Most diet and workout books are focused on the wrong things: They focus on WHAT instead of HOW. The leanest people focus on how, on their eating habits, not on fad diets. Diets that rely on willpower and discipline fail. The path to results is made up of eleven small, simple, step-by-step habits. Rotating through phases of metabolic, endurance, and strength workouts yields the best fat-loss results.
Josh Hillis and Dan John know these habit-based diet and workout hacks, and they teach them well. JOSH HILLIS is a nutrition coach who specializes in habits-based, positive changes. LoseStubbornFat, his popular fat-loss blog, has tens of thousands of readers, and his fat-loss and kettlebell-training ebooks have helped people reach their personal goals for more than 10 years. Josh is currently the head coach at PowerHour Personal Training in Denver. DAN JOHN spends his work life blending workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. His books include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, which was written with Pavel Tsatsouline.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2014 Josh Hillis (P)2014 Josh Hillis
Dan John is always good. On point, funny and actionable. Same can be said about his co-author here. Only real downside being this as an audiobook, parts of it were a bit "list-y". He also repeats a few times in a row that this chapter does not suit audio and must be viewed on PDF. That could have been consolidated into "chapters 23-25 do not suit audio...."
Overall though really enjoyed it and the information presented is solid.
"Sound information not intended for audio"
If the accompanying PDF came with information regarding the 11 habits and how to use the differing strategies. It's too inefficient to have to sift through audio to refer back to important tidbits.
"The End of Overeating." They both seem to use a no nonsense approach.
No. I'd prefer reading it.
"Annoying and repetitive"
The voice of the one guy is annoying and all he does is repeat the same stuff over and over
"A "feel-good" fat-loss manual."
Before I review the book, I should mention that some chapters are great as an audiobook (particularly Dan John's portions). Other portions of the book are really more conducive to reading (like the strength programming chapters, which simply refer you to view the "included PDF". I'm new to Audible and unsure where the PDF is stored, so I didn't see those chapters here. I have the book on my Kindle, too, so it wasn't a big deal for me.
Now the review:
Dan John's chapters alone make this book a MUST-read for anyone with the desire to be better. And I don't just mean with regard to fat loss. I actually forgot, at times, that I was reading (yet another) book on fat loss. I stumbled across Dan's name because another trainer who I respect mentioned him in one of her digital products. Google led me to this book, and I am so glad the stars aligned. Dan's wisdom, humility and humor are a pleasure to read and he really digs into the way that perspective and approach contribute to our success (or lack thereof). But more importantly, he emphasizes enjoyment of the journey. He is a natural leader and left me feeling very motivated.
Josh Hillis had tons of practical advice and delivers straight-talk about how to get the body you desire. It's very matter-of-fact and, if you want to lose fat, amazingly helpful. I love the sensible "11 Habits" as a foundation upon which to build a lifestyle. I've done loads of research on how to eat the right foods to look amazing naked, and these habits are spot-on--and much, much more clearly explained in this book than most other resources. "Do this. Get that. Do that. Get this." No BS. Plus, Josh explains the hierarchy of which habits are most important and how to apply them.
If you are ready to dig into your own lifestyle habits, and truly try to unveil what works and what doesn't, this book is the next best thing to hiring a coach. If you're still feeling super emotional and angsty about whether your tired body can even lose weight anymore, the sensible advice in this book WILL HELP. It's reassuring to see the path. To paraphrase from the book, fat loss isn't a mystery, it's just a problem. And problems have solutions.
If, however, you're feeling overly emotional and still looking for a magic bullet that will deliver an ideal body in 30 days or less ... you're just not ready. And that makes me sad for you. You deserve the solid information in this book. If you can step away from your despair (and junk food), I have full faith that THIS BOOK can help you get where you need to go. Imagine the difference a year can make. :) I finally did!!
"Missing PDF attachment."
Great book but there is a PDF portion that is not included with the download (at least I could not locate it). Be aware. I will definitely purchase a print copy. Regardless, I recommend this audio-book
"Planning is everything"
Great book with great insight and strategies to obtain the mindset to achieve the results you want.
"A ton of useful info"
Dan and Josh produce a real winner here. Thoroughly enjoyable to listen the books gives solid strategies for lasting fat loss. It makes every effort to avoid the gimmicky “lose 20lbs in 20 days” approach and really gives you the low down on the importance of building solid strength on the basic lifts and changing to healthy eatonv habits that will strip fat and improve long term health.
Josh and Dan made me return to my Mom's habits. I found myself pressing the reset button of my eating habits. thanks!
Very well written, Josh and Dan John are highly respected in the fitness industry and this book definitely highlights their strengths!
"great book l"
the narrator was a little too perky for my taste . I listened through and I will buy a hard copy.
"Most interesting fat loss book"
I absolutely loved this book. It was very informative. I've read a ton of "diet" books and this is the only one I would recommend.
Takes you through the process from start to finish and name drops other professionals who are just as good to follow if you're in the business of fat loss.
"Pretty solid advice"
I work as an obesity therapist and a strength and conditioning coaching and there is some brilliant advice here. Narration is a little off at times (editing) but nothing to really detract from overall package. Recommended!
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