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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
North American Fat Ass by J.D. Orion is a wonderfully comprehensive book on getting fit and healthy in a balanced way. The book is appropriately named because obesity and unhealthy lifestyles are such a common, widespread occurrence and almost a part of the American culture. North American Fat Ass begins with a personal introduction by J.D. Orion, who is himself a coach, bodybuilder, and fitness expert. He goes on to explain the science of health and how nutrition and exercise need to go hand in hand. The book then starts off with a detailed chapter on nutrition, including the role of fat, protein, carbohydrates, and insulin in our diet. Next, we read about metabolism and the benefits of a planned, structured approach to fat loss and strength training. The rest of the book contains detailed nutrition as well as strength training worksheets, along with several illustrations showing the right way to exercise muscles.
North American Fat Ass by J.D. Orion is a great addition to the literature that already exists in the field of health, fitness, and nutrition. I got the sense that J.D. Orion genuinely wants to help people become healthier and adopt better lifestyles. His passion for training and education on this subject comes through as well and I am sure would serve as a great encouragement for anyone who reads the book. I also loved the meal plans and the photographs that show the right way to exercise a particular muscle group. All in all, I loved this book and would highly recommend it.