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An amazing nutrition and fitness book that's complete and thorough. It has made a difference for me.

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At the beginning of every new year, people make that perennial New Year's resolution that they are going to stick to a diet come what may, so they eat less and exercise more, and they see very minimal results for their best intentioned efforts. People go into diets and fitness regimens all gun-ho and idealistic, only to be left jaded and discouraged. More-often-than-not, people actually pick up extra pounds and do more harm to their bodies than before they started a fitness and nutrition routine. They listen to misleading pharmaceutical lobbyists and questionable food company CEOs who do not have the best interests of the consumers at heart. Rather, they are interested more in what's in their wallets. In the end, only the companies and government come out on top, on top with the consumer's all mighty dollar. Here is where Jonathan Bailor's remarkable and long overdue fitness and nutrition book comes into play. He essentially says that people should eat more and exercise less, for that is the only way to lose weight and get results. However, people need to start eating SANELY versus INSANELY. For most people, they choose the latter type of eating, and that is the first and most important problem to address.

In The Smarter Science of Slim, Jonathan Bailor addresses facets of body types, why certain people are naturally slim and why others continuously struggle with weight issues, for each set point is different for all of us. Above all else, he talks about food, the best kinds of food-SANE foods-those with water, fiber and that are protein packed. Additionally, they should have a high satiety. He writes about avoiding starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes and how consumers should be eating organics, eating foods similar to that in which our forbearers ate when they hunted and gathered. When people deviated from that path and redirected their appetites to preprocessed and sugared foods, among other unhealthy types, that is when health issues and problems arose, particularly diabetes, clogs in the fat metabolism system, clogged arteries, to a whole gamut of health issues that can plague the body when it is not provided with the best nutrients available, for people are often so busy with work and families that they are easily misled and are only to eager for the quick fix.

The Smarter Science of Slim is a jam packed health and fitness book that has an amazing degree of good quality information in it, and it would behoove readers who truly want to make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle to pick this book up. Jonathan Bailor seems quite passionate in his desire to help people help themselves move away form a sedentary and junk food filled lifestyle. His goal is to get ordinary people to be energized and choose an active alternative, and the abundance of examples that he provides in his book is really quite thrilling. He offers examples of the types of foods that we should eat as well as the kinds of exercises-specifically deep exercise and eccentric exercise-that people should be performing in order to obtain the kind of healthy and fit bodies that so many "experts" promise but fall short in delivering. The book is quite detailed with charts, graphs and statistics, all conveyed in a simple and straightforward manner that any lay person can easily understand. When it comes to the fitness, he always reiterates that good nutrition is the most paramount thing, for the idea is to eat more and exercise less. Lastly, the fitness diagrams are exceptionally helpful, for they can be done at home just as well as at a gym. And the book is not filled with ridiculous high class glossy photos of fitness models smiling and providing nothing. The book is purely about the science of health, how the body operates, the good fuel needed to keep it clean and operational and the assorted exercise routines that keep it in shape. They are all interconnected and are of vital importance for good overall health. This was a great book and one that I often refer to, especially when I do my food shopping or want to order a health oriented product online. Whatever questions you may have, be assured, The Smarter Science of Slim will have an answer. No bull, either.
An amazing nutrition and fitness book that's complete and thorough. It has made a difference for me.

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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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