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Fat 2 Fit: Getting There and Staying There Paperback – July 20, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
1) I found this book to be 100% worthwhile read. There was no pure "fluff," uninteresting/unhelpful/rehashing of the same-old same-old. General "weight loss" books are a dime a dozen these days and the new ones seem to have only one or two useful new arguments to make about why you should eat a certain way. That's not entirely un-interesting, but it's not always helpful either--and it can get tedious to read book after book that isn't exactly saying anything new and have to wade through 80-90% fluff to get to the new kernel.
2) I found the POV of the authors very trustworthy and sound. The book does cover stuff I have read before, but that material in this book comes through not as a rehashing, but as necessary context for considering all of the most common and relevant research/perspective on each area covered by the book. That said, there is not a lot of citing of studies (specifically), but I know form having read widely in the field that the more general references are accurate.
3)The structure of the book is really useful and engaging. There are answers to callers questions (and the questions chosen for the book tended to be ones that aren't already answered in every other diet book, and so were very well chosen); sections on exercise, nutrition, motivation, etc.
4) Aside from recommending that you eat like the person you want to be (healthier, perhaps lighter, etc.), the book does not advocate for one particular approach (eat all protein! don't eat too much! eat low fat!Read more ›
Their approach really helps you see through the vast amount of noise out there in the weigh-loss world and gives you the confidence to be patient for the long-term payoff of a fit, healthy body. I wish I'd had this book 10 years ago. I would recommend this book to anyone fed up with the trendy, fad diet nonsense that seems to be everywhere you look. This is the real deal. Their podcast is fantastic, too.
As for the book itself, I was happy to find that it was not padded with 150 pages of recipes or photos of exercise demonstrations. It's very information-dense, but it's also broken up into very small chapters so you never feel like you're slogging through pages and pages of the same idea restated from every angle. This book covers a lot of ground, and does it in a very accessible way. Click on the "Look Inside!" icon at the top of the page to see how the book is laid out. I was surprised by how much of the book they made available.
The ideas in this book are not too good to be true, they're just the truth. Finally. I feel like I'm now fully immunized against whatever the next batch of "weight-loss revelation" or "berry-extract" nonsense that comes out. What a relief!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excellent resource book. after years of listening to fat2fit radio (podcast). I was very happy to see the book with a summary of all the best information that was collected.Published 11 months ago by Dave Ramsey
Great read if you want to know how to lose weight and keep it off!Published 20 months ago by Barbara Drietz
If your looking for a great diet plan this book isn't for you. If your looking to change your lifestyle for long term eating goals and weight loss with maintenance techniques then... Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by JoeFlaccoInTheHouse
I heard the podcast first and I thought it would be great to rewiew it and read it whenever I wanted. I had bought it twice for my family and to share it with others too. Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by MtyShopper
Hoping to find the solution to a society plagued by obesity - it ws another book that helped me understand the issues.Published on March 22, 2013 by Terry C
Good, sensible advice. It really stresses calories and I've found that just looking at calories alone isn't helping me as much as it used to. Now I'm focusing on my macros. Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by Linda B
It was such an easy read and made me realize how crazy some "common knowledge" really is! I recommend this to anyone looking to improve their fitness!Published on February 2, 2013 by Brandi
This book is filled with great advice. And if you like the book, you'll love the podcasts. Unfortunately, the podcasts, which started in 2007, ceased a few months ago. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Patricia