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The Ultimate Fit or Fat
Covert Bailey
0618002049
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
"In my little way I'm going to rattle the world," proclaims Covert Bailey, who already rattled the world when he changed the way America looked at weight loss and exercise with his original Fit or Fat in the mid-1970s. Now he's back with a new spin on the Fit or Fat principles. This small book (180 pages, about 5 by 8 inches) teaches you how to get fit faster and raise your metabolism. To improve your fitness level most quickly, Bailey recommends his "Four Food Groups of Good Exercise": aerobic exercise, cross training (varying your exercise choices), wind sprints (short bursts of high-intensity activity), and weight lifting. "I'm not burning a lot of calories while I'm exercising, but my body is changing into a better butter-burning machine," he says. "The purpose of my exercise is to change my chemistry." As we expect from...


The Complete Fit or Fat Book: The Phenomenal Program that Successfully Guides You from Fatness to Fitness
Covert Bailey
157866117X
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Get with the program...and get fit! The Fit or Fat® series, with its' realistic diet and exercise plans, has sold more than 3.5 million copies--because it really works! So dieters will be thrilled to know that they can get four of these bestselling titles in one convenient volume. The New Fit or Fat, The Fit or Fat Woman, The Fit or Fat Target Diet, and Fit or Fat Target Recipes provide all the guidance anyone needs to make a lasting lifestyle change. They examine popular misconceptions about the "perfect shape," eating healthily, and exercising effectively. There are also plenty of tools for tracking your own progress, from food analysis charts to tables that break down the nutritional value of your favorite dishes.



The Fit or Fat Woman
Covert Bailey
0395510104
Jan 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Bailey and Bishop contend, reasonably, that being thin and being fit aren't synonymous. Rather, the percentage of fat in one's body is critical: the average woman's body contains as much as 22% fat, and lower levels are considered unhealthy. The coauthors survey the similarities and differences in men's and women's body builds, their respective metabolic needs and the dynamics of male and female weight loss and gain. They also repeat what we already know: women have a more difficult time keeping fit and trim. The familiar health benefits and psychological boon of exercise are discussed, as well as the problems--e.g., bulimia and anorexia--of overzealous dieting. Throughout, Bailey, a fitness workshop instructor, and Bishop, his assistant, plug his program for weight control, based on the one used at Bailey's Fit...


Smart Exercise: Burning Fat, Getting Fit
Covert Bailey
0395661145
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
The best-selling author of The New Fit or Fat offers a feast of useful information and practical advice in this comprehensive guide to exercise and training. Helpful to anyone designing a fitness program, whether it's to lose a "spare tire" or train for a marathon.

Book Description
Best-selling author Covert Bailey has revolutionized thinking about health and fitness. Smart Exercise is a comprehensive guide to exercise and a lucid explanation of how our bodies stay fit or fat. Most important, Smart Exercise reveals the world's best-kept secret about fitness: keep your muscles in peak form and everything else will follow. Using his famous sense of humor to great effect, Bailey explains how muscles function, describes the multiple benefits of a good workout, and shows why muscle...


The Fit-Or-Fat Target Diet
Covert Bailey
0395510821
January 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
A sound and simple nutritional program for choosing the healthiest foods and achieving permanent weight loss without gimmicks. Bailey employs a unique target system that helps easily balance one's diet to obtain the full range of nutrition and reduce harmful fat.

About the Author
Covert Bailey is a popular PBS personality and best-selling author on fitness and nutrition, whose Fit or Fat series of books has sold nearly 6 million copies. One of the first to emphasize body fat and body fat testing, he has taught millions of people about low-fat eating and adopting flexible exercise programs that are both fun and healthy. Covert Bailey earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and received a M.S. degree in biochemistry from MIT. He likes to say that his training in graduate...


Smart Eating
Covert Bailey
039585492X
December 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A companion to the best-selling Smart Exercise with an alternative to dieting.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist
When Covert Bailey speaks, millions listen. This minister of the "no-more-diet-disasters" regime (and author of five best-sellers, including Fit or Fat) now proselytizes for a new type of smart eating, one that targets low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber, and balanced and varied meals. As always, his advice is eminently sensible. Only the 200 recipes, unfortunately, fall short; though most will be very acceptable to the mainstream American palate, few show any originality or much added taste or flavor--the reason, sadly, that many low-fat diets fail....


The Fit-Or-Fat Woman (1 Cassette)
Covert Bailey
0945353766
March 1993
Audio
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From Publishers Weekly
Bailey and Bishop contend, reasonably, that being thin and being fit aren't synonymous. Rather, the percentage of fat in one's body is critical: the average woman's body contains as much as 22% fat, and lower levels are considered unhealthy. The coauthors survey the similarities and differences in men's and women's body builds, their respective metabolic needs and the dynamics of male and female weight loss and gain. They also repeat what we already know: women have a more difficult time keeping fit and trim. The familiar health benefits and psychological boon of exercise are discussed, as well as the problems--e.g., bulimia and anorexia--of overzealous dieting. Throughout, Bailey, a fitness workshop instructor, and Bishop, his assistant, plug his program for weight control, based on the one used at Bailey's Fit...


Smart Talk On Health And Fitness (2 Cassettes)
Covert Bailey
1572700319
January 1997
Audio
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From AudioFile
This engaging two-cassette audiobook covers a lot more than health and fitness. Bailey talks about everything from his childhood to funny food myths to his peers at MIT. His reading is lively and silly, even using fake foreign accents to entertain the listener. He uses music effectively and frequently to separate the brief stories. The cuing at the beginning and end of tapes is excellent. A.G.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
Covert Bailey, renowned fitness crusader and best-selling author, offers a delightful combination of humor, motivation, and facts in his latest audio original, Smart Talk on Health and Fitness. Bailey teaches you how to improve your level of health and fitness through what you eat and answers some classic health questions such as: Why Don't...


Go East Old Man
Paul Reese
1879628155
Dec 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Paul Reese's first book, Ten Million Steps, told of his 3192-mile run across the USA when Paul was 73 years old. Go East Old Man takes up where the earlier book left off. Here, between the ages of 75 and 79, Paul runs across the remaining states west of the Mississippi River. He doesn't ask readers to emulate his journey step by step. But he hopes these stories will inspire readers, particularly older ones, to look beyond their apparent limits and to look forward to exciting new journeys of their own at every age.

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