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This book offers tools to CHANGE YOUR LIFE - FOREVER!
on February 24, 2011
I've known Stuart McRobert, one of the authors of this book and company head of CS Publishing Ltd., for many years. I got involved with the company over a decade ago sparked by his monumental integrity and unyielding nature to "get things right." Not just right, but right to the point of embodying true excellence. Any project he takes on, and all of his published work to date represents nothing short of masterful! Never does he do something half-hearted or inferior. And that clearly shows in this latest book. When asked to review it, I was sure before ever seeing it that it would be another powerful volume. And my prediction could not have been more correct.
I've seen and read many books on the subject of fitness, health and weight management over the course of my lifetime. And I can honestly count this one as a solidly thorough and practical learning tool. It's definitely not your typical "quick-fix" diet book offering band-aid measures until the next latest and "greatest" fad program comes along. The authors provide readers a "lifestyle plan." And for weight management, health and fitness to remain permanent, that's what any trustworthy book on the subject should cover; long term lifestyle changes not short sighted temporary diversions.
A significant reality with this book so often missing from others covering the subject is the all too important call for exercise. Not only the call or suggestion for it, but the authors lay out some very specific guidelines and programs to follow. And for those who advance from within the weight loss facets of the book, there's a huge treasure trove of inspiration which will lead many receptive readers to move on to a higher level of self responsibility, wellness and fitness.
To quote another reviewer, "This is the same old stuff. There is nothing here that has not been said or written a thousand times before." Though there is some truth to this sentiment, it neglects to point out that there is extensive, critically important material that IS unique to this book. The dynamics for losing weight (reducing calories, increasing activity, getting sufficient sleep, blah, blah...) stand as they always have and will. The important distinction to make though in reading on this subject is to consider "dimension." Does the author(s) offer motivation and inspiration? Is there a plan of action to follow? If so, is it DOABLE over the long term? Is the communication of the material clear and pointed? Can the author substantiate his or her claim? Will the plan yield results? Is there scientific validation? Is the advice given, medically sound?
In reading this book, I find it satisfies all these questions and more. For a subject that HAS been done over and over, I find this book definitely offers a fresh twist. In a nutshell, if you're looking for a book that's inspirational, has a plan of action guiding you toward results, is written in simple understandable English, is authored by someone having firsthand experience with the subject, has an academic background to relate to the subject matter and can ultimately "show you the way," then this book should not be overlooked. Buy it, and it will help you reach that spot in your life which radiates health, happiness and fitness.
John Leschinski - CS Publishing/Hardgainer Online
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