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Not a Diet Book: Take Control. Gain Confidence. Change Your Life.

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James Smith

6 Hours 59 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers UK

January 2020

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*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Are you ready to change your life?

Are you sick of always wearing black and getting undressed in the dark?

Are you fixated with a number on the scales?

Are you afraid to step into the gym and commit to a routine?

Is your confidence at an all-time low?

Is all of this having a negative impact on your life, relationships and happiness?

James Smith is armed with every tool you’ll ever need to achieve incredible results – from dieting, training and staying in shape to identifying the fads, cons and nonsense that get in
the way of genuine lasting progress.

Learn to reset your current mindset and attitude towards your diet and training, with chapters covering:
• Fat loss versus muscle gain
• Metabolism and ‘body types’
• Protein targets and calorie tracking
• Common fitness fallacies
• Female fat loss
• Supplements
• Training versus exercising
• The importance of sleep
• Forming habits

This book will put you back in control. It is not a fad diet or a short-term training plan. It will empower you to adopt better habits that will allow you to take charge of your life.

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  • Savannah S.

    This book was... okay. I'd like to preface by saying I'd never heard of James Smith before reading this book, never followed him on social media, etc. That being said, I had high hopes after hearing the motivational intro with regards to transforming my mindset, habits, and so on. I was pretty disappointed to find out that even though he claims at the beginning that everything he states in the book is based on science and research, it was surprising to hear how many times he states "in my opinion" or "this worked for me" throughout the book. The food science and weight loss portions of the book were helpful and felt less ideals-based, which was great. I will be taking many tips and info I found into practice. However, the sections in the book regarding habit forming and motivation were all centered on his personal story of gaining social media followers. It all seemed pretty shallow and not relatable for anyone who doesn't care too much about social media. This book is definitely written for his social media followers or people looking to "make it big" on social media. Some chapters I found myself tuning out because I didn't buy this book to hear his life story of trying to make it big as a fitness influencer, which seemed to be an unusually large focus of the book. In addition, many of his sources were other male fitness influencers... there were NO female sources mentioned, even in the SECTION OF THE BOOK THAT DEALT WITH WOMEN. It was so embarrassing to hear him call a fellow MALE influencer the person who "changed female fitness for the better". What???? Is this a joke? There were so many aspects of this book that made him lose credibility to me. I rated this 3 stars solely on the fact that there is some good advice and research in this book in certain sections. The author/narrator has a very strong Brit accent and for me, as a non Brit, it was difficult for me to understand what he was saying at times. Overall, if you're a woman, someone who does not care about social media presence, or not part of the James Smith following, this book is not for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome information and motivation. Definitely worth listening to. James' voice is easy listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Really enjoyed the style of writing and simplicity of everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you wow so informative and inspiring

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