Title: How to Eat Loads and Lose Weight
Author: Peter Jones
Category: Diet’s & Weight Loss
My Rating: 5 Star
What if the so-called ‘sensible’ everything-in-moderation weight loss advice of the last half century, was all based on an unproven misunderstanding of how the body actually works?
What if fat doesn’t actually make you fat? What if high cholesterol (on its own) isn’t actually anything to be worried about? What if weight control is far easier to achieve than everyone would have you believe? What if is possible to eat LOADS of proper, tasty, filling meals – real food – and yet somehow, still LOSE WEIGHT? Effortlessly. Without exercise. Without hunger.
Well guess what: It is.
Peter Jones is a fix it man. For the last quarter of a century he’s been paid to figure out why things that should work, don’t, and then put workable solutions in place.
In this, his fifth self-help book, he turns his attention to weight LOSS; uncovering why a traditional, low-fat, calorie counting diet is a painful way to shed those extra pounds and almost always doomed to failure – before revealing what actually works, and why it might simply be a case of working with your body, instead of against it.
Packed with step-by-step, practical advice on how and why the body puts on weight, what to eat and what to avoid, and how to kick start your weight loss, this no-nonsense, easy-to-read book is your first step to reclaiming control over your health.
If you’ve spent a lifetime fighting the flab, if you’ve known the members of your local diet club longer than your own children, if you’re sick to death of low-fat, low-calorie, low-happiness, and low-self-esteem… it’s time to EAT LOADS and LOSE WEIGHT!
When Peter Jones mentioned he had a new book out about weight loss, I knew it was something I wanted to read. Having put on quite a bit of weight over the last 12-months through a mix of self-loathing and menopause, I’ve reached that desperate stage where I need a swift kick up the rear to get organised and understand what I’m eating and how it’s impacting my life.
When I saw the title, How to Eat Loads and Lose Weight, I knew this was the book for me!
As an avid fan of Peter’s other non-fiction books, I quickly settled into his easy to read writing style. Peter tells it how it is; like you’re sat in a coffee shop chatting with an old friend. He always shares his own experiences so you know you’re not alone. How to Eat Loads and Lose Weight is no exception.
My favourite section is where Peter talks you through how your body works, where our diet myths come from, and how to turn your mindset around when it comes to eating fats. I found this incredibly helpful. It’s probably the first time I’ve enjoyed reading science facts!
The book shows you how to follow a no-carb plan and introduces you to KETO. There are delicious recipes included in the book, and although there are no colour photographs to accompany the recipes, Peter does have a Facebook group dedicated to the book where you can go for extra tips, advice, and a community of people looking to make changes in their diet and life.
I’ve adopted quite a few strategies from this book already and together with my walking challenge have started to feel the benefits. I was also delighted to see the ‘Pizza Bites’ recipe (page 113) after being told in the chapter ‘What Do I Eat?’ that I can’t have bread! Knowing what a massive pizza fan I am, I’m going to assume Peter added that just for me!
If you’re looking to lose weight this year, or want to learn more about why your body acts the way it does around certain foods, then I can highly recommend this book.
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About the author:
Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish graphic designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre petrol pump attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit card banking. Fun times.
Nowadays, Peter spends his days writing, or talking about writing.
He is the author of five popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, weight loss and dating. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.
He’s also written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (A sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which – if it’s a musical – he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).
Peter doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.