Eat. Lift. Thrive.
Eat healthy. Exercise. Be happy. It sounds easy enough, so why is it so difficult? Because, as millions of women know, it’s not easy. There are challenges and obstacles, and health programs are not one size fits all.
Sohee Lee understands, because she’s faced the challenges and overcome them. As a trainer, presenter, and author, she’s shared her experiences and helped others establish healthy relationships with food and exercise for long-term results.
In the book Eat. Lift. Thrive. she empowers you with tools and strategies to make your own change. You will learn how to identify issues that are holding you back and what you can do to get back on track. You’ll find motivation, exercise, and advice. And you’ll learn how to
• incorporate Lee’s Living Lean Guidelines to make your diet work around your life, rather than the other way around;
• perform her Primary Strength Movements and integrate them into an effective workout program; and
• adjust your routine to maintain the results you’ve achieved.
Eat. Lift. Thrive. also provides you with a structured, easy-to-follow 12-week training program. The program can be scaled according to your training experience, time commitment, and goals; it’s completely customizable to ensure that your changes are lasting.
This book is designed to be different. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be an expert at moderation and will say goodbye to extremes in dieting. You can have your cake and eat it too—and enjoy it!
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam is available which can be completed after reading this book. The Eat. Lift. Thrive. Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Eat. Lift. Thrive. With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Table of Contents
Part I. Reset Your Thinking
Chapter 1. Forget What You Know
All-or-nothing thinking is dangerous and counterproductive. Making slow, sustainable changes is hard, but it's the best way to make permanent changes.
Chapter 2. Failing Forward
Failing is a reality of life. Learning from failure is a choice.
Chapter 3. You’re Not Alone
Reach out to your community to reach your goals.
Part II. Eat
Chapter 4. Nutrition Basics
Focus on the most important layers of the nutrition pyramid to develop simple, healthy eating habits you can sustain for a lifetime.
Chapter 5. Living-Lean Guidelines
Make healthy eating a mindless habit for long-term success.
Chapter 6. Embrace Moderation
Treat yourself right by treating yourself. Really!
Part III. Lift
Chapter 7. Level Up With Resistance Training
Why should you pick up heavy things and put them down? For improvements in health, function, and beauty.
Chapter 8. Primary Strength Movements
Squat, hinge, bridge, lateral rotation, upper-body push, upper-body pull, and single-joint exercises.
Chapter 9. Cardio and Glute Circuits
Use smart cardio as a complement to resistance training. Glute circuits will round out your program.
Part IV. Thrive
Chapter 10. Create Your Program
Use your goals to determine your program variables, but also consider your lifestyle, environment, and preferences. Your program is all about you.
Chapter 11. Sample Programs
Choose from a transitional program or two-, three-, or four-days-a-week programs.
Chapter 12. Monitor Your Progress
Check in with yourself. Be amazed at your progress and celebrate you!
"There are a lot of charlatans in the fitness industry who do not live up to their own hype; Sohee Lee is NOT one of them. Sohee’s scientific background in biology and psychology allows her to perfect her applied methods, which she has done with hundreds of clients. Sohee is a great resource for anyone wanting to improve their fitness knowledge and get results."
Dr. Layne Norton, PhD-- BioLayne LLC
“Sohee delivers a scientifically based, practical guide for any woman seeking to improve her physique. Her flexible approach makes this an easy-to-implement program that can be sustained over the long term. Highly recommended reading.”
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA-- Author of Strong and Sculpted
“Sohee Lee hits a grand slam with her first published book, Eat. Lift. Thrive. Not only does she teach you exactly what you need to know about nutrition and mindset to get you on your way to a healthier and fit physique, she also provides a top-notch training protocol that earns my fullest endorsement. And she does so in a way that effectively communicates the science without overwhelming or boring the reader. Buy this book, follow Sohee's advice, and watch your body and mind transform.”
Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS