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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b>In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight 鈥渙ffers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh鈥?(<i>Booklist</i>, starred review), illuminating his company鈥檚 early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world鈥檚 most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.</b><br /><br />Bill Gates named <i>Shoe Dog</i> one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it 鈥渁n amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It鈥檚 a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike鈥檚 annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight鈥檚 Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.<br /> <br />But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In <i>Shoe Dog</i>, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers鈥攁s well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.<br /> <br />Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand鈥攁nd a culture鈥攖hat changed everything.
Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
by Christopher McDougall

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><b>"A聽delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of <i>Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog</i></b><br /><br /><b>From the best-selling author of <i>Born to Run</i>, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.</b></b><br /><br />When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.<br /><br />Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.
Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life
by Tim McGraw

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><strong>From Grammy-Award winning music superstar and actor Tim McGraw comes a one-of-a kind lifestyle book that melds his personal fitness transformation story with practical advice to inspire healthy changes in readers鈥?lives.</strong></p><p>Tim McGraw is as well-known for his unparalleled accomplishments in the entertainment industry as he is for his boundless energy鈥攈e is the embodiment of vitality and success. But only a decade ago, he found himself struggling with his health. The demands of his meteoric career and life on the road had taken a toll. McGraw came to a crossroads where knew that unless he made his physical health a priority, he would put his personal happiness and professional success at risk. In聽<em>Grit & Grace</em>, McGraw shares his transformation story along with encouragement, inspiration, and real-life, practical advice to help readers become healthy, strong and fit in mind and body.</p><p>For the first time, McGraw will share the details of the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life. He suggests that there is no magic formula to getting stronger and healthier: it is about making a commitment to do and be better, and holding yourself accountable each day. McGraw didn鈥檛 follow a playbook or have a squad of trainers overseeing his every step. He describes his way of getting into shape as more "maverick"--tuning into a vision of what you personally want to achieve, staying focused, and putting in the work.</p><p>McGraw says his physical transformation has ignited a whole-life transformation. "My mind is clearer, my sense of purpose is sharper, and my relationships are deeper. Consistent physical exercise helps me bring focus to my life and to the people who聽mean the most to me." In <em>Grit & Grace</em>, McGraw makes this transformation accessible to anyone, sharing with readers the physical and mental tools they can use to create the life they deserve.</p>
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

December 14, 2010

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort. </b><br /><b><br /></b>Is it possible to:<br />鈥⒙燫each your genetic potential in 6 months?<br />鈥⒙燬leep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?<br />鈥⒙燣ose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?<br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>Indeed, and much more.</b>聽<br /><br /><i>The 4-Hour Body</i> is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek,</i> fixated on one life-changing question: <br /><b><br />For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?<br /></b><br />Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it鈥檚 all here, and it all works.<br /><br /><b>You will learn (in less than 30 minutes each):<br /></b><br />鈥⒙燞ow to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails<br />鈥⒙燞ow to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) <br />鈥⒙燞ow to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice <br />鈥⒙燞ow Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of <i>total</i> gym time <br />鈥⒙燞ow to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested <br />鈥⒙燞ow to produce 15-minute female orgasms <br />鈥⒙燞ow to triple testosterone and double sperm count<br />鈥⒙燞ow to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks <br />鈥⒙燞ow to reverse 鈥減ermanent鈥?injuries <br />鈥⒙燞ow to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months <br />鈥⒙燞ow to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit<br />聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 <br />And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.<br /><br /><b>That鈥檚 exactly what <i>The 4-Hour Body</i> delivers.</b>
Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated Edition
by Pavel Tsatsouline

