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The 4×4 Diet

My level of fitness and healthy eating has always been a struggle throughout my life. There are days, weeks, months where I am just on it all the time. Then there are days, weeks, months where I ride the struggle bus and fall off the wagon hard. It is something that I constantly have to work at.

Of course, I know the basics. Eat right and exercise. It isn’t mind blowing. There are no magic pills or fad diet that is going to get the weight off and keep it off. It is about lifestyle and commitment.

4x4 Diet

The 4×4 Diet by Erin Oprea is a wonderful book, no matter your fitness level or knowledge of nutrition. Are there mind blowing secrets in this book? If you know a good deal about health and fitness, then no. But what the book does provide is not only a simple plan to follow, but the why behind everything that she is telling you to do.

What I really liked about the book is that she talks to two groups of people, those who are completely inactive and unhealthy, and those who are giving some effort but could make some improvements.

Erin sets up a meal plan, tells you how to grocery shop and prep foods. She tells you what you need to cut back on, when to eat certain foods, and has a work out plan that fits in to anyone’s schedule. I MEAN ANYONE. You have four minute a day, right? Yes, yes you do!

There are recipes and detailed pictures of the high intensity four minute work outs. At the end of the book, there is a four week plan to follow to make these adjustments in your life to come out on the other side lean and healthy. All of the changes are lifestyle changes that you can carry with you forever, not just for four weeks.

Did I mention that Erin Oprea is the woman behind Carrie Underwood’s legs? Do I even need to say anything else?!

Basically, I cant say enough good things about this book so check it out!

To learn more about the book, go here.

To learn more about Erin Oprea, go here.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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  • Reply Heather April 21, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Going to check this out!! I am interested in some 4 min workouts & I love Carrie Underwood 🙂 Just put it on hold at the library!!

  • Reply SMD April 21, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Four minute workouts would be a good addition to any of us!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston April 21, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I definitely fall into the second category of people!! I think this would be a great read!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Rebecca Jo April 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

    The Carrie Underwood endorsement says it all.
    I’ve seen this book & was curious about it. I’m never really a fan of one main plan but love getting tips & ideas from them all.

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet at the Barre April 21, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I mean Carrie Underwoods amazing legs…..whoever is responsible for those, I will listen up!

  • Reply Erin LFF April 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

    You had me at Carrie’s legs 😉 Health/fitness is something I CONSTANTLY have to work on too- I feel ya there. I try to remind myself that something is better than nothing. 4 minutes here, 4 minutes there… it adds up!

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie April 21, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I have not heard of her but she sounds like she has some cool ideas. (4 minute workouts????). I could read about ways to eat right and workout all day, every day. Always feel like I take something away from it.

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio April 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    4×4? I like it! I have never heard of this book but I have seen Carrie’s transformation and it is quite amazing. I always love learning about health and fitness. Plus, I have been bored with my current reads.

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native April 21, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Ohhh, four minute workouts?! Yes please!!!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis April 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    This book sounds great to help get some structure in your schedule and meal planning. I try to meal plan but really can only get weeknight dinners accomplished.

  • Reply Lindsay April 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I have been riding the struggle bus this week with eating… basically I had a free-for-all. Some weeks are better than others. I can workout religiously, but it’s always the food. Sigh. I think I just need to banish snacks and sweets. I could definitely benefit from this book!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family April 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Sounds like she has some good thoughts here! I love that she doesn’t leave room for excuses.

  • Reply April 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

    def gonna check this out!! it sounds awesome!!

  • Reply Cara April 22, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The second you mentioned Carrie Underwood’s legs, I was hooked. Seriously that girl has some amazing legs. Checking this out for sure!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders April 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    She’s behind Carrie’s legs? I need to check this book out! I love that she gives you the step by step plans too!

  • Reply kristen April 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    you had me at carrie underwoods legs lol

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