Meal Planning & Measuring Progress

The Venus Factor has a great section on meal planning, which can help you lose fat and maintain your new level of fitness and slim body.

The meal plans are put together with food choices that will suit all tastes. These plans include information about calories and quantities, so that you can plan exactly what you eat during the day to suit your metabolism and your nutritional requirements.

About 100 pages of the manual are devoted to giving you entire meal plans which show you the calories contained in all of them, allowing you to choose the right meal and the right quantity of food for you.

It’s fabulous — eating to maintain your ideal weight could hardly be easier! 

Not only does the Venus Factor give you an ideal weight loss plan, it actually shows you how to eat so you achieve your weight loss goals!

Safe and Natural Nutritional Supplements

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On page 153 there’s a section on Nutritional Supplements. As you may know if you have dieted before, one of the important things about any weight loss program is taking the right supplements to encourage fat burning.

The Venus Factor program is careful to point out that whether you desire to lose 10 pounds, or more, in twelve weeks, you need to take exactly the right supplements to increase your body’s sensitivity to your own levels of leptin.

As you might recall, the more your body responds to leptin, the higher your metabolic rate and the faster you’re going to lose weight. That makes perfect sense, because fat burning is tied directly to leptin activity.

The other supplements listed in the Venus Factor are all about increasing your gut health, maintaining insulin sensitivity, and ensuring your body runs at peak efficiency. There’s also a section on why you might want to consider taking omega oils in one form or another.

Part 2: Venus’s 12 Week Diet Plan – Measuring Your Progress!

This is about encouraging you to find a balance between your ideal weight and perfect shape, as opposed to the concept of just losing as much weight as possible.

There’s a lot of great information that women will really appreciate here: it’s a kind of validation of the fact that you really don’t need to be skinny and thin.

What you need to be is the right shape for you. Weight loss by itself is not a strong enough goal; you actually need a goal about your shape as well. You can click on the image below to see how different women’s bodies are. Your goal is to be the woman you really are!

Body types

And you know what? Research has demonstrated that one of the easiest ways to assess a person’s risk of chronic illness and disease is simply by looking at the shape of their body.

I mean, we all know that relationship applies to people who are rather large, if not obese, but it applies to people who are the correct weight as well. The ratio of your height to waste, for example, can accurately predict your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. That’s why these factors and measurements are all part of the Venus Factor weight loss program.

There’s some fabulous information about the four common body shapes: banana, apple, pear and the hourglass (see diagram above).

And if you choose to follow the Venus Factor Workout Program you’re in for a treat.  No punishing schedules here.

In fact, as the manual explains, the Venus Factor workout program is designed to work your muscles in the exact ratios needed in order to create an aesthetically pleasing body.

And you still reap all the health benefits of weight training,

The things is, building muscle and losing weight, on any dietary schedule, means you should move towards a specific goal, rather than just building muscle and hoping that you turn out looking “OK”.

Many people fail to consider that the wrong weight training program, say one that increases the size of your muscles in the wrong proportions, can actually make you look worse. The goal of the Venus Factor workout program is to move you towards a defined and measurable body shape goal, using the well-established Golden Proportions (the most aesthetically pleasing proportions of the human body) as a guide.

And there’s some valuable information here about what you can do to develop an ideal body shape — which means an upper body shape  and a lower body shape — that suits you.

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The Venus Factor manual explains how to measure yourself, and what you should do with those measurements, in other words how you should adapt your Venus Factor dietary and exercise program to get the ideal shape and distribution of fat that you want.

This is information you will NOT find anywhere else, and it truly is a revolutionary approach to dieting.

So I’ll conclude this section by reproducing the comments of Barbara, one of the Venus Factor’s clients (all such testimonials are genuine and can be seen by you if you wish):

After finishing the Venus program the view of my body and self-image has changed. Now I feel strong, I have a defined, toned and  healthy body. I always felt sexy (even when I was overweight) but now I feel all my body is firm and toned – something absolutely new for me.

I feel my legs firm and strong and now I love to show off my arms. In the past I always tried to avoid tank tops because my arms were flabby skinny. Now tank tops are my favorite piece of clothing and I receive lots of compliments on my arms. I think the key word is POWERFUL. Now I have a powerful body, in all aspects. This is something I never felt before!

I always believed that people who claimed to love the gym were crazy or compulsive liars. Now I belong to the crazy group of people that can’t have a day without hitting the gym. I think there are two main factors, one is the results of my new body (which I love) and the second is probably an addiction to the hormones my body produces during exercise. They make me feel good!

Another side effect of the program, for good or bad, is that now the guys at the gym stare at my previously non-existent butt. Usually guys don’t stare at 44 year old butts! My diet during and after Venus program is almost the same as before the program. I usually eat healthy, lots of veggies and no red meat or chicken, just fish and eggs as protein source.

But I have to confess I love desserts, especially cheesecake. I love chocolate and I also love Mexican food (the deep fried tortilla unhealthy and greasy type). So my secret is to indulge myself with these foods on the weekends in moderate amounts.

Give yourself the chance to have a new body. For me it was absolutely worth it! Buying the program was the best money invested in my body penny by penny (or peso by peso). I love the new version of me:  Barbara Reloaded!

Signed – Barbara Highland