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English

Pages

265

Publication Date

October 28, 2019

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Six years after the publication of the original S&S, people are still getting great results from the program and the book has never left the Amazon weight training best-seller list. So why another edition? Pavel answers with a quote from a novel: <i>You know our motto: "We never let well enough alone." </i><P>This is <i>Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised & Updated Edition</i> or simply S&S 2.0.<p>Learn how to use the extreme hand-held gym from the man who started the kettlebell revolution.<P><i>Simple & Sinister</i> will physically prepare you for almost anything life could throw at you, from carrying a piano upstairs or holding your own in a street fight.<br />- <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will forge a fighter's physique because the form must follow the function.<br />- <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will give you the strength, the stamina, and the suppleness to play any sport recreationally and play it well.<br />- If you are a serious athlete, <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will serve as a perfect foundation for your sport-specific training.<br />- If you are a serious lifter, <i>Simple & Sinister</i> will build your strength, rather than interfere with it.<p><i>Simple & Sinister</i> will achieve all of the above while leaving you plenty of time and energy to do your duty, your job, practice your sport, and have a life.<p>Russian kettlebell power to you!
Elastic Habits: How to Create Smarter Habits That Adapt to Your D...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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<h2><strong></strong><strong>***Holiday Sale (Ends 12/11)***</strong></h2><p><strong>USA: $7.99聽鈫?$1.99</strong></p><p><b>Others: Up to 80% off!</b><br /></p><hr><h3><strong>A Smarter Approach to Building Good Habits</strong></h3><p>If an elephant charges at you, what do you do?聽</p><ol><li>Scream, yell, and wave your hands.</li><li>Dive between its legs.</li><li>Run away while calling the elephant names, like 鈥渄ork.鈥?lt;/li></ol><p>According to National Geographic, standing your ground and making noise gives you the best chance of surviving an elephant charge. The other two are ... not recommended.</p><p>But if a mother grizzly bear charges at you, playing dead is your best option.聽The elephant defense strategy does聽not work against聽grizzly bears; only those who adapt can survive both attacks.聽</p><p>In your journey to form better habits for a better life, you will face聽<em>figurative elephant聽and grizzly bear attacks.聽</em>They take form as depression, demotivation, fatigue, distraction, health problems, and busyness, and they constantly threaten to derail you. What is the ideal response?</p><p><em>Varied</em>.</p><p><strong>Just as no single approach will work for all animal encounters,聽<em>what works for you in habit pursuit one day might not work the next day.</em></strong></p><p>Legendary war general Sun Tzu said, 鈥淒o not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.鈥?lt;/p><h3><strong>Give Your Habits a Brain</strong></h3><p>Think of some good habits you鈥檇 like to form or strengthen:聽fitness, cleaning, meditation, business-related habits, writing, reading, playing guitar, skill-building, and so on.聽If you pick up any other habit book besides this one, it鈥檚 going to suggest that you make your habit the same thing every day,聽<em>incapable of adjusting to the environment</em>.聽</p><p>Wouldn't it be smarter to聽adapt your habit precisely to the unique situations you face? Yes, and it鈥檚 called an elastic habit.</p><h3><strong>What Is an Elastic Habit?</strong></h3><p>Elastic habits are daily behaviors with multiple win conditions. You get to choose your聽win condition every day, because some days you feel like you鈥檙e being attacked by a bear and other days聽<em>you feel like the bear</em>.</p><p>Most people associate 鈥渆lastic鈥?with yoga pants and rubber bands. But the word also means 鈥渞esilient鈥濃€攖he ability to withstand pressure.</p><p>A traditional habit is rigid: the same behavior is done at the same time to the same level every day. Unless it's small (like a mini habit),聽the pressures of modern life tend to break its rigid and brittle shell. Elastic habits are fluid: they can change their form and intensity to suit each unique day. They survive busy, tired, bad days. They thrive on better days.聽</p><p><strong>Elastic habit example (fitness):</strong>聽On Monday, you're tired and busy, so you do 5 push-ups to meet the easy level. Success. The next day, you have more time, energy, and motivation, so you go to the gym for a 45-minute workout. Big success! The next day, you do a workout video for 20 minutes for a medium-sized win. Success. With what I call 鈥?x3聽flexibility,鈥?elastic habits give you nine win conditions instead of one;聽you can win every day and form life-changing habits.</p><p>Whether it鈥檚 fatigue, a busy day, or something else charging at you, your elastic habit can adapt to the exact threat it faces. And if the wind is at your back, watch out world, because your elastic habit can also expand for an inspiring big win! That's what makes an elastic habit smarter (and more fun) than the rest.聽</p><p>Read聽<em>Elastic Habits</em>聽now, and聽give your habits the elasticity to聽survive and thrive in all circumstances.</p>
Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training
by , Glen Cordoza

