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The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie [Hardcover]

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"Craig has helped an incredible number of people around the world get started on a path to living better. This book provides valuable information essential for anyone interested in improving their health."
-- Cindy Crawford, Model

For years we've all been tricked into spending our hard-earned money on products that "guarantee" impossible results. For most of us, the struggle to lose weight, stay fit or just maintain the semblance of a healthy lifestyle is a constant battle. Unfortunately, there are people and industries that prey on our vulnerabilities. We are relentlessly enticed by advertising, seduced by marketing gimmicks, prescribed unnecessary drugs, served unhealthy food, sold useless products, misled by government agencies, and, well, left to fend for ourselves as our health deteriorates.

Shockingly, the very industries that promise to improve our health have actually deceived us and are sabotaging our efforts. Fit Advocate and former industry insider Craig Pepin-Donat walked away from a career as a top fitness industry executive to expose the big, fat health and fitness lie and he is here with a message. Stop getting ripped off by diets, gimmicks, fads, books, fitness gurus and billion dollar industries trying to con you out of your money.

The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie exposes the industries and companies that profit at the expense of your health and your pocketbook, but it doesn't stop there. It is chock full of insights, recommendations and resources to get you on the path to a healthy and fit lifestyle -- permanently. Before you spend another penny on health and fitness products, you owe it to yourself to read The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie.

The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie will:
* Protect you from the scams, rip-offs and outright lies of unscrupulous companies
* Expose the dirty little secrets of the health care and pharmaceutical industries
* Reveal step-by-step how to create a healthy and fit lifestyle
* Show you how to lose weight safely and permanently
* Save you thousands of dollars on products that don't work
* Provide hundreds of valuable resources on your path to better living


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Item Specifications...

Pages   258
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Waterside Publishing
ISBN  1933754044  
ISBN13  9781933754048  

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Soapbox  Sep 1, 2007
While some of the information contained in this book is good, it is presented as definitely biased by the author's personal experiences and attitudes. One has to put up with a lot of product condemnation and ranting and raving to dig out the few good nuggets hidden in the text.
A "Must-Read" for Anyone Wanting to Improve their Health & Fitness  Jun 5, 2007
The Big, Fat Health and Fitness Lie is a "must-read"! Pepin-Donat offers excellent advice, not only for those trying to loose weight, but for anyone looking to make a lifestyle change. He exposes the truth about the hundreds of diet ads, fads and scams that we see every day, along with the other industries related to health and fitness that are helping to hurt us. He not only explains how one can achieve their fitness and health goals, he offers sound, personal testimony. He's not just someone telling you what to do and what to avoid--he seems to live it. Heart-felt and honest, the Big, Fat Health and Fitness Lie gets to the core of the matter, when it comes to our health and fitness and the things that hinder us and can help us.
The Truth Hurts  May 11, 2007
Craig Pepin-Donat's book exposes the truth about many facets of the fitness industry similar to what Al Gore has done for the environment. His hard hitting expose of the industry is both insightful and brutally honest. Craig provides a fair analysis of the many positive aspects of the industry along with the underbelly of the industry that preys on insecurity and false hopes in the name of profit. This ability sets Craig apart from among the myriad of experts in the health and fitness industry. As a consumer, I encourage you to read this book before spending any more money in the fitness or weight loss industries.
"Get busy living!"  May 10, 2007
Noted fitness expert and consumer advocate Craig Pepin-Donat makes it easy to separate scams from simple truth in his forthright and eminently readable book, "The Big Fat Health and Fitness Lie." Pepin-Donat offers details, as only an insider can, that debunk a number of health-and-fitness myths, along with "simple, but not easy" suggestions for taking charge of your health --- and your life.

When it comes to improving our health and fitness, most of us like to assume we're on the right track. We know it's important to get (and stay) healthy and fit, and we're determined to reach that goal. The trouble is, it's just so hard to do. Thank goodness there are miracle diet pills, weight-loss supplements, and perfect home gyms that will do the work for us! But it's not that easy. Even though we think we can't be fooled by slick sales pitches or swayed by heartfelt testimonials, the multi-billion-dollar health and fitness industry knows we can be--and that we're willing to pay for it.

But Pepin-Donat keeps us from getting duped. From taking vitamins to buying exercise equipment and many points in between, "The Big, Fat Health and Fitness Lie" shines a bright light on the path to positive self-improvement, so that we can, as Pepin-Donat so succinctly puts it, "get busy living!"
A Reality Check on Health and Fitness  May 3, 2007
This insider's critique of the fitness industry provides valuable knowledge needed as one traverses the lies, scams and fraud prevalent on the road to a healthy lifestyle. This is a candid assessment of weight loss plans and products, gyms and fitness equipment, supplements and food fads. The author knows of what he speaks. He calls on his years of experience working at the top of the fitness industry, as well as his own struggles with diet and exercise. Pepin-Donat does not have tunnel-vision when it come to fitness. He has a good grasp of the bigger picture and talks of the negative impact of addiction in all its forms (not just food) on one's search for a wholesome life. The book is a fast read, does not confuse one with "fitness" lingo, and backs up its message with research and data. The author's message is not that one should become a fitness fanatic or build the perfect body. The goal is to find a lifelong health and fitness plan that will enhance one's lifestyle, physically and emotionally. Needs to be on your bookshelf!

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