TAMPA - Joel Marion is a fitness author who is working hard to practice what he preaches.
He's training at the Powerhouse Gym in Downtown Tampa and has lost 34 pounds and 6 inches off his waist since January.
No doubt Dan, his trainer, has a lot to do with that, but Joel has also been practicing some of what's in the New York Times bestseller The Four Hour Body.
He says, "The Four Hour Body is a really, really unique book because it's not just about fat loss or changing your body. It's about everything the human body can offer. It's about improving performance."
In terms of weight loss, the book focuses on the slow-carb diet with rules like:
“It's not just allowing yourself, It's a mandatory part of the program as well. If you want to lose fat fast you absolutely must take off a day from dieting every week to reset your metabolism. It increases thyroid output. It allows your body to never really dip into starvation mode."
Also in this book: how to increase fat loss 300% using a few bags of ice, how to sleep 2 hours a night and still feel rested, and on page 226 -- how to heighten pleasure and improve your sex life.
Joel says, “A big part of our lives is our sex lives. Improving our sexual performance is part of the human body which is why it’s in there. It's also a topic I think a lot of people would be interested in learning how can they improve that as they're trimming down and looking leaner.”
Now Joel's trying to shed some more weight, the weight of 1,000 books he says he purchased with his own money to give away to the public this weekend.
Powerhouse Gym will match that giveaway with a 30-day free membership, no strings attached.
ABC Action news does not endorse the book but we do stories about different types of diets all the time, so if you'd like to read more about it you can get the book for free by going to the Powerhouse Gym this weekend.
Powerhouse gym is located at 1120 East Kennedy Blvd suite 129, and they can be reached by phone at 813-229-1900.
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