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English

Pages

609

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p>Improve your physique, build lean muscle, increase strength鈥?lt;i>Glute Lab</i> is the all-in-one glute training system that will teach you how to do all this and more.</p><p>The gluteus maximus is the largest and most versatile muscle in the human body. In addition to being aesthetically appealing and controlling a wide range of functional movements, big, strong glutes set you up to lift heavier, jump higher, sprint faster, and swing harder and can even play a role in preventing knee, hip, and lower back pain and injuries.</p><p>Your glutes influence every aspect of your physical life: from the way you look and how you feel to your ability to run, jump, cut, lift, and twist. Yet few understand how to properly build and develop this all-important muscle.</p><p>Enter <i>Glute Lab</i>. In this book, Bret "The Glute Guy" Contreras鈥擯hD, personal trainer, and bestselling author鈥攍ays out a glute training system that will help you reach your strength, performance, and physique goals. Through descriptive narrative, step-by-step images and illustrations, and easy-to-follow training programs, the Glute Guy distills the science and art of glute training into one comprehensive manual.</p><p>Whether you're a bodybuilder, physique competitor, athlete, powerlifter, CrossFitter, personal trainer, physical therapist, or simply someone who wants to improve your physique, this book contains everything you need to know about building bigger, stronger, leaner, higher-performing glutes.</p><p>In this book, you will learn:<ul><li>The fundamentals of optimal glute training</li><li>How to perform the most effective glute-building exercises</li><li>How to select exercises based on your goals and body type</li><li>Variations for the hip thrust, deadlift, and squat exercises</li><li>The science behind how muscle develops and grows</li><li>The anatomy and function of the glutes</li><li>How to design a customized glute-training program</li><li>Techniques and programs for sculpting rounder, stronger glutes</li><li>The importance of glute training for aesthetics, health, strength, and performance</li><li>How glute training can prevent knee, hip, and low back injuries and pain</li><li>Strategies for targeting different areas of the glutes and lower body</li><li>More than 30 glute burnout circuits and workouts.</li></ul></p>
Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Reso...
by , Glen Cordoza

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English

Pages

484

Publication Date

February 03, 2018

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<b>Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content!</b><br /><br />Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries鈥攁ll without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i>, Dr. Kelly Starrett, founder of MobilityWOD, shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.<br /><br />Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul.<br /><br />Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body.<br /><br />Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free鈥nd become a Supple Leopard.<br /><br />This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:<ul><li>Move safely and efficiently in all situations</li><li>Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions</li><li>Restore normal function to your joints and tissues</li><li>Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition</li><li>Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch</li><li>Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises</li><li>Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns</li><li>Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow</li><li>Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries</li><li>Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations</li><li>Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency</li></ul><br />
Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
by Susan Peirce Thompson

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p><b>Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight <i>and</i> keep it off. Are you ready to join them?</b></p><p>In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, <i>Bright Line Eating</i> explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again:</p><p><b>It鈥檚 because the brain <i>blocks</i> weight loss.</b></p><p>Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four 鈥淏right Lines鈥? 鈥?clear, unambiguous, boundaries 鈥?Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals.</p><p>Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower <i>cannot</i> be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway.</p><p>Through the lens of Susan鈥檚 own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you鈥檒l discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You鈥檒l also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating 鈥攆rom weight loss to maintenance and beyond 鈥攁nd offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you鈥檙e vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above.</p><p><i>Bright Line Eating</i> frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It鈥檚 a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing.</p><p><i>鈥淏right Line Eating ushers in an end to cravings, an end to dieting, an end to that constant, exhausting, soul-sucking loop in your head about food and calories and pounds. . . . Living Happy, Thin, and Free is your birthright.鈥? 鈥?Susan Peirce Thompson</i></p>
Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Chang...
by Stephen Guise

