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The Power Plate Diet

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What a fantastic book. There was so much great information in this book. I am always wanting to learn more about health and being healthy. The power plate diet has a lot to offer. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.  I will be reading more of Erin's books.
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This is  a great and informative book  that is based on up to date science. I found the plan to be intuitive and easy to remember after reading. The recipes do not have pictures or nutritional info, but they do sound delicious and simple to prepare. Oprea is a very likable author and I enjoyed the bit the reader learns about her through the book as well as how this book builds on her previous one, 4x4. This has updated information as she has learned more techniques that work well with her clients since the publication of 4x4. I really enjoyed this one and am excited to try out some of the recipes!
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This book is great! It’s informative with out being over the top focused on scientific words. It is backed by research and proven with the success of her clients but it’s written in an easy to understand way. Erin goes over what inflammation is, what foods cause it and what foods to eat instead. It’s also packed with recipes and a month long meal plan that follows her guidelines. She even wrote about what exercises help fight inflammation! I’ll definitely be trying some of the recipes in this book and implanting some of the ideas on how to eat better to fight inflammation given in this book!
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This book is well written and easy to read with practical advice for application to daily life. I loved Erin’s first book, The 4x4 Diet, and this one is just as good. Not only does she explain how inflammation impacts our bodies, but also ways to combat it that are easy to do. The recipes aren’t complicated to make and the workouts (especially the workout games!) are able to be done anywhere by anyone of any fitness level. Definitely recommend this book to anyone!
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This book was very informative and motivational.  I learned a lot of new things.  I can't wait to start to try the recipes and exercises.
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Informative, motivational, easy to ready, educational, and DELICIOUS! Wow! This book is the triple threat. It has it all for anyone that is looking to better themselves and live a healthier lifestyle. The Power Plate Diet gives crucial information that people need to allow them to understand the concept of what certain foods do to your body, how foods hold onto your body, and how things break down, as well as so much more like the RECIPES!! This book serves as a recipe book as well as an educational, and motivational book. Erin is always putting so much heart into everything she does, especially her clients, fans, and in this book it shows how much she truly cares about helping everyone make PRETTY MUSCLES!
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Once again, Erin did not disappoint with her second book.  This book is packed full of great, easy to follow, easy to put in play goodness.  She not only tells you the how, but also the why.  You can tell she really took her time and did her research,  Love the updated exercises and so excited she included the fun workout games!  I can't wait to get started and try out some of her yummy recipes.
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As someone who's tried just about EVERYTHING when it came to dieting and exercise, this book is a GOD SEND! I started following Erin Oprea on Instagram where I began to try the workouts she would post. After learning about her Pretty Muscles app at the beginning of the 2020 quarantine, I decided to give it a go for a month. Well, here we are at the beginning of 2021 and I'm still using the app and am now convinced, after two years on a low-carb lifestyle, the Power Plate is the way to go! This book not only explains what a Power Plate is but also dives in to why it's important and what it's doing to your body to make it so important. The way it's written, if you've followed Erin Oprea, is exactly how she talks. Friendly, straight forward, and nonchalant. While straight forward and nonchalant don't seem like they would go together, read the book and you'll know what I mean.
This book doesn't just give you an explanation of eating right and a giant list of recipes & approved foods, it also gives you exercises you can do at home, with pictures! It's basically her app in book form, without the epic 2000's hip hop playlist. 
I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a long term healthy solution to their lifestyle.
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I loved Erins 4x4 Diet Book 
Loved The Power Plate Diet Book Even More . Comes down to understanding how inflammation affects your Body which in turns affects your Daily Life. With Erins knowledge and her Talent of explaining so we could understand How things work in a very simple but yet understanding way is worth every penny !  Start Living Your Best Life by Feeling Your Best - I Know I Am Thanks To Erin Oprea !
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Power Plate Diet. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about food, but Erin gave such great advice abut how to combat inflammation. The book was easy to read. It felt like Erin was in my living room having coffee and a conversation. I look forward to putting the new found information to work in my life and feeling better by reducing inflammation that I was now aware existed. I learned so much about what is happening in the cells of my body. I highly recommend the book to anyone who wants to step up their game with healthy eating.
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--Great Tips, Well Organized--

I received an advanced review copy of this book from NetGalley, and here are my thoughts.

There have been many books published on the benefits of an anti-inflammatory food diet and lifestyle.

If you are looking for a book that combines scientific information, case studies of actual clients, easy to digest charts of information, lists of food to help you shop, and simple to prepare recipes, this book would be a good one. There are no photographs of the recipes, but the cooking techniques are straightforward and you should have no problem making anything.

The author writes with enthusiasm and knowledge. Grains are included in the recommended diet, and the author gives reasoning behind it. As many people are avoiding grains these days, this different viewpoint might be of interest.
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Once I started this book I could not put it down. This is not what I would typically write regarding a 'diet or exercise' book. Erin Oprea has a way of writing with such ease that it is almost as though you are having a conversation with the author. A very informative conversation. In recent years as I've watched my parents aging and felt the negative impacts of aging myself, I've developed a keen interest in nutritional science and the positive affects of 'good' diet and exercise. As a former research scientist and current biology teacher I often find myself consumed and eventually overwhelmed when attempting my own research into the impact of inflammation on the body. This book pulled it all together for me and put it into a format that I could utilize in my daily life. Erin explores the science and provides her resources but explains the nuts and bolts of the research without losing the reader in a fog of scientific 'jargon'. I will absolutely be implementing the nutritional & exercise plans presented in the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a clear concise way to feel there best.
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The Power Plate Diet book states that it is a simple diet plan that balances your food plate to reduce inflammation and help you get healthy.  The book tells you about which proteins, carbs, produce, fruits, fats, herbs and spices that you should and shouldn’t be eating to prevent inflammation and help speed up your metabolism. There is a 4 week eating plan that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks along with recipes and shopping lists. Also included as are easy to follow power exercises that include photos.  The book is written in an easy understanding format and keeps your attention. If you have ever seen Erin on social media you know she has a fun positive attitude and this book is a reflection of that. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their health. 

I received an advanced copy of The Power Plate Diet for my honest review
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The Power Plate Diet is the second book Erin Oprea has published in her quest to support a healthy body from the inside out. Oprea's first book, The 4x4 Diet, covers basics of her lifestyle plan. Her newest book, The Power Plate Diet, grows this concept even further with useful health information. The beginning of this book really digs deep into the processes of a human body and how it functions best which I loved. Oprea then ventures into how to do this through eating, keeping focused and daily exercise routines. This is an easy lifestyle change, not a fad diet. You don't need to spend money on equipment that will just sit around after a few months. She takes real food, plus a few principles that can be incorporated quickly and easily (i.e. not eating complex carbs after your afternoon snack) to take your mind and body to a whole new level. Her continuous energy throughout the book not only benefits all of your pretty little muscles you visibly see but it goes right to the core to promote a healthy body internally. Organs are musles and they need the nutrients to make you feel your best. In addition to her books - she promotes and supports individuals through her instagram page, facebook and app "Pretty Little Muscles". What a better way to start 2021 with a mega dose of health and positive engery.
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This was a great read! Erin made all the information easy to understand and a very approachable way to implement the power plate diet into your daily routine. Throughout the book before even beginning to implement her suggestions I already was thinking about what foods I eat that cause me inflammation. The recipes are easy and delicious and allow you to continue to follow the Power Plate diet. Erin really hones in that this is a lifestyle change and not just a diet, which based on the changes I have made and the impacts to my health is holding true.
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I don't consider myself a rookie to the world of nutrition and health, yet I love what this book has to offer me. I feel confident it can help others adopt healthier lifestyle habits.
I started following Erin Oprea on Instagram about 2 years ago so I've already read her first book and I'm familiar with her lifestyle. The Power Plate Diet book explains four clean habits to live by, as well as the connection between inflammation and health all while giving enough science background without being overwhelming to the reader. I've never been a person who jumps into "diets", instead I'm a believer of lifestyle changes. This is what makes Oprea's plan so great; this is a forever lifestyle, not a diet. There is plenty of advice and direction given on how to implement suitable changes for individual situations, and that flexibility is key to experiencing success.
I can "hear" Oprea's voice throughout the book - she has a genuine love for health and is extremely inspirational. My favorite sentence in the book, "Don't try to be perfect; try to be better. That's the Power Plates way."
I can't complete this review without mentioning her Pretty Muscles app! I'm a huge fan - I highly encourage you to check it out!
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I was so excited for Erin’s second book to come out! It was awesome! I love how she keeps everything so easy to read and understand.  The way the book is structured and the flow of it is simple to follow. By doing so it keeps the reader interested and informed, helping them to realize a healthy lifestyle is obtainable. She keeps her system practical and doable. I like that she includes all aspects of what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle especially addressing the affects of inflammation and the causes. She is real, straight up and funny all at the same time. Erin’s knowledge of the industry is so inspiring and motivating. When you apply her approach presented in her books,, a healthy lifestyle is so attainable. I love that her approach isn’t some fad diet. Her approach is backed by years of research, knowledge, experience and application. I would recommend The Power Plate Diet book to anyone looking to reach their health goals and maintain them.
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The Power Plate Diet has four rules:
1.	No super-starchy carbs after 4 p.m.
2.	Cut back on added sugar
3.	Cut back on sodium
4.	Cut back on alcohol

