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Not a Diet Book

Lose Fat. Gain Confidence. Transform Your Life.
Narrated by: James Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

This is not a diet book.

Are you ready to change your life? Welcome to the James Smith revolution.

Self-confessed disruptor of a billion-dollar diet industry, James is armed with every tool you’ll ever need to achieve incredible results from dieting, training and staying in shape to identifying the fads, phonies and nonsense that get in the way of genuinely lasting progress.

But this is so much more than just losing fat. It’s getting to the root of why you always wear black; why you get undressed in the dark; why eating the foods you love make you feel guilty; why you’re afraid to step into the gym; why your confidence is at an all-time low; and how all of this is having a negative impact upon all areas of your life, relationships and happiness.

So, be prepared to transform your attitudes, fix bad habits, lose fat, gain confidence and become the best possible version of yourself with the last ‘diet’ book you’ll ever need.

It’s so much simpler than everyone wants you to believe....

©2020 James Smith (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Meet the man changing the way you think about fitness. One of the most sought-after personal trainers in the world (who has) knocked current fitness It boy @JoeWicks for six and stolen the coveted crown of the fitness world." (Sunday Times Style)


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Useful for beginners

If you've any knowledge of nutrition, exercise programme and fitness, then 90% of this book will teach you nothing other than how to suck eggs.

However, if you're at the outset, this is the foundations of what you need to know in leading a healthy life physically and mentally, with relation to fitness.

James is obviously passionate about his work and it shows thoroughly.

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Really well put together I didn’t expect it to be as good as that! Well done on all your success James and the team

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What a great book.

James is very personal on every level on this book. Not only does a lot of what he says resonate with me, I'm 100% sure it will with others.

It's written from the heart and as someone who has been ,and in many ways, still is where we all are. Making it through situations we find ourselves in from a work, personal and healthy lifestyle place.

Can't wait for the next one!

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Sensible and thoughtful advice

As a bra-burning feminist I have almost given up on following Social Media James in the past but, love him or loathe him, this is insightful and genuine no-BS advice!

I have not finished yet but so far so good. James is an expert in his field and has gone through everything most people have when it comes to lifestyle, diet and training in the UK (and beyond).

It comes across that James genuinely does want to help people live their best, healthy lives without getting sidetracked or derailed by all the confusing nonsense in the fitness industry.

Don't come here expecting some quick-fix meal plans and 12-minute home workouts. Just come with an open mind!

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Love his no nonsense approach

Love his nonsense approach a spade is a spade really easy to listen so glad he narrated it himself great listen 10/10

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Boom... Mind Blown

Everyone should read or listen to this book. It will change your life completely!

Totally honest and debunks all the weight / diet rubbish we've been fed fir years!

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never be misled by a fad diet again

This book will completely change your approach to fitness, your mentality, your lifestyle - just everything. James' outlook on all of these topics is so refreshing, and gives you the option to change your life in these areas for the better, if you really take on board the information he offers.
Not A Diet Book is not another gimmick 'fitness', 'diet' or 'recipe' book calling for fast results, it will change the way you approach the whole aspect of fitness and health, which you can carry with you for the rest of your life.

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Love you James!!

I've been watching James for a long time now (not in a weird stalkerish way... I promise), so I knew I would love the book before there was a book.
Fantastic, tell it like it is, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
I've learnt a lot from James' videos and I have no doubt this book will help me immensely, as well as being an enjoyable read. Listen. Could listen to James' voice all day! Anyway, thanks James 👍🏻

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Fantastic Read (or listen as I had the audiobook!)

If you have struggled with all the fad diets and keep ending up back at square one....you NEED this...

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James Smith is the man!

I got the audio version this morning and I haven’t been able to stop listening, currently 4 hours in! I have been following James on Instagram for as long as I can remember and have always loved his personality which really comes across in the book along with his copious amounts of knowledge! The game has changed thanks to people like this guy! JUST BUY IT!!

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  • Janelle C. Leslie
  • 24-01-20

My favorite “diet” book yet.

I listened to this all in one day. If you follow James on social media, you get that same dose of truth with love in the book. I love that his book addresses mindset and the hierarchy of nutrition vs workouts. This is an every day, real person’s guide on how to handle diet and exercise. He gives facts without losing me in the science, his analogies are so clear, and there is not an excess of boring examples - it’s such a great balance of info. I especially love the extra chapter about women’s cycles. Plus, his accent is just fun to listen to.

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  • Jason
  • 20-02-20

A good listen

Great book, not what you would think it was.

sometimes a little confusing, I may need another listen.

it would have helped if at the end there was a plan put in place, like a step by step for the first weeks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-20

This man has transformed health and fitness

There is so much noise out there in health and fitness, and James has very successfully made alot of useful information very clear amoungst that noise.

Gone are the days where people will part ways with their hard earned money to be screamed at and thrashed in the gym, with no idea of why or how they are meant be working.

James has started an education movement for the consumer.

Long may it continue.

Well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-20

Absolutely loved it

So much great information. Learned a lot not just about fitness and diets but also life and the importance of certain things. Definitely worth the time.

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  • William E Wilson III
  • 17-02-20

CFD!

I’ve followed James on social media for a few years and am also a member of the James Smith Academy. The best thing I’ve learned from James is the balance between training and life so I can enjoy both while chasing my goals. This is a good amalgamation of content in his online training platform and things he teaches.

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  • Evie La Torre
  • 17-02-20

Must Read!!

Love his genuineness, his sense of humor, and he’s not bad too look at either!!

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  • tiffany koppels
  • 17-02-20

No BS

Sigh of relief...I’m grateful for this book. Will read it again because it’s just that good. Real info that is not sugar-coated or fake like all of the illogical advice given daily by insta-famous frauds. Everything he says is backed by science and explained in a way that makes sense and is feasible to apply to my life.

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  • btw
  • 12-02-20

Not impressed

I did not like this book. I had a hard time understanding the narrator, I thought his swearing was inappropriate and unnecessary, and I didn't learn any thing valueable.

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  • Loren M. Tordsen
  • 11-02-20

Habits lead to success

This is a great audible. Who doesn’t love a sexy accent giving you straight advice. Will definitely listen to again when I feel like I am starting to deviate from all his success tips. This book is how to achieve goals and maintain a happy life. It’s all finding that balance that makes you the happiest.

Highly recommend

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  • Elly Moyes
  • 11-02-20

Wowzza

James, you may possibly be my favorite person now. This book is real and given to you straight. I’ve been able to understand and comprehend things that never made sense and could never be explained the way James does it. Well done, great read.