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This book stores a beautiful job of tying in the law of attraction, natural instinct, self motivation, and health. It was a great and easy read.

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About the Author

David Nordmark has a life-long interest in health and fitness. In the past he has participated in such sports as soccer, basketball and hockey. He also was once an avid runner and weightlifter but has since come to his senses. Today he mainly does natural exercises like yoga, isometrics and the bodyweight exercises found on his website, www.animal-kingdom-workouts.com. He is also available as a personal fitness trainer to those who are really committed to changing their health and lifestyle for the better. Information on this can be found on his website: www.animal-kingdom-workouts.com David lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, although he really wouldn't mind living somewhere else during the winter. He's currently working on making that dream a reality.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449948316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449948313
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,323,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My name is David Nordmark and my primary interests are related to health and fitness, with a side order or politics and economics (not to mention film).

I'm probably best known for my fitness ideas. My general health and fitness philosophy is that if you want to be as strong and healthy as you can be, you only need to watch what the animals do in nature and follow their example. Any animal that you can think of is far stronger and healthier than any human being. How do they get this way? By constantly exercising with their own bodyweight. I've created an entire website dedicated to this idea which can be viewed at www.animal-kingdom-workouts.com.

I'm also interested in politics and economics. The first book I've written in this vein is "Understanding American Exceptionalism: What it is, how it came to be, and why it's fading". It's been well reviewed, for the few who've read it, lol.

I was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (I am a Canadian), which is where I currently live.

Customer Reviews

This book is a very easy read.
If you want to lose weight for good, get this book!
Doug Gee
Eat whatever you want, but don't eat on the run.
C. Boucher

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By beckyblb on May 24, 2013
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I love to read health books, and I grant that they often contain similar information presented in a new way. This book comes off as if written by a thirteen year old who has just discovered well known information, and assumes no one else knows about it yet. I actually laughed out loud when the author made the analogy about seeing a friend who yells at you and then asks you to move furniture. It was too ridiculous. None of the information has anything backing it up, so it ends up coming off like someone's random thoughts. I also expect an author who is writing a book about losing weight, to know how to spell the word losing, especially if it's the second version of the book, as we're constantly reminded. I would also expect any author to know the appropriate use for commas and the difference between using who and whom. The overuse of exclamation points is also quite annoying! (heehe) I felt that really made the tone of the book seem juvenile! Well, that and the horrid grammar and spelling, and the obvious lack of editing. It's also obnoxious that the author seems to be constantly high fiving himself throughout the book for being smart enough to figure all this out. There might be some helpful hints there if you are a preteen or someone who has never picked up a weight loss article, but the way it's written makes it easy to get lost in the ridiculous wording and silly analogies.
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34 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Teisha T on January 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book has helped me a lot during my journey to lose weight. In order to lose weight you really need to focus on both exercises and eating habits. They go hand in hand and in most cases you won't be able to reach your goals with just one aspect (from my experience). I have read quite a few books that deal with different aspects of weight loss and found this one helpful. For people to expect this book to cover everything that has to do with weight loss is a bit unrealistic. You can "look inside" the book (click the image) and look at the table of contents, it's quite obvious what the book covers. Take this into account before you complain that this isn't what you were looking for.

I am slowly progressing towards meeting my goals, so far over the last 6 months I have lost 23 pounds as of my last weigh in. On top of watching what I eat, including always eating breakfast I also take Raspberry Ketones to help with weight loss and for appetite suppressant. It seems to really help. I have also found the workouts provided to be helpful, I have incorporated some of them into my gym sessions but another thing to think about is taking protein at breakfast. I read it was very helpful for weight loss to drink a protein shake of around 20-30g of protein as your breakfast. I am currently trying it for a month to see how it goes.
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74 of 112 people found the following review helpful By justme on January 3, 2011
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This book is easy to read, and very quick. It's simple, goes straight to the point, and is just plain common sense. Eat to live rather than live to eat. We already knew that, but nowadays hardly anyone follows that simple rule.
The second half of the book describes a bunch of very easy and efficient exercises (with photos) you can include in your daily life.
That's it, no fluff, no false promises, just plain common sense!

(The pictures come out just fine on a Kindle.)
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jodi-Hummingbird on March 31, 2013
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This book is kind of silly. It advises eating what your ancestors ate. That is good advice, or at least it can be. But the author says that what he means by that is that we should actually find out what our relatives ate 200 years ago and eat exactly that. The idea that our genes have changed very little in the last 10 000 years and that actually we should be eating the same things people ate 10 000 years ago because that is what our genes are adapted to best has completely passed this author by. The book lacks research to back it up but also logic and common sense.

This book is big on the `laws of attraction' nonsense/scam. Reason enough to ignore it all by itself. The author says we can `achieve literally anything' with our brains. This of course is true, if you literally ignore the billions of exceptions to this concept. Sigh.

The author says we don't stick to cabbage soup diets long term because we get bored. So...nothing to do with the fact they lack so many essential nutrients and macro-nutrients such as protein and fat that our bodies would of course be screaming at us to eat better to be healthy and have energy then? If we could just be excited somehow by eating endless cabbage soup we'd stick to the diet fine and enjoy perfect health forevermore? What a load of nonsense. Yes, advice to exercise endlessly and to eat very low calorie and high carb is working so well for people so far. Of course that makes sense.

If you eat real food you don't have to fuss with endless strategies to stop you overeating. Overeating is linked to junk food, and nutritionally empty food and very high sugar and carb consumption etc. This book is full of silly quick fixes and tricks and ignores most of the real problems and their causes.
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By Jeovany Rosado on December 8, 2013
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waste of time. didn't work. i worked out and DID diet differently and tada I have met and maintained my goal
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