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FAT TO SKINNY Fast and Easy!: Eat Great, Lose Weight, and Lower Blood Sugar Without Exercise Hardcover – January 5, 2010

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I want to thank you for taking the time to view FAT TO SKINNY Fast and Easy new and revised edition. Over the past several years my FTS program has had a wonderful result for countless people. I originally developed FAT TO SKINNY due to being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. When it became apparent that I did this to myself I decided I could also undo this for myself. After many hours of research I found the simple keys which not only caused my type 2 diabetes but also made me obese at a young age. Once I found the keys creating this simple fast and easy weight loss program began and through trial and error I honed this program into what it is today. I cured my type 2 AND lost over 100 pounds in less than 8 months. FAT TO SKINNY is not a diet, it's a lifestyle change which replaces all the foods that cause weight gain, diabetes and insulin resistance with delicious foods which reverse all of these issues. The end result? Your weight falls off, your blood sugar balances, your cravings end, your energy goes through the roof and the weight stays off forever! All of this is accomplished without pills, special diet foods or exercise. FAT TO SKINNY will turn your body into a lean fat burning machine, you will eat great and lose weight on this program, guaranteed. I also offer a wonderful free reader support forum to keep you motivated and on track. Using your search engine look for the fat to skinny support forum and give us a visit. You'll also find 4 more books in the series as well as our own FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener which was developed specifically for our readers. You can also find our FAT TO SKINNY Zero Sweetener here on Amazon by searching for it by name.  I look forward to meeting you at our forum and helping you on your journey from FAT TO SKINNY. Please ignore the following statement, the title is in print and readily available. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Doug Varrieur battled weight gain his entire life until he found the secret to getting skinny fast at age 50. Though he had built and sold three successful companies over the past 27 years and worked extensively as a business consultant, the only challenge he couldn't meet was weight control. In 2002, Varrieur decided to put all his efforts and time into finding the secret to fat loss and good health. He quickly succeeded and easily lost (and has kept off) over 100 pounds using his own methods. He lives in South Florida with his wife, Sherri, who also has lost over 75 pounds using the strategies in Fat to Skinny Fast and Easy!
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 1 edition (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402771339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402771330
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When Doug wrote FAT TO SKINNY Fast and Easy!, he was 50 years young. He had battled weight gain his entire life until he found the secrets. Being FAT never held him back, and over the past 27 years he built and sold three successful companies and worked extensively as a business consultant. The only challenge Doug couldn't succeed at over the years was weight control. He put all of his effort and time into finding the secrets to FAT loss and good health. He succeeded, quickly and easily losing over 100 pounds with his own methods. Next came Sherri's amazing 70-pound FAT loss, all without diets, surgery, drugs, or exercise. Doug found the SECRET! FAT to SKINNY was written because he wanted to share his secrets with the world. And now,years after this amazing weight loss, Doug and Sherri, his beautiful wife, continue to enjoy being thin and healthy. They concentrate on living a well-balanced happy life and helping others do the same.

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How can you NOT love an outstanding weight loss success story like Doug Varrieur? As a former 260-pounder who was tired of living his life as a fat guy, he took action to change his life forever and shed an incredible 100 pounds off of his body by implementing some key strategies into his routine. And for those of us who are livin' la vida low-carb and lovin' it, this story will bring a great big smile to your face.

Half-autobiographical/half-children's book-style, Varrieur definitely wanted to capture your attention while hopefully imparting to you everything he has learned about weight control and health over the past few years with the book. It's quite entertaining with all the cute illustrations that hammer home the various points and the strategic use of an all-caps "FAT" anytime that word is used in the book. You can tell Varrieur has quite a creative mind for communicating his message and he does so very well throughout.

Varrieur says foods like corn, sugar, vegetables, grains, and other carbohydrate-filled foods are doing nothing more than than leading to stored body FAT. Again, he uses all-caps when sharing about SUGAR because he wants people to realize eating foods that contain it or turn to it in the body will make them FAT. On page 22 alone he capitalizes SUGAR sixteen times. I guess you could say he believes it's a point worth repeating (and I tee-totally agree with him!).

The concept of measuring food in terms of "teaspoons of sugar" is not a new one, but it is not talked about nearly enough. Varrieur does so brilliantly yet again by looking at the SUGAR contained in French fries, soda, the bun, and a pie from a fast food restaurant. The way the numbers add up so quickly are shocking...and it's a message people need to hear loud and clear.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By C. Brown on December 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I've tried many different diets, but never stuck to them. I was already attracted when I saw people I know use this diet and lose the weight, but when I received my book and read through it, I knew this was one diet I could do. Doug not only explains how, but why. He gives you delicious and simple meals that are filling and help keep those nasty hunger pains at bay. He shows you in simple terms why what we normally eat and consider good for us, isn't, if we want to lose weight.

I love the book and look forward to continued success in my own goal of losing weight.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Paul Cump on January 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am proud to be able to contribute in a small way to Doug's efforts to enlighten people as to the true cause of weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high-cholesterol and that thing called "metabolic syndrome". You should have been a doctor. In many ways what you're doing now will make a bigger impact on the country's health than anything a doctor could dream of accomplishing. I am so so pleased to have found a book that coincides with everything I have been telling my patients for years. Now I can talk briefly with patients and hand them a book knowing that what is put forth in the text is everything I believe and transcends the stalled stale conversation of low carbs and exercise. This is a seminal work that awakens us to what is all around us but yet invisible. Like water to a fish we have been unable to see what has been in front of us all the time. Water? What water I don't see any water! Sugar? What sugar? I don't see any sugar! Unfortunately our bodies do see all the sugar and respond with obesity and "metabolic syndrome". This book is a must read for anyone interested in taking their health to the next level. Sincerely Dr. Paul Cump, D.O. Family Medicine
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54 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Frank Carmen, L.r.c. on May 22, 2010
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First, it IS true that cutting-out sugar & refined grains/flour from your food intake WILL cause you to lose A LOT of weight, without exercise! Anyone who tells you differently, is either ignorant of the science, or telling you lies {the food industry lies, all of the time, to the American people. I don't work in, nor do I represent other food organizations. I just despise people and any business that lies to Americans}. If you have never read the science on the dangers of refined carbohydrates {ALL sugars, Corn Syrup, H.F. Corn Syrup, ALL flours, refined grains, and more}--this is a very good, easy-to-understand book to start with. Second, eating this way will GREATLY improve your health! But, it is difficult for most people over 40 years old to follow this way of eating. This is due to the fact that our digestive system slows down, considerably, once we past 35- 40 years. And because of one other factor. This other factor is the downside of this book: By following this plan, your intake of Fiber will be drastically cut--leading, in most cases, to chronic constipation! It is the drastic lack of fiber, that this book does not address. Nor does it discuss the chronic constipation that will follow {again, in most cases}. That said, it is still a very good source of information on how to eat a good variety of food without eating the scourge of the 20th. century--Sugar {and refined carbs--which turn into sugar and fat during digestion, through the action of Insulin during the digestive process}.
I gave this book three stars, because it is still a very good book to own-- if you eat this way to a significant degree {50%}, and do so for the rest of your Life, your weight will go down {though, not dramatically} AND your health will improve! And, you will not be chronically constipated.
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