Several years ago I was on the phone with my friend Tom from grad school. He was chiding me about my Atkins obsession and told me that someday he was going to write a book about getting fit and staying fit. It would be totally based on common sense, he said. No fads, no crazy promises, no outlandish results. Just stuff that made sense. I thought he was just talking.
*I realize that there is a whiff of hypocrisy in this recommendation. As in the case of the M-msTown ladies, just about any book that addresses diet and fitness is based on the premise that there must be something wrong with who you are right now. However, this book is for people who are dedicated to a life of health and fitness but don't know how or where to get started. There. That's my justification. Read away.