Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths (Paperback)

Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths By Melody Schoenfeld, Susan M. Kleiner Cover Image

Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths (Paperback)


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You’ve seen the claims: Give us six weeks and you’ll take off the weight! Lose weight without dieting or exercising! You may have even tried a fad diet or two, only to gain the weight back and feel like there’s no hope to achieve your goal.

Simply stated, weight loss is complicated. There is no single solution that works for everyone. Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths cuts through all the noise and provides real evidence and practical guidance on choosing a diet plan that will work for you to effectively and safely lose excess weight and keep it off. You’ll find answers to the following questions:
  • What are the basic concepts of a successful weight loss plan?
  • What difficulties might you encounter?
  • How can you sift through the hype of popular diets to get the facts?
With over 200 references, you’ll see the science that explains the biological, genetic, and psychological components that make weight loss difficult—without needing to be a scientist to understand it. Get the pros and cons of 12 popular diet styles like keto, low carb, raw food, and cleanses so you can decide if they are right for you. Implement realistic diet planning strategies as well as sample meal plans from a registered dietitian to create a solution for your lifestyle and goals. Hear from clients about the practical advice they received that helped them make lasting lifestyle changes to lose weight and keep it off.

There is no magic diet scheme, meal plan, or one-size-fits-all workout that will help everyone achieve their weight loss goals, but Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths is the trustworthy, evidence-based guidebook you need to find the approach that will work for you.
Melody Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS, is a certified personal trainer with over 25 years of training experience in many different disciplines. She holds a master's degree in health psychology and writes and speaks both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of health and fitness subjects. She is the owner of Flawless Fitness, a personal training center in Pasadena, California. In 2019, she was recognized as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the Year.

Schoenfeld has held state and national records in all three lifts in powerlifting (squat, bench press, and deadlift) and competes in powerlifting and strongman competitions. An aficionado of old-time strongman shows of strength, she performs feats such as tearing phone books and license plates in half and bending steel rebar, horseshoes, and nails. She is the self-published author of Pleasure Not Meating You. In her free time, you’ll find her cooking unreasonably large quantities of vegan food, fronting a few heavy metal bands, and telling horrible jokes.

Susan Kleiner, PhD, RD, CNS, FACN, FISSN, is the founder and owner of the internationally recognized consulting firm High Performance Nutrition LLC. A visionary educator and motivator, she speaks nationally and internationally on topics in the field of nutrition, health, and performance. She is a sought-after expert interview as well as writer in all forms of print, online, and broadcast media. She has authored eight books, including the bestseller The New Power Eating, The Good Mood Diet, and The PowerFood Nutrition Plan.

Kleiner has been the high-performance nutrition consultant to professional athletes and teams nationally and internationally, including the Seattle Storm, Seattle Reign, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Olympians, and elite and recreational athletes of all ages in countless sports.

She is a cofounder and fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9781718202412
ISBN-10: 1718202415
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication Date: December 16th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
“Debunking misinformation is a Herculean task for any diet-book author. Fortunately, Melody Schoenfeld is our Hercules. In Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, she digs deep into myths, falsehoods, and conspiracy theories—in service of the simple facts about healthy, sustainable weight loss.”
—Lou Schuler, Award-Winning Fitness Journalist and Author

“There’s so much confusion out there in the diet and weight loss industry, with way too many fads and fallacies. Melody Schoenfeld is just the person you need to give you the facts—and do it in a way that’s easy to digest.”
—James Krieger, MS, Weightology

"I've been in the health and fitness industry for nearly two decades, and it's rare to find a professional as committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, practical information as Melody Schoenfeld. She's the real deal, and I highly suggest learning from her."
—Molly Galbraith, CSCS, Cofounder of Girls Gone Strong

Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths by Melody Schoenfeld helps dispel much of the confusion surrounding the topic. Ms. Schoenfeld provides a mix of science and real-world experience such that the reader can glean truths, discard fiction, and find a viable path for all those seeking long-term weight loss.”
—Jose Antonio, PhD, CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition