Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? The tortoise--slow and steady--won the race, right? So why, when it comes to weight loss and fitness, does everyone want to be the hare, speeding toward the finish line in a desperate attempt to drop pounds in record time? In Lose It Right, fitness consultant and writer James Fell offers the cold, hard truth about what you really need to do to lose weight and get fit.
In his trademark irreverent style, Fell offers a slow, steady and science-based approach to improving health that will motivate and inspire readers. He explains the critical role of exercise in adopting healthy eating behaviours, and provides a step-by-step road map for integrating exercise and making dietary changes. Through the Virtuous Cycle, a leveled eating and exercise program, Fell shows you how to gradually transform your health, the way your body performs, and the way you look.
With its big-picture approach to lifestyle planning, and its insistence that there are no quick fixes or miracle cures, Lose It Right will appeal to readers who suspect the tortoise was right: slow and steady really does win the race.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Praise for Lose It Right
“James Fell has just done everyone a favor. In heroic fashion without regard for his own safety, Fell jumps into the $70 billion dollar a year tub of crap known as ‘the weight loss industry.’ Sifting through all the foul-smelling nonsense he separates the gimmicks most experts try to sell you and identifies the most realistic and sensible approach to long-term weight loss. If your goal is to achieve a healthy weight for the rest of your life with intelligent advice, read this book.”
—Paul Plakas, Fitness Expert on Gemini Award–winning shows Taking It Off and X-Weighted
“Reading a weight loss book can virtually never be described as entertaining, but then again, most weight loss books don’t have James Fell as an author! With his trademark brash and often laugh-out-loud funny writing style, James and his co-author Margaret combine humor and evidence to provide a useable and science-based blueprint to inspire beginners and experts alike to be healthier, happier and more fit.”
—Yoni Freedhoff, M.D., author of The Diet Fix
"James Fell will tease, cajole, insult, startle, and entertain you, but he will never lie to you, at least about exercise science. His information on health and fitness is grounded in the best science, and he resists exaggerating truths in the interest of persuasion. Fell tells it like it is, delivering helpful motivation and information in an enjoyable, refreshing, and readable style."
—Barbara A. Brehm, EdD, Professor, Department of Exercise & Sport Studies at Smith College and author of Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies
“James Fell says his book Lose It Right is not a weight loss book or ‘get in shape’ book but a lifestyle overhaul book. What he doesn’t say is his book is easy to read and entertaining; funny yet factual; informative but inspirational. Lose It Right is the perfect book for the person who has failed at fad diets and now wants to learn how to manage food, weight and exercise for the long run. Fell will take you on a journey that is based on science, but couched in reality—along with a good dose of humor.”
—Nancy Clark MS RD, author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook
“Right on the money! James Fell’s Lose it Right is accurate, honest and funny.”
—Harley Pasternak, MSc., New York Times bestselling author of The Body Reset Diet
“You will learn and laugh out loud. An outstanding book that will engage you right away with its straight talk, clarity and practical applications derived from latest research. Essential reading for anybody interested in losing weight today.”
—Miguel Alonso-Alonso, MD, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
“After I quit bike racing I imperceptibly put on 15 pounds in a decade. But then I expected to lose them all in a couple of months. When that didn’t happen I got discouraged and gave up. Now I understand why and what I need to do thanks to James Fell’s firm but fair program to lose it right, keep it off, and shed my guilt along with my pounds. In an ocean of diet books, Lose It Right is the most rational and reasonable one I’ve read.”
—Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, author of The Believing Brain
"James Fell is a fantastic writer and a terrific motivator: clear, honest, straightforward, no-bull--just what middle-aged guys like me need!"
—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning science-fiction author