• The Big Fat Truth

  • The Behind-the-Scenes Secret to Weight Loss
  • By: J. D. Roth
  • Narrated by: J. D. Roth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

Regular price: $20.99

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Publisher's Summary

A no-holds-barred, tough-love guide to dealing with your emotional issues and changing your mindset in order to finally lose weight, from the creator of weight loss reality TV, including The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss.

Every fat person (yes, "fat person" - there'll be no sugarcoating here) knows that you need to move more and eat less to shed pounds. Not exactly rocket science. Yet that simple formula doesn't get to the root of what makes someone top out at 500 pounds, or sometimes just carry an extra 50. The missing link in transformative weight loss is mental and emotional fortitude. Mining the same problem-solving and motivational skills JD Roth has used so successfully with reality show contestants, The Big Fat Truth gets listeners to address the real reasons they're overweight (and nobody gets away with saying it's because they love food).

With his combination of enthusiasm, empathy, no-holds-barred style, and master story-telling abilities, JD helps them unearth and tackle the unresolved issues they've buried under the French fries and chocolate chip cookie.

©2016 J.D. Roth (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Great read!

I loved this book. It was so inspirational. I finished in one day. Can't wait to read it again.

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Motivation

Very inspiring & motivating. Has great stories & experiences that we can learn from. His voice is exciting not boring so I enjoyed listening to him reading the book. He’s very motivating and really does know what he’s talking about. Glad to have gotten it and although it’ll take time to get to my goal I really am inspired to go workout & really eat healthy and do the things I’m supposed to and not what I’m not supposed to. He gets it!

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I was walking on the track while listening to this

Amazing, great motivational book. Definitely helped me to loose14 lbs in 19 days. It pushed me

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Good motivation

it was good. easy read. good motivation, no specifics, basic message, eat right, workout. it's not a secret, but that's the point of the book.

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Love!

I love that this book doesn't sugar coat anything. It's straight up about getting to the root of the issue. I plan to listen again and again.

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Motivating but lacking content

I was expecting a heckuva lot more facts about how to lose weight, but was given generalizations, albeit by a positive narrator!

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Not for chubby people trying to lose a few pound

This book is geared for morbidly obese individuals and I couldn't relate entirely because I am not obese. I was hoping that this book would motivate me to lose that few pounds that's been lingering but it didn't. There were however good quotes related to mental aspect of why diet fails and how that can be improved, which I can reference back to going forward.

Also I believe in ketogenic diet and JD talking about how fat is bad made my teeth cringe.

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  • andrew larcombe
  • 05-18-16

Changed My Life

As a guys 5ft 7 weighing 17.7stone, I've struggled with my weight my whole life. This book has been the first real thing that's actually motivated me to do something about it. I've listened to it once and now the second time round I'm applying the principles. Big thanks to the writer and the team behind it.

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  • Miss Janine Wardle
  • 01-21-17

inspiring<br />

good book, good motivational methods and speaking, great success stories. i found it very inspiring

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-17

JD Roth knows his stuff

Loved JD Roths style, and as a training Nutritionist, I definitely know he is on point by advocating for a Whole-Food Plant based diet, but also pointing out that a shift in psychology is the most important thing. JD Roth dives into great stories that got me back on the rebounder, and even though I've listened to a lot of personal development material, I found a lot of great insights that have been unique to JD Roths material. I'm not fat, but I have certainly realised that even though I am fit and healthy, that I can still up my game where I've drifted off into auto-pilot. Definitely worth listening to if you understand the true freedom that discipline in life brings. Not being a Victim, but taking full responsibility for your own life.

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  • Holly Lanagan
  • 06-05-16

Nothing to be Gained (No Pun Intended)

Would you try another book written by J. D. Roth or narrated by J. D. Roth?

No.

What didn’t you like about J. D. Roth’s performance?

He speaks with a flavour of distinctly macho American enthusiasm which is not in and of itself a bad thing, it's just that the content didn't resonate with me.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment - I can't help but feel there was nothing to be gained from this listening experience. I didn't get anything out of it.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for insight into weight-loss I would recommend books that are first-hand accounts from people that have lived the experience. This book is more secondary observations and opinions.