From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waist and Subtracting Years from Your Life -- the Medically Proven Way to Reset Your Metabolism and Reshape Your Body
From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waist and Subtracting Years from Your Life -- the Medically Proven Way to Reset Your Metabolism and Reshape Your Body

 
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Discover the hidden culprit behind the 'middle-age spread'--and the simple plan that's helped hundreds of women over 30 break the fat cycle!

It's an all-too-common problem once you hit thirty: Despite your best efforts, you just can't seem to lose the extra weight around your middle, and you look in the mirror wondering what month and year you lost your waistline. Medical research proves you're not alone--that the average American gains one to two pounds a year after age thirty--usually around the stomach. Not only does this excess belly fat make you look and feel bad, it's the most damaging kind of fat; a precursor to heart attacks and certain types of cancer.

To the contrary of other diet books, C.W. Randolph, M.D., a champion for women's health, explains that the real reason behind this problem has less to do with calories, carbs, or crunches and everything to do with a little-known but very real medical problem called 'estrogen dominance.' By treating thousands of women safely and effectively for over two decades, Dr. Randolph has discovered why we are in the midst of an estrogen epidemic and how you can save your waistline . . . and your health . . . using his 3-step plan comprised of an anti-estrogenic diet, natural progesterone supplementation, and exercise. You'll learn:

-How to self-diagnose estrogen dominance
-The top ten belly-blasting foods that jump-start weight loss and maintain hormone balance
-How your sleep patterns, exercise habits, and stress levels impact your hormone levels
-Which vitamins and supplements support, not sabotage, your overall hormone balance

The result? Well within four weeks you'll lose pounds and inches¡­ and reveal the flat belly--and the health and vitality that go along with it.

Customer Reviews:

