“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
JAMES FELL is the author of the syndicated column “In-Your-Face Fitness” for the Chicago Tribune, and interviews celebrities about their fitness regimens for the Los Angeles Times. He is senior fitness columnist for Chatelaine.com and AskMen.com. He has published more than 100 articles with AOL as the “Fit Family Guy.” Fell lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he also works as a fitness consultant.
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MARGARET YÚFERA-LEITCH is an obesity researcher and adjunct professor in the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of eating behavior, and is a contributing author for Impulse and Fat Planet. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.