Bob Greene Total Body Makeover Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Bob Greene’s Total Body Makeover is an intense diet and exercise program that claims to transform the body in just 12 weeks. The author is not afraid to reveal that the plan is hard and exercise heavy. Dieters are expected to make extreme exercise choices and adopt reduced calorie meal plans to optimize weight loss in a short period. The book was written several years ago and features before and after pictures of Oprah Winfrey. Years later, Oprah revealed she used unhealthy means to lose weight.

List of Ingredients

Strength training, diet and exercise plan.

Product Features

Some dieters want to make small changes to lose weight and get fit. Others are not willing to wait a year or more to achieve weight loss goals. Bob Greene Total Body Makeover offers a complete body change in as little as 12 weeks. The program is not created for obese or morbidly obese people with lots of weight to lose. No weight loss plan will help a dieter in this category reach goal weight in just 12 weeks. Before starting an exercise program like the one described in Bob Greene Total Body Makeover, it is best to consult your physician for medical clearance. This is especially important for dieters suffering from weight-related health issues.

The three types of exercise included in Bob Greene Total Body Makeover are Cardio, Strength and Functional. Cardio exercise increases heart strength and burns tons of calories. Strength exercises build lean muscle and help increase bone density and resting metabolic rate. Functional exercises keep the body moving ideally to promote a healthier life. These include shrugs and sit-ups.

Dieters are instructed to work on a level between 7 and 10 on a 10-point scale with 10 being “all-out exercise” or vigorous exercise. This is much too intense for the average dieter just starting a workout plan. The trouble with intense workouts is the pain felt after workout day. Pain is a popular reason given by dieters who stop working out.

The Bob Greene Total Body Makeover addresses eating, menu selection, bad foods and bad diet choices. These are only a brief part of the book, however. Customer reviews claim most of the book is made up of testimonials and before and after photos of the author’s clients.

Bob Greene Total Body Makeover sells for just under $14.

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  • Promotes healthy eating.
  • Promotes exercise.
  • May be effective when followed to the letter.


  • Too intense for the beginner.
  • May not be suitable for every dieter.


The Bob Greene Total Body Makeover is not the right plan for every dieter. The author clearly states the program is hard (very hard) requiring vigorous exercise and strict dieting.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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