Book Review | The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

The 7 Principles of Fat Burning by Eric BergTitle: The 7 Principles of Fat Burning

Author: Eric Berg

My Review:

I have read a lot of nutrition and fitness books over the years and while I enjoy gleaming bits of information I haven’t learned before The 7 Principles of Fat Burning literally stopped me in my tracks! My husband Mark is tall and lean despite consuming massive amounts of calories, junk food and no regular workout program (though he is active). In contrast, I eat very healthy foods, consume 1,300 calories per day and make an effort to workout but struggle to lose weight especially after having three back to back pregnancies. I have heard this same story from friends time and time again but still followed the convention wisdom of cutting calories will result in long term weight loss and lose weight at a snail’s pace.

In The 7 Principles of Fat Burning (hardcover SRP $26.95) by Eric Berg, DC he introduces the reader to the concept that in order to lose weight in a healthy manner you will determine your body type in terms of the Adrenal type, the Liver type, the Ovary type and the Thyroid type. By taking a quiz, you can determine which body type you have and ultimately what hormones are taking a major role in your overall health and weight loss abilities. Once you have identified your type you will start with the Liver Enhancement plan and then move to the enhancement plan tailored specifically for Adrenal, Liver, Ovary or Thyroid in order to lose weight and feel great.

I took the quiz and was astounded by the results….overwhelmingly I fell into the Adrenal category and realized that some of the things that I assumed were healthy (i.e. drinking lots of water even if I am not thirsty) could be sabotaging my weight loss efforts. On a side note, it also had important clues that could help lead me in the right direction for my young daughter’s severe asthma.

The book includes sections on nutrition (it offers sample meal plans) and exercise and I even tried a few of the recipes for the Adrenal plan which were a hit with the entire family including the Walnut Chicken and Chicken with Herbed Cheese.

If you are struggling with weight loss despite giving it your best efforts or want to learn more about how hormones can play a role in controlling fat burning then I highly recommend reading The 7 Principles of Fat Burning in hardcover, e-book or kindle editions. It is available for purchase at major retailers but can also be purchased online at Dr. Berg’s Shop.

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*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*


  1. Karen says

    I will definitely be buying this book and sharing it with many people. We all struggle with weight at different levels and this sounds so helpful.

  2. Melissa Jones (Grado) says

    I am interested in reading this book and I am entering my mid to late 30’s. I have also had 4 kids, I am lucky to only be about 15 lbs over weight but I can’t seem to loose it so this may just give me the help I need.

  3. Robin Wilson says

    I have an illness which attacks any and all organs of the body. The meds cause you to gain weight and so hard to lose. I have never heard of such an idea to weight loss, but must say I am dying to find out what “type” I am! Thanks for such an interesting book review.

  4. Mikki Cross says

    This sounds interesting. I may just have to buy it. Both my daughterr and I are in a constant struggle with our weight. Thanks for the info.

  5. Susan Smith says

    Sounds like an interesting book, I’m going through menopause and my husband has a thyroid condtion which makes it harder to loose weight.

  6. Barbara Mayes says

    This is great information. I’m thinking I may have problems with my Thyroid, so can use all the help I can get!

  7. Mer says

    This sounds like a great approach to weight loss. I’ve struggled with one size fits all eating plans, so maybe something a bit more personalized might work for me.

  8. Tania B says

    I have several different endocrinological issues – type I diabetes, Addison’s disease which means I have zero adrenal function and have to supplement it, hypothyroidism, plus high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, depression, and on and on. So I will definitely be buying this book to see what answers it could offer a person like me who never seems to lose weight.

  9. Erika Birrell says

    Good to know! I know a lot of women who are struggling with weight issues, I will definitely pass this along to them thanks!

  10. Mary S. says

    A very interesting review. I’ve always scoffed at articles/books that say we’re a certain body type and to loose weight we need to determine what it is. I might have to rethink this and give this book a try.

  11. Ari says

    Now I’m curious as to what type I would fall under. I think it’s very true that each person has their individual requirements to lose, maintain or gain weight. It seems like this book will really help finding the right path to effectively burn fat that personalizes to every reader!

  12. says

    I SO NEED to get this book!! I have gained almost 100 pounds in 1 year because I was prescribed Prednisone for the Lupus that I was diagnosed with!! I really hate the medication but I have to have it or I will be in serious pain all of the time!1

  13. Deb Dorrington says

    I really need this book because I have been struggling for over a year to lose some weight. I’m down 25 lbs. and have another 20 something more to lose and it just won’t come off. I need to read the book to see what type I am under, thanks for this posting!

  14. Lisa F. says

    Thanks for the review. As someone now in her 40s, I am having trouble controlling my weight and have heard hormones are a contributor. Glad to hear more are looking at this factor.

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