Big Fat Truth: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Losing Weight and Gaining the Inner Strength to Transform Your Life

Big Fat Truth: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Losing Weight and Gaining the Inner Strength to Transform Your Life


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Big Fat Truth: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets to Losing Weight and Gaining the Inner Strength to Transform Your Life by JD Roth

Fix Your Head to Lose the Weight

From the man who created weight loss television comes a no-holds-barred guide to shedding the pounds for good, using the same problem-solving and motivational skills used so successfully with reality show contestants.

Every fat person (yes, “fat person”—there’ll be no sugarcoating here) knows that you need to move more and eat less to shed pounds. Not exactly rocket science. Yet that simple formula doesn’t get to the root of what makes someone top out at 500 pounds, or sometimes just carry an extra fifty. The big fat truth is that the secret to weight loss is what’s in your head.

Viewers of Extreme Weight Loss, The Biggest Loser, The Revolution and other transformational shows have seen the “technicians”—the trainers, the nutritionists, the doctors, and other health pros who appear on-screen—but they’ve never seen the heart and soul behind these amazing makeovers. That would be JD Roth, the behind-the-scenes wizard who created weight loss television. Intimately involved in casting the shows’ contestants, he’s the guy whose picture they tape onto their elliptical trainers and angrily scream at each night—then hug out of gratitude the next morning. He’s the guy who holds them when they cry and the one who tells them they need to get back on the treadmill even though they’re crying. JD is the tough-love dad for the contestants on these shows—love being the operative word. Because it’s not just TV to JD; he’s on a mission to change your life.

In The Big Fat Truth, JD will help you unearth the real reasons you’re overweight (and it’s not because you love food!). Then he’ll show you how to create your own reality show and shake up your life to do the impossible. Included throughout are inspiring stories, advice, and before-and-after photos from people JD has helped to lose weight (both on camera and off), along with quick tips for how to stay accountable and a 30-day plan for putting this advice into action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621452898
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 794,955
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JD Roth is one of television’s most prolific and compelling producers of transformational reality TV. As cofounder of 3Ball Entertainment, JD is creator and executive producer of ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss (formerly titled Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition), as well as The Revolution, and I Used to Be Fat, among many other reality television series. He is also executive producer of The Biggest Loser and was the host of Fun House, Endurance, and many other shows. He lives with his wife and two sons in Manhattan Beach, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Holly R. Wyatt ix

Introduction 1

Part I Identify the Problem

Chapter 1 Are You Ready to Lose Weight? No, I Mean Really, Truly Ready? 31

Chapter 2 Think You Can, Think You Can't-Either Way, You're Right 47

Chapter 3 Listen To What (the Right) People Are Trying to Tell You 59

Chapter 4 Failure and Drama Can No Longer Be Your Happy Place 67

Chapter 5 Stop Looking out the Window and Look in the Mirror 73

Chapter 6 You Are Not Far because You Love Food-No One's That Hungry 81

Part II Make a List of Things You Need to Do

Chapter 7 Be a Contestant on Your Own Reality Show 93

Chapter 8 Break Down and You'll Break Through 101

Chapter 9 Keep Your Promises 113

Chapter 10 Stop Being a Puppet-Pull the Strings of Your Own Life 121

Chapter 11 Shout It from the Rooftops 129

Chapter 12 Stay Out of the Crack House 139

Part III Now Go Do It!

Chapter 13 1 Change a Week = 52 Changes a Year 149

Chapter 14 Shake Up Your Life 155

Chapter 15 Get an Education in Nutrition 163

Chapter 16 Learn to Love Exercise 175

Chapter 17 Do the Impossible 187

Chapter 18 Make Mistakes-Then Move On 197

Chapter 19 Keep the Pounds from Coming Back 205

Chapter 20 Pass It On 213

Appendix: Thirty Days to the Life You're Dreaming Of 221

Resources 257

Acknowledgments 263

Index 269

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally chged my life! A must read or anyone!