Crack the Fat-Loss Code: Outsmart Your Metabolism and Conquer the Diet Plateau

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The New York Times Bestseller!

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The human body evolved to resist starvation by holding on to fat. No wonder it's so difficult to lose weight! Now a revolutionary lifestyle plan finally cracks the code for efficient fat loss. Developed by leading nutrition specialist Wendy Chant, the plan is scientifically designed to help you "outsmart" your body's natural cycles for storing and burning calories.

Crack the Fat Loss Code teaches you how to boost your metabolism through "macro-patterning"--a simple routine of alternating carb-up, carb-down, and baseline days. There are even built-in cheat days, so you can enjoy the foods you love. Once you get your eating habits on schedule, you'll find that you can lose weight . . . for good.

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In just eight short weeks, you'll be able to:

  • REPROGRAM YOUR BODY--to burn the fat and keep it off.
  • . FEEL HEALTHY, NOT HUNGRY--with limitless food options.
  • . CONQUER THAT DIET PLATEAU--once and for all..
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"Crack the Fat-Loss Code brings you the most sensible solution to permanent weight management I have seen."
--Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D., bestselling author of Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, Hardcore Bodybuilding, and Ultimate Sports Nutrition

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Customer Reviews:

  • Very good diet book
    I thought this was a very good diet book. I used it to lose 15 pounds and keep them off. I like the fact that the meal plans are very specific, and personally I love the shakes. I used to eat ice cream almost every day, and when I was following the diet I was able to cut it out completely because the shakes were a nice substitute. Even now, I only eat ice cream once a week, and I have shakes for the rest of the week. My only problems are that it's not quite as easy as Wendy says--you have to read it very carefully--and there are a couple of proofreading mistakes in the text!...more info
  • Not for me
    IMHO...I did not find this book to be helpful and do not recommend it. It is not comprehensive enough and I was left with many questions after reading it several times. I tried the plan for 6 days but just couldn't make it to the 7th day of the 1st week. Maybe because I'm down to my "last 10 lbs" but I didn't really lose anything, either (about 1 lb). I did try emailing Wendy Chant's customer service team through her website with one of my questions but all I got was the auto-reply saying they received my email and would be in touch soon. That was over a week ago. It's good premise that MAYBE works but it's not very thoroughly explained and there are no resources for you to turn to for clarification/guidance....more info
  • Wonderful!
    This has been an amazing Journey for me. I start week 3 of the 8 week program tomorrow and so far I have lost 9 pounds (most within the first) As others have said the first week is tough but it gets easier after that. I have felt a lot better eating this way and not eating all the processed foods I used to eat before finding this WOE (Way of eating) Its just an all around good plan to try. I recommend it to anyone looking to lose weight and feel better about themselves. ...more info
  • "Crack the Fat Loss Code"
    This book is great, it has helped me so much and it was a good price! I have been working out and losing weight for about 6 months, but had hit a plateau, and this book has lots of good information on how to get past that, so I'm glad I ordered it....more info
  • Love the Crack the Fat-Loss Code
    I love this book and eating plan! I have been on the plan for 4 weeks and have seen a significate change in my body and have reduced my fat content. The program is easy to follow and makes total sense. It does not restrict to much and allow you to eat normal food. It does not require eating yogart, cucumbers and peanut butter which most diet plans insist on. The reciepes included in the book are great.

