Shrinkgeek: NPR on Diet Books


At the bottom of any effort to lose weight, things are fundamentally even simpler than playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. However, that doesn’t stop folks from tweaking and repackaging those two basic notions, whether it’s merely to make a buck or for an honest desire to help people get healthier with a multitude of angles. Whether the author is catering to one demographic by offering New Age “natural foods and spiritual cleansing” or speaking to aspiring physique competitors with a “lean muscle and fat loss” program, at the bottom, all weight-loss regimens focus on the two basic fundamentals:

Eat less and exercise more.

[excerpted from my column at shrinkgeek.com]

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