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Sick to Fit: Three Simple Techniques That Got Me from 420 Pounds to the Cover of Runner’s World, Good Morning America, and the Today Show

Narrated by: Josh LaJaunie
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

If you’re overweight or obese...

If you’re constantly tired, bloated, constipated, achy, sluggish, depressed, or anxious...

If you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic...

If your doctor keeps warning you about the risk of cancer, heart disease, or other lifestyle-reversible calamity...

If you’re constantly worried about your blood pressure, weight, insomnia, eating habits...

But you still find it next to impossible to stick to a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle plan...

Then you might be going about things the wrong way.

Let’s face it. Despite a flood of information and advice, we’re getting sicker and fatter all the time. That’s because the vast majority of “conventional” advice is outdated, wrong-headed, and just plain ineffective. Within this storm of bad news and bad advice, there’s a growing tribe of outliers who have managed to lose hundreds of pounds, reverse “impossible to cure” diseases, and even - to their own shock and delight - become fit and high-performing athletes.

Their stories don’t get a lot of media attention because they aren’t selling anything. No pills, powders, or potions. No expensive workout gadgets. No late-night informercial magic formulas. They simply rediscovered some basic, natural truths about the human animal. What we’re designed to eat. How we’re designed to move. And how we’re meant to think and feel. 

When we get away from our natural heritage, we suffer. When we return to it, we thrive. Listen to Sick to Fit to discover how Josh LaJaunie went from a 420-pound food addict to the cover of Runner’s World magazine, as well as live appearances on Good Morning America and The Today Show.

Discover the simple secrets for a healthy life that have transformed dozens of members of the Missing Chins Run Club and hundreds of clients of WellStart Health from sick and sad to fit and fulfilled.

©2018, 2019 Howard Jacobson (P)2019 Howard Jacobson

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  • Kellyn
  • 11-04-19

A short book for a reason

The information here wasn't especially useful. It read like a motivational speech. Get up and love, eat better, eat whole foods, don't shame yourself for failing, just keep moving forward. Useful information if you've never read any other whole food plant based weight loss books, otherwise there are way better books.

Pros: I really like Josh's accent. I could listen to him read anything.

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  • CKDexter
  • 20-03-19

Inspiring and powerful!

One of the best diet and fitness books I’ve listened to. Even after reading China Study, Whole, Protienaholic and much frim Joel Fuhrman, this book stands out. Joshua LaJaunie’s passion, humor, charisma, sincerity, and total conviction comes through loud and clear. The authors’ candid conversation at the end is a nice bonus. Very highly recommended, despite a few glitches, and a dry chapter near the beginning. Not to split hairs, but I question the placement of chapter 3 about perfectionism, (which the Audible app lists as chapter 4) before the authors make their main arguments. There is nothing wrong with this chapter, but it would have been better if it came later in the book. I’m glad I persevered because the rest is absolutely fantastic. I’ll be relistening again and again, starting right now. Well worth your time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-19

Josh and Howard rock!

A MUST LISTEN ! After following the guidance you will find in this book, your life will never be the same.! The real and raw nature of their Socratic method toward self discovery is life altering. Be prepared to face the pig, run FAST and celebrate the even most minute changes toward their Menu, Mindset and Movement approach. When faced with the dark shadows of a cancer diagnosis, I stumbled upon this modern day superheroes of health coaching. My life has done a 180 thanks to these guys!
If you want to do better, this book will guide you there. If you want to go from Sick to Fit, download it today!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-20

The honest truth

I think Josh and Howard make a great team to be leading us on the path towards our best selves. They are REAL. They delve into a lot of really important issues, and explain them all so completely in ways that anyone can understand. They do not “sugar coat” anything, and they’re not trying to sell anything. They are well versed in the science behind the lifestyle they are living and thankfully they have made it their mission to share it with the masses. This is a great listen, I have gone back and listened to several chapters more than once as well. Do yourself a favor and listen to this book! In fact, do it while you’re out for a walk or a run and then go eat some plants.💗🌱

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  • Sam Seed
  • 01-02-20

Inspiring and practical

Very inspiring and down to Earth does not go for hype or drama just tells it like it is and sounds true to heart.

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  • Sweet P
  • 23-10-19

Personal experience vs science

This book is about personal experience and not science, and they sound like crazy vegans.

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  • Laurence Leabow
  • 08-09-19

Practical and real

Love that it was read by the authors and full of straight - forward, applicable strategies and honest optimism and encouragement for getting the health you want.
I loved it and have already noticed my mindset changing for the better.

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  • Kristin
  • 06-09-19

No new info...

Although the personal story was uplifting, no new info was really presented. Also, the case for making change and the reasoning and argument for going plant based was very weak.

This audio book was easy to listen to, performed well , but just overall a very weak case. If you know someone or you yourself are ready to make life-saving changes, choose another title that will be more deeply educational and mentally convincing.

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  • Justin
  • 12-07-19

Great message and book

The book was well written with a nice back and forth between the writers reading. This is a very simple and common sense plan that anybody can follow.

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  • R. E. James
  • 28-06-19

The Best of the Best

This is absolutely the best book of this type available. NOTHING else is even close. Get the audible book. Get the print book. Highlight it. Read is over and over while you do what is says