Just wanted to say that I am about halfway through the book and so far “Set Your Metabolism on Fire” is a great read. Dr Clay has done something novel in that he has written his nutrition guidelines into steps. Step 1 being the most basic “good advice” someone can get, and also the easiest to accomplish, And progressing through 6 total steps. Each step ups the ante for muscle building and fat loss. What is great is that if you just want to get into overall better shape but don’t want to eat like a bodybuilder, you could simply go to step 3. If you want up the ante you could go to step 5, if you want to look like a bodybuilder or fitness competetor, you go all the way to step 6 (of course following the other steps including step 6).
If anyone hasn’t taken advantage of this yet, I would recommend going to his website. Drclay.com and signing up for your free copy. What a great tool weather you are a couch potatoe looking to start something new, or an advanced trainee looking to nail down the last peice of your puzzle. For anyone who has been here on T-Nation for more than a couple years, all of this will be familiar to you. What I really like is how he lays it out, it really makes it simple to “digest”.
He also has some novel concepts, things I hadn’t really heard before. For instance, the calories in protein, are you technically burning the protein you eat and using it for energy? Most likley not, in fact maybe none of it is burned as energy. In labs they burn things with a bunson burner to get how many calories they give off, but if you aren’t using it for that purpose, what good is that information. Anyways, I’ll stop in here and make some more comments once I get through the whole book. So far I give it 5 stars.