Michelle Pearl, fitness guru and author of "Wake Up! You're Probably Never Going to Look Like That: How to be Happier, Healthier and Imperfectly Fit"
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA -- Atypical fitness guru Michelle Pearl asserts that she has found studies which prove that African American women burn approximately 100 fewer calories per day while at rest than Caucasian women. This translates into about one extra pound of body fat that your average black woman will gain per month without doing anything different than her non-African American counterpart. Pearl also uncovered research which details how African American women experience a substantially more significant lowering of their metabolic rate than other races when they do diet. This explains why overweight black women have a much harder time achieving their goal weight. It also means that when African American women cut back on their caloric intake, their hunger is more pervasive than it is with any other race.
These studies and other eye-opening research with regard to obesity and ongoing weight problems, along with a variety of innovative solutions are discussed at length in the second edition of Pearl's well-received book, Wake Up! You're Probably Never Going to Look Like That: How to be Happier, Healthier and Imperfectly Fit. Her comments on the subject will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Essence magazine.
The foreword for the second edition of Wake Up! was written by Kai Hibbard, the 3rd season runner-up contestant on NBC's The Biggest Loser who is now publicly speaking about the dangerous and unrealistic weight loss tactics and messages disseminated by the show.
In order to get the important messages of the book out to as many people that can benefit from them as possible, the publisher, Gallery Press Publishing, is temporarily offering the full text of book for free to anyone who would like to read it on the web site of the Ebook distributor for the Ipad version, Smashwords. Access to a free copy of the book (online reading; no Ipad required) can be found at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/23434.
Michelle Pearl holds a rare triple certification which includes credentials as an American Council on Exercise (ACE®) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), an ACE® certified Group Fitness Instructor (GFI), and the advanced certification of an ACE® Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant (LWMC). Pearl is also the owner of Imperfect Fitness which offers exercise videos that are customized to a client's health and fitness level. The motto of her business is, "You don't have to be perfect to be fit."