8 Minutes in the Morning

ImageDiet and fitness expert Jorge Cruise says it is not necessary to spend your free time at the gym when you can get the body you want in only eight minutes. This would be the premise of his 8 Minutes In The Morning program. By devoting less than 10 minutes a day to exercise, you will drop two pounds a week. And you will not have to do any dreaded cardio workouts.

A renowned weight-loss expert who has been on Oprah and Extra, Cruise knows the importance of time. He is also the creator of the 3-Hour Diet, a weight-loss program that calls for followers to eat at all hours to keep the metabolism revved. He is also following up with a 12-Second Sequence program. With 8 Minutes in the Morning, Cruise gives the low-down on a fitness program that is short and sweet.

Jorge made this approach using feedback from more than 3 million people who used his online program. An ideal plan for the person who doesn't like to exercise, 8 Minutes In The Morning makes the process easier with abbreviated, pain-free fitness regimens. By performing the workouts for only eight minutes every a.m., you are boosting your metabolism for the whole day.

Based on two different strength-training exercises per body part, you will get lean muscle, hike up your metabolism, tone your body and burn fast at ideal rates. Each program takes four minutes and works two major muscle groups, getting you the best bang for your buck. There is no need for pricey exercise equipment or a gym membership. By just investing in a set of dumbbells, you will be one step closer to your weight loss goals.

ImageThe first step in his greatly hyped program is getting your emotional eating habits under wraps. This is done with attitude-adjusting, inspirational exercises. He also calls for the importance of portion control, which can be done by dividing your plate into two halves: one half fruits and vegetables, the other half equal parts of protein and carbs. The good news is that you will indulge in great-tasting foods.

The meal plan includes recipes rich in omega fats, complex carbohydrates, vegetables, dairy, fruits and lean protein that's low in saturated fat. Not to worry, you can enjoy treats and satisfy your cravings in moderation.

Six days a week you will do two exercises that work two body parts. Your weekly fitness program will appear something like this:

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Work chest and back
Tuesday: Work shoulders and abdominal
Wednesday: Work triceps and biceps
Thursday: Work hamstrings and quadriceps
Friday: Work calves and butt
Saturday: Work inner and outer thighs

In order to lose the allotted two pounds a week, Jorge says that it's crucial that you follow his recommendations on eating and exercising.