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Youve heard it all before: Calorie counting is the most effective way to lose weight. Youve heard it because its true, and youre still fat because you ignored it. Lucky for you, Martin Cizmar has come up with the least awful diet plan of all time. If youre going to make a change, you might as well do it his way. The cool way. The Chubster way. The Chubster plan revolves around calorie counting and enjoyable "undercover" exercise (urban hiking and gum chewing: solid calorie burning potential on their own; even better together). Martin gives readers the tools to become self-sufficient weight-loss machines capable of functioning in any environment. From frozen dinners and drive-thru menus to ethnic eating and microbrews, he offers suggestions for the responsible choice, steers readers clear of the real diet-killers and dispels some long-held untruths. That Stella youre holding? Its more caloric than Guinness. Dieting is never fun, but with Chubster, losing weight can be. Youre welcome.
"Author Cizmar was 29 and 'happily fat' when he realized he didn't want to be overweight for an upcoming trip to New Zealand to meet his girlfriend's parents. Nor did he want to suffer the possible consequences of obesity, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, arthritis, sleep apnea, or premature death. Not a joiner, Cizmar rejected the billion weight-loss industry (Weight Watchers, etc.), which he deems ineffective and high-priced. Instead, the author, who lost l00 pounds in eight months, presents a simple solution: counting calories. Wisecracking along the way, Cizmar walks readers through his plan, focusing on the premise that when it comes to losing weight, calories are what matters (not what you eat) though the ideal is combining low calorie foods with higher calorie but flavorful and nutritious choices. Cizmar, who loves his microwave, diet drinks, and the convenience of frozen dinners, includes mini reviews of the most 'awesome' and most 'awful' frozen entrees, with the intent to spare readers from wasting money on miserable meals. In addition to exercising (i.e., biking or hiking), he suggests a few unconventional ways to cut calories, including chewing gum, fidgeting, and standing in line at a concert. Science-based and infused with 'snarky jokes,' Cizmar's plan will particularly appeal to 'hipsters' seeking a nongimmicky, foolproof way to slim down while enjoying some laughs." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"[Cizmar] encourages you to take a hard look at yourself -- and why you've gained or can't lose weight -- at the same time as he scrutinizes himself. Reading the book feels like entering into a fitness pact with a friend, not at all like the miserable time I signed myself up for a personal trainer at Bally's who made me cry three times a week . . . The book is endlessly useful in a variety of ways." -- Houston Press "Science-based and infused with 'snarky jokes,' Cizmars plan will particularly appeal to 'hipsters' seeking a nongimmicky, foolproof way to slim down while enjoying some laughs." -- Publishers Weekly "A well-researched, serious book about how to lose weight that will appeal to folks not interested in joining in the 'Organized Dieting' movement." -- Santa Barbara Independent "Full of lively writing and sound advice." -- Oregonian
A humorous and appropriately snarky weight-loss and lifestyle guide for hipsters looking to shed pounds and stay cool.
ARE YOUR SKINNY JEANS STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE SNUG?
You dont have the right clothes for the gym. You dont do protein powders, wonder berries, or green tea. The idea of going without beer makes you weak in the knees.
But theres no denying you are one. fat. hipster.
Lucky for you, Martin Cizmar has come up with the least awful diet plan of all time. The Chubster way. It revolves around calorie counting (deal with it) and enjoyable undercover exercise (urban hiking and gum chewing). Martin gives you the tools to become a self-sufficient weight-loss machine capable of functioning in any environment. From frozen dinners and drive-through menus, ethnic eating to microbrews, hell point you to the responsible choice, steer you clear of the real diet killers, and dispel some of the myths giving you that tire around your waist. Like: That Stella youre holding? It has more calories than Guinness.
Dieting is never fun, but with Chubster, weight loss doesnt have to cramp your style.
About the Author
Martin Cizmar lost 100 pounds in eight months on the Chubster diet. He's worked at the Akron Beacon Journal and Phoenix New Times, where he was the music critic. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as an editor at Willamette Week. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, longboarding, and riding around town on the vintage beach cruiser he bought at a thrift store. He considers barbecue and craft beer his cruelest temptations. This is his first book.