  • Straightfoward Practical Book
    Info makes sense and have tried a similar nutrition/eating regime, works well, great that someone has study the affects of hormones and how to harness that in a healthy no chemical way....more info
  • From belly fat to belly flat
    This book is very informative. It is written in a manner that you don't need a phd to understand. I would highly recommend it...more info
  • ATTENTION ALL WOMEN !!! This is a must read!
    It's now been sixteen days since I read this exciting and informative book,and I am experiencing relief with a capital R! We women owe it to ourselves to get educated about our bodies and From Belly Fat To Belly Flat is an excellent starting point.Most women just accept the old adage that it's common to gain weight in middle age,but this book gives you the reasons WHY, and from this place of understanding we can make better decisions about what to do about it. The authors were clever in their NEON SIGN title - what women is not desiring a flat belly? But what you will get goes far beyond! This leading egde information will put you in the drivers seat and well on your way to well-being! ...more info
  • Another Low Carb High Protein Diet with 1 Fruit Serving
    If you have already tried the South Beach Diet or Operah's Boot Camp Diet, save your money. This is another restricted calorie diet with no refined carbs, high protein, and stressing cruciferous vegetables and one serving of non citrus fruit a day. I read in another "feel younger" book that cruciferous vegetables are goiterans which in excess slow down your thyroid. Also little or no healthy oils like fish oil. Of course no bananas, carrot juice, potatoes, ect. Of course no caffine, sugar or alcohol. One serving of insoluable fiber a day and flaxeeds. The only diference is he also suggests buying his progesterone cream and supplements via his website. I am sure this diet will produce results. I lived on a similar one for several years, but beware of acid reflux from all the protein and carefully monitor acid/alkalinity ph and potential of low potassium. This can reek havoc on your muscles long term if you love to exercise at high intensity....more info
  • You will be Belly FLAT in no time
    I lost 9 pounds which was great but even better I lost 4 inches from my waist after 4 weeks on this program. (I lost 2 inches off my waist in the first 10 days!) It is AMAZING! I am never hungry, I have more energy than I have had for a long time, and I am finally sleeping a full fitful 8 hours. The program is simple to follow and based on what is possible to do. The positive approach differs greatly from other diets I have tried that focus on what not to do. ...more info
  • You CANNOT lose your Belly Fat with Diet and Exercise Alone
    Are you one of those frustrated women who have dieted and exercised for years but still continue to have belly fat? From Belly Fat to Belly Flat finally explains why all that hard work is not working. Dr. Randolph explains that as we age, our hormones change. This is a wonderful book that has helped me finally lose that last unwanted weight around my middle. I have also enjoyed using the recipes included and keeping a daily diet diary. Finally, the way to get that unwanted weight to go away! Wonderful news and a simple way to accomplish what I've tried so hard to do for so long!...more info
  • It could work
    I gained 30lbs in 8 months, and I have been on some sort of diet for two years with only weight gain to show for it. I assumed I might be having hormone issues so I tried this book. What I read, really seemed to apply to me and I was excited to get started. Now after 2 months on the program, I am not as excited. I didn't have to change my current diet plan much and in the first 30 days I lost 5 lbs - which is not great, but it's the first downward movement I've seen on the scale since early 2006 so I was very excited and hopeful. The second month I gained 3 lbs back and I didn't change anything. So - as far as weight loss, I am not sure this is the one for me either. But I can say that since I started taking the supplements, I do feel better overall, I am not as tired so I will continue those. (I didn't use the progesterone cream as I had a reaction to it). There are a lot of 5 star ratings, so I have to assume that this plan works for some people....more info
  • Well worth the time and effort
    I am a slim middle thirty's female who has had a life long struggle with hormonal issues. I absolutely cannot tolerate the bulge and bloated feeling. I picked up this book and could not put it down. It simply makes sense from cover to cover. Within two weeks of committing to the book, I lost six pounds and my "pooch" was gone! My belly was flat and everything fits beautifully, no more roll over the waist band, no excess bloating, I feel great and full of energy. The recipes are easy and as a vegetarian I find them scrumptious. I have recommended the book to many of my friends who constantly complain about their weight...this concept works, so now we eat this way at lunch while we are working. It is great!...more info
  • Inspirational and Educational- GREAT!
    I am almost 30 and have always been uneducated and somewhat afraid of learning about the details of menopause and it's effect on the body. I've learned that your hormones can change or be off balance LONG before menopause and this book educated me extensively about what to do to take charge of my own health and understand my body. It is very easy to read and it all makes sense! I would recommend for all women as general education and especially if you are struggling with weight. The recipes and meal plan are wonderful. I can't wait to implement this plan!
    Also, in response to the Publisher's Weekly review- there are many different sources for products listed in the book; not just Dr. Randolph's products.
    Amazing book!...more info
  • From Belly Fat to Belly Flat
    This book is extremely informative and gave me some very serious concerns to consder regarding souce of belly fat and why sometimes no diet or exercise routine will "fix" belly fat. Would recommend this to anyone who has tried unsucessfully to lose belly fat....more info
  • ATTENTION ALL WOMEN !!! This is a must read!
    It's now been sixteen days since I read this exciting and informative book,and I am experiencing relief with a capital R! We women owe it to ourselves to get educated about our bodies and From Belly Fat To Belly Flat is an excellent starting point.Most women just accept the old adage that it's common to gain weight in middle age,but this book gives you the reasons WHY, and from this place of understanding we can make better decisions about what to do about it. The authors were clever in their NEON SIGN title - what women is not desiring a flat belly? But what you will get goes far beyond! This leading egde information will put you in the drivers seat and well on your way to well-being! ...more info
  • Thank You !!!!
    I stumbled across 'Belly Fat Belly Flat' on the internet a few weeks ago, in my ongoing (fruitless) search for a way to get rid of that darn muffin. The book is wonderful! The muffin has vanished (in just 2 weeks) and now I am working on that remaining general pudge. And I feel great !! I just ordered two more copies of the book for my sisters. Thank you Genie and Dr Randolph!! (I am 58 and feel like 30 right about now ...)...more info
  • Don't waste your money!
    This is just another diet book that encourages you to spend more money on additonal products. If you are a South Beacher don't bother wasting your money. Any sensible diet will help you lose weight AND diminish your belly (along with many other areas). All the creams and lotions and "potions" suggested to go along with this diet will certainly help you lose. Lose your money!...more info
  • Belly Fat to Belly Flat
    This book has great information on foods and how to feed your body what it needs to help yourself burn fat. Very interesting resource and knowledgable on the hidden weight-gain epidemic of Americans. Lots of great recipes, sample food menus, and suggested products for every day use....more info
  • In Search of....
    From Belly Fat to Belly Flat is very informative...however, if you are not looking to buy a whole bunch of supplemental 'goodies' I suggest simply starting with finding out where your harmone levels are RIGHT NOW. I am trying to understand why I keep gradually adding a pound when I eat what I think is all the right things. Others I lent the book to said that progesterone cream is very helpful once you find out if you are estrogen dominant that's fine, but first things first. This is a great book for learning how to ask your doctor the right questions. The only thing reshaped so far is my point of view....more info
  • Excellent source of information for women and men!
    This is very informative book on why we have such a problem with belly fat and how we can adjust our diet to finally get rid of it....more info
  • Life changing information
    It's so good to get a book that explains why people get belly fat as they get older and I wish I had read this book when I was in my 30's! There is a solution to this problem! I would recommend this book for anyone who has started getting the stubbord belly fat or who wants to know how to avoid it. The information given in this book is right on! I had already been doing many of the necessary things listed but have incorporated a few other key things that I did not know and I've already seen a difference in only 2 weeks. A very informative and educational must-read book! ...more info
  • Diet Yo-Yo'er
    The Belly Flat plan finally got me back into my "skinny" jeans and has kept me there for eighteen months straight! I have been a diet yo-yo'er who rotated pant sizes from 8 to 12 for years. As a patient of Dr. Randolph's he started me on his plan two years ago when I was at my highest weight i've ever been. After three months I was back in my "skinny" jeans again! I finally stayed at a size 8 since and have not spent one day hungry. In addition to looking great I now have my hormones in check and am happier, sweeter and according to my boyfriend ...a much sexier person!! I'm telling you girls THIS IS THE ONE!!...more info
  • Good Information about how hormones affect your body
    I am in my late 30's and have had hormonal issues since having my son 5 years ago. While I wouldn't consider myself overweight, I do have the tummy to prove that I'm a mom! I have been taking the supplements now for over 2 months and haven't lost any weight, (I exercise and eat right most of the time) but have had some success with the way I feel. My monthly cycle can be intolerable at times and I've noticed a big difference in the way I feel emotionally and physically - all for the better. This is not the "magic cure" but I think it's worth trying - it may help with PMS. Good Luck!...more info
  • Highly recommended to women approaching middle age everywhere
    Middle age is dreaded by many as all too often people can't seem to lose that little extra weight that comes with achieving the age 40+. "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life" will explain exactly why this happens to so many people, and more importantly, how to remedy it. It has less to do with carbs and calories says C.W. Randolph, a physician who has treated more than 100,000 women for their hormonal imbalance issues over the year, and more to do with hormones. "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life" will teach readers how to self-diagnose their estrogen dominance problems, everyday culprits that will mess with your hormones, and vitamins that support and hinder your hormonal balance. "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years From Your Life" is highly recommended to women approaching middle age everywhere and for community library health shelves.
    ...more info
  • Bogus claims and a sales pitch
    Buy this book and do the EXACT OPPOSITE of what it says! I bought the book, and although I was skeptical, ordered the progesterone cream that the author sells (that should be your first clue!). Luckily, it took several days to arrive, and I did some further research into his claims.

