The guide to drop ‘20 pounds in 30 days’ and achieve ‘a 15-minute orgasm’

Friday, December 17, 2010

WASHINGTON - How can you drop 20 pounds in 30 days without exercise, produce a 15-minute female orgasm, double your sperm count, or binge during the holidays without gaining fat?

Here is a book that offers uncommon tips that seem too good to be true.

To those schooled in conventional approaches to nutrition and health, the claims made in Timothy Ferriss’ new book ‘The 4-Hour Body’ may seem dubious - impossible even, reports ABC News.

Earlier, experts revealed that there are no magic bullets for weight loss and fitness.

But Ferriss, a best-selling author, entrepreneur and professional jack-of-all-trades, said he has personal experience, cutting-edge science and mounds of data on his side.

He said his real obsession and area of expertise is physical optimization.

“Over the last decade, every conversation, whether it has started with e-mail management or world travel, at the end of the conversation, at a dinner or cocktail party, has always ended on fat loss and physical performance,” said Ferriss.

“I’ve jokingly said to people, something I think is true, that the fears of modern man can be boiled down to fear of too much e-mail and too much fat,” he added.

Ferriss’ book covers more than 50 topics, running the gamut from a ’slow-carb diet’ that promises a dramatic drop in body fat, to the secret behind ‘Michelle Obama’ arms, to a how-to guide for producing a 15-minute female orgasm.

It also includes a way to ‘hack’ yourself into a schedule that lets you perform well on just two hours of sleep a day.

Ferris said he found that eating within one hour (ideally 30 minutes) of waking up increases fat-loss. Binging on junk food one day a week helps lose weight by keeping your metabolic rate up. Drinking ice water on an empty stomach, a cold shower and keeping an ice pack on the back of your neck can increase fat burning up to 300 percent.

While he said his book relied on data provided by hundreds of others and his own personal experimenting, medical experts are not exactly wild about some of its promises. And sexual health professionals said a 15-minute orgasm is not just unlikely, but possibly unpleasant.

Steven Blair, a professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina and past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine, said that while he had not reviewed the book, it’s ‘nonsense’ that a person could lose 20 pounds in 30 days.

“It’s no secret what we have to do… It’s not that complicated. If you want to lose a pound of fat you have to burn 3,5000 more calories than you eat,” he said.

In his book, Ferriss argues that not all calories are created equal, and that there are ways to boost the number of calories your body burns naturally during the day.

According to Pepper Schwartz, a sociologist and sexologist at the University of Washington, female orgasm lasts about 30 to 40 seconds, not minutes on end.

She said that in her decades of research in sex and relationships she had never heard of a 15-minute long orgasm.

In his book, Ferriss takes an alternative, ‘more useful’ definition of orgasm.

“Orgasm is when there is no resistance - no physical or emotional blocking - to a single point of contact between one finger and the clitoris. This state naturally leads to the involuntary contractions and flushing that most associate with the word orgasm,” he writes.

And though his book offers health recommendations, Ferris makes no bones about the fact that he isn’t a medical professional.

“I am not a doctor and I don’t play one on the Internet,” he said, adding that a disclaimer at the front of his book encourages readers to consult their doctors before following the recommendations in the book.

“At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own health and no one is going to care more about that than you,” he added. (ANI)

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