Extreme Transformation: Book Cover Reveal!

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It is with so much excitement and pleasure that I bring you this HUGE news! Chris? and my book, Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days, is SO close to being done! So close, in fact, that we FINALLY have a book cover!!! YAY! This book is truly the best one yet. While Chris and I have always been a team, and I have helped contribute to the planning, ideas, and content of the previous two books, this is the FIRST book that he and I are actual co-authors on. This is truly a dream come true for me?a dream I never even knew I had until I started this crazy ride with my man!

We are so proud of the work we have put into this book. Along with the many, many, MANY hours, we have literally poured our blood, sweat, tears, and years of experience into these pages. We know our comprehensive guide to transformation will change millions of lives, and cannot wait for you all to get your hands on a copy!

The book can be found on stands December 22, 2015, but until then, you can preorder Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days on Amazon.

Thanks for your continued love and support. Without it, none of this would be possible!




49 Responses

    1. Hi Michael: In “Extreme Transformation,” you can sub your favorite vegetarian protein source for any meat-based protein sources in the recipes. I hope this helps! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Missy: Chris and Heidi recommend doing your Metabolic Missions first thing in the morning, and then you can do your Accelerators whenever they fit best into your day. πŸ™‚

  1. Powell team: I love the results I’ve had with the extreme cycle from your recent book. I have lost 50 lbs and have more to go. The last 3 months I have plateaued so I am now trying to track my calories / macros on my fitness pal instead of using ballpark amounts (fist, palm, thumb). I use mostly my own meals. Can you tell me if the breakfasts should be included towards the total day’s macros and calories? I use one of your overnight oatmeals and find that on low carb days, it uses up most of my carbs for the day in the morning. Second question is regarding vegetables that are ‘free’. I was thinking I could not count those into my macros / calories too. Is that right? Thank you for clarifying. I also have been trying the Turbo cycle as an alternative to the extreme cycle to see if I could get some results with that. I have also been following the 3 week cycle with a sling shot week and that has not been the trick for me to get out of this plateau. Thank you for your help!

    1. Hi Lisa: Yes, every meal and snack contributes towards your daily macros goal, and you’ll want to keep track of the macros from any veggies also. You’re doing awesome!!!

    2. What kinda of protein powders are you using for the recipes in the book? I noticed that they ask for two, vanilla and chocolate.

    3. Hi Gia: Chris and Heidi recommend low-fat, low-carb protein powders with around 20 grams of protein per serving. πŸ™‚

  2. Hi I bought the book through the audio books from IBOOKS and I can’t find the PDF attachment πŸ™
    can someone help me out!

    1. Hi Elisa: It can be tricky to find the PDFs for “Extreme Transformation.” You can 1) contact the help center where you purchased your audio book or 2) if that doesn’t work, you can contact the publisher directly at [email protected] and they will be happy to help you!

  3. First of all- so far I’m loving the recipes, I’m an week and a half in and cudos to making meal plans that are actually tasty! A couple of things I would suggest though- on meal prep days it says nothing about putting bananas in the freezer ahead of time- so when I get to a shake that requires a frozen banana I had to use a non frozen. Not the end of he world. I’m wiser now and sifting though the recipes to prep the frozen banana ahead of time. A couple things I’ve noticed so far – creamy cauliflower soup has no instruction on when to add the chicken FYI. And turkey Thai cabbage salad is a little odd that the ingredients under the cabbage part are cooked squash and zucchini- didn’t seem like it went with the title of “cabbage salad” is that an error?? I bought the ebook off iTunes.
    Also a suggestion for future. It would be nice if the weekly shopping list items also had which recipes it was from(and which day) on the same page. It has been tedious to go though each day then back though the recipes to know if I can substitute something else or if something is an integral part of that meal, or when exactly I need a particular bread item (I like fresh day of baked items ie hamburger bun or pitas or corn tortillas) example would be week two has a tomatillo which the store only had 5 large in a pkg (didn’t want to spend the money to waste) but going back to the recipe I found there was a green pepper substitute- only after going though each day of that week to find which meal had the tomatillo in it, then sifting though the recipes pages. I know that doesn’t seem that hard but as a mother of 3 under the age of four, time, even seconds is precious. It would just be nice if it had said tomatillo and in another column for the recipe of . . . And meal #3 on day 6. Then it would just streamline. I hope that makes sense!! But don’t get me wrong, I love the food and program so far!!