In addition, what goes on your plate varies based on meal. For breakfast, it’s a third each of proteins, carbs, and fruits/non-starchy vegetables. For lunch, your meal consists of a third each of proteins, carbs/starchy vegetables, and non-starchy vegetables. Dinner is made up of a third proteins and two-thirds low or non-starchy vegetables. There are also two snacks per day.

The Power Plate Diet includes a four-week menu plan, a shopping list where you check what you need, a food prep plan, an exercise system, and lots of delicious recipes. Many of the recipes are vegetarian or vegan friendly. However, none of the recipes have nutritional information or photographs. If you are looking for a traditional diet and exercise plan, this book could work for you. 4 stars!

Thanks to Rodale Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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In The Power Plate Diet, Erin Oprea has written her second book on fitness and has developed a new power plate diet. It consists of a four-week meal plan to encourage nutrition and promote weight loss. Erin is a personal trainer and she is based in Nashville, Tennessee. She served in the Marines for 9 years and she served in two tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2005. She opened up about how she became a personal trainer. Some of her celebrity clients she has worked with and trained are: Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Jana Kramer, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Carley Pearce, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, and Alan Jackson and Denise Jackson. In the book, she shared how she trained her clients and taught them how to work out and be active and to eat a balanced diet. She also shared how at 52 years old her father died from a heart attack. She didn’t understand how he died because he was very active but she realized that he ate a bad diet. After his death, she studied nutrition and how food can help us to have energy, heal our bodies, and have longevity. She explained how important it is to choose the correct foods to eat and how it can help us to lose up to three to five pounds a week and if we also include exercise it can help us lose even more. 


In the book, she looked at inflammation in our bodies and how bad inflammation can lead to obesity. She revealed how sugar, junk food, and foods we are allergic to or intolerant of can impact our fat cells and cause us to store extra fat and led us to being overweight. One of the biggest factors, we can look at is how much fat we have around our stomachs and this can be an indication that we are struggling with bad inflammation. In the book, she shared her own food sensitivities, such as onions and yeast for her and how she discovered her own sensitives. She revealed that 20% of us have some sort of food sensitivity and it can lead us to weight gain, cravings, and bloating. 


I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who needs to lose weight for better health and they are ready for a richer life. I have always enjoyed listening to Erin’s teaching when I read her first book. I first learned about her from Carrie Underwood discussing how she got her toned legs from training with Erin. I mean just look at how fit Carrie’s legs are. I will admit I love the way Erin has helped some of these celebrities to tone up and to shape their bodies. Some of other favorites is how fit Jennifer Nettles, FGL, and Kelsea Ballerini have gotten. I also am a member of her Pretty Muscles app and have done quite a few workouts on the app and I will say the workouts and the fun card games are a fun way to workout. I also love how passionate Erin is on doing Tabata’s style workout and the book also include many different workouts and she will explain all of her workouts. I loved how the book also contained 4 weeks of clean eating and power foods. One of her biggest tips was not eating carbs after 3 or 4 pm which is something I plan on trying. I also need to follow the water rule to help fat proof and help use it as a natural appetite suppressant. I have also been taking her collagen recommendations but I can’t try her beet juice because I have had kidney stones and that can aggravate them. I will say I highlighted a lot in this book and I will be rereading this book in my journey to health and wellness and practicing the tips and principles. I enjoyed the recipes she included and the 4 weeks meal plan and I’m curious to try and make some of these. 


 
"I received this book free from Erin Opera and her book launch team, for my honest review.”
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The Power Plate Diet gives information in a way that is easy to understand.  The meal plans are easy to follow with recipes that are simple with no outrageous ingredients.  The workout plans and guidelines are explained and are also easy to follow.  When reading this book, I felt like Erin was talking to me personally.
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