The Petite Advantage Diet

The Petite Advantage Diet

Achieve That Long, Lean Look. The Specialized Plan for Women 5'4" and Under.

By Jim Karas

HarperOne, Hardcover, 9780062025456, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2011


They make clothes for "Petites" so why not a specialized diet plan? You're smaller, you're more delicate, you're 5'4" or under, yet you're expected to follow a diet plan for the taller girls. What's wrong with that?

"A lot," says Jim Karas, author of the number one New York Times bestseller The Business Plan for the Body. For over twenty years, Karas has helped the Petites. He makes them longer (without the rack). He makes them leaner (without starving) and he makes them feel more confident and sexier than they have ever felt before. Why? Because he knows how to get results specifically for you . . . a "Petite." . . and get them fast.

"I understand you," says Karas. "I know you are watching your taller friends and colleagues eat more than you do but stay slim." Fact: you do have to eat less, because a Petite needs only about 1,600 calories a day (compared to 2,500 calories for a taller woman) and is therefore naturally more prone to gain weight.

But you are looking at the glass only as half empty. Thee glass, according to Karas, is really half full. Being a Petite has huge advantages such as:

You can work out more effectively than a taller woman because your muscle-to-height ratio is greater; translation--better opportunity to boost your metabolism

Your center of gravity is lower, and therefore you are less likely to injure yourself when you're working out, and

You can create that sexy hour-glass figure that taller women can't achieve. Think Penelope Cruz (5'4") and Dolly Parton (5'0"). Both are gorgeous members of "The Petites," whose bodies rock.

Karas has worked with women of all heights and sizes for more than twenty years, and has perfected strategies that bring effective and lasting fat loss for Petites. Based on solid, recent research, coupled with his passion for creating concrete solutions, Karas has crafted a program specially designed to help you create a longer, leaner, sexier body. Petites, you're gonna love it.

About the Author

Jim Karas is a lifestyle and weight-loss expert who combines a degree from the Wharton School of Business with over twenty years of unparalleled success in helping people look and feel their very best. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books, including the number one bestseller The Business Plan for the Body. Jim has been the fitness contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America and is frequently seen on The View and The Dr. Oz Show. He has been a contributing editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including O, the Oprah Magazine.