I would start by saying that the title is a bit misjudged. Don't be fooled to think this is another fad book on diet and exercise. Far from it. It is by far the most balanced and comprehensive book I have read on healthy lifestyle that incorporates sensible eating and exercise advice. No fads, no endless diet 'phases', no supplements, no unachievable workout routines.
Nate Miyaki is a health nerd with keen interest in scientifically proven ways of achieving the oh so evasive balance between nutrition and fitness that gives you the best looking physique without being at the expense of your health. The nutrition advice could not be any simpler and heath-conscious. Nate is all about eating real fresh food, he is not a slave of a particular diet dogma and his approach is to combine and use the best of the diet approaches that have proven to be most effective in peer reviewed studies. He promotes a combination of primarily paleo eating, intermittent fasting and regular re-feed with 'safe' carbs (white and sweet potatoes and white rice). He explains in detail as to how to implement this way of eating and why is is beneficial not only for achieving and maintaining healthy weight, but for the added wellbeing benefits. Furthermore his exercise advice is sound and easy to incorporate within anyone's lifestyle. There is no need for endless hours spent in the gym.
I loved the amount of effort Mr Miyaki has gone into to support every chapter of his book with sufficient scientific research. Most of all the stress of his book is not just on losing weight, but how to maintain it and stay healthy for good. For that reason, I feel it is not a diet book, rather a great insight into healthy lifestyle.
I have used the advice in this book for a month now, and it totally works for me. I feel I have finally achieved the best nutritional regimen that feels satisfying and something I can stick to for good. That combined with a 2-3 short strength training sessions a week and walking have boosted my weight loss, but most importantly- made me feel full of energy and given me new positive outlook to life in general.
If you are someone who has struggled with various diets, only to fall of the wagon and derail into unfortunate binges, please read his book and educate yourself about the importance of regular re-feeds, as well as a planned 'treat meal' once a week. The beauty of Nate's method is that he offers a workable framework to maintain a healthy diet and fitness, that accounts for the fact that we are humans and would always be tempted by craving. Stick to his eating plan 80-90% of the time and you will be on a winner.
Lastly, it is a shame that the book is available only as an ebook. It would be great if it was more widely available for people to read it.
Hands down the best book on nutrition (especially with fitness in mind) I have ever read. Nate really breaks down everything you need to know about eating right, while not putting you on some ridiculous diet that you could never survive more than a couple of weeks on. This book introduces you to what's good and what's bad, but more important explains the effects (backed up with scientific facts and studies for those so inclined) that different types of foods have on your body.
He introduces realistic ways you can balance your diet better, create a permanent change and life healthier.
I'm not one to buy in to hype of promises of losing weight, but I did follow his eating plans and lost 20cms off my gut within about 3 months (with minimal exercise)
The only downside to this book is that he doesn't cover exercises to go alongside your diet (he is a body builder and fitness freak). I think he is putting together a program for this, though.
For me personally, I have know found the perfect partner book in 'You are your own gym' by Mark Lauren which gives great short, at home workouts which will compliment your new, balanced diet for maximum effect.
I am personal trainer who is passionate about health, fitness and improving my family's and clients quality of life. I do my best and read everyday to improve my knowledge and skills to make me a better trainer. This book is full of sensible, clear and informed wisdom about how togo about improving your health and body composition. I have no qualms about recommending this to anyone interested in tryi g to improve themselves.
Nate has a passion for this and gift he shares with everyone. He takes the time to educate rather than instruct. A humble teacher with a casual, down to earth approach which warrants appreciation. Nate is the real deal, if not visit natemiyaki.com and see for yourself.