Body for Life Review

by The Diet Critic on June 26, 2017

Body for Life review
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Body for Life is a diet book and weight loss plan that comes from Ben Phillips, who is well-known for providing thousands of men and women, including elite professional athletes, with nutrition and exercise guidance. Phillips promises that by following his plan you’ll have the best body ever in 12 weeks.

This diet consists of intense exercising 6 days a week and eating six meals per day, which are primarily made up of protein and healthy carbs. Phillips says that this eating schedule helps to boost your energy, steady your blood sugar and helps to prevent you from getting too hungry, which can lead to binge eating.

You’ll eat a fist-sized serving of carbs and a fist-sized served of protein at every meal. You are permitted pasta, bread, potatoes, fruits, lean meats, vegetables and a small amount of specific fats. You are also required to drink 10 glasses of water and eat two servings of vegetables every day.

Every week you get a “free day” where you can eat whatever you want with the exception of bacon, hot dogs, fatty cuts of beef or deep-fried meats. Processed and sugary foods as well as soda are also off limits as well as butter, mayonnaise, lard, full-fat dairy products and coconut oil.

In terms of exercise, you are required to work out 6 times a week. Targeted weight training is to be performed for 45 minute sessions, 3 times per week and high-intensity cardio for 3 days at 20 minute sessions each.


It is very likely that you will lose weight with Body for Life. The primary reason is that by following it you will ingest fewer calories but burn more. You are also likely to lose fat and build muscle. However, your success with this diet plan depends entirely on how well you follow it and by making sure that on your “free day” you don’t overdo it.

The official website provides plenty of helpful online tools and forums.


One of the major drawbacks of the Body for Life plan is that it takes an extreme level of effort and commitment. Many people may find the intense workouts 6 days a week and the daily 6 meals hard to follow. In this regard, Body for Life isn’t the most practical diet for the average person’s lifestyle.

This is an intense physical plan that heavily focuses on strength training. In fact, in spite of the amount of exercise you are expected to do, the plan actually falls short of the American Heart Association’s recommended aerobic activity of 150 minutes per week. This means that if you want to meet this recommendation, you’re looking at even more exercise.

Also, due to the amount of protein consumed on this diet, it may not be safe for individuals with certain health conditions, such as those who have issues with their kidneys.

Finally, this diet will have you cutting back your calories but boosting your exercise, which can make you feel tired. While you should definitely speak to your doctor before following the Body for Life weight loss plan, make sure you take it slow with this program if you should decide that it is a safe and smart choice for you.

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