Like most fat people, I like to blame a slow metabolism and big bones for my excess weight, not really wanting to admit to being a lazy pig, after all. So when I came across The Metabolism Advantage, "An 8-week program to rev up your body's fat-burning machine - at any age", I quickly added it to my shelf of books promising to change my life.
When I did eventually get round to reading it though, I found that unlike most of the others, this was not just another diet book filled with old news reworked with lots of `motivational' waffle by some wannabe guru cashing in on us poor, desperate, calorifically challenged folks. Rather, it was brilliant, scientific, well researched, and well written guide to the nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes needed to turn you into an awesome fat-burning machine.
Even more than that, it was actually inspiring. It made me want to go out and make those changes. Even more amazingly, I did. And I'm still doing. Highly recommended.