Fat Kid Got Fit: And So Can You!

Fat Kid Got Fit: And So Can You!

by Bll Baron I, Damon Dimarco
     
 

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When Bill Baroni was just twenty years old, he was convinced he was dying. He thought he was having a heart attack because it felt like he had an elephant sitting on his chest. It turned out to be only indigestion, but more than that, it was the wake up call he needed to save his life. Bill weighed 320 pounds and was hooked on junk food. He set about to change his

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When Bill Baroni was just twenty years old, he was convinced he was dying. He thought he was having a heart attack because it felt like he had an elephant sitting on his chest. It turned out to be only indigestion, but more than that, it was the wake up call he needed to save his life. Bill weighed 320 pounds and was hooked on junk food. He set about to change his life forever, and now, in Fat Kid Gets Fit, he tells you everything you need to know to lose weight and more importantly, keep it off for the rest of your life. No, he's not a doctor. Not a trainer. Not a salesman hawking gym equipment, vitamin supplements, or workout videos. He did not have gastric bypass surgery and he didn't subscribe to the slimming grapefruit enema regimes used by Hollywood stars. He lost his weight using common sense. It took dedication, and even some gumption. But it worked! He lost 120 pounds and, more importantly, he has kept it off! He has maintained a healthy 185 pounds for fifteen years. At 6'5", he is trim, handsome, and healthy. Bill is a man on a mission—to help get everyone fit, no matter what their story is.

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"Bill Baroni learned that the best reason to lose weight, get fit, and stay healthy is to enjoy life even more. He created a physical, emotional, and spiritual metamorphosis for himself. This book gives a clear and readable description of the steps he took. I truly enjoyed reading it, and consider it a must for those who suffer because of their weight, and want to change."— Dr. Michael Hamilton, former director, Duke University Diet & Fitness Center; Professor Emeritus, Duke University Medical Center; author of The Duke University Medical Center Book of Diet and Fitnessalternate version: "Fat Kid Got Fit is a must for those who suffer because of their weight, and want to change. Bill Baroni learned that the best reason to get fit and stay healthy is to enjoy life even more. He created a physical, emotional, and spiritual metamorphosis for himself. This book gives a clear and readable description of the steps he took . . . and so can you!" — Dr. Michael Hamilton, former director, Duke University Diet & Fitness Center; Professor Emeritus, Duke University Medical Center; author of The Duke University Medical Center Book of Diet and Fitness "Fat Kid Got Fit is a must read book for anyone battling their weight. It introduces a new role model to the millions of people worldwide who are fighting for healthier lives.Obesity presents a serious and daunting modern health problem, especially for children. Yet Bill Baroni offers solutions. We can all learn something from his vision, determination, and strength." The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson,Former Secretary of Health & Human ServicesFormer Wisconsin Governor
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Baroni is neither a trainer, nor a doctor, nor a dietitian, nor a salesman. He's an ordinary civil servant who lost 120 pounds by following the Duke University Diet & Fitness Center plan. Ten weeks there gave him the knowledge he needed to recognize what the fast-food lifestyle was doing to him. He traces his own path and, with humor and style, passes the information he learned along to readers. This can work for anyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762770472
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,229,312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Read an Excerpt

"When I was heavy, it seemed like the world was chock full of thin people telling me I should lose weight. Work harder, they said. Run faster. Eat less. Think this. Do that. Try so-and-so's product. . .Well, I'm not going to talk to you like a thin person telling you you're fat. Thin people can't understand what we go through. They don't really speak the same language. I'm going to talk to you like a person who found a way to get thin. Because that's what I am and that's what I did. And so can you. I've lived through my obesity nightmare. I found a way out. And so can you.""A few years ago, I remembered how a wise man once said: when you can't find the story you want to read, sit down and write it yourself. And that's why I wrote this book. That's the purpose of FAT KID GOT FIT. Because I think I know what you're feeling right now. You're frustrated. You want to change but you feel like the deck is stacked against you. And, like I was many years ago, you're probably operating under some colossal misconceptions . . . This is the book I wish that I had when I was fat and just starting out on my journey."

Meet the Author

Bill Baroni earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. He previously represented the 14th legislative district in the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly. Since 2002, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches classes on Professional Responsibility, voting rights, legislation, and campaign finance reform. In 2010, he was appointed Deputy Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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