Not a Diet Book - James Smith

Not a Diet Book

By James Smith

  • Release Date: 2020-01-23
  • Genre: Diet & Nutrition
Score: 4.5
From 110 Ratings


*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller
Are you ready to change your life?

Are you sick of always wearing black and getting undressed in the dark?

Are you fixated with a number on the scales?

Are you afraid to step into the gym and commit to a routine?

Is your confidence at an all-time low?

Is all of this having a negative impact on your life, relationships and happiness?

James Smith is armed with every tool you’ll ever need to achieve incredible results – from dieting, training and staying in shape to identifying the fads, cons and nonsense that get in
the way of genuine lasting progress.

Learn to reset your current mindset and attitude towards your diet and training, with chapters covering:
• Fat loss versus muscle gain
• Metabolism and ‘body types’
• Protein targets and calorie tracking
• Common fitness fallacies
• Female fat loss
• Supplements
• Training versus exercising
• The importance of sleep
• Forming habits

This book will put you back in control. It is not a fad diet or a short-term training plan. It will empower you to adopt better habits that will allow you to take charge of your life.


‘Meet the man changing the way you think about fitness. One of the most sought-after personal trainers in the world (who has) knocked current fitness It boy @JoeWicks for six and stolen the coveted crown of the fitness world’ Sunday Times Style

‘Not a Diet Book mercilessly takes down every fad diet, workout and health drink you have been sold and instead explains [James’] mission to make understanding weight-loss as two words – calorie deficit.’ The Sun

‘Personal trainer James Smith’s new book, Not a Diet Book, offers frank advice on getting in shape and busts some major diet myths.’ Grazia

About the author

James Smith is the world’s fastest-growing online personal trainer. Honest, unapologetic and outspoken, yet erudite, authentic and endlessly passionate about exposing the toxic myths within diet culture, and committed to helping people to reach their goals and make positive change for good. Not a Diet Book is his first book.


  • Amazing!

    By A_m21
    Everyone needs to read !
  • Changed my way of thinking completely

    By PembrokeshireTom
    The first chapter of this book is exactly like what my life feels like the quote ‘the opposite of happiness is boredom’ really made me think hard about the way I live and my relationships with different aspects of my life. This book is one of the best I’ve read and will definitely not be the last time I read and refer back to it
  • Breath of fresh air!

    By Narnia Travels
    Sort of knew what to expect with this book, but it really surpassed my expectations.
  • New way to view fitness

    By Triathlon Dave
    Brilliant reading. It all about the calorie deficit- common sense when it’s pointed out. Eat less calories and move more - brilliant. Steps and calories tracked and the rest will take care of itself. Thanks James, after trying SW, WW and many other fad diets, this is the book I’ve been waiting for. A solution to fat loss that is sustainable and easy for a busy person. Top marks and 5 stars.
  • Keep up the great work mate!

    By JonasGPT
    Love the book James not read through it all yet but the content so far is top notch, I would highly recommend it to anyone. #notadietbook