Master Your Metabolism

51C3IEtdF6L._SL500_AA240_I think it goes without saying that I love to read about nutrition, fitness, and overall health.

It’s a hobby, a passion, an interest — for better or for worse.

I kind of have a girl-crush on Jillian Michaels, as do many other bloggers out there, apparently! I love her Shred videos, and am going to start listening to her pod-casts.

I first heard about her new book, Master Your Metabolism, on LovINMyTummy yesterday.

Now I want to read it, myself!

According to Jillian’s Web site, “Jillian’s latest book shows you how to make your body’s hormones work for you — not against you — so that you can lose weight and get healthy for good.”

The book sounds really good, and you can even read an excerpt of the intro here. (I love when you can preview a book!)

As she notes in the intro, I never realized that metabolism is hormones, it’s our biochemistry; I always thought (falsely) that metabolism was just how our bodies use energy/burns calories! Yet it’s so much more.

I loved knowing my resting metabolic rate is about 1605 … when for most women, it’s less. But what does that MEAN, exactly?

Because I don’t know everything, and because my hormones are a mess right now (and will probably only get worse!), I’m curious to get my hands on this book.

Hey Jillian’s publishers, want me to do a review?! 🙂

How about you? Has anyone read this? Thoughts?

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15 thoughts on “Master Your Metabolism

  1. Metabolism really is impacted by hormones and not just thyroid or our “female” hormones. Such a complex interplay between so many things which is why “calories in vs calories out” doesn’t always equal weight loss (or gain). I haven’t read the book but did read quite a lengthy critique on it where the reviewer stated that a lot of the stuff she wrote about related to plastics and pescticides is just plain innaccurate so just something to keep in mind if/when you read it!

  2. After reading about Sarah’s (Lovin) and so many other bloggers love for Jillian Michaels, I JUST downloaded the podcasts of her radio show to listen to at the gym. I still haven’t done the Shred DVD or read that book, but the podcasts were my first step!
    From other reviews I’ve read of the book, it makes me a litle scared to read it…no soy, no birth control pills…aaaah! I don’t know. I’d be interested to hear what you think!

  3. I haven’t read any reviews, and I don’t consider her to be a big authority, but I am curious. I probably won’t buy it–but if her publisher wanted to send it to me to review, I’d be happy to 😉

  4. Soy gets such a bad rap, and then it’s praised … it’s like, what are you, good or bad?! Healthy, or will kill me? I don’t eat any soy products save for the occasional glass of vanilla soy milk but I stopped that — sugar content.

  5. Hangrypants had a good post about soy a few days ago that included a link to another blog post about soy that I thought was written well, acknowledging that the science is not conclusive either way at this point but that there is so much processed soy in typical diets and many people don’t even realize how much soy they are consuming.

  6. I saw that too Lara — it’s so frustrating because science changes so quickly! All we can do it try our best 🙂

  7. As someone with a thyroid condition I mostly avoid soy completely except for edamame now and then when I get sushi.
    What I think people often forget is that many of the reported benefits of soy have to do with lowering cholesterol and heart disesase in older people/sick people (and this is disputed–American Heart Assoc no longer recommends it) but that doesn’t mean a young, healthy person should consume soy to be healthier or whatnot. Like Penicillin helps when you have strep but taking penicillin doesn’t prevent strep if that makes sense.

  8. I read it and I loved it! I didn’t know how big of a factor hormones play in weight management and how easy it is to throw them out of whack! I liked this book a lot and I really like Jillian!

  9. I bought it the other day. I haven’t started it yet though. I’m def. not ready for kids so I am not giving up birth control, I can tell you that much!

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