“As a child, I struggled with my weight, and I buried my insecurities in a never-ending pile of neon orange snacks and mall-court junk food. Deep down, knew this wasn’t the way to live. I looked bad. I felt bad. What I didn’t know was that if I didn’t change, I was headed toward disaster.
“It took a tragedy to wake me up.
“At the young age of 52, my father passed away from a massive stroke. Always heavy since the time I was born, he struggled with his weight just like I did. I was his son. I carried the same ‘fat genes’ that he did. What was clear to me was this: belly fat killed my dad. I was going to find a way to fight back.
“I’ve spent my entire career learning about belly fat: where it comes from, what it does to us, and how we can fight back. I’ve literally traveled the globe report- ing on fat—from launching fitness and nutrition magazines in Europe and Africa to covering the habits of Olympic athletes in Beijing. So I might just know more about your belly than anyone else on the planet.
“And what I know is this: there is no greater threat to you and your family—to your health, your happiness, even your financial future—than the dumpy bit of fat that has climbed up onto your lap and nestled itself against your belly. It’s a tor- pedo aimed at your torso, a missile fired at your midsection. It is a living, growing organism whose goal is to ruin your life.
“And I’ve designed the ultimate program for making it disappear.
“ZERO BELLY: that’s the goal.
“It’s new science that makes ZERO BELLY so revolutionary. In this book, you’ll discover how certain foods short-circuit our fat genes—turning off the parts of our DNA that trigger weight gain and activating our bodies to burn, not store, fat. In fact, eating the right diet can essentially take your foot off the fat-gene acceler- ator and dramatically reverse weight gain, in the process literally changing your genetic destiny. No diet plan has ever attacked weight gain at the genetic level. ZERO BELLY does.
“Join me on this journey. Let’s fight belly fat--and win!”