The Smarter Science of Slim: A Book Review

Have you tried the age-old approach of “eating less & exercising more” to lose weight?

Jonathan Bailor, author of the new book The Smarter Science of Slim, is a firm believer that the key to diet success is through eating more and exercising less. That’s right: Jonathan says you can successfully achieve long-term fat loss and improve your overall health by learning the science about your weight and making practical changes. And, trust me- Jonathan doesn’t disappoint; his book is chock full of thought-provoking ideas based on sound scientific research.

The Smarter Science of Slim is based on three main categories: commonly held myths about calories, sources, and finally- Jonathan’s solutions for “smarter” eating and exercise techniques. Each category is then divided into short & informative chapters, making it an easy read to pick up throughout your busy week. If you prefer a combination of visuals with information- it’s your lucky day!  This book includes plenty of charts and graphics that have been transformed by Jonathan to provide an easier understanding of otherwise complicated data.

Jonathan emphasizes the importance of quality over quantity when it comes to what foods you eat and how often you exercise- and offers suggestions to improve your lifestyle habits to best suit your goals. Familiar with “yo-yo” dieting? Who isn’t! This book provides a way to learn the fundamental science of why a restrictive diet and excessive exercising are not typically the best ways to achieve lasting & successful weight loss.

In The Smarter Science of Slim, the solution is described as choosing “SANE” foods based on the following qualities: Satiety Aggression  Nutrition Efficiency. Aim for foods that are less aggressive & less efficient- Bailor describes aggressive & efficient foods as those most likely to store a fair amount of calories as body fat. In a nutshell, the more satisfying, unaggressive, nutritious, and inefficient a calorie is, the higher its quality.

If you are trying to lose weight or eat healthier but can’t seem to find a successful way to do so, (or want a fabulous resource to add to your book collection) you might enjoy picking up The Smarter Science of Slim. You can also find out more information about this book and join the “slim” conversation on Facebook.

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