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The Skinny on the Skinny

  • Dec 6, 2011
"If Oprah hires someone to design her house and the house collapses, we would not blame Oprah. And if Oprah hires someone to design a piece of software and she cannot figure it out, the software designer is at fault. So, if Oprah hires someone to design a weight-loss program and she does not lose weight, the program failed--Oprah did not.... ...Results are all that matter. People do not fail fat-loss programs. Fat-loss programs fail people." --Jonathan Bailor, `The Smarter Science of Slim' For overweight people who have been frustrated by the "yo-yo" effects of dieting, Jonathan Bailor's `The Science of Slim' offers good news. Beyond documenting our recent health trends, he states his premise clearly: Fat burning is controlled by hormones, and our hormones are "clogged," preventing fat loss. Both simple and convincing, his 288 page treatise is backed with loads of scientific evidence that gives dieters the information and motivation they need to proactively change their figures and their health. Bailor's thorough book is chock-full of myth busting* evidence which can empower the frustrated and weary dieter who suffers from being overweight and the myriad of health problems it causes. (For example, Bailor skillfully debunks mere calorie counting as the best method for fat loss.) Using a plethora of quotations from physicians and other academics to back up his evidence, Bailor expertly diagnoses society's step into the abyss of obesity with all the problems it entails, while offering us a way out. Jonathan Bailor's antidote to decades of fallacious diet information is to demonstrate how high quality food and his unique exercise program will "unclog" our fat burning hormones and more efficiently burn body fat without starving ourselves. (The other piece of good news is that Bailor states that his regimen will enable his readers to eat more--Yes, MORE--but better, food!) `The Smarter Science of Slim' will undoubtedly comfort many readers who may have suspected all along what Bailor mostly implies: Genetically+, people have a "set point" by which our bodies regulate our body weight--the reason why most people gain weight back easily after getting off of a diet. Using simple and natural methods to change that set point, Bailor frees the reader from several failed diets--especially fasting--which he methodically denounces. If someone told me that our nation's ride to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease wasn't entirely our fault, but (mostly) the result of misinformation and genetics, I'd likely roll my eyes and dismiss the person as an enabler. Thankfully, `The Smarter Science of Slim' is accessible reading. Using charts and graphs to visualize his claims, Bailor doesn't deluge the reader with dry or complicated facts. His presentation is rewarding and stimulating, yet you don't need a Ph D. to understand or appreciate his delivery. Jonathan Bailor's `The Smarter Science of Slim' is a breakthrough. Although there is some concordance with The Atkin's Diet, his thrust and methods are decidedly different. The only real bad news is only implied: Making changes--even good, life-altering changes--require some focus and effort. (*Tom Venuto's myth busting e-book, `Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle,' literally stopped me from spinning my wheels in the gym and at the table. Jonathan Bailor's `The Smarter Science of Slim' takes one even further. Using a different tack, his focus is often different, but the results are often the same. [In all fairness to Venuto, I have not yet read his newer e-book, `The Holy Grail Body Transformation Program,' his latest fat-loss regimen.]) +Bailor doesn't use `genetically;' here; it is my word. (This review is based on an advanced copy provided by the author contingent on a candid evaluation.)
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From Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis, Harvard Medical School & Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
I am often asked when there will be a proven prescription for weight loss. The Smarter Science of Slim is that prescription.

Jonathan Bailor's easy-to-understand and engaging style disguises an astonishing amount of otherwise incredibly complex scientific information. You will not realize you are learning so much because you will be so involved in what you are reading. The pages you are holding will change the way you feel and look faster than any pill ever could. It is incredibly rare to find anything as thoroughly researched and carefully analyzed yet so clearly and engagingly presented in the context of everyday living and eating. For anyone who has struggled with managing weight or maintaining energy, you do not need pills. You need this book.

From Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Bailor has performed an invaluable service with his book, The Smarter Science of Slim. Jonathan has studied thousands and thousands of pages of academic research on health and weight-loss, and he has put the results into terms that the everyday person can understand. Jonathan's work is far from just another diet book.

The Smarter Science of Slim dismantles the myths that have contributed enormously to the health and weight problems that many people have, and ...

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