    Dr. Randolph paints himself as a rebel who has gone against the establishment to tell the truth. He has gone against the establishment--because there is not a reputable doctor who agrees with him. He says that women gain wait around their middles if they've been on the pill or are starting menopause or are on HRT because of an estrogen imbalance. He does not advise any blood work to verify this. He just says that you need more progesterone and (surprise!) he can sell it to you.

    The truth is that progesterone is the pregnancy hormone. Pro-gestation. It causes all the changes that occur during pregnancy, including weight gain in the belly, a slowed metabolism and craving of sugar to acquire calories for the baby, and all sorts of other things. I had all these symptoms. When I reviewed my history with birth control pills, I found that the higher the level of progesterone in the pill, the more weight I gained--despite eating healthy and exercising like a crazy person.

    I returned his cream unopened (despite a hefty restocking fee) and switched to a lower progesterone pill. I have slightly worse PMS--because my body no longer believes I'm pregnant--but the extra weight is finally coming off after four years.

    As for the women who have reviewed this book and claimed to have lost weight, they are probably right. He lays out a very standard low fat diet that on its own could probably cause weight loss. It's the progesterone claims that are the problem.

    My advice is that if you are a young-ish woman on the pill (I can't verify the experience of menopausal women), you should RUN AWAY from this book as fast as you can. You may be absolutely correct that your hormones are causing your weight gain, but I guarantee that the advice in this book will only make it worse....more info
  • Belly Fat to Belly Flat
    This book has great information on foods and how to feed your body what it needs to help yourself burn fat. Very interesting resource and knowledgable on the hidden weight-gain epidemic of Americans. Lots of great recipes, sample food menus, and suggested products for every day use....more info
  • In Search of....
    From Belly Fat to Belly Flat is very informative...however, if you are not looking to buy a whole bunch of supplemental 'goodies' I suggest simply starting with finding out where your harmone levels are RIGHT NOW. I am trying to understand why I keep gradually adding a pound when I eat what I think is all the right things. Others I lent the book to said that progesterone cream is very helpful once you find out if you are estrogen dominant that's fine, but first things first. This is a great book for learning how to ask your doctor the right questions. The only thing reshaped so far is my point of view....more info
  • Great book, BUT there is something about progesterone cream
    I really like this book, even though I have to spend more time in the kitchen preparing meals with a baby to take care of as well. I had a reaction to the progesterone creme, rashes and bad yeast infection which I read can be a side effect. Otherwise the book has been very beneficial in helping me learn what and what not to eat. I strongly recommend this book....more info
  • Medical supplements in this book
    Most of the supplements listed in this book have helped balance my hormones - I've felt more balanced and less likely to freak out! However, when I went to purchase my supplements at a health food store, and the proprietor warned me not to take chitosan. She claims that it blocks all fat absorption. I decided to form my own opinion, and ordered the supplement online. After taking it for two months, I've noticed that my nails (which are normally strong, thanks to another vit/min supp.) are extremely weak. My skin doesn't have it's normal elasticity, and I wonder if the health food store owner was right.
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  • No results
    I bought this book, read it and have tried my best to follow the plan with no results. I'm eating fiber, and the citrus. I spent a fortune on the vitamins and progesterone cream he recommends. You end up taking a dozen pills each day. I haven't lost a pound.