    This is a life time eating plan not a diet!! With exercise I am having great results....more info
  • You Owe It To Yourself
    Crack the Fat-Loss Code book is the first easy read and the most comprehensive Life Style book published to date. It is a program that is fool proof for all ages. It leaves no questions unanswered in conquering a "new you"! It is the best tool for all to read and apply to ones' self. The results are just amazing and so easy to follow. You will not regret purchasing this book and enjoying the rewards that this "tool" book has to offer....more info
  • Awesome plan, thanks Wendy
    Absolutely perfect. I am down 12 pounds in week four and can have pizza and subs and pasta after week three, the perfect diet. Any plan that I can have my favorite foods twice a week and still lose weight is awesome. The only negative thing is my shorts are literally falling off me from inches lost.
    Deb...more info
  • Diet info
    This book was recommended by a popular magazine and that's why I bought it. I found the diet similar to the low carb diet but with a lot more restrictions. The diet has a very strict regiman and you have to be committed to loosing weight before following it precisely....more info
  • Perfect way of eating
    The only reason I didn't give this book five stars is because the editing could have been better...but the content as a whole is amazing. I'm on the end of my sixth week following this plan and am no longer a slave to the scale, no longer controlled by food. I lost 80 pounds following very low carb, very low calorie diet....had some health issues from the calories being so low and then spent a year gaining and losing the same 10 pounds...I would do low carb, then binge on carbs, and repeated that cycle for a year. When I read an article about this, I bought the book the next day and am so happy I did. The plan works and it's one you can eat on the rest of your life....various stages to lose weight and then a maintenance guide...nothing crazy about it and it incorporates exercise. I highly recommend this book....more info
  • Great Book
    This is a wonderful book. I have been on the eight week plan three full weeks and have lost 12 pounds. More important I feel great, have lots of energy and do not crave sweets or carbs. The first week is a struggle but the rest is easy. I highly recommend this book for the over 40 gals who can't seem to drop any weight....more info
  • Makes Perfect Sense
    I really like this program and everything that Wendy says makes so much sense on how to trick your metabolism into high gear. I have not lost an extreme amount of weight but I have dropped inches and my body fat % is dropping very quickly. I only had 10lbs to lose so dropping the fat and inches means more to me than the weight itself. I highly recommend picking up this book and giving Wendy a chance....more info
  • Shazaaam!!!
    I have tried many diets before. This isn't a diet, it's a way of eating. (Wendy Chant's words)
    There is so much to say about this WOE that is good. I am losing weight, and best of all, my energy is seriously improved.
    The other factor that I really like is that just by following the guidelines, I'm (almost unconsciously) training my body to crave a different kind of eating.
    My Sugar Monster altar-ego is suddenly tamed.
    It's a good and healthy method, folks. I hope that if you're teetering on the fence, but tired by all the plans you've tried, you'll give it a shot.
    CONS: There are a few minor details which aren't answered completely, but there is excellent help available online. Oh, yeah, and the first week is like bootcamp for your's hard because it's so different. But the PRO side of the first week is that it really works to start defining your body's wants....more info
  • Find Your Own Evidence--CSI-Styled--For Shedding Fat!
    If people would approach their weight loss like Gil Grissom on an episode of CSI, then perhaps they'd be a lot more successful at shaking the weight than they are. Finding the clues that lead to fat loss, applying those facts, and continually following the evidence can insure nothing but the best results humanly possible. That's what author Wendy Chant has set out to do with this book.

    Through voracious scientific research, she has examined what it takes to burn fat and has developed a tested "code" for making it happen no matter who you are. Interestingly, the primary fuel source for energy that also brings about fat-burning is not carbohydrate--it's fat! Chant is a big fan of what's known as carb-cycling and suggests a series of four specific plans tailored to your particular goal. It's an intensive eight-week program that then transforms into your permanent lifestyle choice.

    The best part about this new diet book is how encouraging Chant is throughout. She says to put away the negative thoughts about how you look and feel and just enjoy the life and the body you've been given. The changes that need to happen will happen if you commit to working the plan as best as you can. With special guidance all along the way and even some great recipes to make it work for you, this may be the clue you need that will unlock your own fat-loss code!...more info
  • Best diet book ever!
    This diet is the best one I have tried. It is straight forward and in 2 weeks I lost 10 pounds. i have been stable since then. I plan to go back to week one to restart again to get down a few more pounds....more info
  • It Work!
    This is a great way of eating! My metabolism is cranked up and the pounds are coming off. I'm not hungry either. She makes a lot of sense. Only concern is that she doesn't explain well how dairy products and fruit fit in....more info
  • Crack the Fat Loss Code
    I received this product in a timely manner and it was in excellent shape. I would order again from this site....more info
  • hopeful
    I've been a life long diet junky and most of this information in the book was stuff I already knew but not in the pattern it was in. I'm going to give it a shot and hope for the best....more info
  • Crack the Fat-Loss Code
    Have been on this program starting week 3 and lost 11 lbs. Amazing how good green beans taste now and not even hungry having to force myself to eat. At first the diet was a little confusing because I did not want to read the information and than went back and read it. This is an eating program that will be my new life change because I am not depriving myself of anything. Have never felt better. Thanks to Wendy for this great life change. ...more info
  • Awesome!
    I would like to say Wendy's diet is amazing and would definitely recommend it to anyone trying to lose weight or becoming a better eater. I have lost a total of 17lbs! And I have become more conscious of the way I eat and what I eat! I do have my cheat days when they come back and haunt me but I get right back on Wendy and it all works out again!! ...more info
  • Fat Loss Code Book
    This book is a hard read, but does make sense. We will see if the process works....more info
  • Crack The weight Loss Code
    Just love "breaking the code" It is fairly easy to follow and uses Food alternatives easily found. ...more info
  • Crack the Fat Loss Code
    Wendy Chants has created a "Bible" that explains the physiological reason we are all struggling with our weight in a logical manner that we can all identify with. The plan is simple and very do-able. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a weight issue!...more info
  • I did this - you can too!!!
    I have been following this plan since July 2008. I have lost 37lbs to date. This program works and is DO-ABLE! I have gone off and on it very successfully. I lost about 8lbs in July, then went off it the entire month of August (several vacations, etc). Started it again in September - November. Off again a few weeks around the holidays. Total of 37lbs so far. With the cheat day and high-carb days it is really easy to stick to. The first 2 weeks are rough -but after that, it is great! Highly recommend it. When you read it, you can see the logical sense in how it works....more info
  • Crack the Fat-Loss Code, by Wendy Chant
    This is a sound and sensible approach to weight-loss. The first week is not easy, but if you stick to it, you will be rewarded. Because of circumstances beyond my control, I could not finish the 8 weeks, but will start over after the Holidays....more info
  • TRY IT -- IT WORKS!!
    If you're a logical, discilined person, this is a lifestyle for you! In 8-weeks, I dropped 11 pounds, 7% of my body fat and nearly 14 inches. No exercise really, just through manipulating my diet -- and I didn't feel deprived. Wendy has worked in to her plan 2 days where you get to indulge in all of your favorite things. AND YOU STILL DROP THE WEIGHT! Get this book, and if you can, get to her Nutrition Boot Camp classes in the Orlando area. She will help you with the skills to take control of your health in this age of a frighteningly depleted food chain. Good luck!...more info
  • great book
    this book is one of the greatest books i have read on lossing weight ever.if people are looking for answer to weight lose this is it....more info
  • Awesome Program
    I absolutely love this program. I bought this book and have completed the first 7 days, which is the only 'diet' part of the program. You have to follow the first week instructions very rigidly, by purposely counting like she explains in the book, but the best part is after you complete this week, you never, ever have to repeat it. I love that part.

