Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tracy Anderson Book Sneak Peek Part 2

Tracy Anderson Book Sneak Peek Part 2 and the Choco Chestnut Pudding Recipe

Everyone seems to be excited about the new Tracy Anderson 30-Day Method Book. In addition to the boot camp series of cardio routines and toning exercises shown in the book and on the included DVD, Tracy gives a 30-Day Menu. The 30-Day Method Diet is a structured diet plan that offers tasty recipes with real food in specific combinations that Tracy ensures will leave you feeling satisfied and able to work out with her rather intense nearly two hour a day workout plan.

Before we get further into the sneak peak of the book. Check out my other reviews and posts on the Tracy Anderson Method here so you can really find what you are looking for:
If you want to see reviews of the Tracy Anderson Method, click on the following links:
Tracy Anderson Mat Workout DVD Review

Free Tracy Anderson Arms Webisode Link and Review

Tracy Anderson GOOP Arms Webisode Review

Taking the Tracy Anderson Mat Workout to the Next Level

Tracy Anderson's Top Ten Tips

Tracy Anderson Results Accounts

Tracy Anderson Method to Lose 20 Pounds in 6 Weeks

Get Rid of Sagging Skin with the Tracy Anderson Method

Why you should only use 3 lb Weights with the Tracy Anderson Method

Tracy Anderson GOOP Leg Workout and 5 Day Diet for Gwyneth Paltrow

Tracy Anderson 5 Day Diet Cleanse

New Tracy Anderson Book

Tracy Anderson Method and Mini Trampolines

Tracy Anderson 30-Day Method Book Sneak Peak

Tracy Anderson Book Sneak Peak Part 2 (Choco Chestnut Pudding Recipe!)

Now, back to the sneak peak inside the book - I would say that if you are a fan of the Tracy Anderson method or at the very least the Tracy Anderson body type, this book would definitely be worthwhile to purchase. Know going in that you will have to work for your weight loss and physically exert yourself to change your shape but if you follow the plan, you will change your body.

As with most diet and exercise plans, I think that the diet portion is about 80% of it. If you eat less calories, you will lose weight. With the Tracy Anderson Method, you are doing about 45-60 minutes daily of very high energy cardio focused on dancing, bouncing, treadmill dancing, dancing on a mini-trampoline if you prefer or something else that makes you sweat profusely. Tracy advises against running, elliptical machines and other exercises that tend to make you bulk up. For the 30-day plan you must do her dance cardio workout each day for the thirty days. No skipping days, no excuses. An easy-to-follow version of Tracy Anderson's Dance Cardio comes with the book on an included DVD. Additionally, you are to spend about the same amount of time doing repetitions of provided toning exercises that work your legs and butt, your arms, and your stomach and core muscles. These are shown on the DVD as well but annoyingly, are not done to a full set of reps for each exercise so you have to go back or count out reps yourself. The toning reps are hard to describe and are pictured and explained in great detail in the book as well as demonstrated and explained on the DVD included with the 30-Day Method book.

The Tracy Anderson 30-Day Meal Plan is provided, with tons of recipes to use while on the diet and beyond. If you are starting the diet, it will take a trip to the market. There are a lot of ingredients in the dishes on the menu and because it has a lot of variety, you need a lot of ingredients for each day and in turn for each week of the diet. One nice thing about the diet in contrast to many others is that Tracy provides sweets and dessert recipes as part of the diet. You don't have to stick to an all-protein, or no sugar diet during the 30 days. Another noteworthy thing is that the restrictive performance cleanse portion of the diet which is more juice, puree, and smoothie oriented is on the last few days of the diet. This is good for two reasons. First, Tracy points out that it would take unbelievable willpower to try to do the intense ultra low calorie portion of the diet at the same time you are adjusting to a new intense workout program. Second, it allows you to really show off the results, get rid of final water weight and reveal your new muscles at the 30 day mark of the Tracy Anderson 30-Day Method.

Just a few of the recipes that you will find in the book are:
French Chicken with Braised Leek
Egg Spinach Wrap with Beans and Escarole
Mexican Avocado Wrap
Orange Glazed Salmon
Roasted Root Vegetables
Kale Spinach Beet Juice
Chocolate Blueberry Pudding
Choco Chestnut Pudding

As you can see, there is a lot of variety on the Tracy Anderson diet menu. There are vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken, steak, smoothies and more. It is far more challenging if you are vegetarian but Tracy does lay out options for that as well. This is a low calorie diet and you can't eat unlimited anything so you need to be prepared to follow the menu closely for 30 days.

Now, here is a sneak peek from the Tracy Anderson 30-Day Method book
Recipe for Choco Chestnut Pudding
1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp peeled and cooked chestnuts (I found mine at Trader Joe's in the refrigerated produce/herb section)
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 whole pitted dates (you can sub prunes or dried blueberries)
2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Melt the chocolate chips slowly in a double boiler and set aside. Puree the rest of the ingredients. Add the melted chocolate and pulse until all the ingredients are combined. Add about 1/2 c water and check the consistency. It should be soupy. It will firm as it cools.
Portion size is 4 ounces
What is your favorite Tracy Anderson recipe?

I hope you found this second sneak peek into the Tracy Anderson book helpful. On the right you can find all of the Tracy Anderson posts with info about Gwyneth Paltrow's 5-day diet and workout, Tracy Anderson and mini-trampolines, reviews of the Mat workout dvd and free Tracy Anderson webisodes and more.

Enjoy the Recipe for Choco Chestnut Pudding and the Tracy Anderson Book sneak peek.

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