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The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down  : How an Over-50 Former Footballer Went From Fat to Fit . . . and Lost 40 Kilos - Peter FitzSimons

The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down

How an Over-50 Former Footballer Went From Fat to Fit . . . and Lost 40 Kilos

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Published: 28th November 2016
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The story of one man who had the guts to lose his gut. This is a book that will finally help an ordinary bloke lose weight. (Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with wearing a red bandana.)

Ever struggled with your weight? Or did you stop struggling years ago and let the pies win? Peter FitzSimons has been there and eaten that. In The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down, he will lead you through the fads that failed him, the diets that died fast and left him furious, and the ways his waistline kept the belt industry in business.

Take tips from someone who knows how to eat and drink way too much. And how to stop. Peter FitzSimons was a large lad with little self-control who has found the light and finally become lighter. In this book he tells you how and shows you who is responsible for you getting fat in the first place. (Spoiler alert: It’s you. And sugar.)

Have you ever wondered which diet works? Well, Peter FitzSimons has devoted his adult life to trying all of them and failing miserably. But you may have noticed this man-mountain has lost a lot of his landspace over the last few years. This is the tale of how that happened and how it can happen to the bloke in your life.

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5.0

Great book

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from Coonabarabran nsw au

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  • Been on sugar free diet for three weeks lost 5kg

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      I have try nilly ever diet out there, also have lap banding started this sugar free died it work the best from all of them and the best part still eat normal size meals, wish, I read this 30 year ago.

       
      5.0

      I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

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      from NARROMINE

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      • Easy To Read
      • Informative
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        I needed this book 30 years ago.

         
        4.0

        Interesting views but only bought once as a reference.

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        from Gippsland Victoria

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          3.0

          Eye opener

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          from Sunshine Coast

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            I had read some of Peter's articles previously so I had some previous knowledge of the subject.

            While it was informative, the message was constantly repeated..

            The book could have been shorter as there is a great deal of repeated information in there..albeit from different sources..

            A disappoint factor for me was a lack of sugar free recipes to reinforce the message and of sugar free options.

            That said I think that reading the book will help me and I glad I purchased it.

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            4.0

            Informative read

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            from Brisbane Australia

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative

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              • Older Readers
              • Reference

              This book contains some very good information once you navigate past the "Blokey stuff". The references used were appropriate although some were a little difficult to validate. Overall, it contains plenty of weight loss ideas woven into some of Peter's personal story. Some of the recipes would need a brave person to feed to family members.

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              Peter FitzSimons

              Peter FitzSimons is one of Australia's most prominent and successful media and publishing identities.

              His busy professional life involves writing weekly columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald newspapers, appearing on Foxtel's The Back Page television show and, when time permits, authoring best-selling books. A correspondent for London's Daily Telegraph as well, he is also in high demand as a guest speaker and presenter.

              For the past two decades, the much-traveled former Wallaby rugby international, who masters four languages, has interviewed some of the world's most famous figures, including former US President George Bush, Mother Theresa and football great Diego Maradona.

              Writing is his passion. He is the biographer of World Cup winning Wallaby captains Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, former Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, war heroine Nancy Wake, former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Waugh and magazine queen Nene King.

              In 2001 he was Australia's biggest selling non-fiction author with just under 250,000 sales. He duplicated that feat in 2004 with his book on Kokoda and had similar success in 2006 with his book on Tobruk.

              Born on a farm in NSW's Central Coast, Peter FitzSimons attended Knox Grammar School in Sydney before accepting an American Field Service Scholarship to live in Ohio for a year. He returned to complete an arts degree at Sydney University, majoring in government and political science.

              A second-rower, he won Wallaby selection in 1984, later moving to France and Italy where he played rugby for the next five years. On his return to Australia he again played for the Wallabies going on to play seven Test matches.

              He launched his journalistic career with the Sydney Morning Herald in 1989. Two years later he released two best-selling books, Basking in Beirut and Little Theories of Life and signed a contract with the Nine Network that resulted in him presenting current affairs and sports programs for the next four years. His association with Foxtel commenced in 1995 and continues to this day.

              Considered one of the ten most popular after-dinner speakers in Australia, Peter FitzSimons is married to Nine Network personality Lisa Wilkinson and they have three children.

              To read Peters's revealing answers to the Booktopia Book Guru's TEN TERRIFYING QUESTIONS - and to leave a comment - CLICK HERE

              Visit Peter FitzSimons's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9780143781868
              ISBN-10: 0143781863
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 256
              Published: 28th November 2016
              Publisher: Random House Australia
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 2.0
              Weight (kg): 0.26