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Summary

Ever wished you could eat whatever fast food you liked, take no exercise, and be slim and healthy? Well you can't. But you can do the next best thing, which is to enjoy healthy food even more than you enjoy fast food, and enjoy exercising even more than you enjoy sitting on the sofa. Diet and Fitness Explained is the book that gets under the skin of our eating habits, and provides a simple, easy to understand guide to the entire riddle of diet and fitness.

©2018 Samuel C Watts (P)2019 Samuel C Watts

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Excellent resource

As somebody who has struggled with their diet and weight for over 40 years I found this book most helpful. The narration is clear and the messages are simple but also powerful. The timing of me reading the book helped as I chose to look at my alcohol consumption recently as well and I have found my diet is also much improved, as though my taste buds have some how changed!

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Everyone needs a William Porter.

I love this guy, he’s full of brilliant advice and makes you THINK about what you’re putting into your mouth, be it drink or food.
If you enjoyed this ‘Alcohol Explained’ is an excellent listen too.
Thank you Mr Porter your audio books have been a light in the dark days of lockdown and have definitely helped me stay positive 👍

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Necessary reading

I’m a good weight and fairly fit but this book still taught me a lot. It was a really interesting read and I’ll definitely be making some changes to my eating habits.

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Very clear and cuts through the normal chaff associated with diet and fitness.

Essential reading to understand diet & fitness in absolute clarity. A fantastic companion piece to Alcohol Explained.

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fantastic

As always William Porter gets to the fact to enable you to get a greater understanding into your habits and behaviour and therefore the ability to make positive changes in your life.

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Made me think a lot!

I have been struggling with the thought process of weight and healthy lifestyle. I love the way this book explains all the basics and after 40 years it finally makes some sort of sense to my brain. There are so many conflicting stories out there but for me this one is spot on. I’m really trying to have a better end of life than the start was - my theory, you’re never too old! Thank you for the inspiration

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Great Book!

I like the way fitness and Diet is explained in this book as well as in Alcohol Explained. Once you understand how the body and mind work it makes a lot of sense.

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So straightforward, a must read / listen

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, very informative. I’ve listened to other books by the same author, I really like the way it is explained with no jargon and no lengthy scientific reasoning. Author draws your attention to the bullet points so you can remember the highlights of what your learning very easily

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Great and informative

I loved it and feel inspired to eat healthy and exercise. It is really well written and narrated. It took just only a few hours to change the mindset. Highly recommended this book.

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on point

Great and relatively short book on how to best change your eating habits. It gives you the recipe for a better life, but you will have to do the cooking. I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking to feel and look better.

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  • 17-09-21

Amazing book!

I started my weight loss journey about 7 months ago & I’m down 44 lbs. My riding instructor recommended this book to me a few weeks ago & I thoroughly enjoyed it! There is a lot of great information here that I found incredibly helpful for the next stages of my journey. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Carol Radliff
  • 31-10-20

Amazing book and author

Awesome book! Will recommend. Condensed beneficial info for becoming healthier. realistic and factual info.

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  • Ian K. White
  • 11-10-19

Excellent direct writiting

I love his direct style of writing. I listened to diet and exercise explained because his first book alcohol explained. His direct clear organized approach to whatever subject I now consider a benchmark to measure other books against. I hope he continues writing since his books have been helpful to me and I expect to others. If you are interested in a subject he is writing about you will finish his books with a clear understanding of the relevant details.

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  • Jon
  • 11-04-22

another great book by Will Porter

Porter's no nonsense style helps you alter your behavior by telling you the truth about the life you're living in a way that coheres with your experience. While scientifically informed, he only explains science where it's helpful for understanding your daily experiences

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  • Maxwell
  • 23-02-22

great guide to fitness

this guide will work for a lot of people new to fitness or who want a different perspective

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-21

Excellent and Informative Book!

This is EXACTLY what I needed. It is easy to read/listen to, addresses the science in common sense language and give practical application to life!

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  • Shannon Myers
  • 31-07-21

Love this book

Really well explained and as always his matter of fact way of writing is very welcoming, never what you should do just merely the facts and then you get to decide. Lots of stuff I didn't know, I actually will listen again just to solidify my knowledge.

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  • Dana
  • 14-07-21

Truth!

I agree with every word. Willpower is not needed to make healthy food choices. By understanding what your body needs and how great it feels when you make healthy food choices you will no longer crave processed food.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-21

Worth the read

Amazing book! I absolutely loved it and have learned so much. All of his books are great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-21

Very Good, already applying info

Very good information and easy to apply ideas. This book will make you healthier as the ideas are simple but still motivating. Great presentation of basic truths of the topic. I wish there were more books that are this motivating tjat speak this plainly on diet nutrition and excercise.