    I'm a little suspicious of all the five star reviews. For a lot of them this seems like the only book they've ever reviewed. ...more info
  • It makes sense
    I've been taking all of the vitamins that the book suggests for about 5 weeks. I've actually lost over 1" from my belly. I'm in my mid 40's and have the typical belly too many of us middle aged women get. Nothing I do seems to touch it, but so far this looks promising. I am hoping to actually have a waist again. I'm going to stick with it. Their reasoning for why we get that belly fat makes sense to me. ...more info
  • Dr. Randolph Speaks from Experience
    Dr. Randolph was one of the first medical doctors to incorporate bioidentical hormones in his practice, and by now he has treated thousands of women, so when he gives hormone and diet advice he speaks from a lot of experience! This book is about much more than a flat belly (although that's a bonus) -- it's about creating optimal health with elegantly simple solutions. If you follow Dr. Randolph and Genie James' guidelines, you're nearly guaranteed to be healthier and have more energy....more info
  • Worth reading
    This book is a quick read and easy to understand. The Doctor gives you a way to help yourself via saliva tests and non-pharmaceutical remedies. I recommend this book.

    I have been using the cream for almost a week -- the first few days, I felt some uncomfortable side effects of nausea and migraines but I reduced the amount of cream I use (1/2 tsp) and by the end of 5 days the side effects were much reduced and I feel my body is adjusting well. you can google the side effects of progesterone creams so you can be informed. In just 2-3 days I noticed the intensity of my hot flashes was cut in half which is such a relief!!!

    This book has also inspired me to seek out a holistic minded ob/gyn in my area and it has made me realize that my treatment can be gentle and custom tailored to me. For that, I thank the good Doctor Randolph.

    The cost of the saliva test is $150, projesterone cream $40 and the phone consult is $100. I have had the phone consultation and I would say you can skip that (very superficial) and spend your money visiting your doctor instead. The nurse on the phone consultation only recommended 2 supplements for me, contrary to what other reviewers have suggested. ...more info
  • Bogus claims and a sales pitch
    Buy this book and do the EXACT OPPOSITE of what it says! I bought the book, and although I was skeptical, ordered the progesterone cream that the author sells (that should be your first clue!). Luckily, it took several days to arrive, and I did some further research into his claims.

    Dr. Randolph paints himself as a rebel who has gone against the establishment to tell the truth. He has gone against the establishment--because there is not a reputable doctor who agrees with him. He says that women gain wait around their middles if they've been on the pill or are starting menopause or are on HRT because of an estrogen imbalance. He does not advise any blood work to verify this. He just says that you need more progesterone and (surprise!) he can sell it to you.

    The truth is that progesterone is the pregnancy hormone. Pro-gestation. It causes all the changes that occur during pregnancy, including weight gain in the belly, a slowed metabolism and craving of sugar to acquire calories for the baby, and all sorts of other things. I had all these symptoms. When I reviewed my history with birth control pills, I found that the higher the level of progesterone in the pill, the more weight I gained--despite eating healthy and exercising like a crazy person.

    I returned his cream unopened (despite a hefty restocking fee) and switched to a lower progesterone pill. I have slightly worse PMS--because my body no longer believes I'm pregnant--but the extra weight is finally coming off after four years.

    As for the women who have reviewed this book and claimed to have lost weight, they are probably right. He lays out a very standard low fat diet that on its own could probably cause weight loss. It's the progesterone claims that are the problem.

    My advice is that if you are a young-ish woman on the pill (I can't verify the experience of menopausal women), you should RUN AWAY from this book as fast as you can. You may be absolutely correct that your hormones are causing your weight gain, but I guarantee that the advice in this book will only make it worse....more info

 

 
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