Synopses & Reviews
In this uplifting memoir, famous Japanese pop culture "Geek" Toshio Okada tells of the diet and lifestyle changes he made in his fight against obesity, and how his public perception dramatically improved as a result of his healthier appearance.
Toshio Okada lost 110lbs in one year, without the use of funky dieting techniques or exercises, using nothing but a notepad. He recognized that a diet is doomed to fail if it's unsustainable, and a person cannot continue something they do not enjoy. Examining various diets and exercise regimes--even taking surgery into account--he concluded that a recording diet would be the most effective method. By succeeding in the recording diet, a person will learn a means of self-control that can be applied to other aspects of life, such as budgeting. Toshio Okada's diet reflects the six stages of space flight, each stage a little bit closer to the final goal of health and self confidence!
About the Author
Born in 1958, Toshio Okada is a Japanese writer
who specializes in pop culture. Calling himself
"OtaKing"--short for "King of Otaku," or "King of
the Geeks"--he's published more than 10 books,
with such titles as Introduction to Otaku-ology and
International Otaku University. He is the founder
of Gainax Co., Ltd. , serving as CEO from 1984 to
1992. Gainax is known as one of the most influential
anime-producing companies in Japan, due in large
part to the success of its award-winning magnum
anime opus, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Okada has
lectured on pop culture in universities and colleges
around the world, including The University of
Tokyo in 2002 and MIT in 2003.