The Life Plan – Book Review

My interest in this book by Dr. Life was spurred on by seeing the radical physical transformation he achieved, as shown in the before and after pictures on the cover of his book.

I’ll admit it. I am vein enough to want to transform my body into the hulk.

What man would not want to look like that? What man would not want to have greater strength, have more energy and be better in bed?

The real question is, is it even possible to hope to look like Dr. Life does at 72 years of age?

I am sure men half his age would be happy to have the body he does.

So how does he do it? What is his secret? Did he always look like the pictures?

According to his bio, Dr. Life was a typical out of shape middle aged man who worked to much and did not bother to take care of himself.

Back in 1998, Dr. Life was sixty years old and a stereotype of the aging man: he was overweight with a noticeable gut and little muscle tone. His low libido was ruining his self-esteem. He felt tired all the time, yet no amount of sleep made him feel well rested. It wasn’t until a cardiologist read him the riot act that he began to make the critical diet and lifestyle adjustments that led him to look and feel younger than ever.

Reality Check before we go on –

Is it possible to look like Dr. Life – yes. Is it likely to look like him – no.

Why you ask. Simple. He is incredibly disciplined. He eats a very strict diet and works out like a maniac. Something the vast majority of us are not capable of or willing to commit to.

But just because you do not get 100% on a test does not mean you are a failure. Suppose you were able to follow the Life Plan at the 75% level? What would happen? You would feel incredibly better and have more energy. Not bad!

How does he do it –

The book combines the three staples of a healthy life – exercise, nutrition and stress management. And then adds in the science of hormone balancing.

Despite what negative reviewers say about the book when they trash hormone balancing, the majority of the book centers around diet, exercise and stress management.

In fact Dr. Life states that the only way he could have gotten the body he has is by intense physical training. He warns against thinking that the answer is in any type of pill.

A few reviewsfrom Amazon

Well, suffice it to say that I am a bit stunned that just the basic diet advice in this book has made a huge impact on how I feel physically in a very short time. I am 47 and overweight … I have not felt this good in years…now I am motivated to buy a home gym and work on the muscle piece. My biggest obstacle to exercising and moving was lack of energy…this has changed radically for the better in just a matter of two weeks.

Having worked in preventative health for 26 years, the content is excellent. The approach to optimising your health is sound. I loved the detailed exploration of nutrition and exercise. This man takes the cultivation of good health very seriously and gets way beyond the simple platitudes of most “lifestyle scripts”.

If you are in poor health, however, it’s a different story: “By adhering to the diet and exercise programs, you are ensuring that not only will you lose weight and gain muscle mass, but you will improve your heart health. If you follow the supplement program, you’ll find that your energy levels will return. And if you carefully monitor your hormone levels, you’ll find that in no time at all, you’ll be looking and feeling younger” (p. 323)

What did I think

lifeDr. Life makes a compelling case for altering your life by following his prescription.

However, the odds of most men being able to stick to his program are small.

And unless you follow all the sections of his program you may find your results to be less then satisfying.

For instance, his diet is geared around the fact that you will be exercising at least an hour per day and probably two hours per day.

If you eat the number of carbs he suggests without exercising there is a very good chance you will gain weight.

On the other hand if you have been eating a horrible diet and put on 3000 calories per day then his plan, or any plan for that matter, will work wonders.

What do you have to lose?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing.

Even if you are not rich enough to go to his clinic for testing, or dedicated enough to follow his nutrition and exercise plans to the “T” you will still benefit by the knowledge you will gain from the book.

Dr. Life makes a clear and concise case for his diet, exercise and supplement plan. If you can at least take that info in and add it to your knowledge base you will be way ahead of the game.

And hopefully, you can implement a good percentage of what he proposes.

Stay Healthy
Arnold Brod, Publisher

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