The title of this book seems contrary to the current trends of today. The honesty in this work is a refreshing change from the typical exercise and fitness offerings. The authors debunk many common myths regarding exercise and nutrition. Contained within the pages are many short, concise and informative chapters covering everything from root causes of obesity to a discussion of supplements. There is a small plug for the website run by the author and aside from that most of the book tends to avoid endorsing any specific brands. Much of the information is not new, but there are some interesting and useful tidbits to be found. The book concludes with a 21-day nutrition and fitness program which includes a complete menu.
Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation; 3 mild obscenities; 1 derogatory name; 3 anatomical terms.
Violence/Gore: Character wants to burn a backpack, figuratively; Author wants to slap a person; Child scratched and clawed doctors; Teen’s hip broken for medicinal reasons; Character contemplated suicide.
Sex/Nudity: Mention of egg and sperm uniting; A few mentions of people desiring more or less sex; One 2.5 page chapter entitled “Dude, Get Your Hard On!” which describes benefits of exercise on sexual activities using words such as arousal, orgasm, strength, stamina and positions, not graphic.
Mature Subject Matter:
Depression, divorce, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, sex addiction, domestic violence, racism, discrimination.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
A few mentions of people drinking, often followed by cautions against overindulgence. A brief mention of drug abuse. A teen is said to have ”buried himself” in alcohol.