This short and eminently sensible book should be required reading for anyone who's ever said ‘I need to lose weight' - yet it is not a diet book. It seems so obvious when somebody says it: in order to lose weight, your body must burn off more calories than you eat. Yet we waste money and time on fad diets, hoping a miracle will happen and turn us into the person we want to be. Now along comes the voice of reason to tell us: eat less! Should be simple, but of course that's very hard advice to take when we have been programmed practically from birth to eat whatever and whenever we want. This common-sense approach to weight loss tells us how to break the habits of a lifetime and change our mindset about eating. It's that simple: follow these simple rules and you will lose the excess weight.
Since Martin was young, he has been interested in science; mostly in astronomy. As he got older, his science mind has been turned to helping people to help themselves; namely, by training to be a church minister. This work also showed him that sometimes you also have to be practical when it comes to help and health.