    1. Hi Robyn: Yes, we noticed those issues in those recipes. For the cauliflower soup, add the chicken with the broth. For the cabbage recipe, we’re working on fixing that recipe too. And thank you for your other suggestions also. Here’s a post that might also help you with your meal planning on the Extreme Cycle: https://heidipowell.net/10617. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Team Powell!

    A friend of mine has turned me on to to your program as I am 9months post partum and have some baby weigt to loose. I am very excited as this program has given me hope! However, I’m curious if the meal plan is safe and conducive to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding my son through his first year would take precedence too loosing weight. So I’m curious if there is enough calorie intake to keep a healthy milk supply?

  5. I’ve begun the Extreme Transformation program and am loving it; however, I can’t seem to find Ezekiel bread in the frozen section of my supermarket. Is there somewhere else it can be found? Is there another alternative that would work.

    1. Hi Megan: Look for a similar whole grain bread that has around 80 calories, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, and 4g protein per slice.

  6. I just purchased the Kindle version from Amazon and so far it seems to be a great plan, one that I can actually accomplish. I’m looking forward to starting on Monday.

    A downloadable / printable 21 Day Tracker would be very helpful so I can tick off the meals, accomplishments, etc. and make notes. Is one available? If not, this would be very handy and something I’m sure participants would be willing to purchase for an additional fee.

    1. Hi Janice: Welcome to carb cycling! At this time, we don’t have downloadable forms. Good luck – you can do this!

  7. So excited to read your Extreme Transformation! Doing meal prep today and starting tomorrow! What is the serving size for the lemon poppyseed bars? Recipe says it makes 12 bars, is 1 bar a serving? It doesn’t seem like it would be 150 calories

    1. I’m with Becky. My husband and I are doing it together. I wish each recipe would specify what is considered a serving. We made the butternut chili last night and kind of guessed what each of us were to have. We, too weren’t sure about how many bars, so we only did one bar as a serving. Any suggestions would be awesome. Haven’t seen much of a change (only on day 3) but enjoy spending time meal prepping with my husband and eating healthier!

  8. Hi Team Powell! I bought Extreme Transformation and love the ideas in the book. I’m going to give carb cycling a try. I’m a super busy mom of two who works full time. I don’t have time to make a new recipe for every meal like your book lays out. Does your book give a simple way to pull together a meal? I didn’t see any instructions given on how to create a meal and I would think that’s a fundamental lesson for lifelong weight loss. Please help!


    1. Hi Krysten: Yes, the book does show you how to put your meals together. Check out Day 4, as well as page 28. And you can also substitute any high-carb recipe for any high-carb recipe (the same for low-carb and clean cheats), so you can double prep if you want to. And the food list at the back of the book is also a very helpful tool for putting your own meals together. Good luck – you can do this!

  9. Hello Team Powell,
    My wife and I bought your latest book extreme transformations as an AudioBook and it said it came with a PDF for more information but it does not download with the Audio how do we get the PDF.

    1. Hi Phil: Sometimes the PDF can be tricky to find. Here are a couple of things you can do: 1) Contact the help center where you purchased your audio book or 2) Contact the publisher’s help center: [email protected]. We wish you both the best!

  10. Hi. I just purchased your book. Can’t wait to get started. I have about 20 pounds in total that I would like to lose. I have kind of a silly question..can I complete this 21 days while lifting(a little heavy) at the gym as well? Or will that affect my results? Curious because I’m a newbie to this whole thing and recently started at a gym. Thanks in advance!

    1. You should be fine! Your lifting program will take the place of the Metabolic Missions. You can do this!

  11. I have a question. I get up at 6 eat around 6:30. I have to take my lunch at 11. Should I try and eat a snack in between there or can I eat my two snacks spaced out after lunch?