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

November 27, 2016

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<strong>You will never diet again.</strong><br /><br />Say goodbye to calorie counting, restrictive food bans, or other forced behaviors. In <em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em>, you will learn how to lose weight naturally, in the precise way your body and brain are meant to change.<br /><br /><strong>We鈥檝e blamed ourselves for lack of discipline. That didn鈥檛 help.</strong><br /><strong> We鈥檝e blamed calories, carbs, and fat. That didn鈥檛 help.</strong><br /><strong> We鈥檝e blamed our diet formulas. That didn鈥檛 help.</strong><br /><br /><h2><strong>It鈥檚 time we looked at the practice of <em>dieting</em>.</strong></h2><br />Nearly all diets are ineffective because they鈥檙e based on <em>dieting</em>. Every person has a <em>diet</em> (noun), but it鈥檚 only if you are trying to lose weight that you <em>diet</em> (verb). <em>Dieting</em> is eating and drinking sparingly or selectively to reduce your weight.<br /><br />It doesn鈥檛 work. If you鈥檝e tried dieting, you know that.<br /><br />Even the 鈥減erfect diet鈥?with the right foods will fail if it鈥檚 approached from the traditional dieting perspective. Since weight loss experts are more concerned with biology than neuroscience, we get brilliant discussions on nutrition followed by the same dumb suggestion to 鈥渋mmediately start eating completely different foods than the ones you鈥檙e habitually used to eating, and give up everything else.鈥?lt;br /><br /><h2>Are You聽Fighting Your Own Body and Brain?</h2><br />The brain resists dramatic behavioral shifts. Recognizing this and developing a strategy around it made the original <em>Mini Habits</em> the #1 selling self-help book in a number of countries. In <em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em>, you鈥檒l see聽that we also biologically resist such changes, which explains why most dieters and smoothie-cleanse aficionados lose weight in the short term, only to gain it all back (and more) when the body adjusts.<br /><br /><strong><em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em> will show you how to make dietary changes in a sustainable, permanent way that doesn鈥檛 trigger biological or neurological resistance.</strong><br /><br />It鈥檚 a聽specialized version of the method that made the original book a hit in 14 languages. The mini habits remain easy to implement, but the reasoning and supporting tactics聽are more sophisticated. This is by necessity, as weight loss factors are many and varied. The strategies聽in the book are rooted in extensive biological and neuroscience research.<br /><br /><h2>You鈥檒l discover:</h2><br /><ul><li>Why it鈥檚 a terrible idea to forbid junk food.</li><br /> <li>How some of the most impactful changes you can make don鈥檛 involve either diet or exercise.</li><br /> <li>Why conscious calorie restriction causes long-term weight GAIN, and how this science has been publicly available (and ignored) for more than 30 years.</li><br /> <li>How the body鈥檚 change process mirrors that of the brain, and why that is great news for losing weight.</li><br /> <li>Creative strategies to mitigate weight gain from eating out, social events, and holiday binge sessions.</li><br /> <li>Why eating fruit is essential to losing weight (for lots of reasons).</li><br /> <li>The role of exercise and an active lifestyle in weight loss, with appropriate strategies.</li></ul><br />Most importantly, you鈥檒l learn how to change your behavior and lose weight in the long term with mini habits.<br /><br />Instead of reading yet another dieting book, why not try a <em>proven behavioral change strategy</em> that your brain and body will welcome and respond to?<br /><br /><h2>Lasting change won't happen until you take that first step toward a strategy that works.</h2> <br />Read <em>Mini Habits for Weight Loss</em>, and you鈥檒l never diet again.

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