fat when we take in more calories than we burn. But we're not always rational creatures when it comes to food and exercise. Recognizing the emotional and psychological factors that sabotage fitness success, Tom Venuto hones in on the real causes of body fat and provides a sound plan for us to take back control of our bodies and end emotional eating for good.

Featuring easy nutrition equations that help you balance food intake, and efficient workouts that are just thirty minutes three times a week, The Body Fat Solution helps you:

  • Reprogram your mind for autopilot success
  • Lose all the fat and keep all the muscle
  • Stop self-sabotage and banish bingeing
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Get mega-motivated
  • Eat the foods you love
  • Never diet again!
Tapping into his years of training expertise and personal experience, Venuto helps readers change their relationship with food, empowers them to take charge of their lives, and delivers a program that promises dramatic and permanent results.

paperback | ISBN: 9781583333730 | Publication Date: December 2009

"Offering the opposite of a quick fix, Venuto is honest about the effort it takes to drop a significant number of pounds. This is the book for women ready to tackle long-term weight loss."
--Polly Brewster, O: The Oprah Magazine

"Venuto gets at all the physical, psychological, and even sociological aspects of overeating, outlining a program of mental, cardio, and strength training, stressing accountability and self-control. Nothing fluffy about this book: just well-founded scientific research and clearly illustrated direction."
--Raya Kuzyk, media editor, Library Journal

"Read this book -- if you want to lose weight, improve your body and your health, and keep up these improvements for life. Tom Venuto gives it to you straight, basing his program on solid science and common sense. You will come away with a new feeling of inspiration and a new action plan to get you started and keep you on track to help you reach your goals -- and then beyond."
--Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., author of The Complete Beck Diet for Life; Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research; and research associate professor for psychology in psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

"At last, easy, concise, no excuses; get skinny -- this is the guide. Great work, Tom!"
--Richard Bandler, co-developer of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and author of Get the Life You Want

"Tom Venuto's book Body Fat Solution is one of the most important books on health, happiness, and physical well-being. With this fast-moving, easily usable series of methods and techniques, you learn how to enjoy superb physical fitness, achieve your ideal weight, and feel terrific about yourself, both emotionally and spiritually."
--Brain Tracy, motivational speaker and author of Reinvention

"In 2003, Tom Venuto changed the fat-loss world with his e-book Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. In 2008 he's done it again with The Body Fat Solution. The world's expert on fat loss speaks -- I listen. I've often said fat loss doesn't start with an exercise program, a diet, or a supplement . . . It starts with a mind-set shift. That mind-set shift begins with Tom's new book. If you want to change your body, you need to change you mind. And to do that, you need Tom Venuto."
--Alwyn Cosgrove, coauthor of The New Rules of Lifting and The New Rules of Lifting for Women

"The Body Fat Solution hits the nail on the head. After working in the weight-loss arena for years, I've learned it's difficult to find a book that truly spells out what it takes to lose weight permanently. It's not a gimmick, it's not a quick fix, but it surely is a solution."
--Christopher R. Mohr, Ph.D., R.D., cofounder of Mohr Results, Inc.

"The Body Fat Solution is going to change the paradigm in terms of weight loss. Most people believe that it's a particular program that will be the answer, but as Tom covers in his book, it's more about what gets each of us to follow any program -- the behavioral factors that are so critical in achieving success. His new book perfectly addresses the science of exercise and behavioral psychology together, a powerful combination!"
--Steve Yu, producer of Inspired: The Movie

"The Body Fat Solution provides solutions for regular people who live with stress, a shortage of time, and emotional eating habits, and who lack motivation. Through reading and implementing this book, readers will be able to promote successful thinking, stop bingeing and self-sabotaging behavior, lose fat, increase muscle, eat delicious foods, become motivated, quit dieting, increase metabolism, break the fat-loss plateau, lose those last few pounds, and develop a positive social network."
--Kelly Jad'on, book reviewer and syndicated health columnist, Basil & Spice

"Look for The Body Fat Solution to become the best seller of the new year."
--Jim Foster,

"Thank you so much for writing The Body Fat Solution. After reading the book, I decided to download the audio version and listen to it over and over again. The principles you shared have helped me to help my clients finally realize their self-limiting behaviors and have brought an awareness of destructive habits that was missing in the fitness marketplace. I highly recommend this book, an instant classic!"
--Jimi Varner, personal trainer

"The Body Fat Solution outlines all of the necessary tactics to tackle intangible influence on our nutrition and exercise plans. The most insightful and logical nutrition and exercise program I have ever seen. Everything you need to know . . . it's all there. Very motivational and very doable!"
--Wade Weatherington, M.D., FAAP

"The Body Fat Solution is an amazing, life-changing book. When you are ready, this is the book to read. I found Tom Venuto's book in my time of need. We all know what to do, but Tom gives us the how, the whys, and the science behind the facts. Somehow, understanding the whys helps so much more than someone just telling me what to eat or not to eat. This book should be mandatory reading in every health class across the United States. This would help solve the obesity crisis in America."
--John D. Kovac, M.D.