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The Dolce Diet: Living Lean [Paperback]

Mike Dolce , Brandy Roon
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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1 Sep 2011
Called “the patron saint of weight cutting,” Mike Dolce has coordinated the high-profile weight loss for many of the world’s top athletes, including…

- Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, UFC / Pride FC world champion
- Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, UFC two-time world champion
- Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, UFC world title contender
- Chael Sonnen, WEC / UFC world title contender - Gray “Bully” Maynard, UFC world title contender
- Nate “Rock” Quarry, UFC world title contender - Mike “Quicksand” Pyle, WEC world champion
- Jay “Thorobred” Hieron, IFL world champion

As well as fan favorites...
- Michael “The Count” Bisping, The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner
- Jake “Juggernaut” Ellenberger, UFC veteran
- Ed “Shortfuse” Herman, The Ultimate Fighter 3 runner-up
- Chris “The Crippler” Leben, UFC veteran
- Duane “BANG” Ludwig, UFC & K-1 veteran
and many more!

For the first time in print, Mike Dolce shares the same the principles, recipes, and strength training workouts he uses in MMA’s elite fight camps and how they can be used by YOU!

INSIDE you will learn:
- Recipes used in MMA’s top fight camps with gluten-free & vegan options
- Easy to follow sample meal plans with gluten-free & vegan options
- Strength & Conditioning exercises with instructions & photos
- Workout plans used by today’s top athletes


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Product details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Xerxes House Press (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615531679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615531670
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointed..... 6 Oct 2012
By Ian
Format:Paperback
I am so disappointed with this book. 173 pages, the first 80 of which are devoted to Mike telling us how great he is. The 'advice' (such as it is) consists of a few well meaning, but ultimately common sense snippets. Eat wholegrains (yes we know Mike) Eat fruit and veg (I've heard that one before Mike).

Moving on there are some recipes which the Author probably likes. A few for breakfast, a few for lunch and a few for dinner. These really are pitiful. One of them, and this is no word of a lie is a recipe for an avocado and I quote verbatim.

'Cut the avocado in half, take out the pit and spoon it out like a pudding. Pair with an orange or two for a great snack'. That nugget of wonderous wisdom was deemed important enough for a full page on the Kindle version. Gee thanks for that Mike, what next? 2 pages on how to eat a banana? A diagram of the best way to wash some celery?

Before you buy this book take note of the introduction....

'I'm not going to waste your time with hundreds of pages dedicated to terminology and definitions in an attempt to prove validity while hiding behind science. It's not necessary'. Yes it is Mike - I've just paid £7 for a digital copy of a book that tells me nothing and I suspect has been written to cash in a few dollars. I'm really not interested in what Mike and his wife like to eat for dinner, I'm interested in the human body, what, how and why things work.

At least read the free sample before you buy this book and see if you agree before parting with your hard earned cash and putting a few dollars more into Mr Dolce's avocado fund.

Mike - if you read this, you should be ashamed of yourself!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good information overpriced. 1 July 2013
Format:Paperback
Cutting straight to the chase, all the negative reviews of this book on here are pretty much spot on.

If you want to eat a quality diet and have good workouts but have zero idea of how to go about it this book will be helpful.

All the exercises and recipes are quality information but it's also readily available on the internet for free.

The shopping list costs about £60-£70 (most which will only last few days in your fridge) not including coconut oils, hemp oils, almond/cashew butter, flax seed etc that you will have to buy from health/fitness stores and websites.

If you are even the slightest but interested in the information I'd highly recommend just listening to Mike Dolce's FREE podcast as he regularly spouts info straight out of the books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very little detail as to why you should be eating the meals included in the book (some of which are quite good). If you already work out and read fitness magazines you will probably know most of the things in the book. an absolute beginner may benefit slightly from the book. very disappointing!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic advice and information 21 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Easy to read and follow, Just Eat Real Food is the underlying theme of the book with no real detail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is an expensive book but after reading all the amazing reviews I went for it anyway. When it arrived I was surprised to see how small it was. In addition to that over half of the 165 or so pages is actually dedicated to workouts, exercises and training and no matter how good this info might be its not why I purchased the book and not really what you expect from the title etc. This is not really a diet plan itself so if that's what you're expecting foot buy it. It is more of a nutritional guide with what kinds of food to eat and when and some good recipes too. All this said, the book did change the way I do my food shopping and has definitely had a positive impact on my diet and training. It's just a case of learning from the book and then using this knowledge to formulate a new nutritional plan or change your current diet for the better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By jacopo
Format:Paperback
I have been quite disappointed by this book.
After reading reviews and hearing talking and interviews about this book I really expected something amazing that would revolutionize the way I eat and approach training.

I expected a structured METHOD.
This is not what you will get from the book.

First 20 pages is all about how great Mike is, how much he overachieved over the years and how everything he does is the best.

Next bit is Nutrition: basically he tells you to eat clean food, organic, chemical free stuff. Make totale sense. Great.
Then a list of complex recipes, everyone of them has 15 20 different ingredients and elements, so good luck buying everything you need. Definitely not keeping it simple.

and that's it really... no diet plan, no numbers, no advices on how much and how often eat.

Workout part. Some short programs, which might be interesting, some images showing how to perform techniques. But again too general and not really useful in my opinion.

Trying to address two massive topics in 100 pages couldnt lead elsewhere than to a book that is VERY generic, with literally 3 4 good advices, everything else you can find it online for free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars dolce diet 28 Feb 2014
By mjo
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Decent enough book, probably a bit too much talk about himself (Mike). Good food list, recipes and meal plan. . .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but nothing new. 22 July 2013
By MR
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I picked up this book thinking I would give it a chance, but to be honest, there is nothing here you cannot get from somewhere else. I do respect Mike Dolce's experience and I think that if this was the first book you ever picked up on exercise and diet, it may have some value. I do not think it's worth the price, and much of the information would probably be better presented in a shorter format, like an article or monograph. There isn't a whole book's material in this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Super book and fast delivery! !
Published 28 days ago by Alexander Gerekos
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
This is a must for those who want to adopt a healthy lifestyle, loose weight and no more yoyo diets
Published 2 months ago by MICHELLE NOLAN
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Nothing grounbreaking!
Published 2 months ago by Mr Waseem Munir
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it in one sitting!
I really enjoyed reading Mike's personal story about how he progressed and changed. I did expect a bit more detail about nutritional groupings and how/why certain combinations work... Read more
Published 2 months ago by PlumPetals
1.0 out of 5 stars Particularly lean.
I've been listening to the Mike Dolce Show podcast for a while now. It's pretty thin on content at times but good for motivation and sometimes has good stories about the UFC... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting to work !!!
Arrived on time ... The book was a gift for my cousin who liked it a lot. hopefully he will give a tip or two !!!!
Published 3 months ago by Evi
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This book is excellent would recommend it to everyone who want to live a healthy lifestyle with great result.

Caz
Published 4 months ago by cazzer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good Book. Lots of tasty recipes and quality workouts. I was wondering what a chain push up was, but now I know! :)
Published 6 months ago by Simon Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Living Lean
Fantastic book. Looking forward to making my life healthier.
Thanks Mike and Brandy
If your not sure just check out the free podcast.
Published 6 months ago by Eddy UK
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide for Kickstarting a New Healthy Lifestyle
Firstly with regards to all of the bad reviews on here, pretty much all of them stay something about how basic it is / how they already know about avoiding certain foods etc. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CR PINCHES
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