Alpine Weight Loss Secrets-Review

A review of “Alpine Weight Loss Secrets”

At the end of this post is a chance for you to win a copy of “Alpine Weight Loss Secrets“.

Secrets of the Alps for weight loss

Discover the secrets of the Alpine for weight loss

Stefan Aschan of Strength123.com has a new book, “Alpine Weight Loss Secrets“, and I was given the opportunity to read it.

Let’s start by talking about Stefan. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and later moved to a small village in the Austrian Alps.

In the tiny mountain village, Stefan ate locally grown and raised foods. He was an active boy, playing outside, and participating in sports.

He eventually migrated to the New York, where he currently holds nine fitness certifications, and is working on his Masters Degree in holistic nutrition.

The book

The overall premise of the book is nothing new–eat clean, close to the source foods while avoiding processed foods. Organic, even wildly grown, plants versus commercially available produce recommended.

As I said, this idea is not new. The way that he lays it out is perfect for the newbie to the fitness world.

I’m sure that it wasn’t his intention, but I couldn’t help but feel a bit put off by the numerous times that Stefan compared his upbringing in the Alps versus how we eat in the U.S.

For one thing, he made a few observations based on how he began eating when he first moved to New York. Well, the way that they eat in NYC isn’t necessarily how we eat in Texas, or somebody that eats in other pats of the country.

Granted, the overwhelming majority of Americans buy their food from a grocery store, but that’s not the case everywhere in the country. That’s not to say that he wasn’t off base, but it was a wide generalization.

The exercises that Stefan layouts out were described in a way that was easily understood, and includes pictures to help out.

To go along with these, he shows you how to put these together for a great workout.

Here’s the twist, he wants you to get up, and go out and play outside. That’s your cardio. It doesn’t have to be Kick the Can, but just get out and get active.

I couldn’t agree more with this philosophy. Treadmills have their place. The real reason that we want to be fit is to be able to go out and have fun, whether it’s playing sports, or just going for a hike.

Get out, breathe some fresh air, and move your body.

To help you along the way, one of the coolest features that Stefan has included are worksheets throughout the book. These will help you to put all of this information into action.

This isn’t just about weight loss. Stefan does a great job of outlining how his Alpine system will give you longevity, and what he calls “youngevity“.

Who doesn’t want that?

Here’s your chance

Would you like a copy of Stefan’s book, “Alpine Weight Loss Secrets“? Leave a comment below telling us why you would like it. We will select one comment that stands out. If we pick yours, Stephan has agreed to send you a copy of his book.

(There are no affiliate links to this book. The only compensation that we received for this review was a PDF copy of the book. When it’s available on Amazon, I may add an affiliate link for you to purchase the book, but as of this writing, there is none).



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  2. Hey Todd, this sounds really cool! And anyone who tells me that I can go out for a hike and that will be my cardio is my new BFF. I have written numerous posts about my hiking excursions and how I actually think they are the best workouts ever because of the interval nature of the experience. Can’t wait to check out Alpine Weight Loss. Although, I have travelled through Switzerland – does that count?

  3. Todd says:

    I agree, I love hiking also. I’d rather do that on a Saturday afternoon than spend any time on a stationary bike or treadmill. Blech!

    I think it would count, but the Austrian might take offense to that. ;)

  4. Greg says:

    Agreed here! I’m a huge fan of combining leisure and workouts. Makes the whole process more enjoyable, and provides great opportunities for family time as well!

  5. Todd says:

    Good point on family time. Doing anything that involves physical activity with the family is a great way to get everybody exercising… just don’t tell them that. :)

  6. Rick Kaselj says:

    Thanks for the review.

    Avoiding processed food has been a huge one for me.

    Rick Kaselj of http://ExercisesForInjuries.com

    .

  7. Todd says:

    @Rick, thanks for stopping by. Processed foods, IMO, are to blame for many of the illnesses that we are plagued with today.

  8. Another newbie’s guide to exercise and nutrition. They send me at least one of these books a month. Most of them are too lame to bother to review. In fact I’m thinking about giving them all away, one-at-a-time on my blog. You wrote a great review, but please don’t select me to win the free book.

  9. Todd says:

    And our winner is… just kidding Steve. :)

  10. Anne says:

    That is so weird. A friend of mine lives in NYC, and was just telling me about her trainer who is from Austria. I think Stefan might be him. Small world. :)

  11. Good morning Todd,

    Sounds like Stefan has had quite the interesting life, at least by my standards. I agree with what you said Todd, in terms of diets varying greatly from one end of this great country to the other.

    Nothing makes me happier than shopping fresh and local at our local farmers market. The problem is that we’re so stinking cold for 7 months of the year that fresh and local is not really a viable option during winter. I guess the same goes for our cardio routines. A high of 0 is definitely a contributing factor to why the treadmills here fill up so quickly after New Years.

    Great, now you have me missing the farmers market and fitness outside… :(

    We definitely get out and enjoy the outdoors here when we can. Perhaps the cold inspires us to value our warmer months more than say someone from California. <–Spoiled.

    Well I guess I'll have to focus on snowboarding and shiver walking until the thaw.:)

    -Matt

  12. Hi Todd,

    Thanks for your review again.

    I am happy to read all your comments. Overall, it seems that all of you are active already. Great job.

    Why not take some else with you on the hikes and show how activity can be – without running to the gym:).

    And no, we love Switzerland. Hence, no offense.

    Stefan

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