Instead of wasting money on mail order meals, useless pills or other dubious offers that do little more then separate the overweight from their money, the author advocates taking charge of your eating habits once and for all. Retired navel pilot Boullianne received a serious wakeup call after the premature death of his sister and realized he needed to make some changes or face a similar outcome. After considerable research, Boullianne distilled what he learned into five simple truths not the least of which is deprivation is not a long-term solution. Boullianne demystifies how alcohol, sodium, sleep and exercise work together and explains what the Body Mass Index and Glycemic Index mean to the average dieter. Use of a daily food and exercise log that allows readers to identify their strengths and weaknesses which, coupled with straightforward solutions, allow dieters of any age to get off the weight loss roller coaster.While this book doesnít present any new information it does an excellent job presenting what is known about weight loss in an easy to understand format that urges readers to take personal responsibility for their weight without actually coming out and saying so. Now as throughout our evolutionary history, weight is largely determined by the number of calories consumed versus the number of calories burned and the body is a very frugal furnace. Boullianne recognizes that maintaining a weight goal isnít about going on a diet but rather committing to lifelong behavioral changes and provides readers with the tools to make those changes. Anyone interested in commonsense, gimmick-free weight control advice should check this out.