    I retired from the military over 10 years ago, and in that time, I have gained 60 lbs. I have tried everything, absolutely everything, to try and reduce my weight to no avail. Actually, the more I tried to lose, the more I gained, hence the 60 lbs creeped up and won't go away.

    I am only in Week 2, in the first cycle, I have lost 10 lbs. Although I know this loss will flucuate some due to adding back in the carbs; I am psyched b/c I have never lost that much on anything I have tried. I feel great!

    Wendy gives you a lifestyle eating plan, and she doesn't 'dump' you once the weight is gone. It's an 8-week program broken into cycles, and after the program ends, you can either repeat (if you have more weight to lose), or stay on the maintenance plan and live your life healthy.

    The food is sooo easy. No matter what lifestyle you live, you can find food anywhere to satisfy your body without compromising.

    I strongly recommend that you purchase this book, read it through and start the program, and get your life back once and for all.

    While in the military, I was a certified trainer and in that time, I have never had a weight problem. Once I retired, the weight came with a vengenance! Since I enjoyed being fit for 20 years; this weight gain has totally messed up my life. I just started this program, but I am certain that this program is the key and I know that these lbs will be history very soon.

    Thank you Wendy Chant for this book, I am very, very grateful!...more info
  • It works!
    Crack the Fat-Loss Code is a good, solid, no-nonsense book that goes into some of the nutritional program designed by Wendy Chant. Wendy knows her subject and is blessed with an ability to explain to others how the body works and why the plan is optimal. I have been fortunate enough to participate in her Nutrition Boot Camp as well as having the book as a resource and have had wonderful results. More importantly, THIS is a way of life that I can live with~forever.

    The food plan is not restrictive, it is chock full of "God given" foods... you know, the ones that are naturally found on the is up to each individual to create menus of their own liking. *Aren't there millions of recipes out there already??*

    I have read a truckload of diet books, been on most of them, and had short term success with one or two... never in my life could I visualize what a "lifestyle change" would look like on me. Now I know. ...more info
  • Great sensible program that really works
    Crack the Fat Loss Code is a great book, easy to read and very educational. I highly recommend the program Forever Fit that they teach you about. This program is sensible, something anyone can live with even diabetics and above all it works. I am now on my forth week of the program and feel great have dropped 13 lbs. Good health is the most important thing and in the process you will regain your energy and get rid of extra fat once and for all. I am so excited about this plan, give it a try, you have nothing to loose except extra weight and poor health. Linda Milroy ...more info
  • Goodbye FAT! Hello HEALTH!
    Brilliant! Wendy Chant has actually cracked the fat loss code! I never before thought or cared about how the body works during my many years of struggling with weight. (But I should have!) All I wanted was for the pounds to go away. After reading this book though, I now understand how the body uses and stores energy, how to keep your metabolism reved up with natural foods and exercises that won't kill you - AND, loose the fat! "My" unwanted pounds are actually coming off faster and in better balance than ever before!

