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PREFACE FOR THE SMARTER SCIENCE OF SLIM BY JONATHAN BAILOR By Theodoros Kelesidis, M.D, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

While researching and practicing at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at the Harvard Medical School and the UCLA School of Medicine, I would often be asked when there will be a proven prescription for weight loss. The Smarter Science of Slim is that prescription. Jonathan Bailor’s easy-to-understand and engaging style disguises an astonishing amount of otherwise incredibly complex scientific information. You will not realize you are learning so much because you will be so involved in what you are reading. The pages you are holding will change the way you feel and look faster than any pill ever could. It is incredibly rare to find anything as thoroughly researched and carefully analyzed, yet so clearly and engagingly presented in the context of everyday living—and eating. For anyone who has struggled with managing weight or maintaining energy, you do not need pills. You need this book. Having conducted research across four continents, I appreciate Bailor’s meticulous methodology, but it’s what he does with the information that made the book one I will “prescribe” to colleagues, patients, students, family, friends—and you. He points out that in so many cases what scientists have proven in the lab IS NOT how you have been told to eat or exercise. No, this isn’t a conspiracy diatribe; it’s just a smart writer pointing out the disconnect between the science and our lifestyle and then showing how you can eat more food and do less exercise, while improving how you look and feel, once you know and apply the science. Here is a sample of some of what you will discover in The Smarter Science of Slim: Most people can manage to temporarily lose weight via traditional techniques, but Bailor reveals the biology of why these techniques lead to long term weight gain 95% of the time. Bailor then provides a proven way to burn fat long term. With this information, you can avoid “yo-yo’ing” forever. Another one of my personal favorites: Ever notice how more people are members of gyms and how there are more “health” supplements than ever before in human

history, yet the “civilized” world has never been so heavy or suffered from so many lifestyle diseases? Bailor leverages reams of research to suggest a simple approach that will get your biology working for you rather than against you. He rightly prescribes solving problems—fixing the deep metabolic issues underlying weight gain—instead of treating symptoms by starving yourself. And he does so without going to ridiculous extremes, like so many of the fad diets you see every day. This collection of research reveals a wholly different cause and wholly proven solution to the weight and health issues plaguing us today. For a fresh perspective on why and how to make simple and practical lifeenhancing adjustments to your eating and exercise habits, read Bailor’s book. You will learn how some mis-information is probably responsible for the “weighty” matters of epidemic rates of obesity and heart disease. You will also be given simple, scientifically sound guidelines on how to eat more food and exercise less—but smarter, while burning fat and boosting your health. The Smarter Science of Slim is a proven and practical guide to fighting the big problem of obesity. Simplifying a bunch of biology while making decades of academic obesity research accessible to everyone, Bailor gives a complete and captivating explanation of the science of losing weight permanently. Enjoy reading this book, but more importantly, apply what you will learn.

Preface for the Smarter Science of Slim by Jonathan Bailor  
Preface for the Smarter Science of Slim by Jonathan Bailor  

Jonathan Bailor spent the past decade collaborating with top doctors and researchers to analyze more than 10,000 pages of academic research...