  12. I recently bought the kindle edition and there seems to be major errors. The 21 day tracker lists the same combination of protein/fat/carb/veggie for all 21 days- no difference in high and low carb days- but I know that’s not right…. Please explain why.

  13. I just bought the digital version of Extreme Transformation from Amazon Play, and I have it on my computer for reading.
    I am excited to give it a try! The problem I’m coming across is that all of the shopping lists and recipes and bulk-prep instructions, etc., are in the book, but they can’t be printed. One can’t copy and paste from the book pages. There’s no link for an online list that can be printed. Does this mean I have to hand-write out each list and recipe?
    I sure hope you’ve got something I can download and print, especially since I bought the book. πŸ™
    Thanks so much,

    1. Hi Peggy: I’m so sorry, but we don’t have any PDFs for the book available for download.

  14. It’s a good book and has great recipes but my boyfriends mom and I went to make some of them and the directions aren’t all that clear. One said to add chicken but not when to add it, another says dice oniins/peppers but then later on says to cut them in strips

  15. I have celiacs disease and my partner also has a very underactive thyroid and has no metabolism so to speak. While we truly respect and love chris and heidi…..we are skeptical that this program will work for us given out “medical” difficulties. Thoughts?

    1. Hi Mary: With any health issues, it’s always best to discuss any exercise and nutrition program with your healthcare team first, and then follow any modifications they recommend. Chris and Heidi have worked with people with numerous medical issues in conjunction with their clients’ healthcare teams. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Anne: The new book introduces a new carb cycle, as well as a few changes to the exercise component of the program. Hope that helps!

  16. I’m 53, flight attendant for 31+ years, have 2 auto immune diseases, osteoarthritis and just had a full hip replacement, which was a botched. I had to have it redone. My question is I’ve never been overly heavy.. Now that I have all these physical (mostly the hip replacement as I did exercised when possible) I wanted to know how to do other exercises that I can do. I know I have to start counting my calories, but really don’t know what carbs go with what protein. I was more of a grazer.
    Can you give me any advice? I would so much appreciate it!! I don’t want to leave my job as I am only 53.
    Thanks in Advance,
    Nanette Crawley

    1. Hi Nanette: So sorry to hear about all the issues you’ve been dealing with. πŸ™ I’d suggest you check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to achieve your own transformation! Learn all about it here: https://heidipowell.net/9060/how-to-begin-your-transformation-journey-step-by-step/. And please discuss this program with your healthcare team first, and then follow any modifications they recommend – especially where exercising is concerned. They are the best ones to help you with this since they know your exact issues and can work with you on a one-on-one basis. You can do this!

  17. I’m really need your help I haha gain 207 pounds and I have diabetes and I do need help so can you help me out thank from shirloncolbert

    1. Hi Shirlon: Check out Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” The book contains their complete nutrition and exercise program, and it’s the same one they use on the show. It will teach you everything you need to know and do to achieve your own transformation! Learn all about it here: https://heidipowell.net/9060/how-to-begin-your-transformation-journey-step-by-step/. And please discuss this program with your healthcare team first, and then follow their recommendations. Here’s another post you might like also: https://heidipowell.net/5078/ask-heidi-anything-im-diabetic-which-plan-should-i-follow/. You can do this!

  18. Hi just watched your tvshow. I like to train and try to eat healthy. My husband and i try to be a good rolemodel to our children. The show is positive, giving ideas for new work outs. You both are so smiling and positive that it rubs of on other. Have a superb day!:) best of luck further and wiches for a superb day;)

    1. Unfortunately, Heidi’s not taking on new clients right now due to her heavy filming schedule, other obligations, and young family. I do hope you understand. That’s why she’s made all the tools she uses on EWL available for all of us to use to achieve our transformation goals. Learn all about these tools here: https://heidipowell.net/9060. You can do this!

  19. Hi,
    I am looking on amazon to pre order your book coming out on decembee but I do not find it….
    Is it accessible for people living in Canada ????

    I will appreciate a response from you.

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