    In this book, Wendy gives detailed, step-by-step instructions on how "anybody" can be successful in fat loss if you are willing to follow the plan. Each day is outlined for you so there is no guess work - though Wendy does give you many food-choices! Easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to implement. Wendy's a great coach. "Crack the Fat Loss Code" makes sense ... and, IT WORKS!...more info
  • Crack the Fat Loss Code
    Great book, the method for losing weight is so simple. My wife and I are doing great so far. I would highly recommended it

    Norm A...more info
  • Complexity is part of the problem
    All diets work - short term. Unfortunately emotions are the reason why 95% of people can't sustain weight loss. Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Dr. Norton L. Williams found the only way to sustain weight loss is to change your at a time (also see Robert Mikkelsen's book The Story of Big Belly Bob). Funny how this research gets brushed under the carpet.

    Below is some additional info:

    Dr. Norton L. Williams, psychiatrist, said recently that modern man's anxiety and insecurity stemmed from a lack of "self-realization," and that inner security can only be found "in finding in oneself an individuality, uniqueness and distinctiveness. Our currently held beliefs, whether good or bad, true or false, were formed without effort, with no sense of strain, and without the exercise of "will power." Our habits, whether good or bad. were formed in the same way. It follows that we must employ the same process in forming new beliefs, or new habits, that is, in a relaxed condition. It has been amply demonstrated that attempting to use effort or will power to cure bad habits has an adverse rather than a beneficial effect.

    Emile Coue` The little French pharmacist who astonished the world around 1920 with the results he obtained with "the power of suggestion," insisted that effort was the one big reason most people failed to utilize their inner powers. "Your suggestions (ideal goals) must be made without effort if they are to be effective," he said. Another famous Coue` saying was his "Law of Reversed Effort": "When the will and the imagination are in conflict, the imagination invariably will win."
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  • Fabulous!
    Wendy is truly a magnificent woman. Both of my parents went to her boot camp classes. In return they lost an enormous amount of weight. My dad was weighing at 300 pounds and lost about 50 pounds in a matter of months. My mother didn't need to loose as much weight, but the diet not only shed a few pounds, but she lost cellulite as well! The way the diet is set up is pure science. Wendy has found a way to help people configure their metabolism to fit their needs. Your must buy the book and try it out yourself. It may seem a little strict at first, but when you see that your eating more and loosing weight at the same time you will be jumping up and down with excitement! ...more info
  • Much too complicated
    My husband both started this diet. We are in week 3... yes, we both lost weight. I lost 10, hubby 12. and several inches off our waist. The only thing is that are NO good recipe's, and its way too complicated... not written in an easy to understand format... I find myself sitting up at night trying to figure out what we need to eat the next day... its too hard to follow. I'll probably switch to something easier at this point. ...more info
  • Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
    I am so pleased with the condition and the timeliness of the product purchased. I will definitely do business with this seller again!...more info
  • Buy This Book!
    I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to lose fat sanely and sensibly. I'm not vastly overweight, but would like to lose 20 pounds, and I lost 5 pounds the first week eating 4 and 5 meals a day. The first week is lo-carb, and after that the other weeks are carb-cycling, and the author goes into the whys and wherefores of this system. Works for me!...more info
  • Excellent Program
    I bought this book on the word of several friends who have been heavy all their lives and lost copious amounts of weight on the program and have kept it off. I gained a great deal of weight after the age of forty and after being 132 pounds, size 6 for all my adult life. After discovering I had hypothyroid disease and getting that regulated, I began a quest to lose the weight I'd gained. I tried Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem, but hated the prepackaged food and sameness of the diet.

    My one criticism is that the book is not easy to follow, so I took it one chapter at a time rather than trying to read the whole book at once. That works well. I follow it chapter by chapter as I progress through the weeks. I LOVE this program as it doesn't revolve arounnd the same eating pattern every day. And if I have a bad day or two, I simply carb down for four days and start week two again.

    While there are not a diversity of recipes, I like most of the ones in the book (can't stand the egg cheeseburger, however) and have come up with several of my own.

    Like most programs, it works if you work it....more info
  • Crack The Fat Book
    The book is very good. Ordering, processing of order, and receipt of this book were all handled in an excellent manner....more info
  • Kindle format a waste of money
    In the Kindle format this book was a waste of my hard earned dollars. Much of the book is unreadable on the Kindle....more info
  • weight loss program
    this is an excellent guide for weight loss - my daughter and I lost 10 lbs within the 1st 2 weeks - it is an easy guide to follow; however you have to make a committment to change the way you eat ...more info
  • Weight loss, YES!!!!!
    This book is excellent! I've been following this weight loss plan and learning how to change my eating habits. It makes great sense and I'm dropping the weight easily.....I'm NOT STARVING!!!!!...more info
  • Wendy Chants "Crack the Fat-Loss Code"
    The information in the book makes total sense, however it's just not realistic for certain people to follow. I started the program and although the first 5 days delivered results I could not continue on the diet and had to quit. It gave me horrible headaches and I was nauseous all of the time. Just the thought of eating the few things that I could have made me sick. After 5 horrible days of it I had to concede defeat, but I did lose 8 pounds. If you have ever survived the Atkins Diet, then you can do this diet. The first week is like Atkins, but after that it seems that it will get better. My only complaint about the book is that Wendy does not give many meal idea's. Some people can figure all of that out for themselves, but other's need suggestions to be sure that what they are eating is on the plan. I am one of those people who really could use some additional meal plans and recipe's....more info
  • After one week on the program...
    I've lost 5 pounds. I came to this diet from another lower carb plan, so didn't have a lot of water weight to lose.

    Yes, the sample foods in the meal plans are boring and unimaginative and were never going to happen for me. But instead, I took the allowed foods and created my own Week 1 meal plan. Most of us eat the same things from week to week, so I picked a couple of breakfasts, a snack list to choose from on the spur, a lunch & dinner basic plan (only the protein varied) and so on. My days included no cottage cheese meals and no protein shakes - and even so I was following the program.

    A typical week 1 day looked like this for me -

    Meal 1 - egg & egg white omelet with sauteed mushrooms & spinach in olive oil, topped with some very sharp cheddar cheese, coffee with cream

    Meal 2 - about 12 almonds

    Meal 3 - a big romaine leaf lettuce salad with a combo of olive oil/ranch dressing (I'm not an olive oil/vinagrette girl so kept 1 TBSP ranch) with diced cucumbers, spinach, and topped with delicious buffalo chicken breast strips (homemade w/o breading and browned in skillet sprayed with olive oil),

    Meal 4 - celery with homemade ranch dip OR cheese & sliced turkey wrapped in romaine lettuce leaf and stuffed with other veggies

    Meal 5 - coated fish with ground flaxseed and browned in 1-2 tsp canola, brocc or asparagus or the like topped with a tsp of butter and a pinch of cheese, and a green salad topped with the above dressing

    Meal 6 - low fat cheese stick or my fave sunflower seeds (3 carbs worth).

    I kept my carbs well within her limits for the first week (no carb counting after week 1) and my average intakes were 103 gm protein, 12 gms net carbs, 85 gms fat. Yes, it's VERY high in fat the first week but that's normal for a very low carb program - too much protein will overwhelm the body so the difference has to come from somewhere. The fat intake gets scaled back after week 1 when carbs get reintroduced.

    I can't review the program past week 1, but will try to come back and update. The meal plans and recipes don't concern me at all because I enjoy making up my own meals, but if you are a person who wants a detailed plan to follow exactly, you'll be disappointed. ...more info
  • First Plan that's Worked for Me!
    Thank you Wendy for a well written guide to losing that stubborn fat!! I have panhypopituitarism (severe endocrine deficiencies)and although even with your plan I'm losing slowly, at least I'm losing! I am so happy to finally have found a plan that works for me, and I know what I can and can't have on which days! Absolutely love the two carb up days when I can have the things I love and look forward to them. I can't say thank you enough!...more info
  • Wendy Chant and her book are a gift you give yourself!
    I tell everyone that asks me what I did to look so good about Crack the Fat Loss Code. This is absolutely the only plan that has EVER worked for me! Along with most of you, I have tried every diet on the planet with no long term success and this truly is the real deal. The science behind how our bodies work is fascinating and once you read the book you will never look at food and eating the same way again! I started on the plan 1 1/2 years ago, lost 16 lbs. in 8 weeks and have kept it off because it is a lifestyle, not a diet. Wendy's passion for teaching us all how to outsmart our bodies and get the fat off is a gift you don't want to miss. ...more info
  • Hard to follow
    Unless you are willing to devote all of your eating to a strict schedule this book will be hard to follow. I think it would be helpful if there was a website that went with the book that you could print daily menus from. It is low carb then no carb then high carb. For me it was too much to keep track of. ...more info
  • Crack the Fat loss Code
    Initialy this book was annoyingly repetitive but it did become helpful and most importantly I lost the pounds and inches I was aimimg for...more info


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