Buff Dad: The 4-Week Fitness Game Plan for Real Guys

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Feb 19, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 280 pages
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Your Saturday workouts at the gym have been replaced by Saturday Little League games; your morning run has become running out the door to make the daycare drop-off; and your romantic (and healthy) sushi night has become family pizza with a side of crayons. While being a dad changes your life for the better in so many ways, it can also be detrimental to your waistline...and your overall health.

Enter Mike Levinson, a nutritionist and trainer to many star athletes, who put on fifty pounds after his wife had their first child. Taking his years of experience—from inside training camps and test kitchens—he developed the Buff Dad Program, transforming his middle-age spread to six-pack abs and helping many other dads like him lose weight, tone up, and improve their health and energy levels—usually in less than 28 days.

In this, the first program tailored with dads in mind, Levinson gives men the four-week game plan to get it done. The secret? Testosterone, a key fuel that boosts your body's ability to lose weight and build muscle naturally, yet something that is woefully deficient in most men's diets today. The Buff Dad program shows you how to incorporate testosterone 'powerfoods' into your meals to help you take the weight off. By combining this tasty and realistic nutritional plan with the Buff Dad Workout Blitz--targeted exercises just three times a week--you will be on your way to being the Buff Dad you want to be, and your family needs you to be.

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About the author (2008)

Mike Levinson is a former amateur bodybuilding champion and registered dietician who holds dual degrees in sports nutrition and physical education. He has worked extensively as a nutritionist with the California Angels baseball team and with famous athletes such as Charles Oakley, JT Snow, Jim Abbott, Gary DiSarcina, and Sean Rooks of the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers. He also worked as a nutritionist with both the Chicago Bears football team and the Oakland Raiders.

Michelle Ponto is a freelance writer of film scripts, magazine articles, and newscasts, who has written for numerous media companies including Discovery Channel, The New York Times, and Harlequin.  She has BA in Communications, a diploma in Fitness Leadership, and is a certified ACE and CAN-FIT personal trainer.

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