North American Fat Ass

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
120 Pages
Reviewed on 04/22/2015
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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.

Ray Simmons

I like to read the occasional book on health and fitness. I find the older I get the more sense it makes to work on keeping fit. When I first saw North American Fat Ass, I assumed it was about dieting, but to my pleasant surprise J.D. Orion has outlined a complete plan for both eating and exercise. I think you really have to work on both to truly be healthy. There is plenty of information about counting macro-nutrients as opposed to counting calories. This was new to me and I found it informative and useful as this seems to be a little more forgiving and flexible. I've known I should watch what I eat for years, but have found it hard to count calories. In North American Fat Ass, J.D. Orion lays out a system counted in grams spread out over six meals a day. This seems doable to me.

The strongest attribute of North American Fat Ass is the numerous charts, tables, diagrams and pictures that give the reader detailed information and instruction about every facet of the program. Everything is laid out and explained beautifully so that even someone who doesn't have extensive knowledge about how the body works, or who hasn't been in a gym in years can start to make a change in their routine that will ultimately lead to a healthy body and lifestyle. J.D. Orion appears to be someone who sincerely wants to help the residents of North America get on the road to a healthy life.