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low carb dietsThe Truth About Carbs: How to Eat Just the Right Amount of Carbs to Slash Fat, Look Great Naked, & Live Lean Year-Round (2014) Carbs. The very word strikes fear in the heart of many these days. They make you fat, right? And they lead to diabetes and a host of other ailments…right? Did you know that both high-carb diets and low-carb diets can help you lose fat? The trick is figuring out which diet will work for you. But how do you know which diet will work for you? How many carbs should you be eating? Whether you’re looking to get ripped or simply looking to get off the couch, The Truth About Carbs is way more than a book about carbohydrates; it’s a complete, step-by-step fat loss system that can fit any lifestyle and help you attain whatever goals you’ve set for yourself. This book contains everything you need to know to slash fat and build muscle, whether you’re an office worker or an elite athlete. No more guessing games. No more excuses. Do some simple calculations and head out to the grocery store, then get ready to get lean for life. It’s really that simple. Available on Kindle and paperback.
self-help booksRise Above: 7 Strategies to Crush Adversity (2014, Amazon #1 Best Seller) takes principles from sports psychology, “street” psychology (from Nate’s 15 years of working with people from all ages, abilities, and walks of life), some samurai philosophy, and a little bit of surfer dude mentality, and narrows it down into actionable strategies that can help you tackle any obstacle that may come your way. Available on Kindle and paperback.
feast-your-fat-cover-sm-tiltedFEAST YOUR FAT AWAY: The New Rules For Fast Permanent Fat Loss (2013) changes the fat loss game, and will change your approach to eating forever. Life can be enough of a struggle; your diet shouldn’t be. This approach combines principles from Paleo/Caveman Nutrition Theory with Modern Sports Nutrition Science in order to cut through diet industry fluff, simplify your plan, and help you achieve three main goals: improve overall health, reduce body fat, and most importantly, keep it off indefinitely. It does it all without forcing you to turn your world upside down, give up your career, or have your life revolve around food. Buyer beware: Clients and readers have experienced tremendous success from following Nate’s diet plan. Read what they have to say here.
The Samurai DietTHE SAMURAI DIET: The Science & Strategy of Winning the Fat Loss War is my first nutrition book. It provides 112 short nutrition lessons related to building lean muscle, slashing body fat, and improving health. Learn the real reasons why certain “health” foods are not that healthy for us, why the diets of athletes and regular exercisers should be different from those of sedentary individuals, and why much of the “accepted” mainstream fitness advice you read about in Health & Fitness magazines is flat-out wrong. This book goes deeper into the technical aspects of each individual nutrition topic (including scientific references and resources), you know, back when I was trying to impress everyone with how much knowledge I had. It is a perfect “geeky” companion to the more simple and straightforward Feast Your Fat Away protocol.

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The Way of the Cancer Warrior: 34 Strategies for Your Cancer War (click title to read right now!)

Applies martial arts strategies, sports psychology principles and warrior philosophy to the battle against cancer. Each section starts with a few motivational quotes and is followed by practical application guidelines. It is a free resource meant to help patients, healthcare professionals, caretakers, family members and friends collectively fight back against the greatest enemy this life has to offer.To learn more about why this book was written, what it’s all about, and how it might help you, click here.

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Old School New Body by Steve and Becky Holman. Steve Holman is the editor-in-chief of Ironman Magazine and has written several books on natural bodybuilding and female physique sculpting. I have been a fan of his training column and programs for years. This comprehensive book puts it all in one spot, and the 4X System teaches the training style that I believe is the fastest, most effective, most efficient, and safest way to transform your body and build a beach-ready physique.

GirondaDay1Bonus21Vince Gironda Legend & Myth by Alan Palmieri. Vince Gironda is the greatest physique-based trainer of all time. In his Hollywood Heyday running his gym and training business, he trained bodybuilding and bikini champions, models, and movie stars. His work has had the biggest influence on my Beach Physique-style training philosophy and programs. This is more than just your average book. It is a tribute to a legend. It includes all of Vince’s handwritten training courses, articles and Q & A’s on his training approach, and interviews with his students. This book is definitely intended for the more advanced and committed Beach Physique enthusiast.

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